After an impressive victory we found ourselves at an equally impressive defeat to the formidable Team MGD1. With GM Khotenashveli and GM Sevian both away at hotels for the EWCC and American Cup respectively we were cutting it close on getting our lineup finalized. At one point it looked like GM Sevian wasn’t available yet […]Continue Reading »
Dream Continues As Passers Win 9.5-6.5 Against California Unicorns!
After a tough week 3 loss to Chessbrahs, we found redemption in week 4! Unfortunately it came at the cost of knocking California Unicorns out and landing co-founder John in hot water with his daughter, a Unicorns fan, yet it was a do-or-die matchup that we needed to win. With GM Oleksandr Bortnyk hitting an […]Continue Reading »
Whelp, That’s Unfortunate: Chessbrahs 8.5-7.5 Passers
Big disappointment as we watched our match against Chessbrahs slip from our fingers. After a great first round start we were in the drivers seat looking to at least split the rest of the rounds. Round 2 continued along, although we did rely on some comebacks in those games. Unfortunately we then hit a brutal […]Continue Reading »
We Sail! Beat Maniac Shrimps 11-5!
After a tough lose to Levitov Chess Wizards we set out to bolster our middle boards and bolster them we did! Having lost 10-6 while attempting to play a top-heavy lineup we knew things needed to change for a more well balanced Spanish Maniac Shrimps team. Looking to meet them head-to-head we were fortunate to […]Continue Reading »
Introducing: GM Oleksandr Bortnyk!
One of the top bullet players in the world and a blitz expert, GM Oleksandr Bortnyk bas been brought on to help boost our line-ups. Rated 2604 in standard he’s positioned perfectly to play on board 2 or 3 depending on our roster of the week! Growing up in the Ukraine, GM Bortnyk was a […]Continue Reading »
Heartbreak In Levitov as Passers lose 10-6
What a match where the score line doesn’t really show how close it truly was. Levitov Chess Wizards were the favorites going in and a 10-6 result seemed very probable yet we fought hard with an outstanding 3.5/4 result from board one GM Sevian. Unfortunately he didn’t get the support needed on the other boards […]Continue Reading »
Introducing: WIM Trisha Kanyamarala!
Ireland’s first ever WIM, Trisha had achieved her last norm with 3 rounds to spare! Not only was that the final WIM norm Trisha needed it was also her first WGM norm and she became eligible for an FM title as well. Since then, Trish went on to represent Ireland with her country-women with a […]Continue Reading »
Introducing: WIM Meruert Kamalidenova!
We have another national champion joining our side with the WIM Meruert Kamalidenova! Recently just winning clear first in the 2022 Kazakhstan Women’s Championship at just the age of 17 we’re glad to have her join the team. Having achieved her WIM title in 2021, she then proceeded to follow up in 2022 adding her […]Continue Reading »
Introducing: GM Abhimanyu Mishra!
New on the pro chess scene, GM Abhimanyu Mishra is the youngest grandmaster in the world! To add to that, he’s a New Jersey native so it’s a perfect match having him on the Garden State Passers. At just 12 years, 4 months, 25 days he beat GM Sergey Karjakin‘s 20 year run as the […]Continue Reading »
Returning: IM Carissa Yip!
Another thrilling Soprano return is none other than IM Carissa Yip! Since last season, Carissa has gone on to earn her WGM title and shortly after her IM title in 2019. Her last norm came at the 2019 SPICE Cup, having scored 5/9, and making her the youngest American woman to achieve that feat! To […]Continue Reading »