Monday, November 06, 2017

BCC QUADS: A QUALITY CHESS EXPERIENCE // 5 QUADS + SMALL SWISS // WINNERS: NATHAN SOLON QUAD 1 // DEREK JIN / QUAD 2 // NATASHA CHRISTIANSEN / QUAD 3 // BENJAMIN YIN / QUAD 4 // WILL WISDOM / QUAD 5 // RIYA KANURY / SMALL SWISS // 28 PLAY //

 
BCC QUADS: 4 PLAYER / ALL PLAY ALL +
SMALL SWISS // GAME 65 + 10" DELAY
5 QUADS / 1 SMALL SWISS
QUAD 1
NM Nathan Solon vs Jake Garbarino, Round 1.
Nathan scored 3 points to clinch sole 1st place.
Nathan also served as an assistant TD. Bravo, Nathan!
QUAD 2
chess expert players:
Nicholas Balous vs Derek Jin, Round 2.
Derek was undefeated with 2 draws and a win for 2 points,
enough to secure sole position of 1st place. Bravo, Derek!
QUAD 3
Joaquin Carlson, Black vs WCM Natasha Christiansen, 
Round 3. Great position for white on Natasha's way
to scoring a perfect 3-0 score for 1st place.
Natasha also served as an assistant TD for the event.
(background): Professor Natesh Pillai.
QUAD 4
Daniel Wang vs Benjamin Yin, Round 1.
Benjamin scored 2.5 points to take clear 1st place,
and a +53 point upgrade in rating to 1705.
Bravo, Benjamin!
QUAD 5
Will Wisdom playing black in an extra game with 
Maya Figelman. Will scored 3 points in Quad 5 to take 
clear 1st place as well as winning his extra game with 
Maya for a total win count of 4! (Background standing, left to right):
David Martin, NM Ilya Figelman, Maya's father, and 
Nick Sterling, event TD.
SMALL SWISS
Riya Kanury setting up her game with enthusiasm,
in Round 1. Riya won all her games for a perfect
3-0 score and a clear 1st place in the Small Swiss.
Riya earned a +43 upgrade to her rating, now
standing at 1424. Brava, Riya!
SCENES FROM 
AROUND THE HALL
Will Wisdom, black vs Steve Stepak, Round 1.
Steve had a move for winning chances in the
late middle game but was caught napping 
and plunged into the abyss of darkness
to lose the contest in a most painful manner.
MORNING SUNSHINE
WCM Natasha Christiansen, black vs Ilya Rozonoyer, Round 1.
(background): Daniel Wang vs Benjamin Yin;
Professor Natesh Pillai, black vs David Martin, Bob Oresick 
observes, waiting for his opponent to show up.

Bob Oresick, black vs Peter Anton Teodorescu, Round 1.
Bob gave top seed Peter a run for his money in Quad 5, and
won this encounter. Devastated, Peter quit the event, forgetting
that the quad format requires the players to play all
3 rounds with no byes or withdrawals, except for serious
medical or life-threatening emergencies.
IBM executive Antonio Scali plays white vs
Kumsal Deniz Sezen, Round 2.
(background): Nick Afshartous
Daniel Wang vs Harvard Professor of Statistics,
Natesh Pillai, Round 2.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
Oleksandr Shumaiev vs NM Nithin Kavi, Round 1.
Oleksandr is from Ukraine. This is his 2nd
USCF event and the 2nd visit to the BCC.
Welcome Oleksandr!
Will Wisdom vs Bob Oresick: winner take all.
Well, if Bob had won, it would have been a 3-way
tie for 1st place between Will, Bob and Steve Stepak.
A draw or a win for Will would give Will clear
1st place. Will won, totaling 3-0 for clear 1st!
Bravo, Will!
ENDGAME TIME
Natesh vs Benjamin . . . 
Leonard Sweeney-Barrett vs Riya Kanury, Round 2.
TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION:
NICK STERLING, CHIEF TD
NATASHA CHRISTIANEN, ASST. TD
NATHAN SOLON, ASST. TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

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