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Schedule for the 2020-2021 School Year

The Right Move Chess Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation which serves scholastic chess players in  New York City and the Greater Capital District of Albany, New York by providing a series of free chess tournaments during the school year.   

For information about our tournaments click here, and for tournament rules click here.

In light of the COVID pandemic we have not decided on our schedule or tournament format for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

We do plan on hosting on-line tournaments in the fall and will re-evaluate our ability to offer over-the-board tournaments as the pandemic resolves.

TournamentLocationSponsorTournament InfoRegistration
Bennington Fall OpenBennington Free LibraryOver the Board in-person tournamentThree sections, EF: $30 by Sept 30, $35 after. 4SS, G/60 d5Andrew Palmer; palmera62@hotmail.com
TRM 153
Oct 9, 2021
Online (National Chess Day)Online (LiChess)Registration Closed

Welcome Back!

TRM 153

Hope all of you have settled well in schools after the fun and healthy summer!! As we welcome you for 2021-22 TRM year, we would like to confirm that Board has unanimously decided to conduct the tournaments ONLINE at least until December 2021. This decision was made considering COVID restrictions and limited availability of school facilities to conduct the tournaments in person. Board will continue to evaluate the situation on regular intervals and keep you updated for any changes. Meanwhile, below are the details of first tournament, TRM 153, scheduled to happen on October 9, 2021. Check below for more details. Game rules will be based on the rules published for online tournaments on the US Chess Federation website.

Tournament Details

Date Saturday, October 09, 2021
Platform lichess (Click on link to create free account ONLY in case you do not have an account)
Registration Register (Open until 6:00 pm, October 7, 2021 )
USCF Rated Sections*

*Subject to change based on number of registrations

1. Open (Online Regular rating of 1400 and above)
2. King (Online Quick rating up to 1399)
3. Queen (Online Quick rating up to 999)
4. Rook (Online Quick rating up to 599)
Unrated Rated Sections*

*Subject to change based on number of registrations

1. Awe (Adults Welcome)
2. kNight (Up to and including Grade 12)
3. Bishop (Up to and including Grade 5)
4. Pawn (Up to and including Grade 2)
Time Control All sections except Open :  G / 20; inc 3 sec
Open: G / 30; inc 5 sec
Rounds All sections except Open: 4 Rounds ( @2:00 pm, @2:45 pm, @3:30 pm, @4:15 pm)

Open: 3 Rounds (@2:00 pm, @ 3:15 pm, @4:30 pm)

We strongly encourage you to send us an email or text us @ 509-263-8897 by 8:00 am on the day of tournament in case you would like to withdraw from the tournament.

Awards:  All the winners of USCF rated and unrated section will receive chess books as awards.

Team Awards:  There will not be any team awards this year.




Advance Registrations as of 10/8/21

USCF Rated Section

  1. Fawole, John; fawolizzo; 15748327; Open
  2. Hemanth, Dheeksha; dragondhk; 30051044; Queen
  3. Howard, Dean; root50; 10126797; Open
  4. Iyengar, Advait; BlackKnight04; 30095190; Rook
  5. Kandlakunta, Sheetanshu; sheetanshuk; 16234561; Queen
  6. King, Alexander; Aklr; 16954140; Rook
  7. livingstone, mike; 256; 2564; Queen
  8. Longmire-El, LaPharaoh; OurTrippyTribe11; 17152801; Queen
  9. MADDALI, KRISHNA; chessKM2010; 16651084; Queen
  10. Maddali, Chinmayi; chessCM2010; 16651104; Queen
  11. Mahadevan, Balaji; saibm; 15383237; King
  12. Mahadevan, Shankar; saism; 17297300; Queen
  13. Malapaka, Siddharth; SM1113; 30181674; King
  14. Nagarajan, Rethwick; revthannag; 16955075; Queen
  15. Nair, Arjun; DrCheckmateArjun; 15676585; Queen
  16. Neti, Adarsh; adarshneti; 16584484; Open
  17. Ranga, Venkat Rajpavan; LegendTime; 30163457; Rook
  18. Srinivas, Aashish; chaturanga01; 17064607; Rook
  19. Wright, Walli; WalterW-hces; 17138050; Rook
  20. Yarwood, Zachary; zyarw613; 16845436; Rook


UCSF Unrated Section:

  1. Chen, Mingrui; MingruiChen; Bishop
  2. Cui, Brian; Briancui; Bishop
  3. Desineni, Priyanka; mathupr; AWE
  4. Desineni, Arjun; Arjunpop; Knight
  5. Fonteront, James; Hokkaido; Bishop
  6. Garcia, Raphael; RGarcia1; AWE
  7. Gokulan, Adhavan; zooba2012; Bishop
  8. Hinestroza, Savyon; Thunderstrike826; Knight
  9. Jacob, Abraham; miliajey; Knight
  10. Jacob, Alexander; miliajey; Knight
  11. Jayawardena, Ashinsa; supergirlarj; Bishop
  12. Kandlakunta, Bhavyanshu; bhavyanshuk; Pawn
  13. Karthik, Hasini; smilehk; Knight
  14. Murichi, Josiah; Sonics2; Bishop
  15. Newman, Michael; mnewman; AWE
  16. Ranga, Rametja; LegendBrother4; Bishop
  17. Ravilla, Chaitan Sri; Chaitan; Bishop
  18. RAYAVARAM, VIHAAN; chessMasterVihaan; Bishop
  19. Roddam, Nihal; Jeeva1226; Knight
  20. Vert, Peter; gotochess123; Pawn
  21. Yalla, Aditshiva; adtishivay; Knight