Tuesday, January 17, 2017

BCC POLAR VORTEX: 2 DAY EVENT !! // ERIC FENG 1ST / PREMIER SECTION // GRANT REINGOLD 1ST U2000 SECTION // 29 PLAY //

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
40 NORRIS STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA
PREMIER SECTION 
Eric Feng vs Atul Kannan, R3. Eric won 3 games with a
half point bye for 3.5 points and clear 1st place! Bravo, Eric!
Atul was even on the day: 2/4.
Derek Jin vs NM Andrew Hoy, Round 2.
Andrew scored 2 wins with 2 byes for 3 points and
clear 2nd place. Bravo, Andrew!
9 yr old Derek had 1 point for a +16 to 1927 rating.
Bravo, Derek!
Maxwell Zhao, black, vs Paul Mishkin, R3: draw!
(background): Calvin Hori, black vs Bernie Xu: draw!
Calvin and Bernie finished 3-4th with 2.5 points. 
Atul Kannan plays Natasha Christiansen, Round 2.
Atul scored 2 points to share 5-8th place.
 Gabriel Birzu vs Alan Song, Round 3.
Gabriel and Alan scored 2 points each for a share of
5-8th place. Bravo, Gabriel and Alan!
BCC Patron Mark Fins plays black vs Paul Hodgden, Round 2.
Paul finished the day with 2 points for a share of 5-8th place.
(background): Alan Song, black vs Paul Mishkin. 
U2000 SECTION
Princeton '17
Grant Rheingold scored 3.5 points in the U2000
Section to clinch clear 1st place. Grant, with a
provisional rating of 839 increased his numbers
by + 358 for a 1197 final rating from this event.
Bravo, Grant!
Grant Rheingold plays black vs John Archibald, Round 3.
Grant won his first 3 games and drew with Yue Huang
for a total of 3.5 and clear 1st place. Bravo, Grant!
John scored 2.5 points to share 4-5th place. 
Yue (Kerry) Huang plays white vs Joy Cao, Round 3.
Yue was undefeated in this event with 2 wins, a draw and
a half-point bye for 3 points to share 2-3rd place.
Bravo! Yue!
TRUE GRIT 

 Istem Fer Polat plays Bob Oresick, Round 2.
After losing to Kerry, Bob won 3 games in a row
to share 2-3rd place. Way'ta go Bob!!
Joy Cao scored 2.5 points for 4-5th place.
Brava, Joy!
THE NEXT BOBBY FISCHER
John Archibald scored 2.5 points
to share 4-5th place.
Bravo, Jonny!!
 SCENES FROM AROUND THE HALL
Aaron Lu vs Alexander Fang Meng, Round 2, U2000 Section.
Uygar Polat plays black vs Srikanth Rapaka, Round 2.
 Istem Fer Polat, wife of Uygar Polat plays white vs
Kelsey Liu, Round 3. The Polat's are a new chess
couple I will make note of here! Welcome: Polat family! The 
other famous couples of the BCC that come to mind are 
WCM Natasha Christiansen/GM Larry Christiansen
and WIM Vesna Dimitrijevic/FM Bill Kelleher.
 PATRON SAINTS OF THE BCC
Portraits of Harry Lyman and Harold Dondis, grace the walls
of the BCC, as they look down from Chess Heaven,
enjoying the action. It is always good to remember that
the sustenance and vitality of a chess club is dependent on the
generosity in time and money of its caring members and friends.
Thank you Harry Lyman and Harold Dondis! 
Harry and Harold would have loved to see all the kids,
both boys and girls, who play regularly at the BCC now!
[Featured in the photo are: John Archibald playing 
Kelsey Liu; Lawrence Tu playing Grant Rheingold;
Uygar Polat playing Srikanth Rapaka; and
Kevin Liu playing Raymond Xu. This is Grant
Rheingold's first trip to the BCC: Welcome Grant!
And his 3rd tournament of his career! Good show!]
Bravo, kids of the BCC!
TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION
CHIEF TD
NATASHA CHRISTIANSEN
CHIEF ASSISTANT TD
PAUL HODGDEN
3RD TD
NM ANDREW HOY
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK
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