BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
GAME 80: IN 2 SECTIONS
Nithin Kavi (No. 1 14&U in MA) is in a happy mood.
He put in a good day's work winning his 3 games in the
80/SD event held at the BCC Saturday, September 26,
taking clear 1st place and the cash prize.
Nithin pushed his rating up +25 to 2141.
Here, Nithin is defending with black vs Carissa Yip
(No. 2 ranked 14&U in MA) in Round 2.
Carissa Yip was in a good mood, chatting with
Nithin Kavi before their Round 2 game, after
essaying a solid win vs Eric Feng Round 1.
Ross Eldridge who increased his rating for his accomplishment
(+11 to 1929). Eric finished the event with 2/3 to share 2-3rd
place with Professor Jerry Williams who also went 2 for 3,
increasing his rating +20 to1678. Bravo, Jerry!
Ross Eldridge: holds his own vs NM Eric Godin.
(background): Terrence Fricker and Tom Shneer.
Jason Tang plays Professor Jerry Williams, Round 1.
(background): Harold Dondis vs Brandon Wu.
Jason Tang scored 1.5 points for a +4 to 1989 rating.
Jason is ranked No. 2 for 11&U in MA.
THE GENERAL LEADS BY EXAMPLE
Terrence Fricker out-played young prodigy Niranjan Shankar
in a B33 Sicilian Defense, in Round 2 for a +6 to 1945 rating.
Fricker scored 2.5/3 and shared 1-2nd place with Tim O'Malley.
Niranjan scored 1/3 and was good for a +24 to 1520 rating.
WAKING UP IN THE MORNING: ROUND 1!
Tim O'Malley essayed the "Bird's" Opening (1. f4 . . . ),
as his 7 yr old opponent, Derek Jin followed with 1. . . . d5;
(ECO A03) Derek missed the strategic significance of his
knight on f6 and lost this game to a ferocious attack against
his king (minus the defense of the Nf6). A good learning
experience for the young lad, on his way to chess mastery.
Tim scored 2.5/3 to share 1-2nd place with Terrence Fricker.
(background): Richard Kahn vs Niranjan Shankar.
Tom Shneer played a solid game with white and took the full
point from Bernardo Iglesias, the event TD in Round 1. Tom
up't his rating +11 to 1627. Bravo, Tom! Both Tom and
Bernardo were 1/3 on the day.
Natasha Christiansen next to Brandon Wu (ranked
No. 3 11&U in MA) (background): NM Eric Godin.
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK
BERNARDO IGLESIAS, TD