Saturday, July 04, 2020

Boylston Chess: July Online Weekly Swiss






 
 
 
 
 
DateStarts Monday, July 6th
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 + 10
Entry Fee$5
PrizesNone
RegistrationRegister before 11:59pm on July 5th
DescriptionOne round a week. Pairings will be emailed to players on Monday morning, and then players will schedule a time with their opponent and play online before Sunday night.
Unrated event with games played on lichess.org or chess.com. Must have a USCF ID to play.
Any questions email boylstonchess@gmail.com

Games, once scheduled, will be posted on discord
BCC Discord
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess: BCC 30/5 online Rated #3






 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, July 5, 2020
Event Format4SS (reduced to 3 Rounds if fewer than 8 players register)
Time ControlG/30 + 5
Entry Fee$10
Prizes$25-$20-$15 based on 10 players (minimum 5 players needed by chess.com rules)
Registration9:30-10:30 AM
Round TimesRound 1 at 10:30 AM, rest ASAP
DescriptionUSCF RATED! Only online USCF ratings will be impacted.
Players must register BOTH at the tournament website Live Chess Registration (to be paired) and the BCF website tournament registration page (to pay).

No half-point byes, no reentry after withdrawal.

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

Players must join Zoom during the event.

Meeting ID: 863 1991 9879
Password: 392744

Players must be members of the site "Boylston Chess Club - USCF Rated" on chess.com. To join, a player must fill out and submit this form one time.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List




Friday, June 26, 2020


photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.  Pillsbury Lecture,   2019 BC (Before Coronavirus)




Larry C 
Virtual Chess Skittles Room 

for Boylston Players and Friends


photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.  Pillsbury Lecture, 2019 BC (Before Coronavirus)


GM Larry Christiansen 

will present a 

free virtual lecture/chat

 

Monday June  29  at   6-7 pm
 


for Boylston Chess players and friends




LarryC  virtual skittles room for Boylston players and friends 
will feature tactics and instructive games.


 Just follow this link 3 pm:   
twitch.tv/larrychr




____________

See some of Larry's games:  Larry C on chessgames.com


 _____________













From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Christiansen0201 075.jpg
Larry Christiansen 
at the 2002 U.S. Chess Championships
in Seattle, Washington
  
Larry M. Christiansen
 United States
 June 27, 1956 (age 63)
 born:  Riverside, California, United States
achieved title of:  Grandmaster (1977)
 FIDE rating:  2567  (April 2020)

Larry M. Christiansen (born June 27, 1956) is an American chess player of Danish ancestry.

He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1977.

Christiansen was the 
U.S. champion three times -
in 1980, 1983, and 2002.


He competed in the FIDE World Championship in 1998 and 2002, and in the FIDE World Cup in 2013.

Christiansen grew up in Riverside, California, United States. In 1971, he became the first junior high school student to win the National High School Championship. He went on to win three invitational U.S. Junior Championships in 1973, 1974, and 1975.

In 1977, at age 21, he became a grandmaster without first having been an international master.

Christiansen tied for first place with Anatoly Karpov at Linares 1981. He won the 2001 Canadian Open Chess Championship. He also won Curaçao 2008[1] and the Bermuda Open 2011.[2]

Christiansen played on the United States teams in the Chess Olympiad in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996 and 2002. He won the team silver medal in 1990 and the team bronze in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1996.[3]

Christiansen describes his playing style as "aggressive-tactical" and he lists his favorite opening as the Sämisch King's Indian.

Books

Boylston Chess: Online Qualifier #2






 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, June 27, 2020
Event FormatFirst round at 1:00pm, others start ASAP
Time ControlG/15 + 5
SectionsOnline registration ends at 12:30pm
Entry Fee$5
PrizesWinner and top U1900 qualify for OTB event
RegistrationOnline registration ends at 12:30pm
Round TimesFirst round at 1:00pm, others start ASAP
DescriptionProvide lichess handle in comments field when registering.
Online tournament on lichess.org.
Must register here and also join lichess team.

Overall winner and top U1900 (USCF rating) qualify for a special (socially distant) OTB round robin.

