Monday, December 22, 2008

E.O.C. Christmas Open cancelled

The EOC Christmas open has been cancelled due to state cutbacks,next event 1-31-09,any advance entries will be refunded.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Didn't see it coming

This game was played on ICC with a 3 minute blitz time control the game shows what can happen when you play with out a plan.

Chess Quiz

problem 4.pgn solution tomorrow if unsolved,no moving the pieces and no computer please.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Brain teaser

problem 3.pgn no computers please solution tomorrow

Results from the Thanksgiving Weekend Classic

Barry Davis 2163 won the Thankgiving Weekend Classic held 11-29-08 at the Educational Opportunity Center with a perfect 4-0 score,2nd place was taken by Vince Woodard 1835 with 3 points.David Biddle 1424 took the C prize with 2 points and George Barton took top Class D with 2 points.Also Partho Bhattacharya took the Scholastic prize congratulations to all!

Friday, November 28, 2008

E.O.C. Christmas Open

E.O.C. 465 WASHINGTON ST.BUFFALO,NY 14215 6th Floor
DECEMBER 27,2008

5-swiss system,G/45 Open , Reserve ,Scholastic sections

Open:open to all

Reserve:open to under 1600

Entry fee for open and reserve sections $15.00 if received by 12-22-08

$7.00 more at the site all prizes based on 20 entries

Entry fee for the Scholastic section $8.00, trophies for 1st and 2nd

Registration:9-9:45 rounds 10:00,12:00,2:00,4:00

Send entries to Old School Chess Enterprises;3587 Harlem Road,Buffalo,NY 14215

ContactDouglas Dubose at (716)836-4364 or e mail at for more information

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

D.Dubose-B.Davis blitz game


Chess Problem

White mates in four,today's concept revolves around one topic from the Fabulous Five:King safety,material,space,time and pawn structure. Whenever the king is confined to the edge of the board bad things can happen.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Riverside Chess Club

The Riverside Chess Club will meet from 5-7 pm Tuesday November 25,2008 at the Riverside public library 820 Tonawanda St. Buffalo,NY.
All are invited instruction will be offered by United States Chess Federation Expert Douglas Dubose.
Contact Glen Luba at(716)875-0562 for more information or contact club director Douglas Dubose

B.Davis-David Miller Old Editions Bookshop Open


Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The Old Editions Bookshop Open was won with a perfect 4-0 score by Local Expert Barry Davis quotes by B. Davis "There are five basic elements involved with any chess position, we will call these the fabulous five. King safety, material,space,time and pawn structure.These are weighted values which are important to any chess position and you can use these as guidelines to validate your decisions". This game played by the tournament winner clearly illustrates the use of the elements time, space, and pawn structure.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New chess club in W.N.Y.

Two new chess clubs have been added to the Western New York landscape.

The Riverside Chess Club had its first meeting 9-30-08. Next projected meeting dates are:10-9-08, 5-6:30 pm,10-14-08,5-7 pm, 10-23-08, 5-7 pm, 10-28-08, 5-6:30 pm,11-6-08, 5-6:30 pm, 11-20-08,5-6:30 pm, 11-25-08, 5-7 pm December dates to be announced. The club is located at 120 Tonawanda St. in Buffalo---contact Glenn Luba, Branch Manager, at (716) 875-0562 or Douglas Dubose (Club Director) at (716) 836-4364 for more information.

Also starting on 10-4-08, the North Tonawanda Chess Club will be meeting at 505 Meadow Drive in North Tonawanda, meeting time at 10:00 am Saturday morning contact Anya Puccio at(716) 693-4132 or Douglas Dubose club director at (716)836-4364 for more information.

The Ron Cozzi Old Editions Bookshop Open will be held Saturday October 25,2008 at the Educational Opportunity Center 465 Washington St. Buffalo,NY 14203. This will be a 4 round swiss system event, G/60 EF $15 must be received by 10-18-08, $5 discount each additional family member after one full price entry. On site registration8-8:30 late fee $7,Rds 9-11:30-2:30-5:00 Prize fund $500 b/50 entries . Four sections, Open, U1800,U1400,U1100. One 1/2 pt bye if requested before Rd 1. USCF membership required ,tournament memberships and renewals taken on site. Make checks payable to Old School Chess Enterprises 3587 Harlem Rd. Cheektowaga,NY 14215 for more information contact Douglas Dubose at (716)836-4364 or (716)848-0779 or e-mail at Trophies donated by four time City Champion Ron Cozzi of Old Editions Bookshop and Cafe.