Sunday, September 25, 2005

C is for Championship

It looks like it's going to be one of those crazy years at the BCC Championship. After a number of withdrawals both before and after the first round, the line-up for this year's championship has been significantly re-worked. Here is the current list of contestants:

FM Paul MacIntyre (2315)
NM Charles Riordan (2283)
NM Alex Cherniack (2279)
NM Vadim Martirosov (2239)
Carey Theil (1991)
Kyle Clayton (1888)
Natasha Christiansen (1810)

Several first round games need to be rescheduled to catch everyone up through two rounds (I'm not sure if they've taken place yet or not). I also suspect that the Klegon-MacIntyre game from Round 1 is not going to count in the standings. And if that isn't enough, apparently the MacIntyre-Theil encounter resulted in a forfeit win for Carey when Paul failed to show up for the game.

What are the standings at this point? Who knows.

I did get one second round game score from Bernardo. As you will see below, the weirdness continues as an encounter between two masters results in a 15-move miniature.

[Event "2005 BCC Championship"] [Site "Somerville, MA"] [Date "2005.09.19"] [Round "2"] [White "Martirosov"] [Black "Riordan"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteELO "2239"] [BlackELO "2283"] [ECO "A70"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 c5 4.d5 d6 5.Nc3 exd5 6.cxd5 g6 7.e4 a6 8.Bf4 b5 9.Qe2 Be7 10.e5 dxe5 11.Bxe5 Nbd7 12.Bc7

12...Qxc7 13.0-0-0 0-0 14.Qxe7 Re8 15.d6 Qa5 0-1

C is for, what's looking to be, a Chaotic and Crazy Chess Club Championship!

Related Posts: 2005 BCC Championship - 1st Round - Championship Season Redux

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