Thursday, June 04, 2020

Boylston Chess: Online Sunday G/30





 
DateSunday, June 7, 2020
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/30 + 5sec
Round TimesFirst round at 11:00am, other rounds start ASAP
DescriptionG/30 swiss on lichess.org.
Tournament is UNRATED with the USCF.

Must join the Boylston Chess Club team on lichess before joining the tournament.

Tournament link: lichess.org/swiss/LwDBdrCf

Any questions during event, please ask on Discord.

Boylston Chess: G3, d 0 onlinw #3







 
 
DateSaturday, June 6, 2020
Event FormatUnrated 3|0 Arena, one hour
Time ControlG/3 | 0
SectionsOne section
Entry FeeFree entry
Round TimesFirst round at 1 PM, rest ASAP
DescriptionOnline tournament at chess.com, named BCC 3|0 ONLINE #3

Register for tournament online at
chess.com/live#r=212608

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

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.

Any questions during event, please ask on Discord.

If sufficient interest, a second one hour 3|0 Arena will be held at 2 PM, as well.



Monday, May 25, 2020

Boylston Chess: USCF-rated Swiss Tournaments online




USCF-Rated Swiss Tournaments online prep


Fellow Boylston Chess Club members,

I hope everyone is faring well in chess-at-home lockdown, and I look forward to offering USCF-Rated Swiss Tournaments for BCC on chess.com very soon.   However, there is a major step that must be completed by any player wishing to play in online Rated chess events on chess.com.

Any player who wants to play in a USCF-Rated online tournament here on chess.com needs to fill out this form one time: https://www.chess.com/news/view/uscf-member-authentication-9266. Once you have done so, please join the US Chess Members Only Club here: https://www.chess.com/club/uschess-members-only. After that you will be eligible to play in any USCF-Rated online tournament provided that you maintain a USCF Membership in good standing.

If you do not know your 5-digit PIN #, it is on your mailing label of your hard-copy Chess Life issue.  If you do not have that, you can request your PIN from USCF directly.

You may message me on chess.com (xenophon98) if you have any questions or suggestions.  Thanks and let’s help BCC have a big online presence on chess.com.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
BCC, Tournament Director

Monday, May 18, 2020

Boylston Chess: Online Saturday G/30




BCF Online Saturday G/30

Date
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Event Format
6SS
Time Control
G/30 + 5sec
Entry Fee
Free entry
Round Times
First round at 11:00am, other rounds start ASAP
Description
G/30 swiss on lichess.org.
Tournament is UNRATED with the USCF.

Must join the Boylston Chess Club team on lichess before joining the tournament.

Tournament link: lichess.org/swiss/Fmsg6F8J

Any questions during event, please ask on Discord.

Friday, May 08, 2020

Boylston Chess Club updates





Dear Chess Friends,

Hopefully everyone has been staying busy and healthy through this pandemic.  
I wanted to share a few updates with everyone about the Boylston Chess Club.  We will remain closed at least through the end of May.  We will have further updates after we see how the gradual reopening of Massachusetts is progressing.  

We are pleased to announce several online chess events in order to keep those chess skills honed.  GM Larry Christiansen has been hosting weekly lectures on twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/larrychr.  Tune in for the virtual chat and tactics study or catch up on past broadcasts.

Starting next week, there will also be a one-game per week Swiss tournament.  The time control will hopefully encourage more thought than the bullet and blitz games I'm sure we have all been playing.   

Finally, stay tuned for more information about rapid events hosted on chess.com over the upcoming weekends.  

Since the club has been closed for a couple of months now, the Board of Directors has decided to extend club memberships for all current members.  Once we know when we can start hosting over the board tournaments again, we will send more information about the extensions.  

In the meantime, hope to see you all online, and we all hope that you and your families are safe.

On behalf of the BCF Board of Directors,
Andrew Hoy

Boylston Chess: Online Weekly Swiss

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateStarts Monday, May 11th
Event Format6SS
Time ControlG/60 + 10
Entry Fee$5
PrizesNone
RegistrationRegister before 11:59pm on Sunday, May 10th
DescriptionOne round a week. Pairings will be emailed to players on Monday morning, and then players will schedule a time with their opponent and play online before Sunday night.
Unrated event with games played on lichess.org or chess.com. Must have a USCF ID to play.
Any questions email boylstonchess@gmail.com
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Monday, April 27, 2020

Boylston Chess: GM Larry Christiansen Virtual Chess Lecture / Chat on Twitch.TV


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    May 30    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






____________


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


 _____________









From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Christiansen0201 075.jpg
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, April 24, 2020

Future Masters: Combat Covid-19 Online Scholastic

Antique Selenus Bone Chess Pieces - www.ChessAntiques.com

Future Masters: 

Combat Covid-19 Online Scholastic


So one of my coaches Kishore Mosaliganti had this fantastic idea 
His idea is to have a scholastic fundraiser for CDC combats COVID-19 relief fund. Where we have  kids from our Academy get involved and actually organize this event. 
(Yi Wang just did something similar and had over 100 participants.)

Here is link to it on Maca website:


At least we are still all connected thru the internet. 

