Friday, May 26, 2017

Masters Sunday



Banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

DateSunday, June 4, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsMasters
Entry Fee$50 for BCF members, $70 for non-members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$700 based on 18 paid entries: $450-$250
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 3:40pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionOpen to players rated at least 2000 on the May or June supplement or live MSA rating.
Free entry for GMs and IMs with no deduction from any prize won.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

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Senior Sunday

Banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


 
 
 
DateSunday, June 4, 2017
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
PrizesBased on entries
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm; last round ASAP
DescriptionOpen to players born before June 5, 1967
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

GM Eugene Perelshteyn Lecture:

Banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


Fire and Ice on 64 Squares in Iceland  
 
DateFriday, June 9, 2017
Entry Fee$20 BCF members, $30 non-members
Registration6:30pm
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionGM Eugene Perelshteyn will discuss his recent performance at Reykjavik Open 2017, including his games versus Super GM Anish Giri ( ranked 9th in the world) and former World Championship Candidate GM Gata Kamsky. As a special treat, GM Perelshteyn will share photographs of his travels through Iceland. Time permitting, a question and answer session, open to any chess-related discussion, will follow.
A buffet dinner will be provided for all attendees.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List




Weaver Adams 2017


Banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

DateMondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90, SD/20 d10
SectionsU1800
Entry Fee$20, BCF membership required
PrizesWinner(s) receive free entry to Reubens Landey
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionTournament open to all BCF players U1800. This tournament is part of the BCF Championship Series. Winner(s) receive free entry to the Reubens Landey (1800-2200 championship).
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List





June Quads


Banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


DateSaturday, June 3, 2017
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door
Prizes$$80 First place in top quad, $$50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List


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Friday Night Action

Banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


DateFriday, June 2, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/25 d5
Entry Fee$40, $30 for BCF members, $5 more at door
Prizes$150-$100-$50, U2200 $50 based on 19 paid entries
Registration6:45pm - 7:15pm
Round Times7:30pm, 8:45pm, 9:45pm, and 10:45pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List



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June Thursday Night Swiss


Banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.
DateThursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017
Time Control40/90, SD/20 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $125, 2nd $75 U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List


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Monday, May 22, 2017

BCC SPRING FESTIVAL (TORNADO): NM CHRIS WILLIAMS PERFECT 4-0 / 1ST IN OPEN // JUSTIN LI / RIYA KANURY / 1-2ND IN U1800 SECTION / 37 PLAY / KIDS ABOUND //

  
SPRING CHESS FESTIVAL 
4SS GAME 60 / 5" DELAY
IN 2 SECTIONS: OPEN AND U1800
OPEN SECTION 
 MEISTRO PERFORMS
 10 yr old Jerry Li stays focused vs NM Chris Williams
blitz endgame technique in Round 3. Chris won this game
and went on to score 4 for 4 to take clear 1st place.
Jerry scored 2.5 points to place 4-10th.
Chess Expert Joe Perl vs FM Steve Winer, Round 4. 
Joe won this game and scored 3 points to share 2-3rd place.
Steve scored 2.5 points to share 4-10th place. 

NM Chris Williams vs NM Brandon Wu, Round 4.
Brandon scored 3 points to share 2-3rd place.
U1800 SECTION
Bob Oresick plays black vs Justin Y Li in Round 1: draw!
Justin went on to score 3 points to share 1-2 place and
Bob scored 2.5 points to share 3-6th place.
(background): Riya Kanury vs Carah Su.
Riya Kanury, black vs Samuel Makarian, Round 2.
Riya scored 3 points to share 1-2nd place.
CRITICAL GAME 
 Justin Y Li, black v Riya Kanury, Round 4.
Justin won this game to share 1-2nd place.
SCENES FROM 
AROUND THE HALL 
KIDS LEARN QUICKLY
Jerry Li, black vs NM Chris Williams, Round 2.
(standing): Alexander Fang Meng.
Round 3.
LUNCH!
 PIZZA
Bob Oresick vs Achuta Rajaram, Round 2.
Achyuta scored 2.5 points to share 3-6th place.
(background): Eric Li vs Justin Y Li.
Jason Tang scored 2.5 points to share 4-10th place.
NM Hal Terrie plays Lewis Tu, Round 1.
 Maxwell Chen vs Zubin Baliga, Round 4.
(background): Alexander Fang Meng vs Jerry Li.
Sharvil Trifale vs NM Chris Williams, Round 1. 

