Sunday, June 26, 2016

July Thursday Night Swiss

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateThursday, July 7, 14, 21, 28
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90 SD/20 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $125, 2nd $75 U1800 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

July Quads



 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, July 2, 2016
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes$$50 First place each quad
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Summer Solstice Open



 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, June 25, 2016
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 D10
SectionsOpen & U1950
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75, U1950 $70, $30
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Thursday, June 16, 2016

VERY SAD !! DANNY KOPEC // LONG-TIME FRIEND OF BCC // February 28, 1954 - June 12, 2016 //

a time to weep and a time to laugh, 
a time to mourn and a time to dance . . .
                                                                                                                                Photo: Steve Stepak
IM Dr. Danny Kopec, Boston Chess Congress, 2015
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June / July School Break Program






June/July School Break Program

When 
Tue, June 28, 9:00am – Fri, July 1, 12:30pm
Where 
Boylston Chess Club, 40 Norris Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, United States (map)
Description 
June 28, 29, 30; July 1 - 

9:00am - 12:30pm each day. 


This program invites young chess players who already have a complete understanding of the rules of chess to come and develop their abilities. With a combination of lecture, question/answer and guided cooperative learning, the instructor will cover essential elements of the game
 Who can join? School-age children, K-12.
How much does it cost? Club membership is required for participation (Junior Membership: $120; Family Membership: $180). Participation fee: $120; $90 per child, if two or more per family. For first-time members the fee is reduced to $80. Please make checks payable to the" Boylston Chess Foundation" and please pay on site.
Registration: Located in the renovated former Ellis School building. Reservation is not required. Just show up to unit B103, at 40 Norris Street the morning of the first day, before or around 9:00 a.m.! Use the right-side door of the building.
 About the instructor: A master of the game and a Boylston Chess Club member for 25 years, Jacob Rasin has been a professional chess teacher for over 35 years. For more information on the camp, please call Jacob Rasin at (617) 783 6307.



 

The Boylston School Break Program for Children 2015-2016

 
Over the course of the 2015-2016 school year, the Boylston Chess Foundation will hold its series of clinics during the December, February, and April school recesses, as well as two summer sessions in June/July and August.
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2016

June/July (summer recess): 28, 29, 30, 1
9:00am - 12:30pm each day
August (summer recess): 16, 17, 18, 19
9:00am - 12:30pm each day
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This program invites young chess players who already have a complete understanding of the rules of chess to come and develop their abilities. With a combination of lecture, question/answer and guided cooperative learning, the instructor will cover essential elements of the game:

Tactics    Strategy    Openings    Middlegames    Endgames    Problems   
Students will develop their memory, visualization ability, attention span, critical thinking skills, as well as their sense of fairness and good sportsmanship – all while having fun!

Who can join? School-age children, K-12, who are interested in improving at chess and maturing from motivated beginners to skilled intermediate players.

How much does it cost? Club membership is required for participation (Junior Membership: $120; Family Membership: $180). Participation fee: $120; $90 per child, if two or more per family. For first-time members the fee is reduced to $80. Please make checks payable to the Boylston Chess Foundation and please pay on site.



Registration and capacity: Located in the renovated former Ellis School building, there is plenty of room at our pristine site for more students; we will bring in additional qualified instructors to maintain a healthy student-teacher ratio. Reservation is not required. Just show up to unit B103, at 40 Norris Street the morning of the first day, before or around 9:00 a.m.! Use the right-side door of the building.



About the instructor: A master of the game and a Boylston Chess Club member for over 25 years, Jacob Rasin has been a professional chess teacher for over 35 years in the Soviet Union and the United States. 1978-1989, Jacob served as head coach at the Pioneers Palace of the Leningrad Province; 1982-1985, he had the additional assignment of training Soviet grandmasters and international masters. Since 1990, he has taught privately and at schools in the Boston area. His students have won dozens of scholastic state championships and medals, and more than ten national championships in various brackets. Jacob has directed the School Break Program since 1994.

For more information on the Program, please call Jacob Rasin at 617-783-6307.


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Monday, June 13, 2016

Father's Day Swiss



DateSaturday, June 18, 2016
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d10
SectionsOpen & 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
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

BCC $15 OPEN / 4SS / SMASHING SUCCESS / 38 PLAY / FM JACOB CHUDNOVSKY / 1ST / PERFECT 4-0 OPEN / YILUN LIU 3.5 / 1ST / U1800 / JUNIORS SHINE //

BCC $15 OPEN 
OPEN SECTION
Brandon Wu vs FM Jacob Chudnovsky, Round 2.
Jacob (deep in thought) won this game on his way to a 4 - 0 sweep 
and clear 1st place. Jacob was +10 to 2426 rating! Bravo, Jacob!
Nithin Kavi, black vs Ryan Sowa, Round 2.
Nithin tied 2-3rd with Elliott Wu.
Nithin was 2096 to 2113 rating increase! Bravo Nithin!
Aidan Sowa plays white vs Elliott Wu, Round 3.
Elliott Wu 3/4 for 2-3rd place.  Elliott was +47 to 1886 rating
increase!!! Bravo, Elliott, who continues to play consistently
in his tournament outings!
Bernie Xu plays white vs BCC President, and event TD
NM Andrew Hoy (a man of many hats, yet not wearing a hat).
Andrew scored 2.5 points for a share of 4-7th place.
YOUTH POWER!
NM Hal Terrie white vs 9 yr old Derek Jin, Round 1.
Derek was accurate in his defense and held the position
to a draw. Hal scored 2.5 points to take a share of 4-7th
place. Derek also scored 2.5 points with a share of
4-7th place and a rating hike of 30 rating points to 1905!
NOTABLE RESULT
Calvin Hori, black vs 9 yr old Raymond Xu.
Raymond won this Round 3 game for a 1.5/4 total
and a rating jump of 18 points to 1592. Bravo Raymond!
U1800 SECTION
Yilun Liu plays white vs Chris Estremera in Round 3.
Yilun etched his victory in the U1800 section with a win
in this game. This is Yilun 3rd rated tournament; he earned
a 1691P to 1781P rating for his efforts in this event.
(background): Nicholas Belous, black vs Mark Kaprielian.
Mark won this game for a total of 3/4. Mark, Chris and
Kurt Milligan each scored a total of 3 points to share
2-4th place in the U1800 section. Bravo all !
Victor Feng, black vs Boshen Li. Victor won this game and
scored 2.5 points to share 5-7th place with Lewis Tu and
David Katzman; (above): Kurt Milligan plays black vs
Tony DiNosse. Kurt scored 3 points to claim a share of
2-4th place and a rating hike from 1514 to 1560!
David Katzman, black vs Lewis Tu. David won this Round 3
game for a total of 2.5 points and a rating hike of 22 points to
1643 and a share of 5-7th place. Lewis also scored 2.5 points
for a share of 5-7th points! Bravo all!
(background): David Martin vs Bob Oresick; 
Alexander Fang Meng, black vs Boshen Li: draw!
Kurt Milligan, black vs Stefan Grosser.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THIS LAD
6 yr old Nangk Dang, black vs Jonathan Hsu,
Round 1. Nangk had 1 points and Jonathan
scored 2 points. [I played Nangk in an extra game
in Round 2. He had white. Playing forcefully
he had drawing chances, before he lost his focus
and dropped the exchange and the game.
With time, Nangk will become a highly
competitive player.  Keep up the good work, Nangk!
BCC PRESIDENT/TD/
DEBUTS AS HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER
                                                                                       PHOTO: ANDREW HOY
Stefan Grosser vs Steve Stepak, Round 1. 
extra game. [Andrew took 3 shots of me; they 
were all quite good! Bravo, Andrew!]
PARTING SHOT
Below the portraits of 2 icons of BCC chess:
(left): Harry Lyman and (right): Harold Dondis
under the watchful eyes of these two great patrons
play Timmy Guan, black vs David Martin,
and Nicholas Belous, black vs Cuu Dang,
Round 1, $15 Open U1800 section.
ANDREW HOY, EVENT TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Father's Day Swiss


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, June 18, 2016
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d10
SectionsOpen & 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
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List







Friday Night Action


 
DateFriday, June 17, 2016
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG25 d5
SectionsOpen
Entry Fee$40, $50 for Non-members
Prizes$750 based on 20 paid entries: $300, $200, $100; U2200 $100, $50
DescriptionOne by is allowed for either round 1 or round 4, request with registration

