Monday, September 14, 2020

Boylston Chess: Understanding the Openings - Queen's Gambit Declined - Fri Sept 18

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateFriday, September 18, 2020
Entry Fee$100 for 6 weeks, $20 for 1 week
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionFeel like you know the Opening Principles but rarely develop a plan in the Middlegame? When your opponent deviates from the Main Line, do you break into a cold sweat? Do you spend hours on tactics puzzles only to find that the quiet moves are killing you?

This is the class for you! NM Andrew Hoy and Class-A club player John Hardin are offering a brand-new, six week course on Understanding the Openings.

Each week, we will take an intensive look at one particular opening, focusing on

Typical Pawn Structures
Major Plans
Routine Tactics & Traps
Famous Games

After an hour of lecture, all students in the class will be invited to a private thematic tournament hosted on LiChess dedicated to exploring that week’s opening in a series of contests. John and Andrew will participate and add commentary to the tournament games, so every student gets a chance to gain both individual feedback and experience from their play.

The official class will run for two hours, but students are welcome to continue playing and exploring the opening together as long as they wish.

Classes are scheduled for Friday evenings, 7-9pm EDT. The current schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 18th -- Queen’s Gambit Declined

Friday, September 25th -- Caro Kann, Slav, Scandinavian

Friday, October 2nd -- King’s Indian Defense

Friday, October 9th -- Ruy Lopez

Friday, October 16th -- French Defense

Friday, October 23rd -- Sicilian Defense

Registration will be capped at 16 students per class.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Boylston Chess: Understanding the Openings

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateFridays, Sept. 18 - Oct. 23
Entry Fee$100 for 6 weeks, $20 for 1 week
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionFeel like you know the Opening Principles but rarely develop a plan in the Middlegame? When your opponent deviates from the Main Line, do you break into a cold sweat? Do you spend hours on tactics puzzles only to find that the quiet moves are killing you?

This is the class for you! NM Andrew Hoy and Class-A club player John Hardin are offering a brand-new, six week course on Understanding the Openings.

Each week, we will take an intensive look at one particular opening, focusing on

Typical Pawn Structures
Major Plans
Routine Tactics & Traps
Famous Games

After an hour of lecture, all students in the class will be invited to a private thematic tournament hosted on LiChess dedicated to exploring that week’s opening in a series of contests. John and Andrew will participate and add commentary to the tournament games, so every student gets a chance to gain both individual feedback and experience from their play.

The official class will run for two hours, but students are welcome to continue playing and exploring the opening together as long as they wish.

Classes are scheduled for Friday evenings, 7-9pm EDT. The current schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 18th -- Queen’s Gambit Declined

Friday, September 25th -- Caro Kann, Slav, Scandinavian

Friday, October 2nd -- King’s Indian Defense

Friday, October 9th -- Ruy Lopez

Friday, October 16th -- French Defense

Friday, October 23rd -- Sicilian Defense

Registration will be capped at 16 students per class.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess: BCC 5/5 Online #9

 

 BCC 5|5 ONLINE #9  

 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, September 12, 2020
Event FormatArena, 1-hour
Time Control5|5
Entry FeeFree entry
Registration1:00-2:00 PM
Round TimesRound 1 @ 2:00 PM; others ASAP
DescriptionOnline tournament at chess.com, named 5|5 BCC ONLINE #9

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

 

Monday, September 07, 2020

Boylston Chess: BCC September Thursday Night Swiss Online

 


 BCC Sept.

Thursday Night Swiss 

Online 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateThursday, September 10, 2020
Event Format3SS, 1 lichess game per Thursday night set up by individual challenge
Time Control30|5
Entry Fee$25
Prizes$80-$60-$40 based on 10 players
Round Times6:30pm
DescriptionThe tournament will run for three weeks on lichess each Thursday at 6:30 PM. However, if two players need to reschedule a game, PROVIDED that they notify me in advance of Thursday, they may choose a time of their own agreement.

Pairings will be posted just after 6 PM on the Boylston CC website. The cutoff time for registration in time to play a Round is 6 PM. Any players who register subsequent to 6 PM will be skipped until the following week's Round.

Rating with USCF will be delayed by 72 hours after the completion of the tournament to give lichess time to ensure Fair Play was observed in all games.

Players must join Zoom during the event.

