Monday, January 14, 2019

Boylston Chess: January Scholastics

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


DateSunday, January 20, 2019
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under, 8 & Under, and Non-USCF
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance.
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-USCF section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Description14 & Under and 8 & Under sections are USCF rated, and USCF membership is required. The Non-USCF section is open to all players who are no more than 14 years old (both rated and unrated players), and will not be rated by the USCF; thus, USCF membership is not required for the Non-USCF section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List













Boylston Chess: Polar Vortex

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


 
USCF Grand Prix  
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, January 19, 2019
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance. Free entry for 2300+ rated BCF members, but entry fee deducted from won prize.
Prizes$$400 Guaranteed: Open 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 U1900 1st $100
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionUS CHESS GRAND PRIX EVENT!
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6

In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List













Tuesday, January 08, 2019

7TH ANNUAL BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS 2019: IMPRESSIONS BY STEVE STEPAK


7th ANNUAL 
BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS
Boyd M. Reed, Chief TD
Robert D. Messenger Chief Assistant TD
press here for crosstables: 
http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201901066442-12659519 

IM Denys Shmelov (top)
Round 5: NM Siddharth Arun 
 NM Chris Williams
NM Professor Timothy Sage writing . . .  
Natasha Christiansen vs David Milliern (upper left)
NM Alan Song; blue stripes
David Katzman (right)
massive endgame
serious planning . . .
on the mouth . . . 
BCC talent
 opening strategy
Dr. Bob Oresick wins with black . . .
BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS 
2019 BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP
Blitz: 1st: Rubens Cezila, Jr.; 2nd: Brian Salomon
setting the stage
 nice !
 Tony C BCC photograher (left)
 BCC regulars: NM Nithin Kavi vs Soren Sandmann Pedersen
Skittles at lunch . . . 
 Chess is in the details . . . 
Look and learn . . .
Leonard ! with white . . . 
 the chess ship
 super glasses . . . 
Boston: Home of the Red Sox 2018 World Series Champions
locking horns . . . 
Final Exam
Boston Financial District from the East
Big Set . . . big thoughts . . .
winning position . . . 
 Former BCC Champion NM Lawyer Times, Round 5
on the move . . .
thinking!
 
The Venue: Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Hotel at Logan Airport
270 Participants
HOMEWARD BOUND
 MBTA Blue Line
 PHOTOGRAPHICS:
STEVE STEPAK 

Monday, January 07, 2019

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

 
 
 
 
DateSunday, January 13, 2019
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into groups of 6 by rating, to the extent possible.
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45 pm, 5:00pm
DescriptionOpen to all players born in 1998 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List













Boylston Chess $15 Open

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr

 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, January 12, 2019
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$15 in advance, $30 at door, $20 for BCF members at door. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from prize won.
Prizes$$300 Guaranteed: Open: $150-$50, U2000: $60, U1500: $40
Registration9:15am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionOPEN TO FIRST 56 PLAYERS TO REGISTER; no refund of advance entries.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be combined
In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List














Monday, December 31, 2018

Tony Cortizas, Jr. - The End - 2018 New England Chess Archive Gallery




The End - 

2018 New England Chess

Archive Gallery

by

Tony Cortizas, Jr.







Here is gallery of chess photos I took during the 2018 year, a survey rather than a best-of collection.

The last event I photographed was September’s Harvard Open. I have permanently retired the chess camera — 30K+ photos taken since 2000 are enough.  I leave the local chess photo field to the smartphone crowd.

 Tony
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 Editors note:  

Below are a few of my favorites, but please view the entire gallery with many more great photos and identification information as well.

Tony, I understand your desire to turn away from the camera after decades, but we have been blessed to have you capturing the joy of the  New England chess community with your spectacular photography.  Thanks.      rjo

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