BCC $15 OPEN IN 2 SECTIONS
NM Chris Williams plays carefully for 3.5/4 and clear 1st
place. Here he defends against one of the BCC many junior
prospects, Jerry Li, in Round 4. Jerry scored 3 points to
share 2-7th place.
Mark Kaprielian, black vs NM Andrew Hoy, Round 1.
Andrew scored 3 points to share 2-7th place.
Suraj Ramanathan vs NM Ryan Sowa, Round 3: draw!
Both Suraj and Ryan scored 3 points to share 2-7th place.
Hanrong Chen vs 9 yr old Derek Jin, Round 4.
Hanrong scored 3 points to share 2-7th place and a rating
upgrade of +156 to a provisional rating of 1994. Derek
was even on the day with 2/4 and a +9 rating hike to 1952.
Nicholas Belous 3 points!
Nicholas Belous vs NM Brandon Wu, Round 2: 1-0 !
Nicholas scored 3 points to share 2-7th place. Brandon
was 2/4 on the day. (background): Jonathan Phefer,
black vs Skyler Zhou.
Victor Feng (green) on the move with white vs Meghana
Kancharla, Round 3. Victor won his 3 games played and
with a 1st round half point bye scored 3.5 points for
clear 1st place. Meghana scored 1.5 points for a +45
to 1316 rating.
Jeremy Durham, black vs David Martin, Round 3.
Both Jeremy and David scored 3 points to share 2-3rd
place. (background): Ed Foye plays black vs
Andrew Su. Ed, Andrew, David, Justin Li, Greg Ardini,
Carah Su, Bob Oresick and Kevin Li scored 2.5 points
to share 4-10th place.
Ed Foye plans his moves with black in the springtime
sunshine vs his young opponent Andrew Su.
Bob Oresick vs Lawrence Tu, Round 2. Bob scored 2.5 points
to share 4-10th place. (background): Meghana Kancharla, black
vs Steve Stepak; Victor Feng, black vs Nick Afshartous;
Isaac Chen vs Dwight Reed.
Rachna Nambiar vs Kevin Li, Round 3.
Kevin scored 2.5 points to share 4-10th place.
(background): Bob Oresick vs Steve Stepak;
Evan Yi Hao Wei vs Nick Afshartous.
AROUND THE HALL
BCC $15 OPEN
KIDS JUST WANA HAVE FUN: LUNCH BREAK
There is only one thing more important than
chess for the kids and that is: video games!
NM Nithin Kavi
Skittles Chess at Lunchtime
Here is proof that kids do enjoy playing
chess during lunchtime!
Zubin Baliga vs Mark Robert Neale, post-mortem: 1-0.
Despite the loss to Zubin, Mark went on to score 2 wins
and a draw for 2.5 points in the Open section and a +71
rating increase to 1795. Bravo, Mark!
Steve Stepak sports his new chess hat playing white
vs Meghana Kancharla, Round 2, U1800 Section.
BCC SKITTLES ROOM ENTERTAINMENT
ONE OF THE MANY PERKS
AT THE BCC:
Rachna Nambiar vs Kevin Li;
Bob Oresick vs Steve Stepak;
Evan Yi Hao Wei vs
Nick Afshartous, Round 3.
[The backstory on the hat (on Steve Stepak's head in the
photo above), is the magic powers it possesses. Wear it and
you win all your chess games. The detail which I did not
note in the instructions for "using" the hat as a talisman,
for the first time, was that there is a period of "getting
used to" the powers of this hat. In 3 games played, I had one
win and 2 more won games. Exciting to discover, next Saturday,
at the BCC Legends of Chess for which I have pre-registered,
whether I will be able to capitalize on my new hat powers and
actually win the three games I am scheduled to play.
NM Farzad Abdi, plays black vs Hanrong Chen,
THE TOURNAMENT BEGINS!
Evan Yi Hao Wei vs Greg Ardini; (background):
Skyler Zhou, black vs Eddie Yi Ming Wei;
Tony Wang, black vs NM Brandon Wu.
NM Ryan Sowa vs Jonathan Pfefer, Round 4.
9 yr old Derek Jin takes on NM Nithin Kavi, Round 2: 1-0!
NM Nithin Kavi vs BCC Patron Mark Fins, Round 1.
Mark scored a credible 2.5 points out of 5 in a tough field
of 6 masters and 4 experts.
NM Farzad Abdi vs NM Nithin Kavi;
NM Brandon Wu vs Baliga, Round 4.
BERNARDO IGLESIAS, CHIEF TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK