Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Pillsbury Memorial photos by Tony Cortizas, Jr.


Hi all,

Here’s a link to my Pillsbury Memorial tournament photo gallery.


Enjoy.

Tony Cortizas. Jr.

 
Pillsbury Memorial   Open Section

    1 | DENYS SHMELOV                   |3.5  |D   6|W  15|W  12|W   3|
   MA | 13433622 / R: 2511   ->2512     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2360   ->2370     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | NITHIN KAVI                     |3.5  |W  17|D   4|W  11|W   8|
   MA | 14212491 / R: 2192   ->2227     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2041   ->2086     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | ALEXANDER IVANOV                |3.0  |W  16|W  13|W   8|L   1|
   MA | 12513936 / R: 2564   ->2563     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2537   ->2528     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | CHARLES RIORDAN                 |3.0  |W   5|D   2|W  14|H    |
   MA | 12611870 / R: 2362   ->2363     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2240   ->2242     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | JERRY LI                        |3.0  |L   4|W  21|W  10|W   9|
   MA | 15391332 / R: 2024   ->2047     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1924   ->1943     |     |     |     |     |     |


 Below are a few photos of regulars at the Boylston who played in the Pillsbury.


Nithin Kavi. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.This is Nithin's first tournament win since becoming a national master.




Charles Riordan, Nithin Kavi. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.

Denys Shmelov. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.



Maxwell Chen, Jerry Li, Maxwell Zhao. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.

Robert Holmgren, David Martin. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.

Skyler Zhou. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.

Ryan Sowa. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.

Sharif Khater. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.
GM Alexander Ivanov. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.


Jason Tang. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.

Carissa Yip. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.

Robert Sullivan. Harry Nelson Pillsbury

Zubin Mohandas Baliga. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.
Lewis Tu. Harry Nelson Pillsbury 2016.






Monday, December 05, 2016

Smith-Morra Gambit thematic simul





IM Marc Esserman recently did a thematic simul in the Smith-Morra Gambit


Check out this video: 





BCC DECEMBER QUADS: RESOUNDING SUCCESS // 35 PLAY // ANDREW HOY / 1ST / QUAD 1 // SURAJ RAMANATHAN 1ST / QUAD 2 // MARK FINS / 1ST / QUAD 3 // CALVIN HORI 1ST / QUAD 4 // JOHN ARCHIBALD 1ST / QUAD 5 // NICHOLAS BELOUS / 1ST / QUAD 6 // ERIC FENG THE YOUNGER / 1ST / QUAD 7 // KELSEY LIU / 1ST / SMALL SWISS

BCC DECEMBER QUADS
QUAD 1
FINESSE!
NM Andrew Hoy writes as BCC Club Champion NM Carissa
Yip makes her move. This game was drawn!
Andrew took the prize with 2.5/3; Carissa, with 2 draws
and a win had to settle for 2nd, with 2/3.
NM Hoy v NM Yip.
EYE CONTACT
NM Hoy vs NM Yip: psych-out! Who's the boss?

QUAD 2
Suraj Ramanathan takes clear 1st in Quad 2.
Suraj Ramanathan plans his defense vs Derek Chubo Zhao.
Suraj scored a perfect 3-0 to win Quad 2.
QUAD 3
Mark Fins defends with black vs Eddie Wei, Round 2: draw!
QUAD 4
Calvin Hori, clinched 1st place in Quad 4
with a score of 2.5/3.
QUAD 5
 
John Archibald won Quad 5 with a perfect 3-0 and a
+87 rating increase to 1753. Bravo, Johnny !! Way'ta go!
QUAD 6
 PERSPECTIVE: FROM THE RIGHT
Nicholas Belous, left, on the defense vs Jason Xiong, Round 2.
Nicholas won the quad with 2/3 score, earning a +11
on his rating to 1633.  Bravo, Nick!
QUAD 7
Eric Feng: 1st Quad 7, 2.5/3.
Eric Feng the younger, black vs Kevin Liu, Round 2.
(background): Alan Lu, black vs Kelsey Liu.
Kelsey Liu, 3-0, takes clear 1st place in the Small Swiss.
Kelsey had a +71 rating increase to 1308.
Brava, Kelsey!
SCENES AROUND THE HALL
Zubin Baliga vs Natasha Christiansen, Round 1.
(background): Derek Chubo Zhao
Paul Mishkin, Esq. Vice President, BCC, plays 
Howard Goldowsky, Round 2.
 
Jerry Li vs Atul Kannan, Quad 2, Round 2.
Atul finished the day with 2/3 for clear 2nd place.
Bob Oresick, black vs Raymond Xu, Quad 6, Round 2.
(background): Seth Lieberman vs Mike Griffin.
Brandon Wu vs Michael Carey, Quad 1, Round 2.
Calvin Hori, black vs David Milliern, Quad 4, Round 2: Draw!
Mike Griffin, black vs Seth Lieberman, Round 2.

TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION
BERNARDO IGLESIAS CHIEF TD
NM ANDREW HOY ASST. TD
NATASHA CHRISTIANSEN
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

GM Larry Christiansen - Intensive Two Day Clinic

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateThurs & Fri, December 29-30, 2016
Event Format9:00am - 4:00pm, Thursday & Friday
Entry Fee$200, $110 for one day
DescriptionThis two day clinic will feature GM Larry Christiansen, three time US Champion.

