BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
40 NORRIS STREET
St. Patrick's Day Green
Boylston Chess Club Skittles and TD Room
The players and their families arrive . . .
BCC President Andrew Hoy shares a laugh with BCC
Vice President Natasha Christiansen and BCC
Secretary/Photographer Tony Cortizas
Andrew Hoy (left) listens to a point being made by
Event Chief TD and FIDE Arbiter Frank Vogel
A TD for Chess is like an Umpire in Baseball
The only difference is that the TD is less hated . . .
FIDE RULES TO KEEP IN MIND FOR THIS
EVENT WITH A TIME CONTROL OF:
GAME 90 / + 30 SECONDS (added
each time you make a move)
Special rules to keep in mind in this event:
All cell phones turned off and removed
from the body of the players and not
left on playing area.
You have to make your move first and
only then record it on your score sheet.
You have to record your moves
even when you or your opponent is
in time pressure!
(Left to right) Matthew Manzo, IM Denys Shmelov,
GM Alexander Ivanov
(left to right) IM Denys Shmelov, GM Alexander Ivanov,
Sherif Khater, NM Farzad Abdi, & NM Lawer Times . . .
PAIRINGS FOR ROUND 1 ARE UP
Front and center, Tony Cortizas readies his camera
to high-light the star-studded field . . .
DESTINY AWAITS . . .
Former BCC Champion NM Lawyer Times prepares his
scoresheet before the start of Round 1.
. . . the grandmaster arrives . . .
NM Lawyer Times looks alert as GM Alexander Ivanov
fills in his scoresheet before the start of Round 1.
. . . pouring a bit of liquid refreshment . . .
NM Lawyer Times calms his nerves and gathers up his courage
as GM Ivanov pours some coffee to keep his whistle wet.
LET THE GAMES BEGINS
SHAKE HANDS &
COME OUT FIGHTING
Fate is sealed
St. Patrick's Day Green
Michael Mahoney vs IM Darwin Yang
IM Denys Shmelov vs Sherif KhaterBCC JUNIOR STARS
NM Carissa Yip, white vs Nithin Kavi; Aiden Sowa vs
NM Farzad Abdi vs
(background) IM Denys Shmelov vs Sherif Khater
Nithin Kavi, black plays NM Carissa Yip: draw!
(background): Photographer Tony Cortizas gets the right angle!
NM Carissa Yip awaits the start of Round 1. Carissa is also
seeded into the US Women's Championship for 2016
to be held later this year.
. . . AROUND THE TABLE . . .
Northeastern University Physics Professor and
NU Chess Club advisor, NM Timothy Sage
vs NM Chris Williams; NM Carissa Yip vs Nithin Kavi;
Aiden Sowa vs NM Chao Zhang; NM Farzad Abdi vs Daniel Schmidt
FM Chris Chase vs NM Andrew Hoy;
Ryan Sowa vs NM Jacob Chudnovsky
. . . level playing field . . .
FM Chris Chase vs NM Andrew Hoy
(background) NM Ryan Sowa, thinking . . .
Frank Kroell, pondering his opening choices . . .
BCC Veteran Alex Slive vs Jerry Li
Soren Sandmann Pedersen, black, vs Brian Perez-Daple
Alex Yu vs Paul Mishkin; Eddie Wei standing . .
OPENING PLAY . . .
Alex Yu vs Paul Mishkin;
Paul Michael Hodgden, black, vs Eddie Wei
Pinyi Hu, black vs Paul Song;
Matthew Manzo, black, vs Gabriel Birzu
Elliott Wu, black vs Natasha Christiansen;
(background, left to right) Paul Song, Bob Oresick, Pinyi Hu,
Matthew Manzo (red) . . .
. . . on the march . . .
Elliott Wu, a serious contender . . .
. . . well that's it for Round 1.
Come, join us for Round 2, this evening,
Friday, March 18th!!
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK
Steve Stepak: Photographer
Photo: Tony Cortizas