Monday, September 14, 2020

Boylston Chess: Understanding the Openings - Queen's Gambit Declined - Fri Sept 18

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateFriday, September 18, 2020
Entry Fee$100 for 6 weeks, $20 for 1 week
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionFeel like you know the Opening Principles but rarely develop a plan in the Middlegame? When your opponent deviates from the Main Line, do you break into a cold sweat? Do you spend hours on tactics puzzles only to find that the quiet moves are killing you?

This is the class for you! NM Andrew Hoy and Class-A club player John Hardin are offering a brand-new, six week course on Understanding the Openings.

Each week, we will take an intensive look at one particular opening, focusing on

Typical Pawn Structures
Major Plans
Routine Tactics & Traps
Famous Games

After an hour of lecture, all students in the class will be invited to a private thematic tournament hosted on LiChess dedicated to exploring that week’s opening in a series of contests. John and Andrew will participate and add commentary to the tournament games, so every student gets a chance to gain both individual feedback and experience from their play.

The official class will run for two hours, but students are welcome to continue playing and exploring the opening together as long as they wish.

Classes are scheduled for Friday evenings, 7-9pm EDT. The current schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 18th -- Queen’s Gambit Declined

Friday, September 25th -- Caro Kann, Slav, Scandinavian

Friday, October 2nd -- King’s Indian Defense

Friday, October 9th -- Ruy Lopez

Friday, October 16th -- French Defense

Friday, October 23rd -- Sicilian Defense

Registration will be capped at 16 students per class.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Boylston Chess: Understanding the Openings

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateFridays, Sept. 18 - Oct. 23
Entry Fee$100 for 6 weeks, $20 for 1 week
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionFeel like you know the Opening Principles but rarely develop a plan in the Middlegame? When your opponent deviates from the Main Line, do you break into a cold sweat? Do you spend hours on tactics puzzles only to find that the quiet moves are killing you?

This is the class for you! NM Andrew Hoy and Class-A club player John Hardin are offering a brand-new, six week course on Understanding the Openings.

Each week, we will take an intensive look at one particular opening, focusing on

Typical Pawn Structures
Major Plans
Routine Tactics & Traps
Famous Games

After an hour of lecture, all students in the class will be invited to a private thematic tournament hosted on LiChess dedicated to exploring that week’s opening in a series of contests. John and Andrew will participate and add commentary to the tournament games, so every student gets a chance to gain both individual feedback and experience from their play.

The official class will run for two hours, but students are welcome to continue playing and exploring the opening together as long as they wish.

Classes are scheduled for Friday evenings, 7-9pm EDT. The current schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 18th -- Queen’s Gambit Declined

Friday, September 25th -- Caro Kann, Slav, Scandinavian

Friday, October 2nd -- King’s Indian Defense

Friday, October 9th -- Ruy Lopez

Friday, October 16th -- French Defense

Friday, October 23rd -- Sicilian Defense

Registration will be capped at 16 students per class.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess: BCC 5/5 Online #9

 

 BCC 5|5 ONLINE #9  

 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, September 12, 2020
Event FormatArena, 1-hour
Time Control5|5
Entry FeeFree entry
Registration1:00-2:00 PM
Round TimesRound 1 @ 2:00 PM; others ASAP
DescriptionOnline tournament at chess.com, named 5|5 BCC ONLINE #9

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

 

Monday, September 07, 2020

Boylston Chess: BCC September Thursday Night Swiss Online

 


 BCC Sept.

Thursday Night Swiss 

Online 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateThursday, September 10, 2020
Event Format3SS, 1 lichess game per Thursday night set up by individual challenge
Time Control30|5
Entry Fee$25
Prizes$80-$60-$40 based on 10 players
Round Times6:30pm
DescriptionThe tournament will run for three weeks on lichess each Thursday at 6:30 PM. However, if two players need to reschedule a game, PROVIDED that they notify me in advance of Thursday, they may choose a time of their own agreement.

Pairings will be posted just after 6 PM on the Boylston CC website. The cutoff time for registration in time to play a Round is 6 PM. Any players who register subsequent to 6 PM will be skipped until the following week's Round.

Rating with USCF will be delayed by 72 hours after the completion of the tournament to give lichess time to ensure Fair Play was observed in all games.

Players must join Zoom during the event.

Meeting ID: 889 2891 8158
Passcode: 501277

Players must be current Members of USCF.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Boylston Chess: Weaver Adams & Reubens Landey - Onliune

 

 

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DateMondays:  Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 + 30
SectionsOne section
Entry Fee$20 for BCF members
PrizesWinners will receive club titles
Round Times7:15pm
Description
  • The annual club championships will be held online on lichess on Monday nights in September.            
  • Players must join a video call.
  • The four leaders in each section at the end of the 4 rounds will be invited to an OTB event for final places.
  • Online portion is not rated.
  • Pairings will be emailed to players on Monday afternoon.
  • Please register with your lichess username in the comments section.


The top four overall players and the top four players rated U1800 will be invited to play in the 4 person OTB playoffs for the championship title.  

A link to join the video call will be provided to registered players on Monday.