BCC $15 OPEN
Brandon Wu vs FM Jacob Chudnovsky, Round 2.
Jacob (deep in thought) won this game on his way to a 4 - 0 sweep
and clear 1st place. Jacob was +10 to 2426 rating! Bravo, Jacob!
Nithin Kavi, black vs Ryan Sowa, Round 2.
Nithin tied 2-3rd with Elliott Wu.
Nithin was 2096 to 2113 rating increase! Bravo Nithin!
Aidan Sowa plays white vs Elliott Wu, Round 3.
Elliott Wu 3/4 for 2-3rd place. Elliott was +47 to 1886 rating
increase!!! Bravo, Elliott, who continues to play consistently
in his tournament outings!
Bernie Xu plays white vs BCC President, and event TD
NM Andrew Hoy (a man of many hats, yet not wearing a hat).
Andrew scored 2.5 points for a share of 4-7th place.
NM Hal Terrie white vs 9 yr old Derek Jin, Round 1.
Derek was accurate in his defense and held the position
to a draw. Hal scored 2.5 points to take a share of 4-7th
place. Derek also scored 2.5 points with a share of
4-7th place and a rating hike of 30 rating points to 1905!
Calvin Hori, black vs 9 yr old Raymond Xu.
Raymond won this Round 3 game for a 1.5/4 total
and a rating jump of 18 points to 1592. Bravo Raymond!
Yilun Liu plays white vs Chris Estremera in Round 3.
Yilun etched his victory in the U1800 section with a win
in this game. This is Yilun 3rd rated tournament; he earned
a 1691P to 1781P rating for his efforts in this event.
(background): Nicholas Belous, black vs Mark Kaprielian.
Mark won this game for a total of 3/4. Mark, Chris and
Kurt Milligan each scored a total of 3 points to share
2-4th place in the U1800 section. Bravo all !
Victor Feng, black vs Boshen Li. Victor won this game and
scored 2.5 points to share 5-7th place with Lewis Tu and
David Katzman; (above): Kurt Milligan plays black vs
Tony DiNosse. Kurt scored 3 points to claim a share of
2-4th place and a rating hike from 1514 to 1560!
David Katzman, black vs Lewis Tu. David won this Round 3
game for a total of 2.5 points and a rating hike of 22 points to
1643 and a share of 5-7th place. Lewis also scored 2.5 points
for a share of 5-7th points! Bravo all!
(background): David Martin vs Bob Oresick;
Alexander Fang Meng, black vs Boshen Li: draw!
Kurt Milligan, black vs Stefan Grosser.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THIS LAD
6 yr old Nangk Dang, black vs Jonathan Hsu,
Round 1. Nangk had 1 points and Jonathan
scored 2 points. [I played Nangk in an extra game
in Round 2. He had white. Playing forcefully
he had drawing chances, before he lost his focus
and dropped the exchange and the game.
With time, Nangk will become a highly
competitive player. Keep up the good work, Nangk!
DEBUTS AS HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER
PHOTO: ANDREW HOY
Stefan Grosser vs Steve Stepak, Round 1.
extra game. [Andrew took 3 shots of me; they
were all quite good! Bravo, Andrew!]
Below the portraits of 2 icons of BCC chess:
(left): Harry Lyman and (right): Harold Dondis
under the watchful eyes of these two great patrons
play Timmy Guan, black vs David Martin,
and Nicholas Belous, black vs Cuu Dang,
Round 1, $15 Open U1800 section.
ANDREW HOY, EVENT TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK