HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016
Tournament Director Bernardo Iglesias gives opening
instructions to players before start of Round 1. 54 players
participated in this marvelous event to kick off the BCC
2016 Tournament Schedule. Bravo, BCC!
AND THE WINNER
NM Chris Williams Tops tournament hall with perfect 4 - 0 score!
BCC President Andrew Hoy white vs NM Chris Williams.
FM Charles Riordan (right) 2-3rd with 3.5 points.
Brandon Wu, black on the move vs NM Mika Brattain, Round 1.
Mika won this game and was 2-3rd with 3.5 points.
Brandon was 4-7th with 3/4 points.
Ernest Shreiber, white vs Bryant Vernon.
Bryant introduces computerized board/clock which
automatically records each move. This is a first for
the BCC. Thank you, Bryant!
Long-time BCC veteran WIM Dr. Vesna Dimitrijevic,
deep in thought in Round 1, scored 2.5 points
overall, in the Rated Section.
FIRST RATED TOURNAMENT
Professor Natesh Pillai, Department of Statistics,
Harvard University, on the move with black,
in the Rated Section, scored 2.5 points to
establish a provisional (first) rating of 1810!
NM Alex Cherniack (left) plays white vs Paul Mishkin, Round 1.
Alex won the game and the section with 3.5/4 points.
FM Bill Kelleher, former BCC Champion,
and former FIDE Vice President, scored 3
points to share 2-3rd in the Non-rated section.
3-time USA Champion, GM Larry Christiansen gives his
student, NM Carissa Yip a fun chess work-out during the
festivities of the BCC New Year's Day tournament.
FUN ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
KIDS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN
Skittles Chess at the BCC
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK
STEVE STEPAK, BCC, JANUARY 1 2016
PHOTO: TONY CORTIZAS
CHESS POINTERS FROM THE BOSS
Steve Stepak listens;
Garry Kasparov talks.
After these words of wisdom, I just know
I have to get better at chess.