Meeting ID: 889 2891 8158
Passcode: 501277

Players must be current Members of USCF.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Boylston Chess: Weaver Adams & Reubens Landey - Onliune

 

 

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DateMondays:  Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 + 30
SectionsOne section
Entry Fee$20 for BCF members
PrizesWinners will receive club titles
Round Times7:15pm
Description
  • The annual club championships will be held online on lichess on Monday nights in September.            
  • Players must join a video call.
  • The four leaders in each section at the end of the 4 rounds will be invited to an OTB event for final places.
  • Online portion is not rated.
  • Pairings will be emailed to players on Monday afternoon.
  • Please register with your lichess username in the comments section.


The top four overall players and the top four players rated U1800 will be invited to play in the 4 person OTB playoffs for the championship title.  

A link to join the video call will be provided to registered players on Monday.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Boylston Chess: OTB Milestones Sunday

 

 OTB Milestones Sunday  

 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, September 6, 2020
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/45 d30
SectionsOne section, accelerated pairings may be used
Entry Fee$25, $40 for non-BCF members
PrizesNone; all proceeds will support the club
RegistrationOnline only - ends 9:30am September 6
Round Times10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm
DescriptionOver the board (OTB) event!

Limited to 8 players born in 1999 or earlier.
No spectators or accompanying persons permitted.

Must register online in advance by 9:30am on September 6, and must agree to COVID safety requirements (to be provided to registrants by e-mail). COVID safety requirements include complying with MA travel restrictions, wearing a mask indoors at all times, and maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other players and directors to the maximum extent possible. Players should bring own water and/or coffee, as none will be available onsite.
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Players will play on own designated boards, with opponents sitting offset from each other.

Free parking on Sundays!

**USCF membership required**
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

 

Boylston Chess: BCC 10/10 online #8

 

 BCC 10|10 ONLINE #8 

 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, September 5, 2020
Event FormatArena, 1-hour
Time Control10|10
Entry FeeFree entry
Registration12:30-1:30 PM
Round TimesRound 1 @ 1:30 PM; others ASAP
DescriptionOnline tournament at chess.com, named 10|10 BCC ONLINE #8

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Saturday, August 29, 2020

 


 

 
 
 
 
DateSunday, August 30, 2020
Event Format4SS on lichess.com (if enough players are enrolled at Round 1 start time)
Time ControlG/30 + 5
Entry Fee$10
Prizes$25-$20-$15 based on 10 players
RegistrationOngoing until the start of Round 3 on lichess
Round TimesRound 1 at 10:30 AM, rest ASAP after 5 minute break
DescriptionUSCF RATED! Only online USCF ratings will be impacted.

Players must register BOTH at the tournament website LiChess Registration (to be paired) and the BCF website tournament registration page (to pay).

Players must pay on the BCF website to receive the password to register on the lichess site. Contact TD at nicholas@xenophon98.com to receive the password.

Rating with USCF will be delayed by 72 hours after the completion of the tournament to give lichess time to ensure Fair Play was observed in all games.

Players must join Zoom during the event.

Meeting ID: 854 9227 2964
Passcode: 475094

Players must be members of the Team "Boylston Chess Club" on lichess.com, and must be a current Member of USCF.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Monday, August 24, 2020

Boylston Chess: BCC 15/2 Online #7

 

 

 
 
DateSaturday, August 29, 2020
Event FormatArena, 1-hour
Time Control15|2
Entry FeeFree entry
Registration12:30-1:30 PM
Round TimesRound 1 @ 1:30 PM; others ASAP
DescriptionOnline tournament at chess.com, named 15|2 BCC ONLINE #7

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

 

 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Boylston Chess: BCC 5/0 Online #6

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, August 23, 2020
Event FormatArena, 1-hour
Time Control5|0
Entry FeeFree entry
Registration2:30-3:30 PM
Round TimesRound 1 @ 3:30 PM; others ASAP
DescriptionOnline tournament at chess.com, named 5|0 BCC ONLINE #6

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Boylston Chess: Online Clinic with GM Larry Christiansen

 

 

 
with
 
GM Larry Christiansen  
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateWed, Aug 26, Thurs Aug 27, Fri Aug 28
   
                                                           
    
SectionsRegistration is limited to 12 players
Entry Fee$100 per day, $275 for all three days
Round Times10:00am - 2:00pm each day
DescriptionGM Larry Christiansen will lead a three day online clinic. Sessions will be held on Zoom. Lectures from 10:00am-11:00am, 11:15am-12:15pm, and 1:00pm-2pm each day.