                                            Current Pre-Registration List





As an example of the kind of competitive action you may find,
here is the crosstable from May's Friday Night Action.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  | 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    1 | EUGENE PERELSHTEYN              |4.0  |W   8|W   5|W   3|W   4|
   MA | 12627196 / R: 2607   ->2609     |N:M  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2513   ->2518     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    2 | CHRIS WILLIAMS                  |3.0  |W   6|L   3|W   7|W   9|
   MA | 12788759 / R: 2300   ->2297     |N:1  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2194   ->2187     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    3 | WILLIAM KELLEHER                |2.5  |W  10|W   2|L   1|D   5|
   MA | 10012571 / R: 2314   ->2317     |N:C  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2209   ->2212     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    4 | LAWYER TIMES                    |2.5  |W   7|W   8|D   5|L   1|
   MA | 12167330 / R: 2267   ->2268     |N:1  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2159   ->2157     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    5 | ANDREW HOY                      |2.0  |W  11|L   1|D   4|D   3|
   MA | 12846607 / R: 2225   ->2227     |N:1  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2078   ->2085     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    6 | ELLIOTT WU                      |2.0  |L   2|W  11|L   8|W  10|
   MA | 12887861 / R: 1823   ->1839     |N:2  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1389   ->1485     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    7 | MARK KAPRIELIAN                 |2.0  |L   4|W  10|L   2|W  11|
   MA | 10007763 / R: 1745   ->1783     |N:2  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1635   ->1674     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    8 | SOREN SANDMANN PEDERSEN         |1.0  |L   1|L   4|W   6|U    |
   MA | 15421306 / R: 2024   ->2025     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1675   ->1682     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    9 | CHARLES SLADE                   |1.0  |H    |H    |U    |L   2|
   MA | 12487244 / R: 1962   ->1958     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1714   ->1712     |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
   10 | AMIR ZARGARI                    |0.5  |L   3|L   7|D  11|L   6|
   MA | 12521132 / R: 1868   ->1827     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1731P13->1656P17  |     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
   11 | CALVIN G HORI                   |0.5  |L   5|L   6|D  10|L   7|
   MA | 12864842 / R: 1729   ->1707     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1656   ->1612     |     |     |     |     | 





Christiansen simul





GM Larry Christiansen 

Simul at South Station

 

 

Event Dates
Tuesday, June 14
Date
Second Tuesday of every month
 
Entry Fee
Free to all
 
Prizes
Winner(s) receive free entry coupon for a BCC tournament
 
Round Times
12:00pm - 2:00pm
 
Description
Larry Christiansen will play against 25 chess players simultaneously at South Station. Open seating until 1:15pm.
Email natashaus@alum.mit.edu with any questions.
 

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

BCC WEAVER ADAMS / 4SS / U1800 / MONDAYS / FEEDER INTO REUBENS LANDY(1800 - 2199: 2016 JUNE RATINGS): ROUND 1 PHOTOS //

WEAVER ADAMS 4SS
ROUND 1 
Bernardo Iglesias, Chief TD
Larry Eldridge, veteran chess journalist and chess coach plays
white vs Mark Robert Neale, Round 1.
Tom Medrek, 2015 Weaver Adams Champion plays white
vs Vlad Jan Gaciu, Round 1.
Bob Oresick, black vs Frank Frazier, Round 1
Jonathan Lee, black v Will Wisdom;
Alexander Meng, black v Tony Cortizas
Round 1

PS: "CALL FOR PLAYERS"
If you wish to join this event
and you are U1800 and you 
are a BCC member or are
willing to become a BCC
member, come on over to
the Club next Monday at 6:30 PM
 and sign up for Round 2: you will 
get a half point bye for Round 1.
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

Sunday, June 05, 2016

$15 Dollar Open






Date
Saturday, June 11, 2016





Event Format
4SS
Time Control
G/60 d10
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee













$15 in advance, $30 at door, $20 for BCF members at door

Prizes
$225 based on 25 paid entries: Open: $110-$75, U1800 $40
Registration
9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times
10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry List
Current Pre-Registration List