Kenilworth Kibitzer

A blog for members of the Kenilworth Chess Club.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


and the Answer!

The post below has the the problem. Watch for the answer!


Does a puzzle make up for it?

Since the club got canceled today because of this wintery mix, I decided to shine some light with a puzzle for those who just needed to get a chess fix. It is from my current tactics book, which may end up being one of my favorites, Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics: A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames.

White to play

Answer to come tonight via video feed!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Somerset 'never been above' Tournament this Saturday!

Thanks to Lou for sharing this. Looks like a fun tournament with the set up of "never been above" 1700, 1300, 1000, and 600.

From the Tournament Organizer himself,Ken Thomas...

We have a U1700 Swiss which is open to adults and High School age players.

4SS, G/45, Prizes EF is $27 early (join on and $35 at the site. Register before first round at 11 am. Prizes: $125-100-50. b/10.

There is also have 4 Sections of K-8 with details below.

$1,000.00in cash prizes for kids and adults!!!

Ken Thomas

February 27, 2010. Starts at 11am
Super Scholastics Saturday Swiss. In 4 K-8 sections. Also one Adult section.
Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Lane,
Somerset, NJ 08873. Exit #12 off I-287.

K-8 Trophies to top 5 in each section and Prizes to all.
Section 1. Hot Shots (Never been above 1700) 4SS G/45, $150-100- 50, b/10.
Section 2. Checkmates (Never been above 1300) 4SS G/45, $100-50 b/10,
Section 3. Rising Stars (Never been above 1000) 5SS G/30, $100-50 b/10,
Section 4. Chess Pirates (Never been above 600) 5SS G/30, $100-50 b/10.
Starts at: 11am then ASAP with lunch break.

EF: $27. If mailed by Jan, 25 or paid online,
$35 at site. Cash only.
Reg: Feb 27th. at site before 10:45am.
Mail Ent: 115 West Moore St, Hackettstown NJ 07840.
Info: Ken Thomas or 908-763-6468.or 908-852-0385.

Saturday, February 13, 2010



Mutually Assured Zugzwang facing camera during round 2.
Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

Saturday, February 6, 2010


KCC History Book

Hey everybody. As I looked through the filing cabinet for the lost keys, I kept finding loose pictures all over the place. Some of them had our club masters with hair, so you know they are old. It made me appreciate the history of the club, even if I have only been apart of if for the last couple years. If you have any old or even new pictures from the club, bring them in. I will work on a scrapbook. If anyone has any funny stories of when they first joined, send it to me via email or bring it in. I'll include it in our history! I am going to start it so every year we will have a list of members for the year, club championship results, summer tournaments, pictures here and there, clippings from Chess Life or Star Ledger perhaps, or anything else you can think of. I will also need some help figuring out when the pictures were taken and who is even in them! I'll probably start this after the tournament is over, so you have a couple weeks to find anything.



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