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3322 Route 22 West • Branchburg, NJ 08876
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Dean of Chess Academy will be open for business on Monday, January 25, 2016.  Our 4:30pm class will happen as scheduled.


URGENT!!!

There will be no League on Friday, January 22, 2016.  In addition, we will be closed on Saturday, January 23, 2016.  This means that there will be no classes on quads on Saturday.  


This weekend begins the New Jersey State Chess Federation-International Chess School FIDE Futurity at Dean of Chess Academy.

Scores after Round 9

# Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  TOTAL 
1 Mackenzie Molner x 1 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1/2         5.0
2 Arthur Shen 0 x 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 0 0 1 0         2.5
3 Tamaz Gelashvili 1/2 1 x 1 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2         5.0
4 Akshat Chandra 1 1/2 0 x 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 0         4.5
5 Kassa Korley 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 x 1/2 0 1 1/2 1/2         5.0
6 Praveen Balakrishnan 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 x 1/2 1/2 1/2 1         5.0
7 John Burke 1/2 1 0 1/2 1 1/2 x 1 0 1         6.0
8 Rostislav Taborsky 0 1 1/2 0 0 1/2 0 x 0 1/2         2.5
9 Leonid Yudasin 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1 x 1/2         5.0
10 Dean Ippolito 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 0 0 1/2 1/2 x         4.5


The time control is 40/90, SD 30;+30.  The rounds will be:
 

  • January 9 at 10:00am
  • January 9 at 5:00pm
  • January 10 at 3:00pm
  •  January 16 at 10:00am
  • January 16 at 5:00pm
  •  January 17 at 10:00am
  • January 17 at 5:00pm
  •  January 18 at 9:00am
  • January 18 at 4:00pm.

The location is 3322 Route 22 West, Building 15, Suite 1501, Branchburg, NJ 08876.  

Lots were drawn by students from Dean of Chess Academy at 6:00pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Player 1: GM Mackenzie Molner

Player 2: FM Arthur Shen

Player 3: GM Tamaz Gelashvili

Player 4: IM Akshat Chandra

Player 5: IM Kassa Korley

Player 6: FM Praveen Balakrishnan

Player 7: FM John M. Burke

Player 8: FM Rostislav Taborsky

Player 9: GM Leonid Yudasin

Player 10: IM Dean Ippolito

Round 1:  January 9, 2016 10:00am

Molner - Ippolito 1/2 - 1/2

Shen – Yudasin 1 - 0

Gelashvili – Taborsky 1/2 - 1/2

Chandra – Burke 1/2 - 1/2

Korley – Balakrishnan 1/2 - 1/2

Round 2: January 9, 2016 5:00pm

Ippolito – Balakrishnan 0 - 1

Burke – Korley 1 - 0

Taborsky – Chandra 0 - 1

Yudasin – Gelashvili 1/2 - 1/2

Molner – Shen 1 - 0

Round 3: January 10, 2016 3:00pm

Shen – Ippolito 0 - 1

Gelashvili – Molner 1/2 - 1/2

Chandra – Yudasin 1/2 - 1/2

Korley – Taborsky 1 - 0

Balakrishnan – Burke 1/2 - 1/2

Round 4: January 16, 2016 10:00am

Ippolito – Burke 0 - 1

Taborsky – Balakrishnan 1/2 - 1/2

Yudasin – Korley 1/2 - 1/2 

Molner – Chandra 0 - 1

Shen – Gelashvili 0 - 1

Round 5: January 16, 2016 5:00pm

Gelashvili – Ippolito 1/2 - 1/2

Chandra – Shen 1/2 - 1/2

Korley – Molner 1/2 - 1/2

Balakrishnan – Yudasin 1/2 - 1/2

Burke – Taborksy 1 - 0

Round 6: January 17, 2016 10:00am

Ippolito – Taborsky 1/2 - 1/2

Yudasin – Burke 1 - 0

Molner – Balakrishnan 1/2 - 1/2

Shen – Korley 1/2 - 1/2

Gelashvili – Chandra 1 - 0

Round 7: January 17, 2016 5:00pm

Chandra – Ippolito 0 - 1

Korley – Gelashvili 1 - 0

Balakrishnan – Shen 1/2 - 1/2

Burke – Molner 1/2 - 1/2

Taborsky – Yudasin 0 - 1

Round 8: January 18, 2016 9:00am

Ippolito – Yudasin 1/2 - 1/2

Molner – Taborsky 1 - 0

Shen – Burke 0 - 1

Gelashvili – Balakrishnan 1/2 - 1/2

Chandra – Korley 1/2 - 1/2

Round 9: January 18, 2016 4:00pm

Korley – Ippolito 1/2 - 1/2

Balakrishnan – Chandra 1/2 - 1/2

Burke – Gelashvili 1/2 - 1/2

Taborsky – Shen 1 - 0

Yudasin - Molner 1/2 - 1/2

 

Fall 2015 Semester Schedule is here.  Register for your class today!

The school year is in full swing.  We will have Kids Quads on October 10 & 24, November 7 & 21 and December 5.  You can register online for any of these by clicking here.

Also, our Scholastic Swiss tournaments are starting.  This year our Scholastic Grand Prix will stretch from October through May, encompassing 7 tournaments.  The first of these is on Sunday October 25.  Click here to register.
21 players competed in DOCA Summer Scholastic on Sunday, July 26.  In the 11 player Masters section, Van Nostrand achieved the only perfect score of the day to win the section, raising his rating an impressive 209 points, followed by Daniel Shen (3.0/4.0) and Jacob Lubin and William Cige (both with 2.5/4.0).  In the 10 player Championship section, Eric Li scored 3.5/4.0 to gain first place giving him a startling 329 point boost in rating, followed by Maria Ippolito and William Hou (both with 3.0/4.0).   Congratulations to all of our players!

DC INTERNATIONAL

At the start of the fifth round, Dean is one of 10 players tied for second place with 3.5 points behind GM Magesh Panchanathan who sports a perfect 4.0 score.  Dean has white against GM Jianchao Zhou on Board 6.

To see the current pairings, click here then click on DC International Standings in the upper right corner.

Click here to see a selection of LIVE games as well as select games from previous rounds on the Monroi website.





Final Scholastic Grand Prix Standings
Player   Total Points   School   Total Points  
Lubin, Jacob                  22.0 Orchard Hill ES                  71.0
Cige, William                  21.0 Village ES                  59.5
Ramakrishnan, Ati                  18.0 Hamilton ES                  47.0
Khanna, Arnav                  15.5
Maria Ippolito                  15.0