Players must join a video call during the event.
meet.google.com/kvj-pqoo-oej

Commentary on all of the games will be provided by titled players on twitch.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Boylston Chess: GM Larry C Virtual Chess Skittles Room





photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.  Pillsbury Lecture,   2019 BC (Before Coronavirus)




Larry C 
Virtual Chess Skittles Room 

for Boylston Players and Friends


photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.  Pillsbury Lecture, 2019 BC (Before Coronavirus)


GM Larry Christiansen 

will present a 

free virtual lecture/chat

 

Saturday    June  20  at   6-7 pm



for Boylston Chess players and friends




LarryC  virtual skittles room for Boylston players and friends 
will feature tactics and instructive games.


 Just follow this link 3 pm:   
twitch.tv/larrychr





____________

See some of Larry's games:  Larry C on chessgames.com


 _____________











From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Christiansen0201 075.jpg
Larry Christiansen 
at the 2002 U.S. Chess Championships
in Seattle, Washington
  
Larry M. Christiansen
 United States
 June 27, 1956 (age 63)
 born:  Riverside, California, United States
achieved title of:  Grandmaster (1977)
 FIDE rating:  2567  (April 2020)

Larry M. Christiansen (born June 27, 1956) is an American chess player of Danish ancestry.

He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1977.

Christiansen was the 
U.S. champion three times -
in 1980, 1983, and 2002.


He competed in the FIDE World Championship in 1998 and 2002, and in the FIDE World Cup in 2013.

Christiansen grew up in Riverside, California, United States. In 1971, he became the first junior high school student to win the National High School Championship. He went on to win three invitational U.S. Junior Championships in 1973, 1974, and 1975.

In 1977, at age 21, he became a grandmaster without first having been an international master.

Christiansen tied for first place with Anatoly Karpov at Linares 1981. He won the 2001 Canadian Open Chess Championship. He also won Curaçao 2008[1] and the Bermuda Open 2011.[2]

Christiansen played on the United States teams in the Chess Olympiad in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996 and 2002. He won the team silver medal in 1990 and the team bronze in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1996.[3]

Christiansen describes his playing style as "aggressive-tactical" and he lists his favorite opening as the Sämisch King's Indian.

Books


Boylstson Chess: Online Qualifer #1






 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, June 20, 2020
Event Format6SS
Time ControlG/15 + 5
SectionsOne section
Entry Fee$20, $10 for BCF members
PrizesWinner and top U1900 qualify for OTB event
RegistrationOnline registration ends at 12:30pm
Round TimesFirst round at 1:00pm, others start ASAP
DescriptionProvide lichess handle in comments field when registering.
Online tournament on lichess.org.
Must register here and also join lichess team.

Overall winner and top U1900 (USCF rating) qualify for a special (socially distant) OTB round robin.

Players must join a video call during the event.

Commentary on all of the games will be provided by titled players on twitch.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess: 15/3 Rated #3






 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, June 21, 2020
Event Format4SS
Time Control15|3
Entry Fee5
Registration12-1 PM
Round TimesRound 1 at 1:00 PM, rest ASAP
DescriptionUSCF RATED! Only online USCF ratings will be impacted.
Players must register BOTH at the tournament website chess.com/live#t=1270404 (to be paired) and the BCF website (to pay)

No half-point byes, no reentry after withdrawal.

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

Attendance on Discord (Server Chess; Voice Channel Chess) during any Online Rated tournament is REQUIRED to ensure Fair Play by all participants. Players will be required to keep videos on and also share their screens so that both players' images and the computer screens with the games in progress are in clear view of the Tournament Director.

Use the BCC Discord link provided on the BCC homepage.

Players must be members of the site "Boylston Chess Club - USCF Rated" on chess.com. To join, a player must fill out and submit this form one time: chess.com/news/view/uscf-member-authentication-9266

Once you have done so, please join the US Chess Members Only Club. After that you will be eligible to play in any USCF-Rated online tournament provided that you maintain a USCF Membership in good standing.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess: 10/2 Rated #2






DateSaturday, June 20, 2020
Event Format4SS
Time Control10|2
Entry Fee5
Registration9-10 AM
Round TimesRound 1 at 10:00 AM, rest ASAP
DescriptionUSCF RATED! Only online USCF ratings will be impacted.
 
Players must register BOTH at the tournament website chess.com/live#t=1260305 (to be paired) and the BCF website (to pay)

 
No half-point byes, no reentry after withdrawal.

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

 
Attendance on Discord (Server Chess; Voice Channel Chess) during any Online Rated tournament is REQUIRED to ensure Fair Play by all participants. Players will be required to keep videos on and also share their screens so that both players' images and the computer screens with the games in progress are in clear view of the Tournament Director.

 
Use the BCC Discord link provided on the BCC homepage.

 
Players must be members of the site "Boylston Chess Club - USCF Rated" on chess.com. To join, a player must fill out and submit this form one time: chess.com/news/view/uscf-member-authentication-9266

Once you have done so, please join the US Chess Members Only Club. After that you will be eligible to play in any USCF-Rated online tournament provided that you maintain a USCF Membership in good standing.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Friday, June 12, 2020

Boylston Chess: Larry C Virtual Chess Skittles Rooms





photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.  Pillsbury Lecture,   2019 BC (Before Coronavirus)




Larry C 
Virtual Chess Skittles Room 

for Boylston Players and Friends


photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.  Pillsbury Lecture, 2019 BC (Before Coronavirus)


GM Larry Christiansen 

will present a 

free virtual lecture/chat

 

Saturday    June  13    at   6-7 pm



for Boylston Chess players and friends




LarryC  virtual skittles room for Boylston players and friends 
will feature tactics and instructive games.


 Just follow this link 3 pm:   
twitch.tv/larrychr






____________


See some of Larry's games:  Larry C on chessgames.com


 _____________
















From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Christiansen0201 075.jpg
Larry Christiansen 
at the 2002 U.S. Chess Championships
in Seattle, Washington
  
Larry M. Christiansen
 United States
 June 27, 1956 (age 63)
 born:  Riverside, California, United States
achieved title of:  Grandmaster (1977)
 FIDE rating:  2567  (April 2020)

Larry M. Christiansen (born June 27, 1956) is an American chess player of Danish ancestry.

He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1977.

Christiansen was the 
U.S. champion three times -
in 1980, 1983, and 2002.


He competed in the FIDE World Championship in 1998 and 2002, and in the FIDE World Cup in 2013.

Christiansen grew up in Riverside, California, United States. In 1971, he became the first junior high school student to win the National High School Championship. He went on to win three invitational U.S. Junior Championships in 1973, 1974, and 1975.

In 1977, at age 21, he became a grandmaster without first having been an international master.

Christiansen tied for first place with Anatoly Karpov at Linares 1981. He won the 2001 Canadian Open Chess Championship. He also won Curaçao 2008[1] and the Bermuda Open 2011.[2]

Christiansen played on the United States teams in the Chess Olympiad in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996 and 2002. He won the team silver medal in 1990 and the team bronze in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1996.[3]

Christiansen describes his playing style as "aggressive-tactical" and he lists his favorite opening as the Sämisch King's Indian.

Books


Boylston Chess: 15/0 Online #1






 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, June 13, 2020
Event Format4SS
Time Control15|0
SectionsOpen
Entry Fee$5
Prizesnone
Registration12:00 - 1:00 PM at https://www.chess.com/live#t=1253955
Round TimesRound 1 @ 1:00 PM, every Round after ASAP
DescriptionUSCF RATED! Only online USCF ratings will be impacted.
Players must register BOTH at the tournament website chess.com/live#t=1253955 (to be paired) and the BCF website (to pay)

No half-point byes, no reentry after withdrawal.

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

Attendance on Zoom during any Online Rated tournament is REQUIRED to ensure Fair Play by all participants. Players will be required to position their cameras so that the computer screens with the games in progress are in clear view to the Tournament Director.

Zoom meeting information can be found in your registration receipt email.

