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Nine GM’s to play in the 2015 Annual New Jersey Open Championship

The 2015 New Jersey Open Championship is attracting top talent and promising to be an exciting event.   In addition to co-champions GM Joel Benjamin and  GM Alex Stripunsky, seven other GM’s committed to play in the event. Alex Stripunsky Joel Benjamin Magesh Panchanathan Mike Rohde John Fedorowicz Alex Fishbein Mackenzie Molner Sergey Kudrin Arun Prasad Subramanian Below […]

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NJ IM Akshat Chandra Wins US Junior Championship

  Dominant performance for the New Jersey representative at the US Junior Championship,   International Master Akshat Chandra of Iselin, NJ cleared first, while FIDE Master Arthur Shen of Edison, NJ finished third ahead of a strong field of players. Final Standing Name State Rating Points 1 AKSHAT CHANDRA NJ 2588 7.0 2 JEFFERY XIONG TX 2616 6.5 […]

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USAE Prize Winners

U2200 Section: 1st – Michael Yen 2nd – Vinko Rutar 3rd – Andy Chen 4th – Sam Sloan 5th – Alan Gu Top Under 13 – David Zhurbinsky Top Under 16 – Ryan Feng Top Senior – Timothy Hall U2000 – Taran Idnani U1900 – Stanley Liu U1800 – Eddy Tian   U1800 Section: 1st […]

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WU and Burke are NJ Denker and Barber representatives

The Denker and Barber representatives for New Jersey will be, respectively, Christopher Wu for the Denker and John Michael Burke for the Barber. The NJSCF gives a stipend to help defray their expenses.   Both won it outright. The junior championship was quite strong with six of the eight players rated as either expert or […]

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Michael Yen won the US Amateur East

Michael Yen, who just turned 15 the week before the tournament, won the US Amateur East going away, with a 5.5/6 score. The teen secured the win by defeating 70 year old Sam Sloan, who opened with 1.g4 in the last round. Michael is a 9th grader at Churchill Junior High School. Three years ago, […]

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