Sunday, February 16, 2014

BCC HOSTS $5 OPEN: ARTHUR TANG GOES 4 - 0 IN OPEN SECTION // HAUBRICH / BANAKUS 1st U1650 // 37 PARTICIPATE DESPITE SNOW / OTHER CHESS EVENTS // WELCOME NEW FACES / 3 NU STUDENTS SHINE // WINTER WONDERLAND CHESS / FEBRUARY THAW // TEMPS IN 40's FOR NEXT SAT GP//

OPEN SECTION
Arthur Tang: a force to be reckoned with: 
4 wins to 1st place.
Anil Marthi, black vs Arthur Tang, Round 2.
Anil scored 2.5 points to finish 4-5th.
Arthur Tang plays black vs Nathan Smolensky, Round 3.
Nathan scored 2 points, up'd his rating +1 and took over
the TD job from an ailing Bernardo Iglesias 
(speedy recovery, Bernardo!) to keep things tight!
Bravo Nathan!
Yongjoo Kim, black vs Arthur Tang, Round 4.
Kim finished with 3 points to share 2-3rd with Aashish Welling.
Aashish Welling stays hot from 1st place victory
at the BCC January Grand Prix event, going
undefeated with 2 wins and 2 draws to share
2-3rd place with Yongjoo Kim.
4th ROUND WIN FOR 10 YR OLD!
Brandon Wu (don't call me Bobby Fischer, I'm better) (right)
plays new-comer to BCC Nayudamma Yalavarthi from Bangalore, 
India, now studying technology in the Boston Area, Round 4.
Northeastern University student
Timothy Sniffin wears the NU CHESS
shirt. Tim scored 2 for 4 in the Open Section.
U1650 SECTION
Northeastern University Student Shares 1-2nd Place
NU student Nicholas Haubrich plays black vs
David Zhu Sun, Round 2.
Nick scored 3 points to share 1-2nd place
with Adam Banakus. David broke even with 2 points.
David Zhu Sun vs Nick Haubrich, Round 2.
(background): Adam Banakus plays black vs Seyhmus 
Yuksekkaya; Tony DiNosse vs Dongping Zhou.
Adam won his game and a share of 2-3rd place.
NU CHESS Adam Banakus
puts his nose into focus 
as he plays in both the OPEN and U1650 sections.
We welcome these talented Northeastern University
students and hope they will return to the BCC
with more of their chess colleagues
for future tournaments. (Note: Master/Expert
Professor Timothy Sage, NU Professor of
Physics, is the NU Chess Club advisor.)
CHESS DAD EXCELS AT CHESS
Maxwell Zhao plays black vs David Tianyi Zhou in Round 2.
David's brother, Daniel observes.
THE DAD:
Pooja Welling plays white vs Dongping Zhou, father
of David and Daniel (photo above).
Dongping scored 2.5 points to capture clear 3rd place
in the U1650 Section. Pooja scored 2 points.  
Dongping only recently began
to play tournament chess. Bravo, Dongping! 
May you be a motivating example for the other
dads who bring their kids to play chess at the BCC,
to encourage them to play in the tournaments too.
This way they will learn better what their kids
are going through!
FAMILIAR FACES AT THE BCC
Chess expert J. Lawrence Bezviner plays
black vs Yongjoo Kim in Round 2.
J.L. was 1 for 2 in the Open Section.
BCC veterans Ed Foye plays black vs Joe Kelly, Round 2: draw.
Brandon Wu, black vs BCC veteran Expert Arthur Nugent.
Arthur was impressed with his 10 yr old opponent's
chess prowess and had to cede the draw.
Nayudamma Yalavarthi and Aashish Welling, look on, amused.
Richard Alan Chen, black vs Mike Griffin, R 2.
MACA officer, Steve Frymer (hand on face), and Mr. Welling,
watch Arthur Nugent vs Brandon Wu and Aashish Welling vs
Nayudamma Yalavarthi, in Round 2 action. 
[Daniel Zhou, in blue, above, exits stage right.]
BEGINNERS KEEP LEARNING
Alex Brown plays Tom Shneer, Round 2.
(background): Winston Zhao, black vs Daniel Zhou;
Pooja Welling, black vs Ed Chiu.
BRAIN SCIENTIST CONTINUES TO THINK POSITIVE
Elia Samuel Harmatz MIT graduate in Neuroscience
plays white vs last year's GP winner David Martin: draw!
Elia scored 1.5 points in the Open Section and up'd
his rating +36. David scored 1/3 to take the last round off,
to go home to make a snowman in his front yard.
 
BCC FULL HOUSE: $5 OPEN
(Photos: Steve Stepak)
LOOKING FORWARD TO RECORD
ATTENDANCE FOR FEBRUARY GP 
NEXT SATURDAY
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2 comments:

Tom Shneer said...

Thanks for another great blog!

dfan said...

While we're at it, let's encourage the moms to play too.