Welcome to the official website for Cohen Chess!

January 11, 2015
We are pleased to announce the premier chess tournament of Congregation Anshei Shalom, hosted by our very own Ariel Cohen! This tournament is open to players of all skill levels, from novice to pro. There will also be a children's tournament with prizes! Regulars of the Cohen Chess Tournament know this is going to be a lot of fun, and we encourage everyone to come and enjoy a fun family event at the shul!

You can view the flyer for the tournament here.

DATE: Saturday, February 28, 2015
TIME: 7:45 PM 10:45 PM
LOCATION: Congregation Anshei Shalom
472 Hempstead Ave
West Hempstead, NY 11552

Please register for the tournament before February 18th. To register or ask for more information about the tournament, send an email to Ariel Cohen, the host of the Chess Tournament, at ariel@cohenchess.com.

Breakfast will be served at the event!

Members Admission: Adults $20, Children $15
Non-Members Admission: Adults $25, Children $18




February 16, 2009
We are pleased to announce the premier chess tournament of the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, hosted by our very own Ariel Cohen! This tournament is open to players of all skill levels, from novice to pro. There will also be a children's tournament with prizes! Regulars of the Cohen Chess Tournament know this is going to be a lot of fun, and we encourage everyone to come and enjoy a fun family event at the shul!

You can view the flyer for the tournament here.

DATE: Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
TIME: 9:30 AM -- 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Young Israel of Jamaica Estates
83-10 188th St
Jamaica, NY 11423

Please register for the tournament before March 15th. To register or ask for more information about the tournament, send an email to Ariel Cohen, the host of the YIJE Chess Tournament, at ariel@cohenchess.com.

Breakfast will be served at the event!

Admission: Adults $18, Children $10




January 12, 2009
Congratulations to our winner Moshe Szlechter, who won for the second time in a row! Congrats to our other final 4 finishers:

1) Moshe Szlechter
2) Shlomo Ben-Har
3) Ariel Cohen
4) Richard Munz

Tournament documents on the other pages of this site will be updated with the latest results and regulations later in the week. Thank you all for an exciting tournament. See you next time!


January 6, 2009
The score sheet, rule book, and tournament format documents have been updated with some minor changes to account for some tournaments with fewer than eight players. If you have difficulty accessing the new documents, remember to hit CTRL + F5 to force refresh your browser cache and load the new page.

The next chess tournament is still scheduled for this Saturday, January 10th, 2009 at 7:00 PM. If you have not already done so, please contact Ariel and tell him if you will be attending. See you there!


December 20, 2008
The next chess tournament is scheduled for Saturday, January 10th, 2009 at 7:00 PM. The format will be very similar to the first tournament due to overwhelmingly positive feedback. Contact Ariel if you will be attending.


November 15, 2008
The first eight-person Cohen Chess tournament was a success! We all had a good time, played some great games, and look forward to the next one!