Monday, July 25, 2016

August Quads


 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, August 6, 2016
Event FormatQuads
Time ControlG/65, d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members for pre-registration online by 9:00am day of event; $5 more at the door
Prizes$$80 First place in top quad, $$50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List 










Fischer Random Tournament




 
 
 
DateSaturday, August 6, 2016
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/15 d3
Entry Fee$15, $10 for players in Quads
PrizesBased on entries
RegistrationEnds at 6:55pm
Round TimesRound 1 at 7:00pm, rest ASAP
DescriptionFischer Random Chess - this is an evening event.
A random starting position will be generated before each round, all games in that round will use that starting position.
See Wikipedia for full rules and details of the variant.













August Thursday Night Swiss




 
 
 
DateThursday, August 4, 11, 18, 25
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90 SD/20 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $125, 2nd $75 U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List 












Summer Game 80



 
Date   Saturday, July 30, 2016
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes$240 based on 20 paid entries: Open $100-$60, U1800 $50-$30
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List









Monday, July 18, 2016

BCC $15 OPEN: 44 PLAY // BENNET PELLOWS PERFECT 4 - 0 TOPS IN OPEN SECTION // JOSHUA KELLER 4 - 0 / TAKES 1ST IN U1800 SECTION

BCC JULY $15 OPEN
OPEN SECTION
Bennet Pellows faces off with Nithin Kavi, Round 4.
Bennet scored a perfect 4 - 0 for clear 1st Place in the
Open Section and earned a +42 rating hike to 2208.  Bravo,
Bennet! This is the first time that Bennet's 
rating has gone over 2200. Nithin scored 3 points to move
his rating up +8 to 2146 and a share of 2-3rd place.
NM Chris Williams prepares his game against Bennet Pellows
in Round 3. This would be an all-out effort to win for both
players. In the end, Pellows emerged victorious and went
on to win the event in the Open Section.  Chris was 2-3rd
with 3 points.
Alan Song vs NM Chris Williams, Round 4.
Chris scored 3 points for a piece of 2-3rd place and
Alan scored 2.5 points for a share of 5-7th place.
Alan was +18 to 2007 (expert) rating for the event.
 Bravo, Alan!
FROM BOTH SIDES
 Nithin Kavi plays white vs NM Siddharth Arun, Round 3.
Nithin won this game and went on to score 3/4 in the Open Section.
 Lewis Tu, black vs Eddie Wei: draw! Round 4.
Both Lewis and Eddie scored 2.5 points on the day.
 Mateos Sahakian vs Derek Jin: draw! Round 2.
Mateos scored 2.5 points for 5-7th place in the event.
(background): NM Siddharth Arun, NM Chris Williams.
U1800 SECTION 
Josh Keller: 4-0 for 1st Place.
 
Josh Keller (right) plays black vs Tianna Wang in this
critical 3rd Round game. They both had 2 points.
Josh won this game and went on to score a perfect 4-0 to
clinch clear 1st place in the U1800 Section. Josh went from a
provisional ration of 1467 to a provisional 1657. Bravo Josh!
Tianna finished the event with 2.5 points.

 Vlad Jan Gaciu (right) plays white vs Arjun Girish in Round 2.
Vlad went on to score 3.5 points to secure clear 2nd place
in the U1800 Section. (background): David Martin.
ROUND 4 ACTION
Bob Oresick (orange) plays white vs. Ryan Wang. Bob won
this game to score 3 points and a share 3-4th place. Bob was
+1 to 1649 rating. Ryan was 50% with 2 wins and 2 loses.
Jonathan Hsu scored 3 points to share
3-4th place with Bob Oresick.
Jonathan played Bob in Round 3 and won!
So Jonathan and Josh each had 3 points
as they faced off in Round 4.
Josh Keller vs Jonathan Hsu, Round 4.
A win for either player would produce the winner of the
section. Josh won. So Josh won the section. Bravo, both!
A very highly competitive set of pairings for this event.
Josh was +190 to 1657 rating and Jonathan was +60 to 1585.
SCENES FROM THE HALL
 Josh Keller vs Jonathan Hsu; Vlad Jan Gaciu vs Boshen Li;
Tianna Wang vs David Martin; Ryan Wang vs Robert Oresick;
Lee Dailing vs John Martin; Mark Robert Neale vs Lawrence Tu.
(Back to camera): Red Shirt: Andrew Hoy sets up an extra game
between Brian Mureithi and Evan Wei. This was Brian's first
tournament game in which he notched a 1580 first provisional
rating. Bravo, Brian! Welcome to the tournament chess world.
Brian Mureithi vs Evan Wei. Brian faces off in his first
tournament chess game vs a 7 yr old veteran of 242 games.
Brian won the game for a 1580 provisional rating.
Bravo, Brian!
 Arjun Girish and Kelsey Liu, Round 4.
UNDER THE MEMORIAL PHOTO OF HAROLD DONDIS

