Saturday, December 07, 2019

Boylston Chess: GM Larry Christiansen - Intensive Two Day Clinic

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DateMonday, Dec 30 - Tuesday, Dec 31
Event FormatMonday 9:00am-4:00pm, Tuesday 9:00am-1:00pm
Entry Fee$120
Description .
This two day clinic will feature GM Larry Christiansen, three time US Champion.
Lectures will be geared towards players rated at least 1400, but players of all levels may attend. The clinic is open to scholastic players at least 8 years old. Lunch will not be provided.

BCF membership required (Junior $120/year or $67/six months; Family $180/year or $100/six months)

Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess: December School Break Program with Jacob Rasin

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

 with Jacob Rasin

DateDecember 23, 24, 26, 27
Event Format9:00am - 12:30pm each day
Registration8:30am - 9:00am
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!

Who can join? School-age children, K-12, who are interested in improving at chess and maturing from motivated beginners to skilled intermediate players.

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.

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.

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.

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

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Boylston Chess: December Quads

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

DateSaturday, December 7, 2019
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
** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played. **
** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess: December Thursday Night Swiss

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

DateThursdays, December 5, 12, 19, & 26
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen and 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
Registration6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Round Times7:00 pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List