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Chess Camp.

Viewed since November, 2008

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STATE CHAMPS! 2008.
 
Please join me in congradulating
the Newport chess kids,
Whom i direct on
 Mondays and Wednesdays;
For winning
The NEW JERSEY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
1st place, second grade.
Sunday November 23rd, 2008.
 

 


 

Monday, February 25, 2008

 

Hoboken Kids

Are

2008

New Jersey

State Chess Champions;

 

With over 300 participants, directed by the New Jersey State Chess Federation, and sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation, the Hoboken Chess kids went to the New Jersey 2008 state chess championship, and again were successful.

 

Anangh Kulkarni won a first grade 3rd place championship trophy.

Max Tamarkin won the 6th grade 1st place Championship trophy.

 

However the star of the day was Garrett Chu.

 

Garrett went an unprecedented 5-0 to win the overall tournament. Garrett was awarded title of

New Jersey 2008 State Chess champion,

Elementary division.

 

Vrutik Thakkar finished with a respectful 2 wins and a draw for 2.5 points.

 The Hoboken Chess kids have won at this event for the past eight years.

Please join me in congratulating these children on this great accomplishment.

BOBBY FISCHER.

November 18th,

2007

 

State Champs.

With over 300 children from around the state of New Jersey, the Hoboken Chess kids won TWO State championships and finished fourth in another one!

 

Hoboken Now has the title’s of;

 

NJSCF State Champions

First grade First Place.

AND

NJSCF State Champions

Sixth grade First Place.

Hudson County Chess Association

Chess Camp Info

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Peter Croce is a proven Chess instructor.

He has over 3000 students.

His students have won;

  • Over 100 individual Chess championship trophies
  • Over 45 team championship trophies.
  • 5 Elementary divisional New Jersey State championships
  • 3 primary divisional New Jersey State championships
  • 5 individual State championships
1 high school individual New Jersey State championship

Chess School

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The Hoboken Chess Champions.

Saturday, May 19th , 2007, a huge Chess tournament in Jersey City took place

with over 100 children throughout the State of New Jersey participating.

Sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County and NJ after 3,

 

Hoboken was represented by 12 children. And our results were incredible.

 

Hoboken Championed In All 3 sections.

 

The Hoboken Chess Champions.

Ben Lenz.(8th grade)               4-0. 7th -9th grade              1st Place Co-Champion.

Max Tamarkin(5th grade)      4-0. 4th- 6th grade              1st Place Champion.

Joslyn Feola (3rd grade)         4-0. K-3rd grade                 1st Place Co-Champion.

Brecon Hession (k)                  4-0. K-3rd grade                 1st Place Co-Champion.

Ian Russell (2nd grade) 3 ½ - 0. Ian played the last round Board 1 for the Title and drew his game.

Ian Finished in 3rd place, without losing a single game.

 

The combined record was 30 Wins- 1 draw - 6 loses.

 

Please join me in congratulations on this GREAT accomplishment.

Lenz, Ben                  4-0            Hoboken Charter.

Tamarkin, Max        4-0            Elysian Charter.

Feola, Josln               4-0           Wallace.

Hession, Brecon        4-0           Mustard Seed.

Russell, Ian                3.5- 0       Mustard Seed.

Bravo,Aaron              3-1           Mustard Seed.

Matos, Emanuel        3-1           Demarest School

Gilbert, Ethan           2.5 – 1     Elysian Charter

Zatac, Aidan              2-2           Stevens Co-op.

Miles, Jalen               1-1           Brandt School.

Miles, I no-score Brandt School. Feola, N no-score Wallace School.

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Two week Chess Clinic.
  • Monday – Thursday.
  • Beginers. / Advanced lessons.

 

Contact the Hoboken Chess Club on the web;

hobokenchess

hobokenchess@yahoo.com

Sparta Chess tournament Champions
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Brendan Klemm-Smith Champion........ 1-2nd grades

To go to the
Hudson County Chess Association, Inc.

Chess Summer program registration.
50% off to Hoboken Chess Academy members.
Limited time offer (APRIL)

CLICK HERE

Friday NIGHTS
CHESS/ PIZZA PARTY.

We will be having our Friday KNIGHTS
Pizza party
 Friday
 6 PM to 7 PM

Paul Morphy plays Chess in Hoboken!
And The Hoboken residents he played, Actually WON.
Something tells me,
 Hoboken, Home of the champions!
Is historic!
 
