19 PLAYERS: 12 OPEN / 7 U1800
FM Chris Chase: perfect 4-0 score, sole 1st place.
NM Hal Terrie v Matthew Manzo, Round 3.
Hal scored 2.5 points to share 2-4th place with Oliver Traldi
and Aashish Welling.
(Background): Luke Lung v Loring Lauretti. Loring scored 2
points; Luke, 1.
Aashish Welling vs Nathan Smolensky, Round 3.
Aashish: solid and fast waits for Nathan's
response with 8 seconds on Nathan's clock.
Smolensky had a won game on the board
but forfeited on time.
Aashish scored 2.5 points. Nathan, 1.5/3.
Oliver Traldi vs Arthur Tang: draw. Round 4.
Traldi scored 2.5 points; Tang, 2.
FM Chris Chase v Yongjoo Kim, Round 2.
Kim was 2 for 4.
Nathan Smolensky, black vs Matthew Manzo, Round 2.
Matthew finished the tournament with 2 points.
(background): Natasha Christiansen v Oliver Traldi;
Yongjoo Kim, black vs Loring Lauretti.
Oliver Traldi vs Anil Marthi, Round 3.
BEGINNING MOMENTS: ROUND 2
Luke Lung . . . Natasha Christiansen . . . Anil Marthi
Mark Buckles vs Boshen Li, Round 4.
Mark went 3.5 out of 4 for sole 1st place.
7 YR OLD SAMMI PAN: HARD WORK PAYS OFF
Sammi Pan scored 2.5 points to take
sole possession of 2nd place.
Sammi Pan vs Tom Shneer, Round 4.
Sammi won this game and up'd her rating
+59 points to 1014.
EVALUATION OF POSITION
Sammi Pan vs Tom Shneer.
(This position looks like a draw at this point,
with white to move. Yes? No?)sps
Chess fans please comment!
SKITTLES ROOM ACTIVITY
Joe Perl, (left) gives a blindfold exhibition in a 5 minute game
vs new member of the Club,
Elia Samuel Harmatz, MIT graduate in neuroscience.
Tom Shneer (center) moves the pieces for white.
Boshen Li (center, up) watches.
Elia Harmatz, new member of the BCC
from Philadelphia, PA
will be entering in a PhD program
He is currently playing the
February Thursday Night Swiss.
The question is: can Elia
construct the neural networks
to master his rook and pawn endgames?
Bernardo Iglesias the event TD
ran a superb tournament.