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2018-2019 Schedule

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.

Below is our tournament schedule for the remainder of the 2018 – 2019 school year.

TournamentLocationSponsorTournament InfoRegistration/Contact Info
TRM 136
May 04, 2019
MLK Magnet Elementary SchoolThe Muthukumarswami Family ($200)
Paul Wilson ($200)
FreeNow Open
TRM 137
June 8, 2019
Bethlehem Central Middle SchoolThe Ojha Family ($200)
The Jakkamsetti Family ($200)
FreeNot yet!
June 19, 2018
Christian Brothers AcademyTBD
FreeNot yet!

TRM – 136 at MLK Magnet School

The Right Move Tournament (TRM 136) at Martin Luther King Magnet Elementary School on May 4, 2019

Co-Sponsored by:  The Muthukumarswami Family & Paul Wilson

Location Address:  Martin Luther King Magnet School

Begin at 10:00 AM. Players should be seated at their table by 9:50 for announcements.

All play four games: (Those who wish to help set up can meet at 8:30 AM)  10:00, 11:30, 1:00, and 2:15; Awards following 4th round completion

Free Online Registration by May 2 by 6 PM. on-site before 9:15 AM to play Round 1 (STRICTLY ENFORCED).


If you register online and do not show up, or do not send us an email letting us know you can’t make it to the tournament (by 9:15 am the day of the tournament) you will be assessed a $5.00 fee at your next tournament. 


USCF Rated Sections: Open (above 1400), King (1000-1400), Queen (601-1000), Rook (Under 600)

Non-USCF Member (Unrated) Sections: Awe (Adults Welcome), kNight (Up to and including Grade 12), Bishop (Up to and including Grade 5), Pawn (Up to and including Grade 2)

Time Control: (G/25, d/4) for Open Section (affects quick ratings only); (G/30, d5) for all other Sections. 1/2 point byes limited to one.

Awards: Trophies to top three SCHOLASTIC player(s) in each section with 12 or more players (Trophies to top two players in sections less than 12 players). Medals for all with 2.5 points or more.  (Exception: If you score 2 points and you are new to TRM tournaments, you qualify for a medal.)

Team Awards: All scholastic players from one team, pick the top four scores and add them (from all sections) to come up with a team score.  Teams scoring more than 12 points get a Team Certificate. (Only scholastic players can be part of the team. Players shall stay with the same team during the entire school year unless they change school districts. They have to choose if they want to be part of a School or a Chess Club at their first tournament.

Advance Registrations as of 04/16/19 5:30 PM

Rated Section:

  1. Cheng, Eric; 16921202; GUILDCS; Rook
  2. Jakkamsetti, Aneesh; 16916993; GUILDCS; Rook
  3. King, Alexander; 16954140; LATHAMR; Rook
  4. Raju, Sanjay; 16789108; BETHLEH; Rook
  5. Roy, Soham; 16844056; CRAIG; Rook
  6. Woutersz, Cassius; 16972407; BETHLEH; King

Unrated Section:

  1. Jakkamsetti, Arnav; GUILDCS; Bishop
  2. Lanka, Utkarsh; GUILDCS; Bishop
  3. Leavitt, Derek; LATHAMR; Knight
  4. Ranga, Ravikumar; None; AWE
  5. Ranga, Venkata Rajapawan; VAMS; Knight
  6. Roy, Saurav; None; AWE