The link of the game is ;
 
Pete, I was just looking up chess games online and I found a game where Paul Morphy played in Hoboken NJ!!!
 
"On Sunday, December 6, Morphy visited Eugene Cook in Hoboken,
New Jersey, accompanied by Fredrick Perrin, W. J. A. Fuller
and D. W. Fiske. While there, the three visitors played a consultation
game against Morphy, which they won. Cook, a brilliant problemist,
was an invalid confined to his house most of the time. When
the First American Chess Congress was published, the frontispeice
was a chess problem composed by Cook and "Dedicated
with the Highest Esteem and Admiration to Paul Morphy, the
Only." -- Lawson "

Friday KNIGHTS CHESS / Pizza Party CLICK HERE!

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Upcoming
Chess tournaments!
 
     We will be going to the
Sparta Chess tournament,
 
March 17th.

 
Friday KNIGHTS CHESS/ PIZZA PARTY.
 
See upcoming events!

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5th grade,
4th place
State Champs
2006
The Team  (pictured above)  of Max Tamarkin (left), Sean Evers (center) and Ethan Gilbert (right) Claimed a trophy at the 2006 New Jersey State Chess championships.
 
The three players were in a fifth place tie with a number of teams going into the last (5th)  and final round. (top five schools win team trophies)
They All came out victorious, winning there games to
actually move ahead of the fourth place team in the process. 
Congradulations!

 
The Hoboken Chess Kids
 DID IT AGAIN!
Ivy League Chess Champions 2006

 

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Hobokenc Chess Champions. 2006

Back Row;
Left to Right;  Bonnie Waitzkin, Coach Peter Croce.
Front Row;
Nico Oberholtzer, Hoboken Charter School., R.J. Long Russel, Garret Chu, Hoboken Catholic. Sean Evers,
And Jonah Henkle, Hoboken Charter School.

Garret Chu , 4th grade,
Won The over all Championship, winning All his Games.
Sean Evers 4th grade, placed third, losing only once.
Not Picture , Evan Luckman, Kindergardeer From Stevens Cooperative school.
The Children were in grades Kindergarten all the way up to to 8th Grade!

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Sign-ups for
Chess Camps
are now taking Place.
 
 
Summer Break.

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Chess Review Online

The Newsletter of the United States Chess Federation

June 15, 2005 Volume 2  •  Issue 24

Front Page

National News:
Attention: USCF Voting Members

US Chess Federation Names Bill Hall as Executive Director

World News:
Anand wins Ciudad de Leon

Chess In the Media: Chess Stories Across the USA and Around the World

 

Index to Newsletters

Chess In the Media

Kings and queens of the park (Hoboken Reporter)

In the past decade, chess has seen a major resurgence in popularity for America's youth. This trend is readily evident in Hoboken, where the five-year-old Hoboken Chess Club has evolved into one of the state's premier chess programs.

In an effort to support this movement, the city dedicated three concrete chess tables Wednesday and held a Chess Festival at Church Square Park. The new tables have been dedicated to Hoboken's own coach and teaching guru, Peter Croce, who founded the Hoboken Chess Club.

"Chess is gymnastics for the mind," said Croce Wednesday at the dedication. He added that in the past five years, he has taught over 1,000 children how to play chess, and his students have competed in state chess championships for the past four.

Hard-up hustlers of the chessboard (International Herald Tribune, France)

Davor Kolmjenovic, born 60 years ago in Zagreb (Croatia), insists he has beaten the world's number two player Veselin Topalov, but he still eats with his hands. Kolmjenovic, a grandmaster, makes a living of sorts out of playing chess, but he keeps left-over bread wrapped in a napkin. He takes night trains, sometimes hiding in the toilet; sleeps wherever he can, taking sustenance from little fruit packets he buys in food stores.

He makes between €300 and €900 a month, and participates in around 50 chess contests a year, with prizes that range from €20 to €1,500 for the winner. This "fortune" is shared between the 100 or more grandmasters who currently play the chess circuit in Spain. Most of them are Russians, Argentines, Cubans, Serbs, Croats, and from various former states of the Soviet Union.

All of them are ranked among the world's top 300 players, in a sport which requires at least four hours daily practice. Chess is a mental activity that also demands "soul and spirit, like playing an instrument," according to Chilean Daniel Barrķa. Barrķa plays no instrument. He's married and has a child. He barely gets by. Barrķa says that this fight for survival at minor tournaments that give small cash prizes but no points to help climb the international ranking is "a cesspit."

Queen of chess in SLC to promote the game for kids, especially girls (Salt Lake Tribune)

Venturing into uncharted territory has been part of Susan Polgar's repertoire since she was 4. That's what brings her to Salt Lake City tonight. As a guest at a chess festival named in her honor, the grandmaster will arrive with an agenda to promote the game, especially for young children and girls.

"I want more exposure for the game. Chess needs somebody out there to speak out on behalf of chess," Polgar says.

The Hungarian native, now a U.S. citizen, will be at the Susan Polgar Chess Festival - which runs through Sunday in various locations in Salt Lake City.


Do you know of an interesting, humorous, or unique chess story published online? E-mail us at newsletter@uschess.org.


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Upcoming events.

 

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Begins in OCTOBER

Washington and 8th Street

Begins in OCTOBER

Pizza party 6-7 Pm

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Outside Tournament

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Hoboken’s Friday night rapids tournament.

Begins October 

After School Chess Academy.

Friday;

Washington and 8th Street

Thursday, Friday

3:00 pm to 6:00PM. Wednesday evenings

6:15 to 7:30 PM

Tournament 7:30Pn to 9:30 PM

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Friday;October 7th
Pizza party 6-7 Pm
 
Tournament 7:30Pn to 9:30 PM
 
Outside Tournament; view the schedule. 
 
After School Chess Academy

 
     Chess Tournaments.
 
The Hoboken Chess Club
           will be participating as a group
 
See tournament page;

Kings and queens of the park

New chess tables open in Church Square Park

By Tom Jennemann
Reporter staff writer
06/12/2005
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In the past decade, chess has seen a major resurgence in popularity for America's youth. This trend is readily evident in Hoboken, where the five-year-old Hoboken Chess Club has evolved into one of the state's premier chess programs.

In an effort to support this movement, the city dedicated three concrete chess tables Wednesday and held a Chess Festival at Church Square Park. The new tables have been dedicated to Hoboken's own coach and teaching guru, Peter Croce, who founded the Hoboken Chess Club.

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"Chess is gymnastics for the mind," said Croce Wednesday at the dedication. He added that in the past five years, he has taught over 1,000 children how to play chess, and his students have competed in state chess championships for the past four.

He added that the game improves critical thinking skills and concentration. He also noted that interest in the game is growing dramatically. In the last year, the United States Chess Federation records show that its membership has increased to 90,000 members, of which half are school aged children.

Even though the Chess Club has a permanent location at 334 Park Ave., Croce said that having a table in the park is another opportunity to introduce children to chess. He said that it is his plan to put chess pieces out every afternoon after school and allow students to play for free. "They now know that if they want to play chess, then this is the place to come," said Croce.

Young champions

While the many of the Croce's students have had success at the state championships, three in particular have shown their mettle.

James Arsenault, William Alston, and Liudmil Liudmilov have a combined record of 45 wins, 2 draws, and only eight loses in the past four years. All three have placed in the top four of their grade each of the past four years.

Alston has won the top spot once and placed second once. Beck has won the top spot in his grade three times, and Arsenault has played at the final board for the championship four consecutive years.

Paid for by...

Two of the tables, which cost about $950 each, were paid for by the city. The third was paid for by City Council candidate Terry LaBruno, according to the city's director of human services, Carmelo Garcia.

Mayor David Roberts said the Hoboken Chess Club has been a major success in Hoboken. "The skills that chess teaches are ones that greatly benefit children, and we as a city are happy to add these tables to Church Square Park," Roberts said.

The Hoboken Chess Club is located at 334 Park Ave. The club offers classes, open play, tournaments and individual lessons, as well as a Chess Summer Camp. For more information call (201) 232-6741.


©The Hudson Reporter 2005

Saturday; 12PM to 5 PM
Weekend chess;
 
Friday;
Pizza party 6-7 Pm
 
Tournament 7:30Pn to 9:30 PM

Sinatra Park
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This Weekend;
 
We begin our Weekend Chess program.
 
Friday;
Pizza party 6-7 Pm
 
Tournament 7:30Pn to 9:30 PM
 
Saturday; 12PM to 5 PM
weekend chess;

Sinatra Park
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State Champs 5th year in a row!
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Sinatra Park
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Chess Park
opens in
Hoboken
 
11th st & Madison.
(outside Shop rite Parking lot)

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Hoboken Chess Kids

Hoboken Chess Kids
win at the
 New Jersey State Chess Championship!

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Johnie Bauers, Brendan Evers, Ben Shendar, Garrett Chu