"OCTAD": GROUPING OF 8 BY RATING
BCC OCTADS SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
2 OCTADS + 1 SEXTET
CHAPTER ONE: 3 FACES OF ADAM
FM Chris Chase vs Nithin Kavi, Round 1
Veteran v Scholastic Talent
NM Mika Brattain vs FM Chris Chase, Round 1
Scholastic Star v Veteran
NM Eric Godin b v FM Chris Chase, Round 3
Veteran v Veteran
Godin placed 3-4th with 1.5 points
BCC Champion NM Lawyer Times plays black
vs Natasha Christiansen, Round 1.
Times placed 2nd with 2 points.
Carissa Yip vs Nithin Kavi, Round 3
Scholastic Talents face off . . .
Carissa shared 3-4th place with 1.5 points.
CHAPTER 2: CHESS TALENT EMERGES
Mateos Sahakian (right) plays Eddie Wei, Round 2.
Mateos scored a perfect 3-0 to capture 1st place.
(background): Natasha Christiansen, black v Nithin Kavi;
Carissa Yip, black v Carey Theil
(upper right): Terrence Fricker v David Martin
Tim O'Malley plays Jerry Williams
Terrence Fricker (right) plays David Martin, Round 2.
Terrence scored 2 points to take clear 2nd place.
(background): Jerry Williams v Tim O'Malley;
Jerry scored 1.5 points to share 3-5th place.
Richard Kahn vs Matthew Manzo.
Mike Griffin plays Chen Bai, Round 2.
Mike and Chen scored 1.5 points each for a share in 3-5th place
CHAPTER 3: A SEED OF TALENT GROWS
SEXTET (=GROUP OF 6)
Matthew Manzo (right) plays Steve Stepak, Round 3.
Matthew scored 2.5 points to take clear 1st.
Stepak shared 2-5th with Kahn, Behenna and Jin.
6 yr old Derek Jin plays black vs Ray Behenna: Draw!
Derek and Ray shared 2-5th place with 1.5 points.
Ray Behenna vs Richard Kahn, Round 1: draw!
Richard also scored 1.5 points to share in 2-5th place.
80/SD PROVIDES EXCITING ENDGAMES
CHASE V KAVI: the tension mounts!
BRATTAIN V CHASE: SHARP TECHNIQUE
Jerry Williams and TD Nathan Smolensky observe
A TIME TO RELAX BETWEEN ROUNDS
Ray Behenna reads the newspaper!
Professor Jerry Williams
wins "best dressed" award for
2nd time, running . . .
7 yr old Eddie Wei and his dad take a
screen break between rounds.
Eddie notched his rating up 11 points to 1627.
Lots of time to set up your game: BCC Octads, Round 2
Notice: nice wooden chess board!
BCC Octads: Round 2.
8 + 8 + 6 = 22 participants in this event
A special thanks to TD Nathan Smolensky
who handled the many tasks of
running the Octads and the Club