Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Boylston Chess: Legends of Chess - Leonid Stein - Report

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

 Legends of Chess:  Leonid Stein

Report
Fellow BCF Players,

Eastern MA had an action-packed weekend on the day we ran LOC Stein, but we still came away with 26 players and had just barely enough to run the two advertised Sections.

We still had a massive tie in the small Open Section. My thanks to Rayhan Riaz for playing an excellent side game with me - it is really hard to play kids in case you were unaware - and to Jiayun Liu for volunteering to play a side game with Dennis Kalloor.

Special recognition should be given to Sophia Rosenholtz who won the U1900 Section and came very close to passing her father Jeremy in rating. That day is coming.

Winners:
Open:
1st: Brian Salomon
2nd (tied): Karthik Padmanabhan, Andrew The, Matthew Meredith, Timothy Bromley

U1900:
1st: Sophia Rosenholtz
2nd (tied): Sritan Devineni, Leonard Sweeney-Barrett

Come on back next Saturday 12/15 for the Tornado!
See you over the (windswept) board.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
BCF, Local TD













Monday, December 10, 2018

Boylston Chess: Dec Scholastics

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



 
 
 
 
DateSunday, December 16, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under, 8 & Under, and Non-USCF
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance.
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-USCF section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Description14 & Under and 8 & Under sections are USCF rated, and USCF membership is required. The Non-USCF section is open to all players who are no more than 14 years old (both rated and unrated players), and will not be rated by the USCF; thus, USCF membership is not required for the Non-USCF section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List












Boylston Chess: Tornado #132

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


DateSaturday, December 15, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from won prize.
Prizes$$360 GUARANTEED: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U2000 1st $70, U1500 1st $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionIn accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List












Boylston Chess: Support One of America's Oldest Chess Clubs - Donate.

banner:  Tony Cortrizas, Jr.

Boylston Blitz


banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



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DateFriday, December 14, 2018
Event Format4SS Double Round
Time ControlG5
SectionsOne section: Open
Entry Fee$20, $15 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$200 based on 20 paid entries: 1st $100, 2nd $50; Top U1800 $50
Registration6:45 pm
Round TimesRound 1 7:00 pm, remaining rounds asap
DescriptionFast-paced Friday night blitz!
This event will also feature an opportunity to try new chess recording technology.

This tournament is unrated, so USCF membership is not required.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List










Boylston Chess: Dec. School Break Chess Clinic with Jacob Rasin

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



 Chess Clinic
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DateDec. 24, 26, 27, 28
Event Format9am - 12:30pm each day
DescriptionThis program invites young chess players who already have a complete understanding of the rules of chess to come and develop their abilities. With a combination of lecture, question/answer and guided cooperative learning, the instructor will cover essential elements of the game: Tactics, Strategy, Openings, Middlegames, Endgames, Problems. Students will develop their memory, visualization ability, attention span, critical thinking skills, as well as their sense of fairness and good sportsmanship — all while having fun!
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Who can join? School-age children, K-12, who are interested in improving at chess and maturing from motivated beginners to skilled intermediate players.

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How much does it cost? Club membership is required for participation (Junior: $120/yr; $67/6 months; Family: $180/yr; $100/6 months). Participation fee: $180; $140 per child, if two or more per family. For first-time Club members, the fee is reduced to $150. Please make checks payable to the Boylston Chess Foundation and please pay on site.

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Registration: Located in the renovated former Ellis School building, there is plenty of room at our pristine site. Reservation is not required. Just show up to unit B103, at 40 Norris Street the morning of the first day, before or around 9:00 a.m.! Use the right-side door of the building.

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About the instructor: A master of the game and a Boylston Chess Club member for over 25 years, Jacob Rasin has been a professional chess teacher for over 35 years in the Soviet Union and the United States. 1978-1989, Jacob served as head coach at the Pioneers Palace of the Leningrad Province; 1982-1985, he had the additional assignment of training Soviet grandmasters and international masters. Since 1990, he has taught privately and at schools in the Boston area. His students have won dozens of scholastic state championships and medals, and more than ten national championships in various brackets. Jacob has directed the School Break Program since 1994.

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For more information, call Jacob Rasin at home after 9pm (617) 783-6307; cell (857) 225-1297 or email boylstonchess@gmail.com











Sunday, December 02, 2018

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


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DateSunday, December 9, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged in groups of 6 by rating, to the extent possible.
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members. $5 more if not registering online in advance.
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm
DescriptionOpen to all players born in 1997 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List












Boylston Chess: Legends of Chess- Leonid Stein

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


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DateSaturday, December 8, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen and U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from won prize.
Prizes$$360 Guaranteed: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U1900 1st $70, 2nd $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionIn accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List













Boylston Chess: Time Management Workshop with FM Nate Solon, MA State Champion

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

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DateFriday, December 7, 2018
Entry Fee$25 in advance online, $30 at the door
Registration6:30pm - 6:55pm
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionWant to improve your tournament results fast? Work on your time management. This is clearly a key skill for tournament success, yet it's hard to find concrete advice on it anywhere.
In this workshop we'll discuss strategies, exercises, and best practices for time management gleaned from the top players and trainers, as well as data from online games. This is a hands-on workshop with active participation and exercises. Come prepared to participate and have fun!

Led by FIDE Master and MA State Champion Nate Solon.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List














Boylston Chess: Dec Thurs Night Swiss

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



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DateThursdays, December 6, 13, 20, 27
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance. Club members rated 2200+ may play in the Thursday Night Swiss with no entry fee and no prize deductions.
Prizes$300 based on paid 25 entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:15pm - 6:45pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List













Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Boylston Chess: Masters Action Sunday


banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



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DateSunday, December 2, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Entry Fee$25 for BCF members, $40 for non-members, $5 more if not registering online in advance. Free entry for GMs and IMs with no deduction from any prize won.
Prizes$250 based on 15 paid entries: $150-$100
Registration10:30am - 10:45am
Round Times11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOpen to players rated at least 1900 on the November or December Supplement or live MSA rating. Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List










Boylston Chess: December Quads

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DateSaturday, December 1, 2018
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from won prize.
Prizes$80 First place in top quad, $50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:15am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM
** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List











Sunday, November 18, 2018

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday





banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



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DateSunday, November 25, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged in groups of 6 by rating, to the extent possible.
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance.
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm
DescriptionOpen to all players born in 1997 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List








Boylston Chess: Thanksgiving Open

banner:  Tony  Cortizas, Jr.




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DateSaturday, November 24, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from won prize.
Prizes$$360 GUARANTEED: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U2000 1st $70, U1500 1st $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionSections with fewer than 10 players may be combined.
In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List








Sunday, November 11, 2018

Boylston Chess: November Scholastics

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.




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DateSunday, November 18, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under, 8 & Under, and Non-USCF
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance.
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-USCF section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Description14 & Under and 8 & Under sections are USCF rated, and USCF membership is required. The Non-USCF section is open to all players who are no more than 14 years old (both rated and unrated players), and will not be rated by the USCF; thus, USCF membership is not required for the Non-USCF section
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List









Boylston Chess: Greg Hager Memorial

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.





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DateSaturday, November 17, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from won prize.
Prizes$$400 Guaranteed: Open 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 U1900 1st $100
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionIn accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List









Friday, November 09, 2018

MIT Fall Tournament


MIT Stata Center



2018 MIT Fall Tournament 




A rated USCF tournament hosted at the MIT Stata Center on
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Come join us for a fun half-day of chess on Monday, November 12th! 
We will be hosting the tournament at the beautiful MIT Stata Center.

Previous results are linked here
Our last tournament was the 2018 MIT Spring Open, linked here!

 

Format

 4SS G/25 d5

Schedule

9-9:45am Registration and Check-in
Rounds: 10am – 11:15am – 1:00pm – 2:20pm

 Registration

9-9:45am Registration and Check-in
4SS G/25d5, Rounds: 10am – 11:15am – 1:00pm – 2:20pm

Location

MIT Stata Center (32 Vassar St)
32-124 & 32-144 (first floor)

Prizes and Fees

$700 Total Prize Fund
Open: 1st: $200 2nd: $100 3rd: $50
U1800: 1st: $120 2nd: $60 3rd: $30
U1400: 1st: $80 2nd: $40 3rd: $20
Unrated: 1st: 2/3 of total entry fees in the section; 2nd: 1/3 of total entry fees
Calculation based on 50 paid entries, adjusted accordingly.
EF: $25 advance, $30 at door ($10 MIT student discount). $10 for unrated section. Titled players (IM and GM) free.

Registration


At Door

  • We only accept cash and checks at the door.

Advance












Boylston Chess: Alan Price returns.


Alan Price at the Harvard Open 2018   photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


Alan Price, long time player at the Boylston,  will be returning to Boston to become the new Director of the Kennedy Library.