Sharvil Trifale is playing a respectable endgame vs NM Chris 
Williams, as his parents mother (left edge) and father (right edge)  
observe. Also, Atul Kannan (standing, purple, left), TD in training, 
watches. (foreground): Professor Pillai.
 
 Jerry Li vs Harvard Professor of Statistics Natesh Pillai,
Round 1.
Steve Stepak, black vs Kevin Li, Round 4. [Now this was a
nice game: B07 Pirc Defense vs the 1. e4 . . . . opening.
It was about to be a draw, over 50 moves, played like two
masters might have performed it. Yet!  Things don't always
end the way one might expect. I had a feeling that if it 
had been my turn the game would have been a draw
through: stalement!  I should have put 2 and 2 together,
connect the dots with this "stalemate" thought.  What
I didn't calculate was that if my young opponent found
a way to check my king, he would win by checkmate!
Ooch! I admit, I did not see this, and was duly punished
by my carelessness!  Bravo, Kevin. He really understands
chess and did see what I should have, so: checkmate!]
FULL HOUSE
ROUND 1
(center): Bernardo Iglesias, Chief TD, adjusts a clock.
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Shankland lecture Photos by Tony Cortizas, Jr.


Shankland lecture photos
by 
Tony Cortizas, Jr.


Sam Shankland. BCC GM Sam Shankland Lecture May 19, 2017.




First, thanks to Sam for a very interesting evening! Good luck at your tournament in Cuba.

Here’s the link to my photos of the evening. We had a full house. 

And special thanks to Charles Slade for another fantastic buffet feast! 


Tony









Uygar Polat, Istem fer Polat. BCC GM Sam Shankland Lecture May 19, 2017.
Ronnie Lee and son. BCC GM Sam Shankland Lecture May 19, 2017.

Chef Charles Slade, BCC GM Sam Shankland Lecture May 19, 2017.

 
Sam autographing for the Wang family. BCC GM Sam Shankland Lecture May 19, 2017.
Sam posing with the Lee boys.. BCC GM Sam Shankland Lecture May 19, 2017.  



Monday, May 15, 2017

BCC GAME 80 / + 10 SECOND DELAY: JERRY LI / 3-0 / 1ST OPEN // STEVE STEPAK / 3-0 / 1ST / U1800 // 32 PLAY // TIME ENOUGH FOR A GOOD ENDGAME! //

3SS IN 2 SECTIONS: OPEN AND U1800
TIME CONTROL 80'/SD + 10" DELAY
OPEN SECTION
THE NEXT BOBBY FISCHER?
10 yr old Jerry Li scored 3 for 3 and 
1st place in the Open Section for a +30
rating hike to 2126! Bravo, Jerry!
Jerry Li vs Ryan Wang, Round 1
BCC President, NM Andrew Hoy, scored 2.5 points
to take clear 2nd place in the Open Section. Here he is
see playing white vs David Milliern.
U1800 SECTION
 
Steve Stepak scored 3 points to capture 1st place
in the U1800 section of the Game 80.
Two wins from complex endgame play highlight the
value of an extra 20 minutes per side over Game 60
usually played in Saturday events. It is always
rewarding to have enough time to essay a win 
from a well-configured endgame set up.
Steve was +71 for a 1584 rating.
Yue (Kerry) Huang plays white vs Kevin Li in Round 1.
Kerry scored 2.5 points to place 2nd with a +28 to 1697 rating.
SCENES FROM
AROUND THE HALL
Tianna Wang plays BCC Patron Mark Fins in Round 1.
(background): Joy Cao plays black vs BCC Board Member 
Paul Mishkin; Boshen Li vs Calvin Hori; 
Carah Su; Justin Li.
MACA Girls Open Champion 2017 Joy Cao plays black
vs Paul Mishkin. (background): Boshen Li.
(center): Bob Oresick white vs Justin Li;
(foreground): Carah Su vs Eric Li, Round 1.
Round 1
Zubin Baliga vs Joaquin Carlson
(background):Alexander Fang Meng vs Soren Pedersen
Kevin Li plays white, Round 2, vs Jeffrey Liu: draw!
(background): Eric Li vs Saanvi Tiruveedhula.
TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION
Rachna Nambiar plays white vs Chief TD 
Bernardo Iglesias in an extra game, during Round 1.
(background, center): Saanvi Tiruveedhula;
(standing, right): David Milliern, Asst. TD in Training.
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK