Monday, November 30, 2020

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday - OTB in club

 

 Milestones Sunday 

 
 OTB in club

 
 
 
 
DateSunday, December 20, 2020
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/45 d30
SectionsOne section, accelerated pairings may be used
Entry Fee$40, $25 for BCF members
PrizesNone; all proceeds will support the club
RegistrationOnline only - ends 9:30am December 20
Round Times10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOver the board (OTB) event!

Limited to 8 players born in 1999 or earlier, or college students.
No spectators or accompanying persons permitted in tournament and skittles rooms.

Must register and pay online in advance by 9:30 am on December 20, and must agree to COVID safety requirements. 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 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!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Monday, November 23, 2020

Boylston Chess: Dec Thurs Night Swiss - online

 


December Thursday Night Swiss Online  

 
 
 
 
 
DateThursday, December 3, 2020
Event Format3SS, 1 lichess game per Thursday night set up by individual challenge
Time Control45|5
Sectionswill be determined based on the Ratings of the players who commit to play
Entry Fee$25
Prizes$120-$80 based on 10 players, but max prize payout $180-$120
Round Times6:30 PM (may be modified by agreement between two players)
DescriptionContact info: TD Nick Sterling. E-mail: nicholas@xenophon98.com. Text/cell: 781-733-0849.

If I do not have your e-mail and cell phone # already, please send those to me in case we have to contact each other.

If I do not have your lichess Username, please send that to me or include it in the comments in your Registration.

The 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: 896 2540 6901
Passcode: 111491

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

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday, OTB in club, Nov 22

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, November 22
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/45 d30
SectionsOne section, accelerated pairings may be used
Entry Fee$40, $25 for BCF members
PrizesNone; all proceeds will support the club
RegistrationOnline only - ends 9:30am November 22
Round Times10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm
DescriptionOver the board (OTB) event!

Limited to 8 players born in 1999 or earlier, or college students.
No spectators or accompanying persons permitted in tournament and skittles rooms.

Must register and pay online in advance by 9:30 am on November 22, and must agree to COVID safety requirements. 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 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!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Boylston Chess: Greg Hager Memorial

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, November 14, 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 November 14
Round Times10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOver the board (OTB) event!

Limited to 8 players born in 2004 or earlier.
No spectators or accompanying persons permitted in tournament and skittles rooms.

Must register and pay online in advance by 9:30am on November 14, and must agree to COVID safety requirements. 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 coffee, as none will be available onsite.
Players will play on own designated boards, with opponents sitting offset from each other.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List  

 

Monday, November 02, 2020

Boylston Chess: Election Blitz 5/0 online

 

 


 

 
 
 
 
DateTuesday, November 3, 2020
Event FormatArena, 1-hour
Time Control5|0
Entry FeeFree entry
Registration8:00-9:00 PM
Round TimesRound 1 @ 9:00 PM; others ASAP
DescriptionOnline tournament at chess.com, named 5|0 BCC ELECTION BLITZ

Work off the four years of election anxiety with an hour of gritty post-election blitz!

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, October 31, 2020

Boylston Chess: New Officers and Directors for 2020-2021

 

 BCF Board of Directors and Officers

2020-2021

 At the annual meeting, new officers and directors were elected for 2020-2021.

For general inquiries, please email boylstonchess@gmail.com

Officers

President
Andrew Hoy
Vice President
Paul Mishkin
Secretary
Jason Tang
Treasurer
Charles Slade

Board of Directors

  • Bernardo Iglesias
  • George Mirijanian
  • J. Timothy Sage
  • Alex Slive
  • Latanya Sweeney

Boylston Chess: Nov Thursday Night Swiss Online

 

 

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 BCC November

  Thursday Night Swiss 

Online  

 
 
 
DateThursdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 2020
Event Format3SS, 1 lichess game per Thursday night set up by individual challenge
Time Control45|5
Sectionswill be determined based on the Ratings of the players who commit to play
Entry Fee$25
Prizes$120-$80 based on 10 players
Round Times6:30 PM (may be modified by agreement between two players)
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: 882 8047 7343
Passcode: 111491

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

Thursday Night Swiss 

Online - 

11-05-2020 - 11-19-2020


Fellow Boylston Chess Club players,

Starting on Thursday 11-05-20 and running for 3 weeks through the Thursdays in November up to Thanksgiving, Boylston Chess Club is restarting the Thursday Night Swiss online.   One Round per Thursday per player at 6:30 PM.  Players paired with each other will set up a challenge on lichess and play individually.  Zoom will be REQUIRED for players on Thursday nights (but see below).

Here are the details:

1. Registration at https://boylstonchess.org/events/601/bcc-november-thursday-night-swiss-online.

2. $25 entry fee.

3. You must have a current Membership with USCF extending at least through December 2020.

4. If any player needs to miss a Thursday, they should contact BOTH his/her opponent AND ME to reschedule the game.  The two players may choose when to play and may need to set up a Zoom or Google Meet Meeting of their own if I cannot be there.

5. Pairings will be posted just after 6 PM on the Boylston CC website (https://boylstonchess.org/events/601/bcc-november-thursday-night-swiss-online). Therefore, 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, although reasonable accommodations may be made to include a late-registered player at the TD's discretion.


6. Either player may challenge their opponent on lichess.   The games should be RATED.   Both players are responsible for reporting the results to me accurately and promptly.  Zoom is REQUIRED (with screen-share or a camera view of the play area) for all players playing on Thursday night. All principles of Fair Play must be observed.  Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88280477343?pwd=WVpFZDJjSnRzaWxvcHpvY3M4RUZ1QT09

Meeting ID: 882 8047 7343
Passcode: 111491

7. The time control is 45|5.

8. If we have an odd number of players, I'll offer to play the bye player. This is recommended but not required.

9. The tournament is USCF-Rated. All games will be reviewed for Fair Play by lichess before being Rated by normal procedure. Players may also report to me REASONABLE suspicion of a Fair Play violation if they have cogent evidence; frivolous or defamatory claims may result in penalties. If a Fair Play violation is confirmed after the tournament is over, the offending player will forfeit any prize money due him. If the player commits the violation while the tournament is in progress, he will be ejected from the tournament. All claims MUST be shared with only me as Tournament Director PRIVATELY and must NOT be disclosed to any of the other players in the tournament unless I deem it necessary for extraordinary reasons.

10. If one player appears online but the other does not, reasonable attempts will be made to contact the missing player and play the game normally. If a player arrives more than 30 minutes late, the TD will deduct time off the clock mentally in excess of the first 30 minutes. If a player fails to show altogether, the game will be forfeit by that player. (Note: if the missed player makes reasonable efforts after the missed night to make up the game with his opponent, the TD reserves the right to annul a forfeit. Otherwise, the player will be liable to a $25 fine to reenter the tournament if he/she forfeits a game without reasonable explanation.) If both players fail to show, both will forfeit unless both approach me and can show extenuating circumstances.

11. In the event of a server-related timeout or unconscionable amount of lost time, reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule the game if it is shown that the timeout or time deficit was out of the losing player's control. Otherwise, a server-related timeout will count as a loss to the player who flagged.

12. Prizes are $120-$80 based on 10 players.   If we get a large enough of players, I may consider adding a third prize.

I hope to have many of you joining us. Thanks very much.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Boylston Chess Club
Tournament Director

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Boylston Chess: BCF Annual Membership Meeting

 



  BCF Annual Membership Meeting

Date
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Round Times
8:00pm
 
Description
On Wednesday, October 28, the Boylston Chess Foundation will hold our Annual Membership Meeting.

On this important night, we will conduct our annual election of Officers and Board Members. The meeting will start at 8:00 PM, and the election will be held shortly thereafter.

Details about virtual participation:
There will be a video meeting for all of the club members:

The meeting (the annual presentation part) will also be streamed on twitch.tv/boylstonchess.

The elections will be conducted with polls that will be linked within the google meet video call.


To be eligible to vote, you must be a member in good standing at the time of our Annual Meeting, and have been a member for a least one month at any time prior to the date of the meeting. Our membership vote is non-binding, and must be ratified by the current Board of Directors.

We hope that every member who is able to, participates in our annual meeting on October 28. Together, we can continue to strengthen our foundation and give it a bright future!

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday

 


 Milestones Sunday  

 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, October 11, 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 October 11
Round Times10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOver the board (OTB) event!

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

Must register and pay online in advance by 9:30am on October 11, 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!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Boylston Chess: BCC Thursday Night Swiss online

 

 


Thursday Night Swiss Online 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateThursday, October 8, 2020
Event Format4SS, 1 lichess game per Thursday night set up by individual challenge
Time Control45|5
Sectionswill be determined based on the Ratings of the players who commit to play
Entry Fee$25
Prizes$60-$50-$40 based on 10 players
Round Times6:30 PM (may be modified by agreement between two players)
DescriptionThe tournament will run for four 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: 882 8047 7343
Passcode: 111491

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

Boylston Chess: Quads

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, October 3, 2020
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/50 d30
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating; 2 quads maximum
Entry Fee$40, $25 for BCF members
PrizesNone; all proceeds will support the club
RegistrationOnline only - ends 9:30am October 3
Round Times10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm
DescriptionOver the board (OTB) event!

No byes or withdrawals from quads.

Limited to 8 players born in 2004 or earlier.
No spectators or accompanying persons permitted, neither in tournament room nor in skittles room.

Must register and pay online in advance by 9:30am on October 3, 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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Friday, September 25, 2020

Boylston Chess: Larry C Virtual Chess Skittes Room

 

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    Sept. 26   at   8-9 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

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Boylston Chess: Quads

 


 Quads  

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, October 3, 2020
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/50 d30
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating; 2 quads maximum
Entry Fee$40, $25 for BCF members
PrizesNone; all proceeds will support the club
RegistrationOnline only - ends 9:30am October 3
Round Times10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm
DescriptionOver the board (OTB) event!

No byes or withdrawals from quads.

Limited to 8 players born in 2004 or earlier.
No spectators or accompanying persons permitted, neither in tournament room nor in skittles room.

Must register and pay online in advance by 9:30am on October 3, 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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

 

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