Lawyer


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Future Masters Chess Academy  
Event Location: Online via chess.com   [ Directions ]
Hotel Info: This is an online Tournament on Chess.com. See more instructions for registering and logging in at www.Futurechessmasters.com
Event Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time Control: Game 10. 5 round Swiss
Rounds Time: 6:00 pm and ASAP
Prize Info: All proceeds go to support CDC Foundation Covid-19 relief efforts https://give4cdcf.org/Winners receive free Trial Class to FMCA. If FMCA member wins they obtain 15 min private review of Combat Covid games
Inquiry: Ltimes@futurechessmasters.com    617 596 5856
Event Webpage: Www.futurechessmasters.com



Entry:   $5.00


Available till END OF DAY OF 5/14/2020.



Register Now! Over 1000 Under 1000. Under 500



Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Boylston Chess: GM Larry Christiansen Virtual Chess Lecture / Chat on Twitch.tv



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

Tuesday April 21 at 3-4 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


 _____________


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


 _____________

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Larry Christiansen
Christiansen0201 075.jpg
Larry Christiansen 
at the 2002 U.S. Chess Championships
in Seattle, Washington



Larry M. Christiansen

United States
BornJune 27, 1956 (age 63)
Riverside, California, United States
TitleGrandmaster (1977)
FIDE rating2567 (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


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Boylston Chess: GM Larry Christiansen virtual lecture/chat Tues 4/20 at 3pm

LarryChr Virtual Chess Skittles Room 
for Boylston Players and friends


GM Larry Christiansen 

will present a free lecture/chat today

Tuesday April 14 at 3-4 pm

for Boylston Chess players




LarryC Virtual Chess Skittles Room for Boylston Players and friends will feature tactics and instructive games.

 Just follow this link 4/14 at 3:  twitch.tv/larrychr


 _____________

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Larry Christiansen
Christiansen0201 075.jpg
Larry Christiansen at the 2002 U.S. Chess Championships in Seattle, Washington


Full nameLarry M. Christiansen
CountryUnited States
BornJune 27, 1956 (age 63)
Riverside, California, United States
TitleGrandmaster (1977)
FIDE rating2567 (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 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, April 10, 2020

Boylston Chess: LarryC Virtual Chess Skittles Room for Boylston Players and friends


LarryC Virtual Chess Skittles Room 
for Boylston Players and friends


GM Larry Christiansen 

will present a free lecture tomorrow,

Saturday, April 11 at 3-4 pm

for Boylston Chess players




LarryC Virtual Chess Skittles Room for Boylston Players and friends will feature 10x tactics and a nice, instructive game.

 Just follow this link tomorrow at 3:  twitch.tv/larrychr


 _____________

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Larry Christiansen
Christiansen0201 075.jpg
Larry Christiansen at the 2002 U.S. Chess Championships in Seattle, Washington
Full nameLarry M. Christiansen
CountryUnited States
BornJune 27, 1956 (age 63)
Riverside, California, United States
TitleGrandmaster (1977)
FIDE rating2567 (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 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



Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Cancelling events due to Coronavirus


Dear Chess Friends,

As Coronavirus Disease continues to spread, and as Massachusetts has declared a state of emergency, the BCF Board of Directors has met and decided unanimously to suspend operations. All tournaments and events for the remainder of March have been cancelled.

To be sure, there have been no reports that anyone affiliated with the club, or who has visited the club, has been infected or exposed to coronavirus. The decision to close the club is purely precautionary.

The Board of Directors will meet in early April to reevaluate in light of prevailing conditions at the time, and will decide and communicate its findings by way of update.

Anyone who has pre-registered for upcoming events or events in progress (i.e., the Thursday Night Swiss) will receive a full refund; separate emails will be sent with further details to registrants on an event-by-event basis.

We thank you all for your participation in the club. Trying times like these help put into perspective what an amazing community we have. I know we all look forward to getting through this challenge; and until then, see you online!

Andrew Hoy
President, Boylston Chess Foundation

Sunday, March 01, 2020

Boylston Chess: March Quads

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, March 7, 2020
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from won prize.
Prizes$80 First place in top quad, $50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM.
** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played **
** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List







Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Boylston Chess: March Thursday Night Swiss

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


DateThursdays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance. Club members rated 2200+ may play in the Thursday Night Swiss with no entry fee and no prize deductions.
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:15pm - 6:45pm. No credit card onsite payments.
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
** A current USCF membership is required.**
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List




Boylston Chess: Leap Day Open

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, February 29, 2020
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 BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from won prize.  
Prizes$$410 GUARANTEED: Open 1st $200, 2nd $90; U1900 1st $70, 2nd $50
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionIn accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section.
Rated players rated (live or relevant supplement) within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section, upon payment of a $10 play-up fee with registration; no refund of any pre-paid play-up fee will be given, even if live rating is higher than lower section maximum the day of the event.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List






Sunday, February 16, 2020

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


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DateSunday, February 23, 2020
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged in groups of 6 by rating, to the extent possible.
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOpen to college students and to all players born in 1999 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!

Free entry to BCF members rated 2100+ who register online by midnight of Friday, February 21. Specify "free entry" at checkout.

** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List






Boylston Chess: Legends of Chess - Jan Timman



banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

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Register Online Now
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DateSaturday, February 22, 2020
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from won prize.
Prizes$$240 guaranteed: Open $100 - $50, U2000 $50, U1500 $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionIn 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.
Sections with fewer than 8 players may be merged.
** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List