Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BCC $15 OPEN: / IN 2 SECTIONS // 6 MASTERS / FM STEVE WINER / NM FARZAD ABDI / 3.5 / 1-2ND OPEN // HERMENEGILDO NETO / 4-0 / 1ST U1800 // 66 PLAYERS // BCC CAMBRIDGE MILESTONE //

WORLD RENOWNED BCC $15 OPEN
4SS 60/SD 5" DELAY IN 2 SECTIONS
OPEN SECTION

FM Steve Winer vs Jerry Li, Round 2.
Steve scored 3.5 points to share 1-2nd place.
Jerry scored 3 points to take a piece of 
3-9th place and a +9 to 2140 rating!
CRITICAL GAME
 NM Farzad Abdi, black vs IM Denys Shmelov, Round 3.
Farad won this game and a share of 1-2nd place for a 
+13 to 2341 rating! Bravo, Farzad!
CRITICAL GAME
NM Chris Williams, black vs Jacob Chudnovsky, Round 4.
Jacob won this game and a share of 3-9th place.
Joy Cao plays the professor: NM Dr. Timothy Sage, Round 3.
Tim scored 3 points to share 3-9th place.
NM Brandon Wu vs IM Denys Shmelov, Round 2.
Brandon scored 3 points to share 3-9th place, 
and a +3 to 2249 rating.  Bravo, Brandon!
David Xie, black vs Zubin Baliga, Round 4.
Zubin scored 3 points to share 3-9th place and 
a +37 to 2045 rating. Bravo, Zubin!
CRITICAL GAME
Nicholas Belous vs NM Nithin Kavi, Round 4.
Nicholas won this game and a share of 3-9th place
for a +27 to 1979 rating. Bravo, Nicholas!
Aravind Ponukumati scored 3 points to share
3-9th place and a +27 to 2066 rating.
Bravo, Aravind!
U1800 SECTION
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
Hermenegildo Neto, Black vs Bob Oresick, Round 4.
Both players had 3 points.  In a long endgame,
Bob ran out of gas. Hermenegildo sealed the deal
for the only perfect score in this most fascinating
and grueling event, with 22 players in this 
U1800 section!  Bravo both!
Hermenegildo was +76 to 1668 rating.
Bob was +32 for a 1549 rating.
Hermenegildo was perfect with 4-0 for clear 1st
place and Bob scored 3 points to share 2-4th!
Kevin Li, left in army fatigues, scored 3 points
to share 2-4th place and a +16 to 1617 rating.
SCENES FROM 
AROUND THE HALL
BCC SPARKING VENUE
Packed House: 44 in the Open Section and 22 in the U1800
section for a wapping 66 player field, a record at the
Cambridge BCC!  Thanks, all for participating!
Saanvi Tiruveedhula scored 3 points to share 2-4th place
in the U1800 section. Saanvi earned a +46 to 1528 rating.
Brava, Saanvi!
Victor Feng, black vs Joy Cao, Round 2.
Aaron Lu, black vs Ed Astrachan; Zubin Baliga, Round 4.
(background): Bob Oresick.
Michelle Zhang
3 year law student Nowell Sheinwald plays
black vs NM Chris Williams in Round 2.
ROUND 2
(Bottom to Top): Eddie Wei vs Jacob Chudnovsky;
David Grawoig v Maxwell Chen; 
Professor Sage, black vs Lewis Tu
Round 2: Open Section
Derek Jin, black vs David Xie; 
David Tianyi Zhou vs Mark Kaprielian
et al . . .
CONCENTRATION
NM Professor Timothy Sage et al . . . 
MOSTLY KIDS
Round 2: OVERFLOW
Eric Li vs Michelle Zhang;
Nang Dang vs Evan Wei; 
Cuu Van Dang v Kishore Sivarjan.
TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION
Bernardo Iglesias, Chief TD looks on as 
Riya Kanury plays Alan Lu;
and Eric Li, black vs Ranjan Dey.
[NOTE: Bernardo deserves the Nobel Peace Prize
for his magnificent handling of this most challenging
event: 66 players (a record).  The shear impact of  30 + kids 
being kids would be enough to drive a normal person
bonkers.  Bernardo was totally calm and decisive during
the pairing and officiating of this event, an awesome 
performance! Bravo, Bernardo!]
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

1 comment:

Nowell Sheinwald said...

Nice photos and an even better event! Kudos to Bernardo and the Boylston Chess Club for such a well run tournament.