Players must be members of the site "Boylston Chess Club - USCF Rated" on chess.com. To join, a player must fill out and submit this form one time: chess.com/news/view/uscf-member-authentication-9266

Once you have done so, please join the US Chess Members Only Club. After that you will be eligible to play in any USCF-Rated online tournament provided that you maintain a USCF Membership in good standing.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Boylston Chess: Online Sunday G/30





 
DateSunday, June 7, 2020
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/30 + 5sec
Round TimesFirst round at 11:00am, other rounds start ASAP
DescriptionG/30 swiss on lichess.org.
Tournament is UNRATED with the USCF.

Must join the Boylston Chess Club team on lichess before joining the tournament.

Tournament link: lichess.org/swiss/LwDBdrCf

Any questions during event, please ask on Discord.

Boylston Chess: G3, d 0 onlinw #3







 
 
DateSaturday, June 6, 2020
Event FormatUnrated 3|0 Arena, one hour
Time ControlG/3 | 0
SectionsOne section
Entry FeeFree entry
Round TimesFirst round at 1 PM, rest ASAP
DescriptionOnline tournament at chess.com, named BCC 3|0 ONLINE #3

Register for tournament online at
chess.com/live#r=212608

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

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.

Any questions during event, please ask on Discord.

If sufficient interest, a second one hour 3|0 Arena will be held at 2 PM, as well.



Monday, May 25, 2020

Boylston Chess: USCF-rated Swiss Tournaments online




USCF-Rated Swiss Tournaments online prep


Fellow Boylston Chess Club members,

I hope everyone is faring well in chess-at-home lockdown, and I look forward to offering USCF-Rated Swiss Tournaments for BCC on chess.com very soon.   However, there is a major step that must be completed by any player wishing to play in online Rated chess events on chess.com.

Any player who wants to play in a USCF-Rated online tournament here on chess.com needs to fill out this form one time: https://www.chess.com/news/view/uscf-member-authentication-9266. Once you have done so, please join the US Chess Members Only Club here: https://www.chess.com/club/uschess-members-only. After that you will be eligible to play in any USCF-Rated online tournament provided that you maintain a USCF Membership in good standing.

If you do not know your 5-digit PIN #, it is on your mailing label of your hard-copy Chess Life issue.  If you do not have that, you can request your PIN from USCF directly.

You may message me on chess.com (xenophon98) if you have any questions or suggestions.  Thanks and let’s help BCC have a big online presence on chess.com.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
BCC, Tournament Director

Monday, May 18, 2020

Boylston Chess: Online Saturday G/30




BCF Online Saturday G/30

Date
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Event Format
6SS
Time Control
G/30 + 5sec
Entry Fee
Free entry
Round Times
First round at 11:00am, other rounds start ASAP
Description
G/30 swiss on lichess.org.
Tournament is UNRATED with the USCF.

Must join the Boylston Chess Club team on lichess before joining the tournament.

Tournament link: lichess.org/swiss/Fmsg6F8J

Any questions during event, please ask on Discord.

Friday, May 08, 2020

Boylston Chess Club updates





Dear Chess Friends,

Hopefully everyone has been staying busy and healthy through this pandemic.  
I wanted to share a few updates with everyone about the Boylston Chess Club.  We will remain closed at least through the end of May.  We will have further updates after we see how the gradual reopening of Massachusetts is progressing.  

We are pleased to announce several online chess events in order to keep those chess skills honed.  GM Larry Christiansen has been hosting weekly lectures on twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/larrychr.  Tune in for the virtual chat and tactics study or catch up on past broadcasts.

Starting next week, there will also be a one-game per week Swiss tournament.  The time control will hopefully encourage more thought than the bullet and blitz games I'm sure we have all been playing.   

Finally, stay tuned for more information about rapid events hosted on chess.com over the upcoming weekends.  

Since the club has been closed for a couple of months now, the Board of Directors has decided to extend club memberships for all current members.  Once we know when we can start hosting over the board tournaments again, we will send more information about the extensions.  

In the meantime, hope to see you all online, and we all hope that you and your families are safe.

