RATED 7SS EVENT
IN 2 SECTIONS
NM Farzad Abdi patiently forges a 1st place victory in
this event with 6 points out of 7. Bravo, Farzad!
HAPPINESS BEFORE THE MATCH
THE OFFICIAL HAND-SHAKE PHOTO:
NM Farzad Abdi, black, vs WFM Martha Samadashvili, Round 7.
PAWNS, THE SOUL OF CHESS
Farzad hints at his prowess moving his pawn.
VIEWING SCREEN AT THE BCC
The crowd in the skittles room of the BCC found the entire
game between Martha and Farzad, fascinating,
a virtual lesson in endgame technique.
The question is, at this point in the position, was there
a draw to be found?
NM Haik Der Manuelian faces off with NM Chris Williams,
Round 4. Haik secured clear 2nd place with 5 points.
Chris shared 4-6th place with Vincent Tsay and Libardo Rueda.
BCC JUNIOR REGULAR SHINES
NM Nithin Kavi scored 4.5 points to capture clear 3rd place.
NM Nithin Kavi vs WFM Martha Samadashvili, Round 5.
Martha Samadashvili, black vs Nithin Kavi, Round 5.
(Screen in the skittles room for the viewing pleasure
of the parents and guests of this great BCC event.)
9 yr old Derek Jin (1958) vs Logan Boucher (1958)
Round 7. Logan remained focused in this match,
won the game and the section with 5.5 points out of 6.
Derek secured 4-5th place with Stephen Brudno with
4 points. Bravo, Logan!
Natasha Christiansen vs Soren Pedersen, Round 7.
Soren scored 5 points to claim clear 2nd place with 5 points.
Uygar Polat vs Bob Oresick, Round 4.
Ugar won this game and scored 4.5 points
good enough for clear 3rd place. Bravo,, Uygar!
Stephen Brodno vs Soren Pedersen, Round 5.
Stephen scored 4 points to share 4-5 place.
AROUND THE HALL
Boylston Chess Club Tournament Hall
The preferred venue for the discriminating
BCC BENEFACTOR AND VETERAN
BCC Patron Mark Fins plays white vs Stephen Brodno,
a veteran of the BCC for over 30 years.
Atul Kannan vs WFM Martha Samadashvili, Round 4.
Martha Samadashvili on the move with black
vs Atul Kannan, in a King and Pawn endgame.
Black's e-pawn will queen. Brava, Martha!
OBSERVER IN THE MIDDLE
BCC Veteran Junior player Aiden Sowa,
stands between the portraits of two
patron saints of the BCC, Harry Lyman
and Harold Dondis, as he observes
Jason Tang playing Maxwell Chen,
Tony Wang vs Vincent Tsay, Round 4.
Vincent finished the event with 4 points to share
4-6th place. Tony scored 3.5 points to share 7-14th place.
Maxwell Chen vs Danila Poliannikov, Round 7.
Dr. Sachi Sharma, Professor of Physics Emeritus,
observes his 10 yr old grandson Naman Kumar
of Florida, (playing black) facing off with
Alan Song (playing white) in Round 7.
Naman Kumar faces off with Professor of Physics,
NM Dr. Timothy Sage, who is momentarily thinking
about the electron clouds of elementary particles
Former BCC Champion NM Lawyer Times writes his opening
move vs Tony Wang in Round 7. Lawyer scored 3.5 points
in the event.
Jason Tang faces off with Maxwell Chen in Round 4.
Steve Stepak speaks about the educational value of chess
for the kids with Dr. Sachi Sharma, Professor of Physics,
Emeritus, grandfather of 10 yr old grandson Naman Kumar,
from Florida, who played in the U2200 section of this FIDE rated
event. (background, center): 9 yr old Derek Jin. Dr. Sharma is a
resident of Watertown, MA.
Chess parents take a moment of relaxation in the
BCC skittles room before organizing lunch for their
NM ANDREW HOY TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK