Tuesday, May 19, 2015

vigorito lecture and simul




Lecture and Simultaneous Exhibition







Psychological Insights 
on 
Beating a Higher Rated Opponent


 Tuesday, June 2
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM




IM David Vigorito





IM David Vigorito, highly renowned chessplayer, instructor, and author, will speak on the basis of personal experience and success about various strategies for approaching games against higher-rated players. He will demonstrate how he applies these principles in his own play. The lecture will be interactive, with questions from the audience welcome. 


Time permitting, a question and answer session, open to any chess-related discussion, will follow. 


Finally, IM Vigorito will play a simultaneous exhibition against the audience members.


A buffet dinner will be provided for all attendees.







IM David Vigorito


  • highly experienced trainer of scholastic tournament players and has coached players of all levels up to and including Grandmasters
  • ·author of eight highly acclaimed chess books
  • ·USCF 2517; FIDE 2422
  • 2007 Massachusetts Champion
  • 2009 and 2012 New England co-champio
  • former state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada
  • player and manager of New England Nor’easters, U.S. Chess League 2010 Champions






Admission:      $15 BCF members, $25 non-members


Location:         Boylston Chess Foundation

    40 Norris St., Suite B103

     Cambridge, MA 02140

Phone:             470 223-1919

E-mail:             boylstonchess@gmail.com






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 Job listing for chessplayer
 
 
Job listing for chessplayer for Faneuil Hall
 
 
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is seeking a chess enthusiast to manage weekly blitz tournaments outdoors at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. 
 
Hours would be from 5pm - 7;30pm on Thursdays. 
 
Individual would be responsible for setting up and breaking down equipment; explaining rules to players and passers by; and managing the event. 
 
Event would run from 5:30pm - 7:00pm through August (or as long as there is adequate daylight).

Weekend hours or special events may be added over the course of the summer.

The weekly event, and therefore the shift, will be canceled in case of rain.

Compensation is $12/hour.

Please send resume and two references to Holly Masek, hmasek@brvcorop.com, if interested. 
 
We would like to run the first even on June 4.

Monday, May 18, 2015

BCF special naming ceremony

 
You're Invited to a 
Special Event at the BCC:
Naming Ceremony

Dear friends,

Please join us on Saturday, June 20, at 1:00 PM, for a special naming ceremony at the Boylston Chess Club. On this day, we will be permanently naming our playing hall the Harry Lyman Room, and our skittles area the Mark Fins Room. 

NM Harry Lyman   
photo: Steve Stepak
To mark the event, we will be joined by supporters Harold Dondis and Mark Fins. 
 
Harold Dondis    
photo: Steve Stepak

 
Mark Fins  
photo: Steve Stepak
 
Harold and Mark have been very generous to our Foundation, and were instrumental in helping us move to our new home.

Refreshments will be served, including cake. I look forward to seeing you there!

For the BCF Board,
Carey Theil

BCC $15 OPEN: 27 PLAY // WILLIAMS / YIP / TERRIE / KAVI // MARTIN / LI / MORTON U1800 // NEW FACES ABOUND

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB $15 OPEN
FINGERING: SHOULD BOBBY FISCHER
HAVE ENJOYED A 2ND CAREER
AS A CONCERT PIANIST?
TOO BIG TO FAIL
Nithin Kavi plays black vs NM Chris Williams, Round 3.
Chris scored 3 points, good for a share of 1-4th place,
and earned a +9 to 2328 rating. Bravo, Chris!
BCC JUNIOR STAR SHINES
Nithin Kavi scored 3 points to take a piece of
1-4th place and a +23 to 2099 rating. Bravo, Nithin.
IMPRESSIVE CONSISTENCY
NM Carissa Yip, 11, plays solid chess with 2 wins,
a draw and a half point bye for 3 points and
a share of 1-4th place, and a +5 to 2257 rating.
MASTER CLASH
 
