Thursday, February 04, 2016

Polar Vortex Premier


Polar Vortex Premier

 

 

Date
Saturday, February 6
Rounds 1 and 2 were played last Saturday,
but it is not too late to join
with two 1/2 point byes
Event Format
4SS
Time Control
30/90 SD/30 d10
Sections
Premier ( >1800 only )
Entry Fee
$35, $20 for BCF members in advance, 
$5 more at the door
Prizes
$150-$50
Registration
9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times
10:30am and 3:30pm each Saturday
Description
Open to all players rated over 1800 
on either MSA or the January supplement

Rounds 1 & 2 played on January 30
Rounds 3 & 4 played on February 6
Event Dates
Saturday, January 30
Saturday, February 6


Results
Wallchart
Standings
Pairings (tentative)

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Rounds 1 and 2 were played last Saturday, but it is not too late to join with two 1/2 point byes




Standings after Round 2 – Polar Vortex Premier

#PlaceNameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Tot
11-2Cherniack, Alex23242329W7W52.0
2
Yip, Carissa Shiwe23052311W8W42.0
33Pedersen, Soren Sa20512054W10D71.5
44-6Hoy, Andrew21232122W9L21.0
5
Feng, Eric20602062W6L11.0
6
Mishkin, Paul A18961887L5B---1.0
77-10Yu, Alex19711972L1D30.5
8
Ramanathan, Suraj19211917L2D90.5
9
Sullivan, Robert C19041898L4D80.5
10
Christiansen, Nata18741866L3H---0.5

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

February Quads

February Quads

 

Date
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Event Format
3RR
Time Control
G/65 d10
Sections
Players will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee
$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes
$$50 First place in each quad
Registration
9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times
10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm

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Feb TNS

February Thursday Night Swiss

Date
Thursday, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016
Event Format
4SS
Time Control
40/90 SD/20 d10
Sections
Open & U1800
Entry Fee
$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes
$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $125, 2nd $75 U1800 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times
7:15pm
Description
Free entry for BCF members rated 2200+
Event Dates
Thursday, February 4
Thursday, February 11
Thursday, February 18
Thursday, February 25


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Monday, February 01, 2016

BCC STRONG PARTICIPATION IN FIRST NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (BOSTON) OPEN: 3 SECTIONS // 8 MASTERS // 67 PLAY !

 1st NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY OPEN
OPEN SECTION
IM Alexander Katz, MIT freshman, shared 1-2nd place in Open 
Section with 3.5 points.  Here he is playing black, in Round 3, vs 
NM Ryan Sowa: draw!  Katz went 2454-2455 rating-wise and 
Sowa scored 3 points for a share of 3-8th moving up 
2199-2210! (background): FM Chris Chase.
NM Farzad Abdi vs Aiden Sowa, Round 3.
Farzad was 3.5 points for a share of 1-2nd place 
and a 2237-2247 rating. Bravo, Farzad!
Aiden scored 2.5 points for a piece of 9-11th place
and a 2037-2054 rating.
NM Carissa Yip, with white in Round 3 vs R.J. King. Carissa scored 
3 points to share in 3-8th place and a rating of 2289-2293.
 NM Alejandro Botta, BCC Blitz Chess Champ, plays white
vs NM Milislav Danilovic, [FIDE 2255, Serbia] in Round 3.
The game was drawn!  Alej scored 3 points to share in the
3-8th pile-up. Milisav scored 2 points finishing 12-17th.
(background): Professor of Physics NM J.Timothy. Sage, 
Northeastern University Chess Club Advisor.
WFM Roza Enyula scored 3 points to take a share
in 3-8th place and a 2077-2112 rating.
Roza Enyula, BU Chess Club President.
Playing at the Boston University Open 2006!
FM Chris Chase, former BCC Champion, scored 3 points to
share 3-5th place.   (background): Alex Yu.
FM Chris Chase v WFM Roza Enyula, Round 3.
 
NM Lawyer Times, former BCC Champion plays white
in Round 3 vs Jason Tang.  Lawyer scored 2.5 points for a
share of 9-11th place. Jason Tang also finished with 2.5
points for a share of 9-11 place and a rating upgrade of
1992-2054!  Bravo, Jason.
IM David Vigorito, former BCC President plays the white
pieces in Round 3 vs Stephen Brudno. David scored 2 points
to share 12-17th place. Stephen scored 1.5 points to take a
piece of 18-24th place.
BCC regular Alex Yu plays white vs John Westwig in
Round 3. Alex was 2/4 with a rating upgrade of +4 to 1987.
BCC veteran player Paul Mishkin (right) plays white
vs Robert Stewart in Round 3. Paul scored 1.5 points;
Robert .5 points on the day.
SHAKE HANDS AND COME OUT FIGHTING
BCC veteran Walter Driscoll plays white vs 
Nikita Roldan-Levchenko, BCC Junior Blitz chess star.
Walter scored 1.5 points on the day.
WCM Natasha Christiansen, Vice President, Boylston Chess 
Foundation, plays black vs Yangboya Liu in Round 3.
Natasha scored 1 point for an 1875-1880 rating.
Alex scored 2 points for a share of 12-17th place
and a 1983-1987 rating upgrade.
Piinyi Hu BCC regular, BU PhD chemistry 
student, scored 1 point on the day.
U1800 SECTION
Raymond Xu scored 3 points to share 3-5th place in the
U1800 section. Raymond pushed his rating from 1455 to
1583!  Bravo, Raymond.
BCC veteran player and former chess columnist for the
Christian Science Monitor Larry Eldrich, plays black vs
Kevin Meng. Larry was 2/4 on the day. Meng scored 1.5 points.
David Katzman plays white vs Akash Subedi in Round 3.
David was 2/4 on the day for a 1502-1534 rating.
Charles Bing plays white vs. John Tarricone in Round 3.
Charles scored 2 points on the day.
Elliott Wu plays white vs Jonah Butler in Round 3. Elliott 
scored 1.5 points and John scored 3 for a share of 3-5th place.
 U1400 SECTION
Kevin Liu plays white vs Tomas Skacel in Round 3.
Kevin was 2/4 on the day.
Kelsey Liu, Kevin's sister plays black vs Rishi Jun-Kai Basu
in Round 3. Kelsey scored 1 point on the day.
(background): BCC veteran player, Dan Sullivan.
 NU Chess Club President and chief organizer of the
1st NU Open, Brian Dobosh (left), shares a smile with BCC
veteran TD and player, Bernardo Iglesias. Bernardo
was the Chief TD of this splendid event.
Grooming his successor: Jason Fiammetta (sitting) & current NU
Chess Club president Brian Dobosh pose for the camera with chips
and dips as a booster! Great job, gentlemen: one of the
fineset Boston area chess tournaments in recent memory!
Bravo, Northeastern University Chess!
 PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


FIDE Rated 

 
DateThursday, March 17 - Sunday, March 20
Event Format7SS
Time ControlG/90 + 30s increment
SectionsMasters & U2200

Entry Fee


$100 before March 1, 
$115 until March 16, 
$130 at door. 
$20 discount for BCF members

(This tournament is free for all GM's and IM's, and if they play all 7 rounds, there will be no deduction of the entry fee from the prize.  If they play fewer than 7 rounds, then the entry fee of $100 (or $80) would be deducted from any prize that they win.  In short,  this tournament, just like all of our tournaments, is free for GM's and IM's.)
Prizes
Masters: $2050 Guaranteed: $1000-$550 U2400 $500 
U2200: Prizes based on entries
Registration
6:00pm - 6:45pm

Round Times

Thu 7:00pm, 
Fri 1:00pm, 7:00pm, 
Sat & Sun 11:00am, 5:00pm
Description

7 round, FIDE rated tournament.
$2000 in prizes guaranteed for Masters section
U2200 prizes based on entries
Byes allowed all rounds, request before starting your first round, no limit on # of byes
USCF ratings used for eligibility and prizes




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Monday, January 25, 2016

Polar Vortex Premier

Polar Vortex Premier

Dates
             Saturday, January 30 & February 6
 
 
Event Format
4SS
 
Time Control
30/90 SD/30 d10
 
Sections
Premier
 
Entry Fee
$35, $20 for BCF members in advance, $5 more at the door
 
Prizes
$150-$50
 
Registration
9:15am - 9:45am
 
Round Times
10:30am and 3:30pm each Saturday
 
Description
Open to all players rated over 1800 on either MSA or the January supplement
Rounds 1 & 2 played on January 30
Rounds 3 & 4 played on February 6
 
Event Dates
Saturday, January 30
Saturday, February 6

January Scholastic


 
Date      Sunday, January 31, 2016
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 and under & 8 and under
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members
PrizesTrophies for 1st and 2nd in each age group, medals for 3rd in each age group
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm

Legends of Chess: Polugaevsky

 

Legends of Chess: 

Lev Polugaevsky

 
 
 
 
 
                                   Saturday, January 30, 2016
 
 
Event Format
                                  4SS
Time Control
                                  G/60 d10
Sections
                                  Open & U1800
Entry Fee
                                  $35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes
                                  $300 based on 25 paid entries
Registration
                                  9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times
                                  10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, and 6:00pm





Monday, January 18, 2016

Chess 960

(evening event)


DateSaturday, January 23, 2016,     6 pm
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/15 d3
SectionsOne Section
Entry Fee$20, $10 for players in Winter Action Swiss
Prizes$200 based on 20 paid entries: $100-$50, U1800 $50
Registration
Round Time:
Ends at 6:00pm
First round at 6:20pm, rest ASAP


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Winter Action Tournament

DateSaturday, January 23, 2016
Event Format6SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
SectionsOne Section
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 11:20am, 1:00pm, 2:20pm, 3:45pm, and 5:00pm

Friday Night Blitz

Friday Night Blitz

 

Date
Friday, January 22
 
 
 
Event Format
6SS, Double Round Swiss
Time Control
G/5 d0
Sections
One Section
Entry Fee
$10, $5 for BCF members
Prizes
$100 based on 20 entries
Registration
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Round Times
First round at 7:30pm, rest ASAP
Description
Each Friday night is one complete, standalone tournament.
Event Dates
Friday, January 15
Friday, January 22
Friday, January 29





Thursday, January 14, 2016

Northeastern Open








Northeastern University Open


Sunday, January 31, 2016









Location:
Northeastern University 
Curry Student Center, McLeod Suites



 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


4SS, G/60 d5


1st and 2nd place prizes for each section below

Open: $250-$125

U1800: $150-$100

U1400: $100-$50

Prizes based on 35 people

Top School Prize Plaque for colleges and high schools


Entry Fee:

on site: $30 
or          $25 if registering online at http://bit.ly/1PX7ejv

or          $25 if mailed by 01/26 to
Brian Dobosh
1197 Commonwealth Avenue; Apt 1
Allston, MA 02134

When registering by mail,  please include:
 A check for the entry fee made out to "Northeastern University".

Name:_______________________________________________
USCF id: ______________________Section:_________________
Organization:__________________________________________

 
Registration from 10:15-10:45 AM.
Players arriving after 10:45 will receive a 1⁄2 point bye for Round 1.
Byes: Limit 1, must commit before round 2.

Rounds: 11:00, 1:15, 3:30, 5:45

USCF membership required

Take the Orange Line to Ruggles Station or the Green Line (E) to
Northeastern University Station. Follow Signs to Curry Student Center.
Parking available at Renaissance Garage. 835 Columbus Avenue, Boston MA,
02120 for $8 a day. Food Vendors available on site.

Please email questions to northeasternchessclub@gmail.com.


Monday, January 11, 2016

Tornado #122

Tornado #122

 

Date
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Event Format
4SS
Time Control
G/60 d10
Sections
Open & U1950
Entry Fee
$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes
$300 based on 25 paid entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75, U1800
Registration
9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times
10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, and 6:00pm






2016 Boston Chess Congress Photos

Photos from 4th Boston Chess Congress, including Bill Kelleher's win over GM Luke McShane.

