"BREAKING NEWS from the Dean of Chess Academy and NJ Knockout Dean Ippolito..."
[A. Rob Bernard, father of our new member Jaron USCF 1041 ELO age ten, asked us if we could kindly post the announcement below.
B. GM Joel Benjamin, ranked 12th in The United States, USCF 2660, wrote American Grandmaster: Four Decades of Chess Adventures. For review and details at Amazon, click red here.]
"We here at Dean of Chess Academy (www.deanofchess.com click red at L to access site) have an exciting event planned! On Saturday September 24th from 5pm until 8pm, Grandmaster Joel Benjamin will be offering a three-hour clinic, where he will analyze games submitted by participants. GM Joel has won the US Championship three times, and he hosts a weekly chess radio show, "Game of the Week" on the Internet Chess Club.
"This event will be a fundraiser for the New Jersey Knockouts, New Jersey's only professional chess team. Both Dean Ippolito and Joel Benjamin have been members of the Knockouts since its inception. DOCA is proud to host this unique instructional seminar, given by one of the leading chess teachers in the USA.
"The cost of GM Joel's clinic is only $75 (in advance) for the three hour session, and $100 space permitting at the door; all funds will go to the Knockouts -- please sign up at DOCA.
"The Dean of Chess Academy is located at 3150 Rt. 22W, Branchburg NJ 08876.
"Additionally, we will have a G/5 tournament immediately after the clinic. The G/5 will be a 6 round swiss and is open to everyone. The entry fee is $20 to members and $30 to non-members. The prizes are 40% of the total entry fees collected minus the TD fee for first place.
"20% minus the TD fee will go to second, 10% minus the TD fee will go to 3rd. 5% minus TD fee will go to top Under 1600 (quick ratings used) and 5% to the top Under 1300. The remaining 20% will go to help fund the NJ Knockouts."