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Lecture By Club Co-Vice President D. Race

Posted on August 25, 2019 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On August 27th Club Vice President Doran Race will be giving a lecture on chess. Below is a description of his lecture:


The Tower of Terror


If your opponent has castled on the Kingside, and you can land a pawn on his g6 square (or if White, his g3 square), you have what GM Danny Gormally calls … the Tower of Terror. A pawn on g6 attacks h7 AND f7 – the two weakest squares on the board. In addition, it will probably block the g7 (or g2) from advancing and giving the King an escape route.

Planting a pawn on g6 (or g3) is an infrequent event, but spells almost certain checkmate when coupled with the Queen, or rook, or a combination of bishop and knight. The plan to attack and plant a pawn on g6 is usually totally unexpected and, therefore, crushing.

Join Doran Race, WOCC’s VP of Tournaments, to understand how to attack g6 and plant your own Tower of Terror next Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7:30pm. Admission is $5 per.


For more information regarding the details of this events please contact Doran by text message at 973-652-9559 or by visiting his Twitter account by clicking on the link below:

 

https://twitter.com/ChessDoran


Please note that Club President and TD John Hagerty (who is normally the contact person for the West Orange Chess Club) is not involved at all in organizing this event and should therefore not be contacted regarding it.


INVITATION TO PLAY IN GARDEN STATE CHESS LEAGUE

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The following message is from club Co-Vice President Lev Zilbermintz:



Ladies and Gentlemen,



My name is Lev Zilbermintz, and I am the Vice President of the West Orange Chess Club. I am writing to extend an invitation to your chess club to join the Garden State Chess League. The GSCL, as it is known, is composed of several chess teams from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Once a month the teams come together at locations in New Jersey and play against each other.

Each team has four players, with an alternate. The players are ranked from Board 1 (highest) to Board 4 (lowest). The average team rating cannot be more than 1925. This is similar to United States Amateur Team East, where the combined ratings of all four players has to be under 2200 USCF. That explained, in the Garden States Chess League the average team rating should be 1925 or lower.

As stated earlier, we would like to invite your club to be a part of Garden States Chess League. Our meeting of all team captains is set for 10 September 2019, at 7 Alisa Drive, West Orange, New Jersey, 8 p.m. It is the Toby Katz Community Center in Diegnan Park, opposite West Orange High School.


Please let us know if you are interested in joining the Garden States Chess League.


Any questions, feel free to contact me. You can reach me at 201-572-3180.


Sincerely yours,


Lev Zilbermintz

Vice President of West Orange Chess Club

Captain, Newark McDonalds chess team




GM Molner Clock Simultaneous Exhibition

Posted on August 4, 2019 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

On July 30, 2019 a game 45 clock simultaneous exhibition was held at the West Orange Chess Club. 22 people participated in this event. GM Molner won 16 games, drew 1 game against L. Zilbermintz, and lost on time to A. Minkov, A. Leman, M. Burn, D. Race, and J. Bernard. Below is a link to an article that was written about this event which can be found on page 11 of the pdf in it:


https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6e8e38ff-1a14-4c92-9c34-61c5f16c1a1f/downloads/LOCAL%20TALK%20WEEKLY%20NEWSPAPER%20AUGUST%201-7%202019.pdf?ver=1564771523033


Secretary Minkov


 

Results Of The 2019 West Orange Chess Club Championship

Posted on July 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)
Below is a link for the results of the 2019 West Orange Chess Club Championship which was recently processed by the United States Chess Federation (USCF):


Vladimir Lipman 2019 West Orange Chess Club Champion!

Posted on May 31, 2019 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Vladimir Lipman on winning the 2019 West Orange Chess Club Championship! In winning his first WOCCC he defeated sixteen time WOCC champion Peter Radomskyj in their second tiebreak game.



Below are a set of links relating to this tournament for the visitor of this website to look through:


http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_joomla/XtblMain.php?201905289012


https://www.chess.com/forum/view/local-events/2019-west-orange-chess-club-championship-final-standings


https://www.chess.com/forum/view/local-events/2019-west-orange-chess-club-championship-prize-winners


https://www.chess.com/forum/view/local-events/2019-west-orange-chess-club-championship-participants-ratings


https://www.chess.com/forum/view/local-events/vladimir-lipman-2019-west-orange-chess-club-champion


Thanks to all those who participated.

Doran Race Run Tournaments

Posted on February 24, 2019 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

West Orange Chess Club Vice President and TD Doran Race will very likely be running a chess tournament at the West Orange Chess Club on each club meeting. These tournaments are intended to be given in addition to any lectures and/or other type of event that Doran might give. For more information regarding the details of his events please contact Doran by text message at 973-652-9559 or by visiting his Twitter account by clicking on the link below:





https://twitter.com/ChessDoran




 

Please note that Club President and TD John Hagerty (who is normally the contact person for the West Orange Chess Club) is not involved at all in organizing this event and should therefore not be contacted regarding it.


Facebook Page

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Prominent West Orange Chess Club member and chess expert Andy Chan has setup a Facebook page on behalf of the West Orange Chess Club. Below is a link to that page:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2239424179432376/


Please note that you will however need to login to a facebook account of your own in order to access the club's Facebook page.


Secretary Minkov



Playing Rated Games On Open Nights

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 11:40 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. Such a game could be used for the purpose of a privately arranged match between 2 or more club attendees. For more information on this possibility please email club president and TD John Hagerty at [email protected] [<buickchess @ gmail.com>] or alternatively call him at 973-736-3433. 


Our Chess.com Web Pages

Posted 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 chess.com courtesy of our club president John Hagerty and our notable club member Bryan Cohen.


Below are the links of our chess.com webpages:


http://www.chess.com/members/view/WestOrangeChessClub

  

http://www.chess.com/blog/WestOrangeChessClub


http://www.chess.com/groups/view/west-orange-chess-club


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 chess.com webpage dedicated to showcasing wins by longtime club member Mohan Nayak who passed away in the year 2017:


https://www.chess.com/forum/view/game-showcase/mohan-nayak-nice-wins



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 chess.com features (subject to the approval of at least one of our administrators) then please email Bryan Cohen at [email protected] [<Bryan6872 @ aol.com>]. 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 @ gmail.com>] or by phone at 973-736-3433.

 

 

Makeup Games

Posted 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 @ gmail.com>]


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