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4th Boston Chess Congress Photos

Enjoy.


BCC PLAYERS ABOUND AT BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS // FM BILL KELLEHER TAKES POINT FROM GM LUKE MCSHANE // MANY BCC PLAYERS FILL THE HALL //

BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS
JANUARY 2016
FM Bill Kelleher (2311), former BCC Champion took the full point
from his 1st Round game with GM Luke McShane (2815).
Bill finished the event with 3/5 points for 10-19th place
 and McShane scored 4/5 for 2-4th place.
BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS WINNER
GM Alexander Shabalov won clear 1st in the
Open Section with 4.5/5 points.
NM Carissa Yip
NM Carissa Yip v NM Professor Sage: draw!
(Background left): Mark Fins.
Suraj Ramanathan plays Round 4.  Suraj finished with 2.5 points
in the U2100 Section for a 1908 to 1912 rating.
BCC Board Member Bryant Vernon plays
white in Round 5 of Boston Chess Congress.
Bryant scored 2.5 points in the Premier Section
for a 2000 to 2032 rating.
BCC PLAYERS
Ernest Schreiber (right); Bob Sullivan, black vs Natasha 
Christiansen, Derek Jin, Jerry Li . . .
Alex Yu, Round 4, playing winner of U2100 Section
WFM Martha Samadashvili; (background): Anton
Brash vs MIT Sophomore, Andy Trattner.
ROUND 5
Kevin Lu, black vs WFM Martha Samadashvili: Martha won
the game and the U2100 Section! Brava, Martha!
Former BCC President, MACA President and Chess Horizon's
Editor Nathan Smolensky (right) . . . 
Chess player and coach: GM Eugene Perelshteyn
Dan Schmidt plays Joe Perl; Jason Tang vs NM Hal Terrie . . . 
NM Farzad Abdi (2220) takes the full point from
 NM Yoon-Young Kim (2331) in Round 4.
along the wall: NM Siddarth Arun . . . Brian Salomon . . . 
Joy Cao, Round 4 . . . Joy scored 2.5 points in
the U1700 section for a 1386 - 1413 rating. Brava, Joy!
Nithin Kavi, (left, standing) plays Robert King.
Nithin finished with 2.5 points in the Premier Section
for a 2130 - 2137 rating.
Maxwell Zhao, Round 5.
WIM Dr. Vesna Dimitrijevic plays black in Round 5.
GM Alexander Ivanov, Round 4.
Alex scored 4 points for 2-5 place.
Alan Song, Round 4.
Matthew Meredith vs former BCC President
IM David Vigorito; GM Luke McShane vs 
NM Alex Cherniack . . . Round 4.
BCC BENEFACTOR
Mark Fins, Round 4
Derek Jin, 9 yrs old,  says "hi" . . . 
Derek, playing in the U2100 Section,
scored 2.5 points for a rating of 1862-1867.
Jason Tang vs NM Hal Terrie, Round 4: draw!
Bryant Vernon . . . Alej Botta . .  
BEST DRESSED
Adia Onyango New York - Kenya
Chess Instructor and Director
Bernie Xu, U1900 Section . . . 
Bob Oresick, former BCC official, vs David Katzman: draw!
NM Lawyer Times, former BCC Champion plays black
vs Joe Perl, Round 5.
Ernest Shreiber, black vs Derek Jin, Round 5: 
point to Derek Jin . . . 
NM J. Timothy Sage, Professor of Physics and Chess Club 
Advisor, Northeastern University, plays 
NM Carissa Yip, Round 4: draw. 
Background, center: Mark Fins . . . 
Alan Song vs Max Zhao, Round 5: draw!
 
Carissa Yip, Round 4 . . . 
FUN BETWEEN ROUNDS
BLITZ CHESS . . .
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK
PHOTOGRAPHICS: STEPAK