Sunday, August 03, 2014

BCC QUADS: 4 + 3SS // 22 PLAY // PRIZES AWARDED // YOUNG AND OLD PLAY // KIDS DOMINATE //

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
3 QUADS + 3SS
QUAD 1
NM Eric Godin plays black vs Jesse Nicholas. Jesse took this
game, scored 2 points and a share of 1-2nd place, splitting the cash ($50).
Eric was +2 to 2223 and Jesse pushed his rating up +16 to 2119.
CRITICAL GAME: ROUND 3
NM Eric Godin got his second wind and took the full point
from NM Professor Timothy Sage, scored 2 points and shared 1-2nd place.
FACED TOUGH COMPETITION
Expert Joseph Bihlmeyer from Connecticut only 
scored one draw, but played inventive chess and 
remained a gentleman throughout.
QUAD 2
Conway Xu plays black vs Jason Tang: draw! Round 2.
Conway and Jason scored 2 points to take 1-2nd place
and split the $50 prize. (background): Eric Feng, black vs Alex Yu.
QUAD 3
Paul Hyatt writes down his moves vs Eddie Wei,
Round 2. Eddie won this game and scored 2 
points to share 1-2nd place with Paul who also
scored 2 points, splitting the $50 prize. Rating changes:
+6 to 1650 for Eddie; +90 to 1553 for Paul. Bravo, guys!
8 yr old Eddie Wei white, vs 91 yr old Harold Dondis, Round 2.
This time age prevailed. (Nice hat, Harold!)
STRETCH!
Richard Kahn plays black vs Paul Hyatt, Round 2.
Richard has returned from his Florida hibernation and
it is great to have him back at the BCC!  Welcome back Richard!
QUAD 4 
8 yr old David Zhou thinking.
Niranjan Shankar ponders . . . 
WARMED UP!
Ed Chiu vs Niranjan Shankar, Round 2: draw!
(background): David Zhou, black vs Will Wisdom.
David Zhou and Niranjan both scored 2 points to share 1-2nd
place and the $50 prize money. Rating-wise: David +7 to 1507;
Niranjan +162 to 1413. Good job, kids of the BCC!
3SS (SMALL SWISS)
Boshen Li plays black vs Joy Cao: draw, wins 3SS with 2.5 points! 
8 yr old Joy is back after a long absence from the BCC: 
Welcome back Joy!
CRITICAL GAME
Alex Brown, black vs Boshen Li, Round 2. Boshen took
the full point and clear 1st place, claiming the $50 prize.
Alex scored 2 points to capture clear 2nd and the $20 prize.
Bravo Alex and Boshen!
KID'S TABLE ROUND 2
 Raymond Xu vs Evan Wei;
Joy Cao vs Arjun Girish
[I went over this game between Joy and Arjun rather 
extensively; a great battle between two beginners!
Though the analysis shows that Arjun had the win in
his pocket, early on, it is to Joy's credit and sparking optimism
that she fought back and won the game. Actually, Arjun blundered
a piece from inattention rather than stealth. The game might have
otherwise ended in a draw. This highlights that chess is not only
an intellectual exercise, a puzzle-solving activity, but also a battle
to stay alert and attentive to all your pieces on all parts of the board:
not an easy task for the masters, let alone the novices! Good game kids!]
Joy Cao vs Arjun Girish, BCC August Quads, 2014 Round 1:

Two young beginners maneuver to an agreed draw!
Arjun Girish (white), new to the BCC:
Welcome Arjun

Raymond Xu (black)
The analyzed game below is:
Arjun Girish vs Raymond Xu, Round 2 BCC August Quads 2014


BCC KIDS PLAY CHESS
(left to right): 8 yr old Joy Cao, 6 yr old Evan Wei, 11 yr old Arjun Girish
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK
BERNARDO IGLESIAS: TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

1 comment:

Nikta said...

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