Saturday, April 13, 2024

Early Spring Six Week Swiss results

BCC has been holding regular online events since the pandemic. Nick TDs the events which are UCSF rated. Each event runs six weeks with one game each Tuesday night. They provide shorter time controls and no need to travel for those that want that midweek chess fix but can’t travel. Michael Carey won this edition. The next one starts next Tuesday for those that are interested. 

Saturday puzzle

Black is up a pawn but white has an attack brewing and black’s king is far from safe. What tactic does black have which results in a clearly won position? White has a checkmate threat which helps clarify your candidate moves.

GM Zhou takes another Big Money Blitz

 GM Zhou took first place in the 34 player field with a +10 =2 -0 performance. Charles Slade finished second which is a very strong performance given the filed had 2 GMs and an IM. Charles who is now a blitz specialist saw his blitz rating go back over 2100. The blitz event in two weeks will feature food for the players so sign up early. A proper headcount is important. 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Boylston Chess: Big Money Blitz

 


 

Big Money Blitz

 
 Register Online Now
 
Date
Friday, April 12, 2024
 
Event Format
6SS
 
Time Control
G/5 d0
 
Sections
Open and U1900
 
Entry Fee
$25 for members, $35 for non-members
 
Prizes
 
$$800 Guaranteed
 
Round Times
7:45pm first round, rest ASAP
 
Description
Big Money Blitz!!

Same format as our normal Friday Night Blitz (six double rounds), but this event has a guaranteed prize fund:

Open Section: $320-$160-$80
Top Under 2300: $60
Top Under 2100: $40

U1900 Section: $80-$40
Top U1600: $20

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.

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Entry List

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Need to withdraw or take a bye? 

Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, 

please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, 

please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Boylston Chess: Mid-Spring Six-Week Swiss Online

 


 

Mid-Spring Six-Week Swiss Online

 

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Date
beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2024
 
Event Format
6SS, 1 lichess game per Tuesday night set up by individual challenge
 
Time Control
Open: G/60 + 10 sec, U1900: G/45 + 5 sec
 
Sections
Open & U1900 (Unrated); accelerated pairings may be used
 
Entry Fee
$40, $25 for BCF members
 
Prizes
Open: $120-$80 based on 10 players; U1900: Trophy to 1st Place
 
Registration
Deadline May 7, 2024 @ 6 PM
 
Round Times
6:30pm
 
Description
Contact info: TD Nick Sterling. E-mail: td@boylstonchess.org. Text/cell: 781-733-0849.

If I do not have your e-mail and cell phone # already, please send those to me in case we have to contact each other.

If I do not have your lichess Username, please send that to me or include it in the comments in your Registration.

For Round 1, Pairings will be posted on Tuesday just after 6 PM on the Boylston CC website. The cutoff time for registration in time to play a Round is Tuesday at 6 PM. Any players who register subsequent to 6 PM will be skipped until the following week's Round. Each Round begins at 6:30 PM except for games whose start times were agreed in advance to be changed.

Players must join Zoom and Share their Screens or show their play areas in their camera views. The link will be sent to players by e-mail. Players with scores of at least +2, or in contention for a prize, may, at the TD's discretion, be required to provide at least two separate camera views on Zoom.

Players must be current Members of USCF for the OPEN SECTION ONLY, not the U1900. However, if the Sections need to be combined due to insufficient registration, then players who joined the U1900 Section will need USCF Memberships to play in the Open.

Forfeit of a Round for any reason may result in forfeit of any prize $$$ that would otherwise have been won, at the TD's discretion.

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.
 
 
Event Dates
Tuesday, April 16 
Tuesday, April 23 
Tuesday, April 30 
Tuesday, May 7 
Tuesday, May 14 
Tuesday, May 21

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Entry List

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Need to withdraw or take a bye? 

Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, 

please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, 

please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

 

Sunday, April 07, 2024

Loose pieces fall off.

 The black bishop is loose but you will need to use an unrelated tactical motif generate the tempo needed to grab it  

April Quad results

Akshay Padmanabhan won the top quad with three wins including a winner takes all third round game against Michael Carey. 

Carter Zsittnik took first place in the second quad with three wins. Carter took care of business picking up 23 rating points in the process. 

