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The Mohan Nayak Memorial Tournament

Posted by aminkov2000 on September 11, 2017 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The West Orange Chess Club is expecting to hold the Mohan Nayak Memorial Tournament starting on October 10th in honor of the late longtime club member Mohan Nayak. More details regarding this event will be posted on this website as they become available.

Secretary Minkov  

2017 Club Consultation Game

Posted by aminkov2000 on July 21, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The following consultation game was played at the West Orange Chess Club on July 18, 2017 using a time control of 20 moves in 60 minutes followed by a 60 minute sudden death time control thereafter:

White: Zilbermintz, Ganning, Vinson, etc.

Black: Fernandez, Minkov, Reade, etc.

1. d4 d6 2. e4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4. Bd3 Bg4 5. Nbd2 Nbd7 6. b3 Qc7 7. Bb2 e5 8. h3 Bh5 9. g4 Bg6 10. Qe2 Be7 11. Nh4 0-0-0 12. Nf5 Bxf5 13. exf5 Rhe8 14. dxe5 Nxe5 15. 0-0-0 Nxd3 and the white team lost on time on their sixteenth move.

Playing Rated Games On Open Nights

Posted by aminkov2000 on June 24, 2016 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Please be aware that during our open nights when no formal event is held it is possible to arrange to play a rated game that will be attached as an extra game to a tournament report. For more information on this possibility please email club president and TD John Hagerty at [email protected] [<buickchess @>] or alternatively call him at 973-736-3433.

Scholastic Chess Group

Posted by aminkov2000 on February 26, 2016 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The West Orange Chess Club currently runs a chess group for school aged children. It meets on Tuesday nights and starts at 6:00 pm. For more information on this please email club president and TD John Hagerty at [email protected] [buickchess @] or call him at 973-736-3433. 

Our Web Pages

Posted by aminkov2000 on October 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Please be sure to check out the webpages/features that have been posted on behalf of the West Orange Chess Club on courtesy of our club president John Hagerty and our notable club member Bryan Cohen.

Below are the links of our webpages:

Our member page in particular is certainly worth checking out as it features many instructive chess games with informative annotations.

Also, below is a link to a webpage dedicated to showcasing wins by longtime club member Mohan Nayak who passed away earlier this year:

If you or someone you know of is interested in posting any chess related content such as one of their games or a puzzle on any of the club's features (subject to the approval of at least one of our administrators) then please email Bryan Cohen at [email protected] [<Bryan6872 @>]. Any questions or comments should also be directed toward Bryan Cohen or Club President John Hagerty who can be reached via email at [email protected] [<buickchess @>] or by phone at 973-736-3433.



Makeup Games

Posted by aminkov2000 on March 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

As an alternative to getting a half-point bye, the West Orange Chess Club does allow any of the participants in its slow rated tournaments to potentially arrange to play a makeup game off-site. However, to do so you must first contact chess Club President and Chief TD John Hagerty. His contact information is as follows:

Phone Number: 973-736-3433.

Email: [email protected] [buickchess @]

Garden State Chess League Schedule

Posted by aminkov2000 on September 23, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Garden State Chess League is a seasonal event that takes place from the fall to the spring.

Please click on the link below for the latest scheduling information:



Comprehensive match results (including those for the West Orange club) can be found in the following link:

For more information on this league, please click on the link below: