BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
A TIME TO PLAY GOOD CHESS
IN 2 SECTIONS
NM Eric Godin: 3 wins and a bye for 3.5 points
takes clear 1st place in Open Section.
Eric plays Harold Dondis in Round 1.
Andrew Lam Trattner, from Oregon, scored 3 points
to take clear 2nd place and a +13 to 2015 rating.
Here Andrew is playing white vs Richard Alan Chen in Round 1.
Richard scored 2 points and a +18 to 1552. Bravo, Richard!
Jesse Nicholas writes down the moves as his opponent,
Professor Jerry Williams makes his move with the white
pieces in Round 2. Jesse won this game and also his
Round 3 game and along with a 1st round half point bye,
scored 2.5 points to take clear 3rd place in the Open Section,
Jesse withdrew from the event in Round 4.
Will Wisdom perseveres. Taking his time over the year,
Will learned to secure his footing and find his own
groove in playing chess for the win. Today
he succeeded! 4 wins for a +106 to 1453 rating,
Will took clear 1st place in the U1650 section.
Will ponders the openingf position vs Daniel Zhou in Round 1.
(background): Advait Natti
Ed Chiu (red) plays Janardhan Nallapu (blue) in Round 1.
Ed scored 3 points to take clear 2nd place in the U1650 section.
This is Janardhan's first USCF rated event and first trip
to the Boylston Chess Club. Welcome Janardhan!
Alan Song, black vs Niranjan Shankar in Round 2.
Niranjan scored 2.5 points to share 3-4th place with Alan Song.
(background): Richard Alan Chen vs Varatharjan Venkatraman,
extra game; Lucy Cai, black vs Stephen Savage.
Steve Stepak, black vs Venkatraman Varatharjan, Extra Game, Round 1.
Caro Kann B12: Fantasy Variation
[Note: Just in case anyone is paying attention/interested, I fell asleep after
Venk played 12.Qc2, aiming at "h7"; had I been awake, I would
have for sure played: 12. ... g6! However, I was not, and my 8 yr old
opponent had a chance to find the key for a full point in this game.
He came close! But lost his way towards the end of the game
leaving me with some tactical tricks against his king on an open file!]
DETERMINED 6 YR OLD
Alan Song vs 6 yr old Raymond Xu, Round 1: draw!
Raymond Xu takes his chess seriously. He scored 1.5 points in
the U1650 section for a +49 to 817 rating. Bravo, Raymond!
Advait Natti: 2 points, U1650 section.
Alan Song, 2.5 points, U1650 section.
Janardhan Nallapu, U1650 section.
Varatharajan Venkatraman, 1 point, Open Section.
Jason Xiong, 1 point, U1650 section.
8 yr old Venkatraman Varatharajan
Sign-up and registration: Nathan Smolensky
Rounds Management: FM Chris Chase.
Bravo to TD staff for a well-run, congenial event.
Origami by Meia Geddes
PHOTOS BY STEVE STEPAK