Friday, December 27, 2019

NEST+m Chess Goes to Disney...and wins 2 National Titles!

On December 12-15, 28 NEST+m students competed at the USCF 2019 National Grade Championship in Orlando, FL. Over 1700 scholastic players from around the United States competed! The team was led by coaches IM Giorgi Bakhtadze and GM Tamaz Gelashvilli.

NEST+m: National K-6 Blitz Champions!
Congratulations to Spencer Chin (7th place), Romir Mukherjee (13th place) Oliver Ma and Zachery Yim for taking 1st place!

Min Hee Chong

1st grade:
David Dunikov (11th place) and Victoria Yim.

2nd grade: 9th place team in the United States! 
Anthony Zhu, Sophie Ma, Amelia Cotler and Arabella Fang.

3rd grade: National Champions—1st place team in the United States!
Glib Dunikov (t-20th), Isabella Zhu, Connor Chin (1st place U1200), Zachery Yim, Zachery Ng, Jack Faissal (8th place) and Liam Chan (t-20th).

4th grade: 3rd place team in the United States!
Eloise Roberts, Ryan Ma, Dylan Kang, Kai Tsuboyama (t-20th) and Thomas Murphy (1st place U1200).

5th grade: 3rd place team in the United States!
Spencer Chin (t-2nd), Dale Cotler, Oliver Ma, Romir Mukherjee, Rhys Black and Preston Ng.

6th grade:
Dylan Ma (t-15th) and Matthew Dinglasan

7th grade:
Matthew Chin (2nd place U1400)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

New York State Girls Championships!

Congratulations to Isabella Zhu, who took 8th place in the K-3 Championship section at the 4th New York State Girls Championships at Columbia Grammar Prep School on Nov 23-24, 2019.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

NEST+m tournament results updates!


Sam Rahall (K) played his first tournament: the PS 41 Columbus Day event.
He emerged unbeaten from the No-Score (pre-K and K) section.

Albert Tsybulski (4th grade) played The Right Move Chess Foundation tournament and got 1st place in under 500 section. NESTm team got 2nd place in that section.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Announcing the NEST+m 2019-2020 Tournament Calendar!

Please save these dates for our NEST+m Chess Tournaments.
We average over 200 players each tournament, including more than 50 from NEST+m!

Nov 17, 2019

March 1, 2020

April 26, 2020

May 31, 2020

Register at:

Also, for other local tournaments throughout the year, this site has a list:

Sunday, May 12, 2019

2019 National Elementary Championships (May 10-12)

Congratulations to the NEST+m players who competed this weekend in Nashville: Aneel Mittal, Anthony Zhu, David Dunikov, Dylan Kang, Glib Dunikov, Isabella Zhu, Kai Tsuboyama, Victoria Yim, Zachery Yim.

Trophies to:
David Dunikov, 4th place, K5 U900
Isabella Zhu, 9th place, K5 U700
Dylan Kang, t-20th, K3 Championship

Sunday, April 14, 2019

4/14 Tri-State Chess Results and Pics!


Glib Dunikov - 1st place Advanced
Liam Chan - 2nd place Advanced
David Dunikov - 3rd place Reserve

NEST+m Team 1st place Advanced Section.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

4/7/19 NYS Girls Championship!

Congratulations to the NEST+m girls who participated in the NY State Girls Championship at Columbia Grammar Prep School.

Natalia Zduniewicz, Margaret Stacey. 3rd Place Team. Open Championship

Ksenia Volovnyk, K-6 Championship

Sophie Ma (3rd place), Amelia Cotler (8th place), Arabella Fang, Bianca Faissal, Annika Wahlquist, Raquel Faissal, Vitoria Yim. 2nd Place Team. K-1 Championship

Maya Nozaki, 5th place. K-12 U1200

Eloise Roberts, Isabella Zhu, Julia Lin. K-6 U900

4/17/19 Avenues Tournament Results and Pics!

Congratulations to the NEST+m players who made a strong showing at today's Avenues Tournament!
Partial results reported at this time:

Thomas Murphy, 5th place, Classic
Max Trias, 1st Place, Novice 1
KC Murphy, K-1
Bernice Li, 3rd place, Primary
Rhys Back (7th place), Morgan Sweeney, Jack Faissal, 3rd place team. Future Masters
Glib Dunikov (1st place), Liam Chan, Evan Zhou (4th) and Aneel Mittal. Reserve
David Dunikov, 5th place, Booster

NEST+m 1st place team - Booster and Reserve

Sunday, March 24, 2019

3/24 PS41 results and pics

Congratulations to the NEST+m students who represented us at the PS41 tournament!

Novice K-1: Max Trias (4th place), Annika Wahlquist 
Juniors: KC (9th place)
Reserve: Arabella Fang, Eloise Roberts, Aneel Mittal
Championship: Thomas Murphy

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

NYS Scholastic Chess Championships Results and Pics!

Congrats to the nearly 20 NEST+m team members who made the trek to Saratoga Springs for the NY State Scholastic Chess Championships!

Junior High U900: Zachery Ng, Eloise Roberts

Elementary Championship: Matthew Chin, Jai Shah, Preston Ng, Rhys Black. 7th place!

Elementary U600: Isabella Zhu

Primary Championship: Jack Faissal (2nd!), Dylan Kang, Kai Tsuboyama, Thomas Murphy, Liam Chan. 4th place team!

Primary U800: Anthony Zhu (9th!), Zachery Yim

K-1 U400: KC Murphy, Annika Wahlquist, Victoria Yim, Bianca Faissal, Raquel Faissal. 7th place team!