Andrew Su plays Jason Xiong; Jiayun Liu, father of Kelsey Liu
plays Alexander Meng; Eric Feng v Arjun Girish;  Round 4.
Ryan Wang vs Jiayun Liu, father of Kelsey Liu, in Round 3.
 Baba Liu is playing his first USCF rated tournament:
bravo Jiayun!
Jiayun Liu plays Ryan Wang's sister Tianna Wang in Round 2.
U1800 Section
 
BROTHERS MARTIN
John Martin, brother of David Martin, first time
to BCC Cambridge. John was 50 percent 2/4.
Welcome, John, to BCC Cambridge!
Percy Yip, father of Carissa Yip, plays David Martin,
brother of John Martin, in Round 2 of $15 Open, 
U1800 Section. David scored 2.5 points on the day.
TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION:
Bernardo Iglesias, Chief TD

Andrew Hoy, President of the BCC, assists Bernardo Iglesias
down the home stretch.
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Summer Training Clinic II





with
NM Ilya Krasik


DateMonday July 25 
through 
Thursday July 28
Event FormatScholastic clinic
Entry Fee$199 before July 15, then $249
Round Times9am - 12:30pm, July 25 - July 28
Description
Chess clinic led by NM/LM Ilya Krasik. 

For advanced beginners and intermediate players (U1500). E-mail instructor to see if your child would be a good fit for this clinic. (ilyakrasik@gmail.com)



Ilya Krasik is an experienced instructor, life master, and founder and head coach of N.E. Chess School, and Manage of Boston Blitz, part of the United States Chess League. He has taught chess professionally for 13 years. recognized for outstanding achievement by RI Senate, 2011 for coaching many juniors to state titles, some of whom are already National Masters themselves. Coach of the Cabot School's state title winning team in March 2016 Hurvitz Cup.


Clinics will be both serious and fun. Students will get homework and before/after personal evaluation. Tactics, Strategy, Openings, Middlegame, and Endgame strategy. Bughouse, Blitz challenges/tournaments, history of modern chess. Prizes and much more.


BCF membership required (for juniors $120/year or $67 for six months; for families $180/year or $100 for six months)


Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List






 Register Online Now




Photos from Ilya's Clinic I











Legends of Chess: Judit Polgar



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, July 23, 2016
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d10
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $125, 2nd $75 U1800 1st $70, 2nd $30;$20 guaranteed top female bonus prize, $40 guaranteed mixed doubles bonus prize
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionMixed doubles prize for best male/female 2-player team combined score. Team average rating must be under 1800, based on July 2016 rating supplement.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List











Friday Night Action




DateFriday, July 22, 2016
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/25 d5
SectionsOne Section
Entry Fee$40, $30 for BCF members
Prizes$150-$100-$50, U2200 $50 based on 19 paid entries
Registration6:30pm - 6:55pm
Round Times7:00pm, 8:15pm, 9:15pm, and 10:15pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List










Thursday, July 14, 2016

$15 Open













Register online now and you can lock in the $15 entry fee.  
It is is easy and will make for a speedier start to the event.
If you change your mind, it is easy to cancel.

DateSaturday, July 16, 2016
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d10
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














Monday, July 11, 2016

BCC: BRANDON WU REACHES USCF MASTER RATING MILESTONE // TORNADO 124 // ROUND 3 // 2201 //

BRANDON WU: USCF MASTER 2201

NM Brandon Wu: BCC $15 Open, $15 Open, June, 2016.
 Brandon Wu plays Soren Pedersen in May Spring Thaw 2016

3-STEP ROAD TO US MASTER RATING:
1. In a field of 225 in the U2200 Section of the
World Open, Philadelphia, 2016, Brandon finished
10-15th with 4 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss! Bravo, Brandon!
This performance got him from 2192 to 2199!
2. Waltham, MA Chess Club, Summer Open
(Game 45/5sec delay); 18 players, one section,
10 Rounds: Brandon registered for 4 rounds and
won 2 games for 3 points but no rating change:
2199 to 2199 . . . 
3. Boylston Chess Club Tornado #124, 24 players
in 2 sections; Brandon joined the event in Round 3,
won his game vs Brian Zijian Yin (1815)
and withdrew from the event with a 2201 rating,
up +2; from 2199 to 2201! Bingo!
CONGRATULATIONS: BRANDON WU
MAY YOU CONTINUE TO REACH NEW CHESS HORIZONS
AND CONQUER HIGHER CHESS HONORS AND TITLES

Brandon began his USCF career at MeteroWest 4SS 5 section event with 98 players;
in the U1400 section with 26 players, on 6/26/2012: Brandon finished with 2 points sharing
9-16th place for his first rating of 451. Brandon's first BCC event was July Grand Prix, 2012, 21 players, 2 sections. Brandon played in the U1600 Section where he scored 3 points to share 1-3rd place and a rating hike of +100 788 to 888. From that point, Brandon consistently participated in most every BCC Saturday event from 2012 to date. 
Brandon will be 13 yrs old on August 7, 2016: "happy birthday, Brandon . . . !
Keep your eye on the 8th rank . . ."

 PHOTOS/TEXT: STEVE STEPAK