Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BCC STRONG AT MIT SPRING OPEN 2016 // 67 PLAY // ANDREW HOY SHARES 1-3 WITH PEREZ AND RABIN // BCC REGULARS ABOUND AND SUCCEED //

BCC PRESIDENT DOES CLUB PROUD!
NM Andrew Hoy shares 1-3 with NM Robert Perez
and NM Evan Rabin
Former BCC President NM Carey Thiel, black vs NM
Robert Perez, MIT graduate, now working in
investment banking in the windy city: Chicago.
 NM Robert Perez with a FIDE rating of 2328,
is a former BCC Blitz Chess Champion.
NICE SWEATER
Former BCC Champion NM Lawyer Times sets his game up
in Round 1 of MIT Spring Open 2016. Lawyer was over
50 percent with 2.5 points in a strong field.
ALL BCC TABLE
NM Professor T Sage, BCC board member plays the black
pieces as NM Carey Thiel faces off with Alan Song.
Carey scored 3 points to tie for 4-7th with Sage, Nithin Kavi,
and Alejandro Botta.
Alejandro Botta plays white vs Brian Dobosh, former
Northeastern University Chess Club President. 
Brian is now working at MIT.
NM Kushan Tyagi, black vs Nithin Kavi: 1-0!
KIDS PLAY CHESS WELL!
David Martin feels the prodigy of  Carah Su in Round 4.
Carah earned a 1311 to 1433 rating hike. Brava, Carah!
[Background: little Ryan Wang, brother of Tianna and 
Steve Frymer, MACA official, standing]
Joy Cao scores 2/4  in U1800 Section.
SOLID CHESS SKILLS
Tianna Wang catches Steve Stepak napping for the full point.
[maybe the hat got in the way!]
A D85 Gruenfeld Defense played creatively and solidly by
Wang, and poorly by Stepak.  Brava! Tianna.
Tianna also played in the 26th MACA Game 60 and scored
3.5/4 for 2nd place in the U1600 section!
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THIS LAD!
Raymond Xu, BCC regular scored 3 points in the U1800
section to share 2-6th place with Wade Denton, Tianna Wang,
and Lewis Tu. Raymond also played in the Spiegel Cup
scoring 4-0, capturing the trophy in the 8yr old and under division.
MIT CHESS CLUB PERSONNEL
Amir Cohen consults with Andy Trattner during 
registration period; not in photo: IM Alex Katz and
Jonah Butler, also MIT Chess Club officials.
BCC regular (blue) Jason Tang plays white vs
first time tournament player Mauricio Bravo: draw!
BCC's Lewis Tu plays white vs Amir Cohen, MIT Chess Club
official and a freshman at MIT majoring in computer science.
NM Ryan Sowa plays white vs Botakoz Koshkarova,
a Northeastern University Student.
HIGH PERFORMANCE!
 Alan Song was 1.5/4 in the Open Section and
earned a 1865 to 1871 rating! Bravo, Alan!
Here Alan played white vs expert Andy Trattner
and essayed a nice draw!
MIT PHD 3RD YR STUDENT
 Jiasi Shen, graduated from Peking University, Beijing, in computer
science  and is now a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in electrical
engineering and computer science at MIT, one of 5 females who
played in the 2016 MIT Spring Open.
 
 PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

1 comment:

Robert Oresick said...

Very nice coverage of the MIT event!