On behalf of the BCF Board of Directors,
Andrew Hoy

Boylston Chess: Online Weekly Swiss

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateStarts Monday, May 11th
Event Format6SS
Time ControlG/60 + 10
Entry Fee$5
PrizesNone
RegistrationRegister before 11:59pm on Sunday, May 10th
DescriptionOne round a week. Pairings will be emailed to players on Monday morning, and then players will schedule a time with their opponent and play online before Sunday night.
Unrated event with games played on lichess.org or chess.com. Must have a USCF ID to play.
Any questions email boylstonchess@gmail.com
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Monday, April 27, 2020

Boylston Chess: GM Larry Christiansen Virtual Chess Lecture / Chat on Twitch.TV


photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.  Pillsbury Lecture,   2019 BC (Before Coronavirus)




Larry C 
Virtual Chess Skittles Room 

for Boylston Players and Friends


photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.  Pillsbury Lecture, 2019 BC (Before Coronavirus)


GM Larry Christiansen 

will present a 

free virtual lecture/chat

 

Saturday    June  6    at   6-7 pm



for Boylston Chess players and friends




LarryC  virtual skittles room for Boylston players and friends 
will feature tactics and instructive games.


 Just follow this link 3 pm:   
twitch.tv/larrychr






____________


See some of Larry's games:  Larry C on chessgames.com


 _____________









From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Christiansen0201 075.jpg
Larry Christiansen 
at the 2002 U.S. Chess Championships
in Seattle, Washington
  
Larry M. Christiansen
 United States
 June 27, 1956 (age 63)
 born:  Riverside, California, United States
achieved title of:  Grandmaster (1977)
 FIDE rating:  2567  (April 2020)

Larry M. Christiansen (born June 27, 1956) is an American chess player of Danish ancestry.

He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1977.

Christiansen was the 
U.S. champion three times -
in 1980, 1983, and 2002.


He competed in the FIDE World Championship in 1998 and 2002, and in the FIDE World Cup in 2013.

Christiansen grew up in Riverside, California, United States. In 1971, he became the first junior high school student to win the National High School Championship. He went on to win three invitational U.S. Junior Championships in 1973, 1974, and 1975.

In 1977, at age 21, he became a grandmaster without first having been an international master.

Christiansen tied for first place with Anatoly Karpov at Linares 1981. He won the 2001 Canadian Open Chess Championship. He also won Curaçao 2008[1] and the Bermuda Open 2011.[2]

Christiansen played on the United States teams in the Chess Olympiad in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996 and 2002. He won the team silver medal in 1990 and the team bronze in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1996.[3]

Christiansen describes his playing style as "aggressive-tactical" and he lists his favorite opening as the Sämisch King's Indian.

Books


Friday, April 24, 2020

Future Masters: Combat Covid-19 Online Scholastic

Antique Selenus Bone Chess Pieces - www.ChessAntiques.com

Future Masters: 

Combat Covid-19 Online Scholastic


So one of my coaches Kishore Mosaliganti had this fantastic idea 
His idea is to have a scholastic fundraiser for CDC combats COVID-19 relief fund. Where we have  kids from our Academy get involved and actually organize this event. 
(Yi Wang just did something similar and had over 100 participants.)

Here is link to it on Maca website:


At least we are still all connected thru the internet. 

Lawyer


___________________________________________________________-
Future Masters Chess Academy  
Event Location: Online via chess.com   [ Directions ]
Hotel Info: This is an online Tournament on Chess.com. See more instructions for registering and logging in at www.Futurechessmasters.com
Event Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time Control: Game 10. 5 round Swiss
Rounds Time: 6:00 pm and ASAP
Prize Info: All proceeds go to support CDC Foundation Covid-19 relief efforts https://give4cdcf.org/Winners receive free Trial Class to FMCA. If FMCA member wins they obtain 15 min private review of Combat Covid games
Inquiry: Ltimes@futurechessmasters.com    617 596 5856
Event Webpage: Www.futurechessmasters.com



Entry:   $5.00


Available till END OF DAY OF 5/14/2020.



Register Now! Over 1000 Under 1000. Under 500