Monday, October 30, 2017

BCC: HARRY LYMAN MEMORIAL // RAJESH COIMBATORE SHANMUGASUNDARAM / 3.5 POINTS FOR CLEAR 1ST PLACE / OPEN SECTION // MORALES / ZHANG / ROUHAN YIN / 3 POINTS / SHARE 1-3RD / U1800 SECTION // 37 PLAY //

 
4SS IN 2 SECTIONS, 60/SD + 5" DELAY
OPEN SECTION
IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS EQUALITY
 
NM Rajesh Shanmugasundaram(2238) vs Karthik Sai Padmanabhan
(2077),  Master vs Expert, Round 4.
HEATING UP TO AN ENDGAME
Rajesh vs Karthik: intense calculation: finding the win,
holding the draw . . . 
SKY-VIEW
Rajesh: making a plan: strengths, weaknesses . . . 
Karthik waits . . . 
THE KING IS A FIGHTING PIECE
Rajesh finds the plan: the white king invades . . . 
(bishops of opposite colors are often drawn;
there are a few illustrative exceptions. This
is one of them . . . )
By the time the game ended, both players had less than
2 minutes left on their clocks . . . 
NM Ryan Sowa (2335) plays Ilya Rozonoyer (1899), Round 1.
Ryan scored 3 points to share 2-6th points.
Suraj Ramanathan vs Maxwell Chen, Round 1.
Suraj scored 3 points to share 2-6th place.
David Milliern (1850) vs Jerry Lee (2144), Round 1.
Jerry scored 3 points to share 2-6th place.

Jordan Kovar vs NM Rajesh, Round 1.
Jordan scored 3 points to share 2-6th place.
CHARACTERISTIC POSE
Thomas Fang (2066) vs Zubin Baliga (2059), Round 4.
Zubin focused his way to 3 points to share
2-6th place. Bravo, Zubin!
U1800 SECTION
LITTLE VS BIG
Rouhan Yin, black vs Juan Carlos Morales,  Round 4.
This time, Juan Carlos was victorious.
[Rouhan won his game vs Juan Carlos, in the BCC
National Chess Day Open, Round 3, on October 14, 2017]
Rouhan and Juan Carlos each scored 3 points
to share 1-3rd place.
Rouhan Yin vs Tian-ye Zhan, Round 3.
Rouhan Yin won this game, but Tian-ye scored the full
points vs Steve Stepak in Round 4, to share 1-3rd place
in the U1800 Section.
SCENES FROM 
AROUND THE HALL
ETERNAL RIVALRY: ROUND 1
Harvard Professor Natesh Pillai vs Steve Stepak,
Round 1. Steve snatched the full point from
the professor at the last moment in a complex rook
and pawn endgame, with serious time pressure.
Natesh scored 2.5 points to share 4-6th
place with Will Wisdom and Bob Oresick.
(background): Will Wisdom vs Tian-ye Zhan
Ryan Sowa, tournament's highest rated player: 2335.
TOP FEMALE PLAYER
Joy Cao, 11 yrs old, (1820)
SUPURB ENDGAME TECHNIQUE: ROUND 4
With less than 30 seconds on her clock, Joy Cao, found
the win in a complex endgame vs Lawrence Tu,
 where she had a h-pawn on h7, king and rook vs 
black's knight and king, always struggling to avoid 
the draw by stalemate. Joy Cao: poised under fire,
needing to make one precise move after the next,
found the way through zugzwang (forcing black
to play a "bad" move because he had run out
of good ones)! Brava, Joy! (standing): Will Wisdom.
Rouhan Yin writes his move vs Miles Spranca, Round 2.
This is Miles 4th USCF tournament and the first
visit to the BCC: welcome Miles. Hope to see you again
soon.
Brandon Ni
THE SATISFACTION OF FINDING THE MOVE
6 YR OLD: LEARNING THE GAME
MORNING SUNSHINE
Bob Oresick, black vs Juan Carlos Morales, Round 1.
Bob scored 2.5 points to share 4-6th place.
(standing): event TD Bernardo Iglesias.
Rouhan Yin: thinks . . . 
TALKING HANDS: BCC SPIRITUAL LEADER
AND GENEROUS PHILANTHROPIST TO CHESS
Harry Lyman, Boyston Chess Club, 
YWCA, Boston, circa 1990.
TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION:
BERNARDO IGLESIAS, CHIEF TD
NATASHA CHRISTIANSEN, ASST. TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

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