Charity Chess Championship 2019

  Sunday, June 2, 2019  




The 3rd Annual Charity Chess Championship will benefit the David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. All net proceeds will fund research for the early detection and prevention of pancreatic cancer.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL CHARITY CHESS TOURNAMENT!


Charity Chess Championship 2019 Events

(click event name for details)

1.   3 ROUND USCF-RATED QUADS / GAME 45, D/5

Open to both adults and children. Players will be paired in quads of 4, starting with 4 highest registered players based on their USCF May Ratings Supplement and continuing down. The 1st round will start at 9AM sharp! Please arrive by 8:30am, so we can begin Round 1 promptly at 9:00am.

CHECK IN BY 8:45AM is MANDATORY!

Approximate end time 2:30pm. Byes are not permitted. All players must be registered on site before 8:30am.


Registration for Quads is limited to the first 168 Registrants - Registration Fee is $50.
Please bring your own chess clock if you have one and score pads.  Boards and pieces supplied.
USCF (United States Chess Federation) Membership is required.  No byes permitted.  The winner of the highest-rated Quad will receive automatic entry in to our GM Blitz Tournament.


2.   GRANDMASTER TANDEM SIMUL:  GM JOEL BENJAMIN, GM JOHN FEDOROWICZ & GM MICHAEL ROHDE

Three of the top players in the US will be taking on all comers in an exhibition of their chess prowess! Do you have what it takes to upset them? The Simul is open for anyone to play. Registration fee is $50. All players must be registered on site before 10:45 AM.  Starts at 11:00am sharp.  Approximate end time is 1:00pm.


3.   GRANDMASTER BLITZ TOURNAMENT - 7 Round, Swiss 3/2

GM Marc Arnold
GM Maurice Ashley
GM Sergei Azarov
GM Joel Benjamin
GM John Michael Burke
GM Pascal Charbonneau
GM Nicolas Checa
GM John Fedorowicz
GM Alex Fishbein
GM Robert Hess
GM Mackenzie Molner
GM Magesh Panchanathan
GM Arun Prasad
GM Michael Rohde
GM Vladmir Romanenko
GM Andrew Soltis

And Featuring:
IM Jay Bonin
IM David Brodsky
IM Hans Niemann

Would you like to play in the Grandmaster Blitz tournament?  We will be auctioning off wildcard spots in our Silent Auction!  
In addition, the winner of the highest-rated Quad will receive automatic entry into the GM Blitz tournament.  Those are the only ways to enter to play with the GMs in the GM Blitz tournament.  The GM blitz tournament will start at 2:30pm and the format is 7-Round, Swiss-System.  3 minutes/with 2 minute increment.  USCF Blitz-Rated.




Click here to register!

Sunday, June 2, 2019,  8:30am-5:00pm
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School
4 West 93rd Street (between CPW & Columbus Avenues)
New York, NY  10025


WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY IN THE GRANDMASTER BLITZ TOURNAMENT?

SPOTS TO PLAY WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF IN OUR SILENT AUCTION.



GM Marc Arnold
GM Maurice Ashley
GM Sergei Azarov
GM Joel Benjamin
GM John Michael Burke
GM Pascal Charbonneau
GM Nicolas Checa
GM John Fedorowicz
GM Alex Fishbein
GM Robert Hess
GM Mackenzie Molner
GM Magesh Panchanathan
GM Arun Prasad
GM Michael Rohde
GM Vladmir Romanenko
GM Andrew Soltis

And Featuring:
IM Jay Bonin
IM David Brodsky
IM Hans Niemann

Current Sum of Sponsored Players: $

Top Fundraisers

Last name First name Amount raised
Mero Daniel $6,441
Hess GM Robert $4,490
Williams Christopher $3,660
Chaudhuri Vivek $1,725
Teitelman Aiden $1,704
Teitelman Jacob $1,704
Arnold GM Marc $1,212
Levine Colby $1,000
Rajendran Ishaan $925
Levine Jack $870
Chasin FM Nico $558
O’Brien Quinn $485
Rohde GM Michael $275
JUAREZ Gio $180
Woollen Carl $125
Nicholson Ian $100
Pohl Derek $100
Frank Will $100
Hoffman Woodward $100
Hoffman Luc $100
Click to Sponsor a Player!

(Figures are updated in real time; excludes offline donations/commitments.)


Our second annual tournament was held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 with a special appearance by World Championship Challenger GM Fabiano Caruana. We raised over $56,000 which was donated to Mount Sinai Hospital's Ovarian Cancer Translational Research Laboratory, a genomic research program dedicated to uncovering the genetic basis for the early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer.


Our first tournament was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 and raised over $20,000 for Band of Parents, a non-profit organization with the goal of funding new therapies at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for Neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in children under 2 years of age.


About

Charity Chess Championship, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation inspired by 9-year old Daniel Mero as a way to combine his passion for chess with his desire to help others. The organization was formed for the charitable purpose of raising money by holding an annual chess tournament as well as other charitable events and donating all of the net profits to a charitable organization.



Our Values

We take no pay for our work to maximize the value of your donation. Players of all skill levels, regardless of financial conditions, will be able to participate in our tournament.



New York City / Chess Education

Chess is one of the oldest games in the world and has a meaningful positive impact on students. It teaches many skills that are not only useful in school, but throughout one's life. Children of different ages, backgrounds, and special needs can all take part in a game of chess. Chess helps develop analytical and logic skills and enriches social skills and self-esteem. We reserve spots for youths/families undergoing financial hardship. Please contact us prior to the event date at championship@charitychess.org.