Monday, January 20, 2020

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.




DateSunday, January 26, 2020
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/65 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.  
Free entry for BCF members rated 2100+
but entry fee deducted from won prize.
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOpen to college students and to all players born in 1999 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!

Free entry to BCF members rated 2100+ who register online by midnight of Friday, January 24. Specify "free entry" at checkout.

** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List




Boylston Chess: Winter Game/80


banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, January 25, 2020
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
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$$240 guaranteed: Open $100 - $50, U2000 $50, U1500 $40. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from won prize.
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm
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. Sections with fewer than 8 players may be combined.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List



Sunday, January 12, 2020

Boylston Chess: $15 Open

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, January 18, 2020
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 52 PLAYERS TO REGISTER; no refund of advance entries.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
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.
** A current USCF membership is required. *
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List





Tuesday, January 07, 2020

BCC PLAYS AT THE BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS // GIRLS PLAYS CHESS BIG // SERIOUS COGITATION // CONGENIAL ATMOSPHERE

BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS
ROUND 4 / 5
decor
venue
winner . . . GM Jimenez
 GM Ivanov planning 20 moves ahead . . .
guest grandmaster Gil . . .  (right)
former BCC Champion: FM Chris Chase
where dreams are realized
Bob and Steve: Tournament Administration
Round 4 Board 1: white . . . 1. d4
BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS: CROSSTABLES
http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?202001057442-12659519
on the move
master calculation
deep steam. . .
GIRLS PLAY CHESS

deep mind
a different era
learning to count
creating
Boylston Chess Club stars . . . 
endgame dynamics
permutations
champion
writing down the moves . . .
 
 Playing with the Black Pieces . . .  making connections
concentration
connecting the dots
Natasha of the Boylston Chess Club
STOP THE PRESSES!!
MILESTONE IN A YOUNG
CHESS PLAYER'S CAREER:
Derek Jin defeats a grandmaster with
the black pieces in Round 5!!
Derek Jin: in the 7th Grade at School
Derek Jin with White in Round 4
GM Gil vs Expert Derek: warming up
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 . . . good start
 
 Derek with white, wins his 4th round game, here. . .
who would have known?
winning with black 
Round 5 Match-up
 Derek Jin (2108) wins his game against
Grandmaster Gil Popilski (2540) with black
Bravo, Derek !!
TEXT OF DEREK JIN WIN: 
 Gil Popilski USCF (2549 to 2525) vs Derek Jin (USCF 2108 to 2152)

Boston Chess Congress, Round 5, January 5, 2020

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 c6 7.Bd3 0-0 8.Qc2 h6 
9.Bh4 Re8 10.Nge2 Nbd7 11.f3 b6 12.0-0 Bb7 13.Rad1 a6 14.Bf2 c5 15.Bf5 Qc7 
16.g4 Bd6 17.h4 g6 18.Bxg6 fxg6 19.Qxg6+ Kf8 20.Qxh6+ Kf7 21.Qg5 Rg8 
22.Qf5 Raf8 23.dxc5 bxc5 24.Nxd5 Bxd5 25.Rxd5 Ke7 26.Nc3 Kd8 27.g5 Nxd5 
28.Qxd5 Rg7 29.Rd1 Be5 30.Ne4 Rf5 31.Kg2 Ke7 32.f4 Nb6 33.Qd3 Bxb2 
34.Ng3 Qc6+ 35.e4 Rxf4 36.Qc2 Ba3 37.Qc3 Rgf7 38.Qe5+ Qe6 
39.Bxc5+ Bxc5 40.Qxc5+ Ke8 41.Rd6 Rf2+ 42.Kg1 Rf1+ 43.Nxf1 Qg4+ 
44.Kh2 Qe2+ 45.Kg3 Rf3+ 0-1


Derek is a member of the 2018 All-America Chess Team. He was invited to represent 
the USA in the World Cadet Chess Championships in 2015, 2017, and 2019 (in the 
8& Under, 10& Under and 12 & Under sections). His team won the Top of 
Massachusetts Award in the 2019 World Amateur Team and US Team East Tournaments, 
where more than 350 teams attended. He won the highest points for his team. 


Derek’s achievements come from all the sweat, blood, and tears from all these years of chess 
studies. Eager to share his passion and knowledge for chess, he volunteered to teach kids how to 
play chess at the Park School, Brookline, MA that he attended. Boylston Chess Club is like a 
second home for Derek where he often participates in the lectures and weekend tournaments. 
His sweet smiles allow him to have formed many wonderful friendships with people of different ages,
 ethnic and career  backgrounds. Derek loves tennis, soccer and fencing.

 
Jimenez with black, vs Shmelov, Round 5: 0-1
SCENES FROM AROUND THE HALL
Round 5
Suraj: top junior Boylston Chess Club
evenly matched
Boylston Chess Club top Junior Master
Brandon Wu
deep calculations
Deep Africa
Boylston Chess Club Veteran Official:
Dean Robert Oresick, Ph.D.
NM Farzad Abdi engineers a winning endgame with black!
SPLASH OF INSPIRATION
 
Mark Kaprielian, METROWEST black
vs Boylston Chess Junior Raymond Xu
the hall: 271 players participate, a record
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

SEE YOU AGAIN IN 2021

WOLF MOON