Congrats and welcome back.






Sunday, November 04, 2018

Boylston Chess: $15 Open

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.




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DateSaturday, November 10, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$15 in advance, $30 at door, $20 for BCF members at door. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from prize won.
Prizes$$300 Guaranteed: Open: $150-$50, U2000: $60, U1500: $40
Registration9:15am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionOPEN TO FIRST 56 PLAYERS TO REGISTER; no refund of advance entries.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be combined
In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List









Monday, October 29, 2018

Boylston Chess: Masters Action Sunday

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


 
 
 
DateSunday, November 4, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Entry Fee$25 for BCF members, $40 for non-members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$250 based on 15 paid entries: $150-$100
Registration10:30am - 10:45am
Round Times11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOpen to players rated at least 1900 on the October or November Supplement or live MSA rating.
Free entry for GMs and IMs with no deduction from any prize won.
Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List











Boylston Chess: November Quads

banner: Tony Cortizas, Jr.




DateSaturday, November 3, 2018
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$80 First place in top quad, $50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM
** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List








Boylston Chess: Nov Thursday Night Swiss

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



DateThursdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, and 29
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:15pm - 6:45pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
















Friday, October 26, 2018

Boylston Chess Foundation: new Board of Directors




At the October 24, 2018 BCF Annual Members meeting, the following people were elected and approved as the new Board of Directors:

Officers

  • President - Andrew Hoy
  • Vice President - Paul Mishkin
  • Treasurer - Charles Slade
  • Clerk - Tony Cortizas, Jr.

Directors

  • Bernardo Iglesias
  • Mike Griffin
  • Timothy Sage
  • David Milliern



Congratulations and thanks for serving.





Sunday, October 21, 2018

Boylston Chess; Milestones Sunday

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.




 
 
 
DateSunday, October 28, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsTBA
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm
DescriptionOpen to all players born in 1997 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List









Boylston Chess: Halloween Open

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.




 
 
 
DateSaturday, October 27, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$$360 GUARANTEED: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U2000 1st $70, U1500 1st $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionSections with fewer than 10 players may be combined.
In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List









Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Boylston Chess Foundation Annual Membership Meeting






 
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

On Wednesday, October 24 the Boylston Chess Foundation will hold our Annual Membership Meeting.
 

On this important night, we will conduct our annual election of Officers and Board Members. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM, and the election will be held shortly thereafter.
 

Please come to this important event, and help determine the future of our non-profit organization.
 

The meeting will be held at 40 Norris Street in Cambridge, in Suite B103. Parking is available on Massachusetts Avenue, or in Davis Square.

To be eligible to vote, you must be a member in good standing at the time of our Annual Meeting, and have been a member for a least one month at any time prior to the date of the meeting. Our membership vote is non-binding, and must be ratified by the current Board of Directors.

 

We hope that every member who is able to, attends our annual meeting on October 24. Together, we can continue to strengthen our foundation and give it a bright future!








Sunday, October 14, 2018

Mass Chess Association - Spiegel Club Scholastic October Event






October Scholastics  
DateSunday, October 21, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/45 d5
Sections14 & Under, 11 & Under, 8 & Under, and Booster U1200. Booster section open to all players under age 15
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door. OPEN TO FIRST 56 PLAYERS TO REGISTER; No refund of advance entries.
PrizesTrophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each section
Registration8:45am - 9:15am
Round Times9:30am, 11:15am, 1:00pm, 2:45pm
DescriptionMACA Spiegel Cup Scholastic event
Players in the 14 & Under, 11 & Under, and 8 & Under sections will receive points for the MACA Spiegel Cup Series.
USCF membership required for all sections.
Booster section open to all players under age 15 who meet the rating requirements.
Sections with fewer than eight players may be combined.
Section eligibility based on age as of Dec. 31, 2018.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List









Boylston Chess: Fall /80

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.




 
 
 
DateSaturday, October 20, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$$240 guaranteed: Open $100 - $50, U2000 $50, U1500 $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm
DescriptionSections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List









Monday, October 08, 2018

Boylston Chess: Chess Day Open

banner:  Tony Cortizas. Jr.
(The four gentlemen in Tony's banner were past luminaries who played at the Boylston.)



 
 
 
DateSaturday, October 13, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$$360 GUARANTEED: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U2000 1st $70, U1500 1st $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionSections with fewer than 10 players may be combined.

In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List