Check out the field (as of 10:30am 2/7/2015) for our 2nd Annual Steve Ferrero Memorial Grand Prix!  We hope to see you at 10:00am on Sunday, 2/8/2015.  Click here to register or email noreen@deanofchess.com for more information.
2nd Annual Steve Ferrero -- Open                             Cross Table, Page 1
  No.    Name                         St Rate Score
   1. Ippolito, Dean (1)............  NJ 2551   0.0
   2. Shen, Victor C (2)............  NJ 2503   0.0
   3. Shen, Arthur (3)..............  NJ 2451   0.0
   4. Balakrishnan, Prav (4)........  NJ 2303   0.0
   5. Dehmelt, Karl (5).............  PA 2303   0.0
   6. O'Brien, Matthew J (6)........  PA 2215   0.0
   7. Wilson, Fred (7)..............  NY 2172   0.0
   8. Tartaglione, Danie (8)........  PA 2073   0.0
   9. Idnani, Taran Rite (9)........  NJ 1968   0.0
  10. Pedersen, Roger E (10)........  NJ 1940   0.0
  11. Davisson, Richard (11)........  NJ 1896   0.0
  12. Knesevitch, Ed (12)...........  NJ 1896   0.0
  13. Idnani, Roshan Rit (13).......  NJ 1886   0.0
  14. Liu, David (14)...............  NJ 1833   0.0
  15. Umapathy, Vrithik (15)........  NJ 1813   0.0
  16. Chin, Angelica (16)...........  NJ 1771   0.0
  17. Chin, Jonathan (17)...........  NJ 1764   0.0
  18. Ravishankar, Ramit (18).......  NJ 1730   0.0
  19. Hart, Glen B (19).............  NJ 1725   0.0
  20. Glew, RW (20).................  ON 1700   0.0
  21. Hains, Jonathan (21)..........  NJ 1695   0.0
  22. Salvatore, Joseph (22)........  NJ 1648   0.0
  23. Sturniolo, Louis (23).........  NJ 1601   0.0
  24. Ravishankar, Raksh (24).......  NJ 1587   0.0
  25. Tian, Eddy (25)...............  NJ 1401   0.0
  26. Jobson, Todd (26).............  NJ 1400   0.0
  27. Jobson  ii, Todd (27).........  NJ 1367   0.0
  28. Laverty, Kilian (28)..........  PA 1299   0.0
  29. Stengle, Spencer (29).........  NJ 1263   0.0
  30. Chinnambeti, Abhin (30).......  NJ 1208   0.0
  31. Laverty, Kieran (31)..........  PA  905   0.0
  32. Henry, Norman (32)............  NJ  852   0.0
  33. Subramanian, Venka (33).......  NJ  851   0.0

Be sure to check out the 2nd Annual Dubeck Cup/South Jersey Open in Cherry Hill from Saturday, December 27th - Sunday, December 28th.

THE 68th DOCA Scholastic is now rated!  Click here for the crosstable. 
 
CHECK OUT THE REGISTRATION LIST FOR OUR OCTOBER 19 OPEN GRAND PRIX!

  No.    Name                         St Rate Score


   1. Ippolito, Dean (1)............  NJ 2543   0.0
   2. Privman, Boris (2)............  NJ 2368   0.0
   3. Dehmelt, Karl (3).............  PA 2298   0.0
   4. O'Brien, Matthew J (4)........  PA 2215   0.0
   5. Wilson, Fred (5)..............  NY 2153   0.0
   6. Davisson, Richard (6).........  NJ 1882   0.0
   7. Hains, Jonathan (7)...........  NJ 1734   0.0
   8. Hart, Glen B (8)..............  NJ 1701   0.0
   9. Chin, Jonathan (9)............  NJ 1680   0.0
  10. Umapathy, Vrithik (10)........  NJ 1666   0.0
  11. Chin, Angelica (11)...........  NJ 1584   0.0
  12. Townley, Scott A (12).........  AZ 1102   0.0

Register for it by clicking here!

Check out the Grand Prix standings after out 66th DOCA Scholastic!

Grand Prix trophies will be awarded at the end of our 67th DOCA Scholastic tournament on May 18, 2014.  Winners must be present for the Awards ceremony to receive a trophy. Trophies will be awarded to the top five individual players and the top three schools.



Scholastic Grand Prix after 66th DOCA Scholastic
Player  Total Points  School  Total Points 
Cige, William                    22.0 Orchard Hill                  69.5
Falco, Patrick                    15.5 Raritan Valley Mont                  68.5
Ajith, Aayush                    15.0 MLK                  45.0
Tian, Eddy                    15.0 Village ES                  29.0
Anand, Athul                    12.5 Eisenhower - Raritan                  27.5
Shen, Daniel                    12.0 Round Valley                  21.5
Chinnambeti, Abhinav                    12.0 PG Chambers                  18.5
Lubin, Jacob                    11.5 Whiton                  17.5
Littwin, William                    11.0 Whitehouse ES                  15.5
Ippolito, Maria                    11.0 Montgomery MS                  12.0
Nagarajan, Dhruv                    10.5 Francis A Desmares                  11.5


Congratulations go out to NM Peter Minear and GM Magesh Panchanathan for finishing tied for first place with 3.5/4.0 at our 1st Annual Steve Ferrero Memorial Grand Prix.  45 players competed for $770 prize fund.  We raised $1000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Steve's memory.  Click
here to see the full cross table.  Click here to see the article about the tournament on Chess Life Online.  

Check out the field for our 1st Annual Steve Ferrero Memorial (last update 1/10/14 9:30pm) 

Start # Player Name Rating
1 Magesh Panchanathan 2608
2 Dean Ippolito 2556
3 Peter Minear 2385
4 Boris Privman 2311
5 Karl Dehmelt 2278
6 Matthew J O'Brien 2213
7 Lev Zilbermintz 2102
8 Fred Wilson 2098
9 Anuprita Patil 2088
10 Marvin Shumowitz 2034
11 Roger Pedersen 1976
12 Kevin Chen 1958
13 Jonathan Kleinfeld 1944
14 Richard Davisson 1849
15 Taran Idnani 1827
16 Glen Hart 1813
17 Michael O'Connor 1801
18 Jonathan Hains 1798
19 Roshan Idnani 1784
20 George Chachkes 1716
21 Nick Figorito 1645
22 Lou Sturniolo 1637
23 Vrithik Umapathy 1606
24 Jonathan Chin 1578
25 Angelica Chin 1497
26 Rob Bernard 1489
27 Doug Pecota 1480
28 Todd Jobson 1468
29 Todd Jobson  II 1298
30 Stan Rydz 1218
31 Jaron Bernard 1138
32 Nishant Lebaka 984
33 Sushant Lebaka 595
34 Prayaag Rao 590

All profits from this tournament will be donated to Steve's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


2013-2014 Scholastic Grand Prix after 63rd DOCA Tournament
Player  Total Points  School  Total Points 
Chen, Andrew                  12.5 Orchard Hill                  47.0
Cige, William                  11.5 Raritan Valley Montessori                  32.0
Littwin, William                    9.0 Eisenhower - Rarita                  25.5
Falco, Patrick                    8.0 PG Chambers                  16.0
Tian, Eddy                    7.0 Round Valley                  12.5
Shen, Daniel                    6.5 Village                  10.5
Ajith, Aayush                    6.5 Whitehouse                     9.0
Alvarez, Lindsey                    5.0
Ippolito, Maria                    5.0
Patwari, Mukta                    5.0
Anand, Athul                    5.0
noname6                    5.0
Nagarajan, Dhruv                    4.5
Lockitt, Philip                    4.5
Li, Eric                    4.5
Lubin, Jacob                    4.5
Dequina, Philip                    4.0
Balakrishnan, Naveen                    4.0
Scrudato, Noah                    4.0
Patwari, Moksh                    3.5
Spinrad, David                    3.5
Xin, Andy                    3.0
Vankayala, Ashvik                    3.0
Nemeth, Nate                    3.0
Vallabheneni, Anish                    3.0
Vogt, David                    3.0
Crowell, Brandon                    3.0
Pingili, Arvin                    3.0
Ramanujam, Harrish                    2.5
Weiss, Ben                    2.0
Luo, Sean-Winston                    2.0
Sitaraman, Pranav                    2.0
Vallabheneni, Abhijit                    2.0
Rohacs, Daniel                    2.0
Dobrescu, Ioana                    2.0
Manchiraju, Pranav                    2.0
Chinnambeti, Abhinav                    2.0
Thakur, Gaurav                    2.0
Holmes, Kyle                    1.5
Belli, McCale                    1.5
Reemala, Anish                    1.5
Ippolito, Joseph                    1.0
Bhatt, Prem                    1.0
Thakur, Prachi                    1.0
Franceschi, Max                    1.0




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