Lectures will be geared towards players rated at least 1400, but players of all levels may attend. The clinic is open to scholastic players at least 8 years old. Lunch will not be provided, there will be a lunch break between 12:00pm and 1:00pm.

BCF membership required (Junior $120/year or $67/six months; Family $180/year or $100/six months).
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List















December Educational Clinic K-12 ... Jacob Rasin



 
DateTuesday, December 27, 2016
Event FormatDecember 27, 28, 29, 30: 9:00am to 12:30pm each day.
Registration12/27th, 9:00am onsite
DescriptionThis program invites young chess players who already have a complete understanding of the rules of chess to come and develop their abilities. With a combination of lecture, question/answer and guided cooperative learning, the instructor will cover essential elements of the game: Tactics, Strategy, Openings, Middlegames, Endgames, Problems. Students will develop their memory, visualization ability, attention span, critical thinking skills, as well as their sense of fairness and good sportsmanship — all while having fun!

Who can join? School-age children, K-12, who are interested in improving at chess and maturing from motivated beginners to skilled intermediate players.

How much does it cost? Club membership is required for participation (Junior: $120/yr; $67/6 months; Family: $180/yr; $100/6 months). Participation fee: $160; $120 per child, if two or more per family. For first-time Club members, the fee is reduced to $125. Please make checks payable to the Boylston Chess Foundation and please pay on site.

Registration: Located in the renovated former Ellis School building, there is plenty of room at our pristine site. Reservation is not required. Just show up to unit B103, at 40 Norris Street the morning of the first day, before or around 9:00 a.m.! Use the right-side door of the building.

About the instructor: A master of the game and a Boylston Chess Club member for over 25 years, Jacob Rasin has been a professional chess teacher for over 35 years in the Soviet Union and the United States. 1978-1989, Jacob served as head coach at the Pioneers Palace of the Leningrad Province; 1982-1985, he had the additional assignment of training Soviet grandmasters and international masters. Since 1990, he has taught privately and at schools in the Boston area. His students have won dozens of scholastic state championships and medals, and more than ten national championships in various brackets. Jacob has directed the School Break Program since 1994.

For more information, call Jacob Rasin at home after 9pm (617) 783-6307; cell (857) 225-1297 or email boylstonchess@gmail.com

















$15 Open


 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, December 10, 2016
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$15 in advance, $30 at door, $20 for BCF members at door
Prizes$225 based on 25 paid entries: Open: $110-$75, U1800 $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List  












New chairs

The BCF purchased new replacement chairs.

At Saturday's Quads volunteers pitched in to assemble them:

(The assembly fee on Amazon was $100 / chair ...)

Thanks.




Monday, November 28, 2016

BCC 2 DAY EVENT: THANKSGIVING PREMIER IN 2 SECTIONS // 33 PLAY // NM CARISSA YIP PERFECT 4-0 / 1ST / OPEN // DAVID MILLIERN / LEWIS TU / JOE RAY / JONATHAN HSU / JOHN ARCHIBALD 1-5TH ! //

BCC THANKSGIVING PREMIER
IN 2 SECTIONS
OPEN SECTION
NM Carissa Yip, making a plan. Round 1.
vs Maxwell Zhao, takes event with perfect 4-0.
+15 to 2319 rating!
NM Carissa Yip vs Maxwell Zhao, Round 1.
NM Carissa Yip vs Maxwell Zhao, Round 1.
Max finished the event with 1.5 points.
MID-STREAM
Yip v Zhao, Round 1.
NM Farzad Abdi v Bernie Xu, Round 1.
Farzad tied 2-3rd with Jason Tang with 3 point out of 4.
Bernie was 1/4 on the day.
Jason Tang vs Mark Fins, Round 1.
Jason scored 3/4 to share 2-3rd place with
NM Farzad Abdi. 
Eric Feng, black vs Natasha Christiansen, Round 1.
Both Eric and Natasha scored 2.5 point to share 4-5th place.
U2000
David Milliern, black vs Joy Cao, Round 1.
David scored 3 points to share 1-5 place with
Lewis Tu (blue top, above right), Joe Ray, Jonathan Hsu and John Archibald.
Joy scored 2 point out of 4 for a solid 50 percent!
Dr. Chase Yarbrough, MD, resident in pediatrics and internal 
medicine at Boston Children's Hospital keeps his mind sharp 
with a little tournament chess. Here he is playing black, vs Joe Ray 
who scored 3 points to share 1-5 place in the U2000 Section. 
Dr. Yarbrough was 2 for 4 on the day.
Kelsey Liu vs Lawrence Tu; Samuel Gloss, black, vs
John Archibald; Jonathan Hsu vs Evan Wei, Round 1.
John Archibald and Jonathan Hsu scored 3 points each,
to share in the pile-up of 1-5th place.
(background, standing): Zubin Balgia.
SCENES AROUND THE HALL 
Calvin Hori vs Alex Yu, Round 1.
Bob Oresick, white vs Max Sunog, Round 1.
Joy Cao, U200 Section, Round 1.
CHIEF EVENT TD: PAUL HODGDEN
CHIEF ASSISTANT TD: NATASHA CHRISTIANSEN
                                                                                             Photo: David Martin
Zubin Baliga vs Steve Stepak
PHOTOS OF EVENT: STEVE STEPAK