The Boylston Chess Foundation Lecture Series continued this past
Saturday with an exciting visit from GM Leonid Kritz, who offered a
Tactical Thunderstorm, exploring some wild positions with the attendees.
Boylston was also thrilled to welcome GM Kritz's wife, GM Nadezhda
Kosintseva, and their good friend, and longtime friend of the Boylston,
GM Eugene Perelshteyn.
The first Earth Day happened on April 22, 1970. Established by Gaylord Nelson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, to focus attention on and duty to preserving a healthy, sustainable environment. In the spirit of this concept, the BCC held a 32 player 4 round Swiss, in 2 sections: Premier and U1650. In a highly competitive field of 19 players, NM Carey Theil and Expert Jesse Nicholas tied for 1st place in the Premier Section with a score of 3.5 out of 4.
NM Carey Theil 3.5 points 1-2nd place in Premier Section.
Carey brought his rating over 2200 in this event, to 2204. Bravo Carey.
Keep up the good work.
Jesse Nicholas, 1-2nd with 3.5 points in Premier Section.
Jesse is fast heading towards the 2200 rating mark with 2156. Bravo Jesse.
A tense, calculating struggle in Round 3: Nicholas v Theil: draw!
NM Eric Godin 3-9th, Premier Section with 2.5 points.
Terrence Fricker, 3-9th, Premier Section.
Carissa Yip, 3-9th in Premier Section
Oliver Traldi 3-9th, Premier Section
Carissa Yip vs Seth Lieberman, Round 2: draw.
Lieberman also scored 2.5 points to place 3-9th in Premier Section.
Traldi vs Jerry Williams; Fricker vs Arthur Tang (also 3-9th in Premier Section)
and (back back): Kavi, black vs Dondis. Round 2.
Top Scholastic Players in Massachusetts Nithin Kavi vs Carissa Yip: draw!
Round 4 action. (background) Sandeep Vadlamudi vs Arthur Tang;
Terrence Fricker, black vs Jerry Williams.
Nithin Kavi, 3-9th, Premier Section; runner up, "best hat."
Harold Dondis, Esq. at 90+ scored +1 rating points in the Premier Section.
Harold won "best hat" of the event.
Long hard think: Gabriel Birzu plans his strategy vs a
The wisdom of chess: it doesn't seem that youth is a factor in the winning of the TNS (Thursday Night Swiss), a 4 round affair, played on each of 4 successive Thursdays of a month. The time-control is a very comfortable 40 moves in 90 minutes and then sudden death 20 minutes, to wrap things up with no adjournments. So it is no surprise that Eric Godin clinched clear first in a field of 18 in one section with 3 wins and a draw. Bravo Eric.
Eric Godin on the move in play with Walter Driscoll in Round 2.
Eric scored 3.5 points for clear 1st and Driscoll scored 2.5 for 3-5th
with Harold Dondis, and Terrence Fricker.
Daniel Schmidt, writing, scored 3 points for clear 2nd.
Dan is seen here playing Andrew Hoy who is also writing.
And yes, Harold Dondis, Esq. has the honor of winning the U1800 prize.
Harold is the oldest living amateur chess player in the World, at 90+ and is one of the
few people in the Greater Boston Area Chess Community who can claim to have won