Friday, November 21, 2014

BCF to Move by January 1st

Dear friends,

We have received notice that our time in Davis Square is finally coming to an end. We expect to be in a new home by January 1.

Thanks to a lot of hard work by our Search Committee, we have identified several possible new homes. Although none of these locations are perfect, they will all allow us to continue our mission as a non-profit chess organization.

On Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 PM we will hold a special meeting to consider our options. We intend to make a decision on that day about relocating. The meeting is open to all members, and I encourage you to come.

Moving will require a lot of hard work from everyone. Please be prepared to pitch in, and help with this important transition. In the meantime, we expect to hold all of our December events as usual.

Finally, please keep an eye out for possible spaces. Ideally, we are looking for a home that is near a T line, at least 1,100 square feet in size, and no more than $2,000 per month in rent. If you find a possible rental space, e-mail details to boylstonchess@gmail.com.

With a united front, we will overcome this challenge.

For the entire BCF Board,
Carey Theil, President

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BCC PRESENTS: THE GREG HAGER MEMORIAL // SATURDAY / NOVEMBER 22 2014 // 60/SD // PRIZE MONEY // CONNECT: PAST / PRESENT / FUTURE //

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB PRESENTS
THE GREG HAGER MEMORIAL
SATURDAY: NOVEMBER 22, 2014
GREG HAGER 1949-2007
Greg Hager, BCC August 23, 1995
YWCA, Boston
A man of kindness and dignity
GREG HAGER MEMORIAL: 2013
WINNERS!
OPEN SECTION
FM Chris Chase, (right) 3.5 points,
sharing 1-2nd place with NM Farzad Abdi.
NM Farzad Abdi (left) 3.5 points,
sharing 1-2nd place with FM Chris Chase.
U1950/U1650  SECTION
Terrence Fricker (left) scored 3 points to share
1-3 with Ames Abbot and David Martin
Ames Abbot (left) scored 3 points to share
1-3rd with Terrence Fricker and David Martin.
David Martin (left) scored 3 points to share
1-3rd with Terrence Fricker and Ames Abbot
32 PEOPLE PLAYED IN THE HAGER MEMORIAL 2013
BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB: A PLACE OF MEMORIES
COME ON OVER: BE A PART OF CHESS HISTORY
CHESS FOR THE KIDS
BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY
GREG HAGER
1949-2007
THE FUTURE OF CHESS
IS IN YOUR HANDS
BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
PREMIER EVENT
PRIZE MONEY AVAILABLE
See you Saturday!

Friday, November 14, 2014

BCC@Google: A new breed of event!



240 Elm St., Suite B9             Somerville, Massachusetts 02144           (617) 629-3933
The Boylston Chess Club Presents…
BCC@Google
Rapid Quads 11/19
5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA
7:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.
G/30;d5, 3RR, USCF Membership required.
 Free to play!


Winners receive free entry coupon for BCC tournament
Event open to BCC Members and Google Employees only

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. 
Email Boylstonchess@gmail.com with name and USCF ID by 5:00 P.M., 11/18 to participate in this exciting event!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

BCC BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP: ELITE 7 // DOUBLE ROUND ROBIN // ABDI / SMOLENSKY TIE 1-2nd //

BOYLSTON BLITZ (2XRR)
CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
ELITE 7
CO-CHAMPIONS
NM Farzad Abdi 9 points: 1-2nd place.
MACA PRESIDENT
Nathan Smolensly 9 points: 1-2nd place.
HONORED GUEST
Andrew Trattner, MIT
MIT-Harvard Chess Festival Director
(MIT: November 9, 2014)
2XRR: BLITZ CROSSTABLE
Farzad Abdi (2269) 9
Nathan Smolensky (1926) 9
Tom Killgeen (2000*) 7.5
Andrew Trattner (2015) 6.5
Steve Stepak (1619) 6
Soren Pedersen (1881) 3
Tony DiNosse (1079) 1
UPSETS
Tony DiNosse's win over NM Farzad Abdi
Steve Stepak's win over Nathan Smolensky 
BERNARDO IGLESIAS, TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

Monday, November 10, 2014

BCC PRESENTS: ANNUAL BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP // OPEN TO ALL // GAME 5 // 2" DELAY // TUESDAY // NOV 11 // 6:30 - 11:00 //

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
BLITZ CHESS 
CHAMPIONSHIP
FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN!
TUESDAY
 NOVEMBER 11, 2014
TOMORROW!
REGISTRATION TIME
6:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
GAMES BEGINS AT 7!
SEE YOU TOMORROW!

BCC: GRAND PRIX NOVEMBER // NITHIN KAVI !! // U1800 5-WAY-TIE // 23 PLAY // STANDINGS TIGHTEN //

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
GRAND PRIX NOVEMBER
IN 2 SECTIONS
OPEN
CRITICAL GAME
NM Hal Terrie vs Nithin Kavi: Round 4, 0-1!
Nithin scored 3.5/4 for a +15 to 2162. Bravo, Nithin!
ALWAYS A CONTENDER
NM Eric Godin defends vs Walter Driscoll, Round 1.
Eric scored 3 points for clear 2nd and a +12 to 2234 rating.
U1800:
1-5th
Ed Chiu vs Seth Lieberman, Round 1. Seth scored 2.5/4 for
a share of 1st place.
TOUGH AS NAILS AT 7!
Steve Stepak essays an Exchange Slav D14 vs Winston Zhao
for equality in Round 1. Yet, pursuing an incorrect strategic 
plan forward, for white, the position wavered from +/- to -/+; in 
the end Steve had 3 minutes on his clock; Winston 3 seconds (!)
[OK, I cracked. Instead of moving my rooks around to
the c-file and just hold things steady (the position was really equal 
on the board), I decided to win a pawn which was actually a 
losing plan on the board.  (The brain plays strange tricks on 
you after a 2 hour chess battle!!) So with 3 seconds still on his,
clock, Winston managed to stay calm and bring his 
game on the board to a win!]  Winston scored
2.5 points for a +53 to 1417 rating to share 
1-5th place. Bravo, Winston!
Boshen Li vs Tom Shneer, Round 4: draw!
Boshen and Tom scored 2.5 points to share in 1-5th place.
Boshen scored a +71 to 1417 rating. Bravo, Boshen!
BERNARDO IGLESIAS, TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

BCC NOVEMBER GRAND PRIX // SATURDAY // NOV 8 2014 // 4SS // 60/SD / 5 SECOND DELAY // STANDINGS TIGHTEN // ONE MORE MONTH TO TOTALS //

BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB
GRAND PRIX
Saturday: November 8, 2014
AN EVENT PREFERRED BY KIDS
OF ALL AGES
From 5 yrs old to 95, New England area chess
players adore the BCC Grand Prix tournament.
JUST LIKE THE PROFESSIONALS

SIGN UP EARLY FOR DISCOUNT!
SEE YOU SATURDAY

Monday, November 03, 2014

BCC HOSTS: 2014 SPIEGEL CUP QUALIFIER // 14 & U // 8 & U // 22 PARTICIPANTS // 2 SECTIONS // GAME 45 // 4SS // KIDS HAVE FUN AND LEARN //

SCHOLASTIC CHESS AT ITS BEST
14 & U
Evan MacLure 3.5/4 clear 1st place; rating +10 to 1449,
here playing Skyler Huang Zhou in Round 1.
Evan MacLure vs Rahul Krishnan, Round 3.
 POLYMATH FROM CHINA
11 yr old, Yue Huang 3/4, clear 2nd place.
Mark Chudnovsky vs Yue Huang, Round 4. This is Yue's 6th
rated chess event. Yue Huang rating performance: +77 to 989.
BCC regular Eric Feng (1871) defends against 
Mark Chudnovsky (1034) in Round 2. Eric was 2 for 2,
withdrawing the event to play afternoon soccer.
Boshen Li, black vs Evan MacLure. Boshen was 2 for 4 on
the day.
Steve Frymer in Marine Fatigues, ready to defend the fort
vs Ajay Potula. The (extra) game ended in a stalemate!
(foreground): Ian Van Hulle vs Mark Chudnovsky, Round 3.
8 & U
5 yr old Anna Katsman, black vs 6 yr old Raymond Xu,
Round 2. Raymond won this section with a perfect 4-0,
and a +115 to 1047 rating. [Keep your eye on this lad!]
Raymond Xu, black vs Ayush Kumar, Round 1.
Adithya Sharma vs David Katsman, Round 1. Adithya & David
each scored 3 points to share 2-4th place with Idan Eilon Stern.
Idan Eilon Stern, black vs Advait Natti, Round 1.
FACES AROUND THE HALL
FM CHRIS CHASE, TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK