Local players Donald Carrelli (Kenilworth Chess Club president and a Marine Sergeant) and Arthur Macaspac (owner of Chess Mates of Rahway and an Army Captain) are playing in the 2010 U.S. Interservice Chess Championship at the Naval Station in Great Lakes, Illinois. Macaspac, who has twice won the All Army Championship, won both of his early round games--including a nice victory over Darwin Nyberg where he forced mate in a double Rook ending. The best chess players in the service are participating, including Air Force champion, Lt. Col. Douglas Taffinder. You can follow the games and results at Monroi (requires free login). The top finishers get to represent the U.S. at the NATO chess championship in Denmark come October.
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