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Dean of Chess Academy
3322 Route 22 West • Branchburg, NJ 08876

Progeria Event

Join us at Dean of Chess
Academy for a fun event to raise money for a great cause!!


April 22, 2012
9:00am – 1:00pm

Cedar Glen Shop Rite Plaza
3150 Route 22 West
Branchburg, NJ

Visit to register online to challenge Dean!

Dean of Chess Academy is hosting the Checkmate Progeria Challenge on April 22, 2012.

Come out and challenge International Chess Master, Dean Ippolito!  Dean will play simultaneously against 10 individuals/teams every hour from 9:00am until 1:00pm. A team can be made up of one, two, or three players.  There is a maximum of 3 players per team.  Any team that wins or draws against Dean will receive a special prize. There will be door prizes and giveaways every hour. Please let any of your chess playing friends or students know about this fun event.

Each participant can play alone or with one or two teammate(s).  The entry fee is $35 per person (a team of 3 will cost $105).  Entry is free for any person or team who raises more than $250.

Each individual or team is encouraged to seek sponsors for their attempt. We are offering the following prizes for sponsorship:

  • Any team raising over $3000 will receive free classes at the Dean of Chess Academy or in one of our participating schools for 6 months.
  • Any team raising over $1000 will receive a king membership to the Dean of Chess Academy for 1 year ($360 value).
  • Any team raising over $750 will receive entry into all Dean of Chess Academy tournaments for 1 year.
  • Any team raising over $500 will receive a pawn membership to the Dean of Chess Academy for 1 year ($120 value).
  • Any team raising over $100 will receive a membership or a one-year extension ($50 value).

All members of a team will receive the prize(s) that the team earns.

Each team must be present at the starting time to play. Teams will choose a team captain to make the final move, but all players may discuss which move is best. Each team must move once Dean is in front of them. Each team will receive one 'pass' which means Dean will skip that board and go to the next. Teams cannot pass more than once.

Progeria is a rare, fatal and genetic condition which currently affects 90 children in the world. Most people know of it as the rapid aging disease. Children with Progeria age many times faster than average children. One of Dean’s best friends from childhood has a niece who is one of these children. Zoey is currently 2 years old but will face a life challenged by age-related problems, including growth failure, loss of body fat and hair, aged skin, hip dislocation, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Her life expectancy at this time is 13 years. She and her family have been doing all they can since the diagnosis to bring awareness of the disease to the general public. They have organized many charity events and have helped to raise over $840,000 since Zoey's diagnosis in just over two years for the Progeria Research Foundation.

If you cannot attend, please consider making a tax deductible donation at

Thank you for your support!

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