In the small Swiss Marcus Farzenah-Far and Chris Senhouse split first with two wins and a draw each. 

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Boylston Chess: Sounds of Compassion Charity Tournament

 



Sounds of Compassion Charity Tournament

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Date
Saturday, April 6, 2024
 
Event Format
TBD (based on turnout)
 
Time Control
G/15 + 5
 
Sections
Casual & Competitive
 
Entry Fee
$20 suggested donation
 
Prizes
None, all proceeds will support Children's Hospital
 
Registration
Onsite registration is 6:45pm-7:00pm
 
Round Times
Rounds start at 7:00pm
 
Description
Please join our tournament to support underprivileged kids who are in need of hearing aids.
Sign up link

Donations to the Caroline Bass Fund are appreciated

Register Online Now

Entry List

 ____________________

Need to withdraw or take a bye? 

Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, 

please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, 

please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 05, 2024

Boylston Chess: April Quads

 


 

April Quads

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Date
Saturday, April 6, 2024
 
Event Format
3RR
 
Time Control
G/65 d10
 
Sections
Groups of 4 by rating
 
Entry Fee
$20, $35 for non-BCF members, $5 more after 2/29
 
Prizes
$80 First place in top quad, $50 First place in each of the other quads or small Swiss
 
Registration
Online open till 9:30am; onsite 9:20-9:45am
 
Round Times
10:00am, 1:15pm, 3:45pm
 
Description
** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played. **

If the number of players is not divisible by 4 then the bottom section will be a small Swiss with 5-7 players.

A current USCF membership is required. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.

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Entry List

 _____________________

 

Need to withdraw or take a bye? 

Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, 

please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, 

please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

Boylston Chess: Friday Night Blitz

 


 

Friday Night Blitz

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Date
Friday, April 5, 2024
 
Event Format
6SS
 
Time Control
G/5 d0
 
Entry Fee
$10, $15 for non-BCF members
 
Prizes
Based on entries
 
Round Times
7:45pm first round, rest ASAP
 
Description
It's Friday Night!

We'll play six double rounds (one game with each color) with a G/5 time control, no delay and no increment. Doors open at 7:30pm, first round starts at 7:45pm.

Afterwards, what happens happens...

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.

Register Online Now

Entry List

 __________________

Need to withdraw or take a bye? 

Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, 

please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, 

please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Boylston Chess: April Thursday Night Swiss

 


 

April Thursday Night Swiss

 
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Date
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25
 
Event Format
4SS
 
Time Control
40/90 SD/20 d5
 
Sections
Open & U1610
 
Entry Fee
$20, $35 for non-BCF members
 
Prizes
300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75; U1610 $60, $40
 
Registration
Onsite registration is 6:45pm-7:00pm
 
Round Times
7:15pm
 
Description
Need to withdraw or take a bye: please send email to td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Players rated within **200** points of the lower section maximum may play up one section. Sections with less than 6 players may be merged.

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit US Chess Membership to join or renew.
 
Event Dates
Thursday, April 4 Thursday, April 11 Thursday, April 18 Thursday, April 25

Register Online Now

Entry List

 _____________________

 

Need to withdraw or take a bye? 

Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, 

please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, 

please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

 

Monday, April 01, 2024

Boylston Chess: April Tuesday Night Swiss

 


April Tuesday Night Swiss

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Date
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
 
Event Format
5SS
 
Time Control
G/90 + 5
 
Sections
Open & U1900
 
Entry Fee
$20, $35 for non-BCF members; $5 more if registering onsite. Free for GM's and IM's, and also for club members who are rated at least 2200
 
Prizes
$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75; U1900 $60, $40
 
Registration
Onsite registration is 6:45pm-7:00pm
 
Round Times
7:15pm
 
Description
Event starts on April 2 and ends on April 30.

In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.

Sections with fewer than six players may be merged.

March and April supplements and "live rating" may be used to play up a section.

**The winner(s) of a section from this month's tournament may play up one section regardless of their rating for the May Tuesday Night Swiss.**

A current USCF membership is required. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.

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Event Dates
Tuesday, April 2 Tuesday, April 9 Tuesday, April 16 Tuesday, April 23 Tuesday, April 30

Register Online Now

Entry List
 

 ___________________

Need to withdraw or take a bye? 

Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, 

please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, 

please press the doorbell marked #1