Wednesday: King in the Center, Tactics and More Tactics, Instructive Attacking Games
Thursday: Opposite side castling, More Tactics, Blunderpalooza, and after hours blitz tournament!
Friday: King Hunting, Great Tactics!, Discussion on Exchange Sacs

Register here for all three days, or register for individual days.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Sunday, August 09, 2020

 

 BCC 3|0 ONLINE #5  

 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, August 9, 2020
Event FormatArena, 1-hour
Time Control3|0
Entry FeeFree entry
Registration2:30-3:30 PM
Round TimesRound 1 @ 3:30 PM; others ASAP
DescriptionOnline tournament at chess.com, named 3|0 BCC ONLINE #5

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

 

 

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Boylston Chess: BCC 3|0 ONLINE #4









DateSunday, August 2, 2020
Event FormatArena, 1-hour
Time Control3|0
Entry FeeFree entry
Registration3:45-4:45 PM
Round TimesRound 1 @ 4:45 PM; others ASAP
DescriptionOnline tournament at chess.com, named 3|0 BCC ONLINE #4

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Boylston Chess: 30/5 Rated #4



DateSunday, July 26, 2020
Event Format4SS (reduced to 3 Rounds if fewer than 8 players register)
Time Control30|5
Entry Fee$10
Prizes$25-$20-$15 based on 10 players (minimum 5 players needed by chess.com rules)
DescriptionUSCF RATED! Only online USCF ratings will be impacted.
Players must register BOTH at the tournament website Live Chess Registration (to be paired) and the BCF website tournament registration page (to pay).

No half-point byes, no reentry after withdrawal.

Rating with USCF will be delayed by 72 hours after the completion of the tournament to give chess.com time to ensure Fair Play was observed in all games.

Players must join Zoom during the event.

Meeting ID: 863 1991 9879
Password: 392744

Players must be members of the site "Boylston Chess Club - USCF Rated" on chess.com. To join, a player must fill out and submit this form one time:
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List



Friday, July 24, 2020

Boylston Chess: Larry C Virtual Chess Skittes Room

photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.  Pillsbury Lecture,   2019 BC (Before Coronavirus)



Larry C 
Virtual Chess Skittles Room 

for Boylston Players and Friends


photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.  Pillsbury Lecture, 2019 BC (Before Coronavirus)


GM Larry Christiansen 

will present a 

free virtual lecture/chat

 

Saturday    August  15  at   6-7 pm



for Boylston Chess players and friends




LarryC  virtual skittles room for Boylston players and friends 
will feature tactics and instructive games.


 Just follow this link 3 pm:   
twitch.tv/larrychr





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See some of Larry's games:  Larry C on chessgames.com


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Larry Christiansen 
at the 2002 U.S. Chess Championships
in Seattle, Washington
  
Larry M. Christiansen
 United States
 June 27, 1956 (age 63)
 born:  Riverside, California, United States
achieved title of:  Grandmaster (1977)
 FIDE rating:  2567  (April 2020)

Larry M. Christiansen (born June 27, 1956) is an American chess player of Danish ancestry.

He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1977.

Christiansen was the 
U.S. champion three times -
in 1980, 1983, and 2002.


He competed in the FIDE World Championship in 1998 and 2002, and in the FIDE World Cup in 2013.

Christiansen grew up in Riverside, California, United States. In 1971, he became the first junior high school student to win the National High School Championship. He went on to win three invitational U.S. Junior Championships in 1973, 1974, and 1975.

In 1977, at age 21, he became a grandmaster without first having been an international master.

Christiansen tied for first place with Anatoly Karpov at Linares 1981. He won the 2001 Canadian Open Chess Championship. He also won Curaçao 2008[1] and the Bermuda Open 2011.[2]

Christiansen played on the United States teams in the Chess Olympiad in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996 and 2002. He won the team silver medal in 1990 and the team bronze in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1996.[3]

Christiansen describes his playing style as "aggressive-tactical" and he lists his favorite opening as the Sämisch King's Indian.

Books

Friday, July 17, 2020

Boylston Chess: Online Qualifer #4






 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, July 18, 2020
Time ControlG/15 + 5
Entry Fee$5
PrizesWinner and top U1900 qualify for OTB event
RegistrationOnline registration ends at 12:30pm
Round TimesFirst round at 1:00pm, others start ASAP
DescriptionProvide lichess handle in comments field when registering.
Online tournament on lichess.org.
Must register here and also join lichess team.

Overall winner and top U1900 (USCF rating) qualify for a special (socially distant) OTB round robin.

Players must join a video call during the event.


Commentary on all of the games will be provided by titled players on twitch.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List