NM Hal Terrie essays a win with white over NM
Eric Godin in Round 3. Hal scored 3 points to
take a share in the 1-4th pile-up for the top spot,
and a +12 rating to 2212.  Bravo, Hal!
U1800 SECTION
THE MAN IS BACK
David Martin is back from his winter hibernation
and he is up to his old winning ways, scoring 2 wins
and 2 draws for 3 points and a share of 1-3rd place,
and a +3 to 1804 rating. Bravo, David!!
TALENT + TRAINING
Boshen Li is a silent force of the U1800 Section.
In this event, Boshen scored 3 wins, 1 loss to
tally 3 points and a piece of 1-3rd place, and a
+34 to 1651 rating. Bravo, Boshen!!: a product
of natural talent and the FM CHRIS CHASE
CHESS TRAINING PROGRAM.
REUNION
Todd Morton and I explored the secrets and
beauty of chess in Harvard Square, Au Bon Pain
outdoor cafe chess scene in the mid 1990s when
he was just a young lad. Today he is all grown up
and returns to the BCC from his last event which
was the November QUADS, 2002. Todd scored
3 wins (loss to David Martin, in Round 1) to
share 1-3rd place in the U1800 Section. 
Welcome back, Todd!
PHOTOS AROUND THE 
TOURNAMENT HALL
Andrew Luff, black vs Jason Tang. Andrew last visited the
BCC in 2013, playing in the September Grand Prix.

Todd Morton defends with black in Round 4, vs Skyler Zhou.
(background): Bob Oresick & Dustin Liang; 
Ed Chiu & Charles Bing.
BCC Veteran Arthur Nugent returns to chess after 
his winter break to score 2/4 in the Open Section.
Welcome back, Arthur!
FATHER / SON
1st tournament at the BCC: Rajanna Heggadahalli
Welcome, Rajanna!
Bharath Heggadahalli, Open Section.
Bharath Heggadahalli, son of Rajanna, faces off with Arthur
Nugent in Round 2. (top left) Mike Griffin v NM Hal Terrie.
This is Bharath's 53rd chess tournament, the 1st at the BCC.
Welcome, Bharath!
Scott Henry Menke, southwest to Cambridge,
1st time at the BCC; welcome, Scott !!
(right): Andrew Luff
Scott Menke vs NM Benedict Smail, Round 1.
THE GENERAL PLAYS CHESS
NM Carissa Yip, black vs Terrence Fricker, Round 2.
Nithin Kavi vs Terrence Fricker, Round 4.
Andrew Luff, black vs Scott Menke, Round 4: draw!
[Andrew is also a Go player!]
Expert Arthur Nugent plays black vs NM Carissa Yip, Round 3.
 
Skyler Zhou plays white vs Seth Lieberman, Round 1.
(background): Dustin Liang plays Ed Chiu (yellow hat)
David Martin; Todd Morton; Mr. Liang (Dustin's dad, standing)
Dustin Liang (1693) first tournament @ BCC.
Welcome, Dustin.
Charles Bing, black vs Ed Chiu: full point to Charles: Round 4.
Bravo, Charles! (background): Brenda Scully (standing)
Dustin Liang vs Bob Oresick; David Martin vs Boshen Li
IMPRESSIVE SCORE
Harold Dondis, Esq. takes his hat off to young chess talent
Boshen Li in this Round 3 game which Boshen won.
At the same time, Harold was impressive with 2.5/4,
going home in the last round as he usually does.
CHESS PHOTO OF THE DAY
Veteran David Martin scores early vs Todd Morton in
Round 1.  Todd bounced back for 3 wins in a row to share
1-3rd place with David and Boshen Li. Good Show to you all!
BERNARDO IGLESIAS, TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK
Steve Stepak, BCC Cambridge  Photo: Antonio Scali
PS
CHESS TABLES AT AU BON PAIN CAFE
 BCC player NM Eric Godin enjoys a good move and tells an
interesting story at Table 1, in Harvard Square, Cambridge.
NM Chris Williams invites you to challenge 
him to a chess game, as a warm-up for the
Mass Open (state championship) in Marlboro
this coming Memorial Day Weekend!
[The Plaza of Au Bon Pain Cafe, Harvard
Square, Cambridge] See you there!
PPS
No scheduled events at the BCC
on May 23, 24 or 25. 
Friday Night Blitz is on for May 22!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sunday Scholastic




Sunday Scholastic



Sun, May 17, 
 
10am – 3pm
 
 
 
 
 
40 Norris St, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA (map)
 

Sections: 
8 and under; 
11 and under; 
14 and under. 
 
4SS. G/30, USCF Rated. 
 
Registration: 10:00 – 10:20am in suite B101. 
 
Rounds: 10:30, 11:50, 1:00, and 2:10pm (parents and other children not allowed in playing room during the rounds). 
 
Lunch: 11:30 to 12:00pm. 
 
EF: $20, $15 to BCF members. 
 
Trophies: for 1st & 2nd in each age group. 
Medals: for 3rd in each age group. 
The very popular chess pencils to all! 
 
USCF Membership required. 
All USCF rules will be in effect: time controls; touch move, score keeping, good sportsmanship, etc. 
 
New and unrated players welcome!