Sunday, June 17, 2018

Grand Prix #1

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, June 23, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
PrizesPrizes to top scorers over 3 tournaments: $400-$200, U1800 $200
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionHalf point byes do not count for Grand Prix points.
Top Grand Prix scorer will be invited to play in the Club Championship starting in September.
Grand Prix Standings
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List








Sunday, June 10, 2018

Chess Clinic with Jacob Rasin

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.






with   Jacob Rasin 

 

Tuesday June 26 - Friday June 29

9:00am to 12:30pm each day
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This 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: $160; $120 per child, if two or more per family. For first-time Club members, the fee is reduced to $125. 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





June Scholastic

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.






Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Format:
4SS

Time control:

G/30 d5

Sections:

14 & Under, 8 & Under, and Non-USCF
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Entry fee:.

$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
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Prizes:.

Trophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-USCF section, medal for 3rd

Registration:

10:00am - 10:20 am

Rounds:

10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
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Sections info:

14 & 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
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Current Pre-Registration List




Father's Day Open

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USCF GRAND PRIX 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, June 16, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
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
DescriptionUS CHESS GRAND PRIX EVENT!
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List





Photos from IM Marc Esserman's Morra Gambit lecture





Photos from 
IM Marc Esserman's 
Morra Gambit lecture

by Tony Cortizas, Jr.




Hi all,

Some pics from Marc’s excellent Morra Gambit lecture at the BCC on June 8, 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I added some other pics of Marc from the past.
 
 

Special thanks to Chef Charles Slade for a great dinner!
 
 
View the entire gallery at




Friday, June 08, 2018

Milestones Sunday

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.




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DateSunday, June 10, 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






Summer Game /80

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.




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DateSaturday, June 9, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1600
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$$240 guaranteed: Open $100 - $50, U2000 $50, U1600 $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List