THE 2014 MASSACHUSETTS STATE
CHESS CHAMPION: OPEN SECTION
NM MIKA BRATTAIN
NM Mika Brattain, the current BCC Blitz
Chess Champion, excels with a score of 5/6,
ahead of GM Alexander Ivanov and NM Denys Shmelov.
Congratulations, Mika! Well done!
2-4th PLACE, OPEN SECTION:
FM Chris Chase, former BCC Champion and winner
of many BCC Saturday Swisses! Bravo, Chris!
Chris scored 4.5 points (for a +18 to 2408 rating) sharing 2-4th
with GM Alexander Ivanov, many-time winner of BCC classical and blitz
events for the past 3 decades! and Denys Shmelov, former
BCC Blitz Chess Champion.
5-7th PLACE, OPEN SECTION
[MACA breakdown: top U2300: 1-2nd,
Chris Williams, Arthur Tang.]
NM Chris Williams, 3.5 points sharing with
IM Igor Foygel and Arthur Tang.
Arthur Tang 3.5 points, +53 to 2054 rating.
Natasha Christiansen, along with Robert Campbell,
Jose Feliu Camacho, and James Zhou, 3.5 points.
Bravo to all these talented chess players!
Carissa Yip is on track to become the
youngest female USCF master. Her birthday
is coming up soon. Her rating stands now at: 2158.
The entire BCC family of chess players wishes her good
chess and good luck in her quest to reach this milestone!
U2100 SECTION 1-5th PLACE
Luis Baez-Rosario scored 4.5 points out of 6 to share 1-4th place
in the U2100 Section, with John Vaughan, Brett Kildahl,
Peter Korzeb, and Aashish Welling. Luis was +17 to 2104 rating!
Aashish Welling, 4.5 points, for 1-5th place,
+48 to 1993 rating! Bravo, Aashish!
U1800 SECTION: 1-4th
[MACA breakdown: 1st U1800: Robert Stewart;
1-3rd top U1650: Buckles, Shur, Estremera.]
Mark Buckles, 5/6 points to share 1-4th place
with Robert Stewart, Sandra Shur and Chris Estremera.
Mark achieved a +110 rating to 1763! Bravo Mark!
[Top U1350 Prize]
David Tianyi Zhou scored 4.5/6 points to win the top U1350 prize
and a share of 2-4th place with Andrew The, and Alon Trogan,
for a +7 to 1399 rating. Bravo David!
[Top U1200 Prize]
Alex Brown, (above) David Sigman and
Edward Chiu each with 3.5 points.
Bravo David, Alex and Edward!
K-3 U1200 SECTION
Evan Wei 3 points. Bravo! Evan.
Sammi Pan, 3-5th with Advait Natti
and Raymond Xu 2.5 points. Brava Sammi Pan!
BLITZ CHESS CHAMPION
NM ANDREW LIU
NM Andrew Liu went 8 out of 10 to clinch 1st place
and the title in the Mass Open Blitz Chess Championship.
Bravo, Andrew! The other top players in this event were:
2nd place: NM Vadim Martirosov; 7.5/10; Libardo Rueda 7/10
for clear 3rd place; 4-7th place 6.5/10 was shared by:
FM Steve Winer, FM Charles Riordan, NM Farzad Abdi
and Josh Marcus. Top U2200 Libardo Rueda 7 points.
Top U2200 Prize
Libardo Rueda, 7 points.
Top U2000 Prize
Nathan Smolensky, won the top U2000 blitz
prize scoring 5.5 points. Nathan was also re-elected
President of MACA at their Annual Meeting.
Bravo, Nathan, and congratulations!
and Bravo to all your talented and fast players!
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK