Ben Ascherman, Harvard CC President, plays white vs Denys Shmelov, Dec. 4 2012
Tuesday evening, Dec 4, 2012, Denys Shmelov was part of a field of 16 players, 4 masters, and an average rating of 1979 and won the event with 13/5/16. Harvard graduate IM Marc Esserman came in 2nd with 13, having lost a key game to Harvard undergrad Jake Miller in Round 8. Miller came in 3rd with 12.5 points. Boylston Chess Club Champion Lawyer Times came in 4th with 11.5. And Harvard undergraduate Aaron Landesman, holding a difficult position with the black pieces, with 1 second on his clock (2 second delay) came in 5th.
Denys Shmelov (2499) is 2012 BCC Blitz Chess Champion
Tense encounter: Esserman holds Shmelov to draw with Black in Round 5
Boylston Chess Club Blitz Championship 2012, Round 2: Let there be Light.
The Spirit of Harry Lyman smiles down on group.
Results: Shmelov 13.5, Esserman 13, Miller 12.5, Times 11.5, Landesman 10,
Godin 9.5, Kaden 8.5, Salomon 7.5, Hare 7, Theil 7, Mevs, 6.5,
Ascherman 4.5 Lieberman 4, Wiegand 3, DiNosse 1, Stachowski, 1.
Prizes: 1st Denys Shmelov $40; 2nd Marc Esserman $20; U2190 Jake Miller $18; U2000 Douglas Hare $12
Young Max Wiegand (1619)--right-- plays BCC Champion 2012, Lawyer Times (2316) [0-1, Round 4]
Aaron Landesman holds a very difficult position to a draw
with 1 second on his clock (2 sec delay) vs Brian Salomon, Round 2
Denys Shmelov vs Gregory Kaden, 1-0, Round 6
NM Eric Godin prevails over Max Wiegand, Round 11
Doug Hare squeezed by Max Wiegand; Miller over Times.
Watching: l-r: Farzad Abdi, Greg Kaden, Ben Ascherman, Round 8
Doug Hare vs Cary Theil: draw, Round 6
Harvard Chess Club President, Ben Ascherman, plays under watchful gaze of Gary Kasparov
Boylston Chess Club, Somerville, MA USA. BCC Blitz Chess Championship 2012