LEGENDS OF CHESS
Richard Yi scored 3 wins and withdrew from the
event in Round 4! (oops) to share 1-2nd place.
[Richard earned a +22 to 2207 USCF rating!]
Suraj Ramanathan scored 2 wins and 2 draws to rack up 3 points
good enough to share 1-2nd place. Bravo, Suraj!
NM Farzad Abdi vs Bernie Xu, Round 1.
Bernie scored 2.5 points to share 3-4th place. Farzad had 2
points to share 5-10th place.
(foreground): Suraj Ramanathan / Zubin Baliga.
Alan Song vs Eddie Wei, Round 1: 1-0!
Eddie recovered from this loss to score 2 wins + 1/2 point bye,
for a total of 2.5 points and a share of 3-4th place.
Alan scored 2 points for a piece of 5-10th place.
Joy Cao hits the jackpot for
Happy Chinese Lunar New Year
3.5 out of 4: clear first place.
+75 for 1655 rating.
Brava, Joy !!
Chris Estremera scored 3 points to take clear
2nd place. Bravo, Chris!
SCENES FROM AROUND THE HALL
POST MORTEM: Richard Yi vs Alan Song
Suraj Ramanathan observes. Round 2.
BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB: COLORFUL PLAYING VENUE
WCM Natasha Christiansen vs Howard Goldowsky, Round 2:
draw! Natasha had 1.5 points, Howard 2 points.
David Xie, black vs Ed Foye, Round 2.
(background): Natasha Christiansen vs Howard Goldowsky.
(background): Kevin Liu vs Bob Oresick.
Evan Maclure, black vs Zubin Baliga, Round 1.
Bob (don't call me Buffalo Bill) Oresick, black vs Kevin Liu
Round 2. Bob scored 2 points to share 8-12th place; Kevin
scored 2.5 points to share 3-7th place! Bravo, Kevin.
THIS IS TOUGH STUFF!
Kelsey Liu plays Greg Ardini, Round 1.
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR
Year of the Rooster by Meia Geddes
HAPPY NEW YEAR COLORS
8 yr old Claire Cao
Joy's sister, saving her
smile for the end of the
tournament when her
sister Joy, won the
NM ANDREW HOY CHIEF TD
BERNARDO IGLESIAS ASSIST CHIEF TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK