Wednesday, August 27, 2014

US CHESS LEAGUE BEGINS: NEW ENGLAND NOR'EASTERS PLAY OUT OF BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB

NEW ENGLAND NOR'EASTERS
vs
PLAY PHILADELPHIA INVENTORS 

IN FIRST LEAGUE MATCH
of
OF UNITED STATES CHESS LEAGUE 2014
THE PLAYERS, FOR NEW ENGLAND 
on August 26, 2014 vs Philadelphia
IM David Vigorito, Board 1
FM Steve Winer, Board 2
FM Chris Chase, Board 3
NM Andrew Liu, Board 4
MANAGER
IM David Vigorito
ASSISTANT MANAGER
NM Charles Riordan
Complete Roster USCF March Rating List
1. GM Alexander Ivanov (2590)
2. IM David Vigorito (2499)
3. NM Mika Brattain (2412)
4. FM Steve Winer (2409)
5. FM Chris Chase (2382)
6. NM Andrew Liu (2307)
7. NM Lawyer Times (2271)
8. NM Carey Theil (2180)
9. Carissa Yip (2036)
RESULTS OF THE MATCH:
BOARD 1: IM Vigorito vs IM Tom Bartell 1-0
BOARD 2: FM Dov Gorman vs FM Steve Winer 1-0
BOARD 3: FM Chris Chase (2382) vs NM Peter Minear (2365) 0-1
BOARD 4: NM Angel Hernandez-Carmen vs NM Andrew Liu 1/2 1/2
ON-SITE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
Bernardo Iglesias
CRITICAL GAMES

Vigorito,David (2519) - Bartell,Tom (2448) [A26]
1.g3 e5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.e4 Be6 7.Nge2 Qd7 8.Nd5 Nd8 9.0-0 c6 10.Ndc3 Ne7 11.b3 0-0 12.d4 exd4 13.Nxd4 c5 14.Nde2 Ndc6 15.Be3 a6 16.Nd5 Bxd517.cxd5 Ne5 18.h3 Qd8 19.Rc1 Nd7 20.Qd2 Rc8 21.g4 Kh8 22.f4 f5 23.Ng3 Qb6 24.exf5 gxf5 25.Nh5 Nf6 26.Nxg7 Kxg7 27.Rce1 Rce8 28.Kh1 h5 29.gxh5 Nxh5 30.Rg1 Rh8 31.Bf3+Kf7 32.Rg5 Nf6 33.Qg2 Rh7 34.Bd2 Reh8 35.Rg7+ Kf8 36.Rexe7 Rxh3+ 37.Kg1 Rh1+ 38.Qxh1 Rxh1+ 39.Kxh1 1-0

(Gorman,Dov (2400) - Winer,Steven (2419) [A11]
1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Qc2 Nbd7 6.b3 Bd6 7.Bb2 0-0 8.d4 b6 9.Bd3 Bb7 10.0-0 Rc8 11.Rad1 Qe7 12.e4 dxe4 13.Nxe4 Nxe4 14.Bxe4 Nf6 15.Ne5 Nxe4 16.Qxe4 c517.Qg4 cxd4 18.Bxd4 f6 19.Nf3 Bb4 20.Bb2 Rfe8 21.Rd3 Rcd8 22.Rfd1 e5 23.Nh4 Rxd3 24.Rxd3 Bc8 25.Nf5 Qb7 26.Nh6+ Kf8 27.Qh4 Qc6 28.h3 Bc5 29.Qh5 gxh6 30.Qxh6+ Kf731.Qxh7+ Ke6 32.Rd5 Bd6 33.f4 Bc5+ 34.Kh1 exf4 35.Bxf6 Qxd5 36.cxd5+ Kxf6 37.Qh6+ Ke7 38.Qxf4 Bd6 39.Qg5+ Kd7 40.g4 Bb7 41.Qf5+ Kc7 42.Kg1 Re5 43.Qf7+ Be7 44.Qf4Kd6 45.Qa4 Rxd5 46.Qe8 Re5 47.Qb8+ Ke6 48.Qxb7 Bc5+ 49.Kf1 a5 50.h4 Re3 51.Qc8+ Ke5 52.Qf5+ Kd4 53.g5 Re8 54.Qd7+ 1-0

Chase,Christopher (2411) - Minear,Peter (2365) [A05]
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 c6 4.0-0 Bg4 5.Ne5 Bf5 6.d4 e6 7.c4 Nbd7 8.Nc3 Be7 9.Bf4 0-0 10.h3 h6 11.Qd2 Bh7 12.g4 Re8 13.Rad1 Qb6 14.Nxd7 Nxd7 15.e4 dxc4 16.Rfe1 Rad817.Qe2 Qa6 18.Qe3 b5 19.a3 Nb6 20.Qg3 Na4 21.Nxa4 Qxa4 22.Bc7 Rd7 23.d5 Bc5 24.Bf3 Qc2 25.Be5 exd5 26.exd5 cxd5 27.Rxd5 Rxd5 28.Bxd5 Qd2 29.Bxf7+ Kxf7 30.Qf3+ Kg831.Re2 Qd7 32.Qc3 Bd3 33.Re1 Qf7 34.Qd2 Qf3 0-1
Next match: New England Nor'easters vs New York Knights, September 3, 2014

