Tuesday, August 03, 2010

2010 U.S. Inter-service Chess Championship

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.


Chess Coroner said...

Thanks for the Interservice link Michael.

Arthur drew Taffinder in Round 3 & has 2.5/4 going into round 5. Don, unfortunately, only has 1 point, thus far.

Michael Goeller said...

Yeah -- Don has only managed to score by playing the Urusov.... But it's just mistakes -- he has gotten good games out of the opening generally.

DACarrelli said...

it isnt looking pretty is it?!

Author: Darryl L West said...

Mac's innocuous style is so sly. Great rook play that had to be 8 to 12 plies out to it all.

Ask the TD for the result guys. He pretty good about it. If Ron was the TD.