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Star Ledger on the Nationals Plus NJ Stars Games

New Jersey kids are had a good time at the various championships held at the US Open in Orlando. Christopher Wu tied for third (a point out) in the Denker National High School Championship. Kimberly Ding tied for fourth (half a point out) in the National Girls’ Invitational Tournament and John Michael Burke tied for […]

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NJ Wins Top Spot in Scholastic Nationals – By John Burke

From July 26-29, the top scholastic chess players in the country competed in Orlando, Florida in 3 prestigious national championship tournaments – the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, and the National Girls Invitational Tournament.  Each state held tournaments throughout the calendar year to determine their state representative for these […]

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New Jersey K-12 Grade Championship – November 23, 2014 – Individual and Team Results

2014 NJ Grade School Championship Individual Standings Kindergarten Place Name/Team Rate Score MMed Solk Cum CumOp 1 Mishra, Abhimanyu (1) 1046 5 11 12.5 15 40 2 Doyle, Charles (3) 462 4 10.5 11.5 12 38 3 Bangaru, Saharsh (2) 609 3 9.5 10.5 8 34 4 Ramakrishnan, Atik (4) 196 3 6.5 7.5 7 […]

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Anna Matlin Achieves a Master Rating

Congratulations to Anna Matlin, who broke 2200 at the Manhattan Open, and is now New Jersey’s only active woman Master!  

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New Jersey Youth Shines in Orlando

From July 26-August 3 in Orlando, Florida, John Michael Burke will be competing in the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, as well as the 115th Annual United States Open Chess Championship.  For those that are interested (or if you need a cure for insomnia), you can follow all the fun at www.jmbchess.com.  

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