BCC AUGUST GRAND PRIX: A GOOD BYE TO SUMMER // MARK LAROCCA 1ST // RICHARD KAHN PERFECT U1800 // 36 PARTICIPANTS // MANY NEW FACES //

BCC AUGUST GRAND PRIX
IN 2 SECTIONS: OPEN AND U1800
OPEN SECTION
(Master) Mark Larocca [highest USCF rating 2331]
3 wins and a draw for clear 1st place.
Brandon Wu plays Alvin Tan, Round 2.
Brandon drew Mark Larocca in Round 4(!) to score
3 points and a share of 2-4th place and a +52 to 1998 rating!
(background): Professor Jerry Williams, black vs Loring Loretti
NM Hal Terrie: 3 points for 2-4th place.
Carissa Yip: 3 points for 2-4th place. 
Eddie Wei, black vs Jonathan Aiyhathurai, Round 2.
Jonathan won this game, and was 2/4 overall
for a +29 to 1804 rating.
(background): Mark Neale vs Pinyi Hu
U1800 SECTION
CRITICAL GAME
Richard Kahn vs Dr. Chase Yarbrough, Round 3.
Richard won this encounter and went on to score a perfect
4-0 to take clear 1st place in the U1800 Section. Bravo, Richard!
Tom Shneer (right) plays Steve Lee to a draw in Round 3.
Tom scored 3 points to share 2-3rd place with Stephen Savage.
Tom earned a +34 to 1557 rating. Bravo Tom!
Steve scored 2.5 points for a +74 to 1442 provisional rating.
(background): David Martin, Justin Cheng Li, black vs Will Wisdom,
Richard Alan Chen . . . 
Stephen Savage (right) plays Ed  Chiu in Round 1.
Stephen scored 3 points to share 2-3rd place with Tom Shneer.
Ed scored 1.5 point for a +38 to 1283 rating. Bravo, Ed!
NEW FACES AT THE BCC
Pinyi Hu nipped Robert Neale in Round 2
for 1/4 in the Open Section and a
+24 to 1579 provisional rating. This
is Pinyi's 3rd USCF rated tournament!
Robert Zhang
Tianna Wang
Ryan Wang
Ryan writes down his moves!
Jerry Li and Steve Lee
Justin Cheng
KIDS PLAY CHESS
Raymond Xu vs Tianna Wang, Round 2.
(2nd board): Jerry Li, black vs Ryan Wang
YOUNGEST AND OLDEST
5 yr old Evan Wei plays 91.8 Harold Dondis, Round 1.
(background): Richard Alan Chen, black vs Jerry Li;
Dr. Chase Yarbrough, black vs Tianna Wang.
SKITTLES ROOM ACTIVITIES 
DURING LUNCH
Post-morten with mom.
Eddie Wei demonstrates the moves while Justin Cheng,
Raymond Xu Jerry Li and Evan Wei (sitting) observe.
IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?
Dr. Chase Yarbrough, Pediatric Resident at Children's Hospital,
Boston, settles down to visualize his plan as black vs Tianna Wang.
This is Dr. Yarbrough's 2nd appearance at the BCC and
Tianna's and her younger brother Ryan's 1st visit to the Club.
Ryan and Tianna Wang getting a kick out of the wind
blowing out the chess position in Harvard Square,
Summer, 2013. This is their first chess tournament,
ever, at the BCC Grand Prix, 2014! Welcome Tianna
and brother Ryan to the community of chess players!
Bernardo Iglesias, TD
 PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK
SPECIAL NOTE
THERE IS NO SATURDAY EVENT
AT THE BCC ON AUGUST 30TH: WHY?
BECAUSE WE WILL ALL BE
AT THE NEW ENGLAND OPEN
IN LEOMINISTER, MA

Friday, August 22, 2014

Changes Coming Soon at the Boylston Chess Foundation

Dear BCF Members,

For years, we have known that our time at 240 Elm Street in Davis Square could be limited, because of changes to the building. It appears that certain changes are now imminent. According to plans we have obtained, 240 Elm Street will be renovated to become a market and gym. This means that we may need to vacate our current home. We don’t know yet what the timeline is for these changes.

We have been planning for this possibility for many years. We have communicated directly with the owners of our building, who have reassured us that there will be space available for us in the new 240 Elm Street. We appreciate that commitment. We are also grateful that the Charles River Realty Group is keeping us informed as the situation develops.

On Wednesday, September 3, we will hold a special Board Meeting to discuss these changes. If you are available, you are welcome to join us that night.

I want to thank Chris Chase and Ted Cross, who are leading a committed group of BCF members in looking for new potential homes. If you see an office space you think might be a good fit for our Foundation, let me know. Although we prefer to stay in our current building, it is important that we have as many options as possible. Believe it or not we have only relocated twice in our history, which dates back to the1850’s.

We are the third oldest chess organization in the United States. Thanks to your support, we are in a stronger financial position than ever before. Although we are now facing a challenge, I am confident that together we will find the path forward. As a non-profit organization dedicated to education and sportsmanship, we are an important part of the community. Our best days are ahead of us!

For the entire BCF Board,
Carey Theil