Sep 142016
 
BCC HAROLD DONDIS MEMORIAL 4SS
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
CAMBRIDGE, MA USA
OPEN SECTION
[1GM, 1 IM, 1 FM, 6 NM’s in attendance]
GM Eugene Perelshteyn, black, vs IM Alexander Katz: draw!
Eugene, Alex and FM Jacob Chudnovsky each scored 3.5 
points to share 1-3rd place.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn vs Nathan Smolensky, former
BCC President and current MACA President, Round 1.

NM Brandon Wu vs GM Eugene Perelshteyn, Round 2.

 

Expert Jerry Li vs IM Alex Katz (MIT) Round 1.
Jerry was 2/4 with a +17 to 2020 rating.
NM Andrew Hoy vs FM Jacob Chudnovsky, Round 1.
Andrew finished with 2.5 points and a +1 to 2254 rating.
Jacob scored 3.5 points to share 1-3rd place with 
GM Eugene Perelshteyn and IM Alex Katz.
Expert Andy Trattner (MIT) vs NM Farzad Abdi, Round 1.
Farzad scored 3 points to share 5-7th place with
Sherif Khater and Nithin Kavi and Richard Yi. 
Andy scored 2.5 points to share 8-10th place.
(background): 
Nithin Kavi, black vs Calvin Hori, Round 1.
(background): Richard Yi vs Paul Mishkin.
Calvin scored 2.5 points to share 8-10th place
and a +28 to 1841 rating.
Richard Yi scored 3 points to share 5-7th place
and a +21 to 2153 rating.

Kevin Lu (MIT) v former BCC Champion, NM Lawyer Times, 
Round 3.  Lawyer was 1/2 for 2 points. Lu scored 1.5 points.
(background): Sherif Khater, black vs Nithin Kavi.
Khater scored 3 points to share 5-7th place with Nithin and
Richard Yi.
U1800 SECTION

Jonathan Hsu, clear 1st U1800 Section
with 3.5 points and a +79 to 1652 rating.
Bravo, Jonathan!
IN CHESS: SIZE DOESN’T MATTER, OR DOES IT?

Joy Cao, black vs Mark Robert Neale. Mark scored 3 points
to share 2-4th with Nicholas Belous and Achyuta Rajaram.
(Background:) Achyuta Rajaram.

Eric Feng, black vs Nicholas Belous, Round 1.
Nicholas scored 3 points to share 2-4th place.
CRITICAL GAME

Mark Neale rose to the occasion to take the full point in this
4th Round game vs Holmgren. Mark scored 3 points while
Robert scored 2.5 to share 5-6th place with Jason Xiong.

Jason Xiong plays black vs Evan Wei in Round 3.
SCENES AROUND THE 
TOURNAMENT HALL

Natasha Christiansen, BCC Vice President plays white
vs NM Hal Terrie, Round 1: draw!

Open Section: Lewis Tu, black vs Juan Payan, Round 3.

 
Nicholas Belous, black vs Eric Feng: draw!

             Eric Feng, black vs Steve Stepak, Round 2.       Photo: JWu
BLUE EAR PLUGS TAKE CARE OF THINGS

 
Paul Mishkin ready to rumble vs Charles Bing, Round 3.
MILESTONE

Expert Nithin Kavi vs FM Jacob Chudnovsky, Round 2. Draw!
Nithin also drew NM Sherif Khater in Round 3.
For his efforts, Nithin earned a +16 to 2165.
Nithin will soon attain a USCF master rating!
Go for it, Nithin!

Chief TD NM Andrew Hoy
Chief Asst. TD Natasha Christiansen
Asst. TD IM Nathan Katz
PHOTO: BUTTERFLY
GRAPHIC DESIGN
STEVE STEPAK


BCC HAROLD DONDIS MEMORIAL SMASHES 2016 ATTENDANCE RECORDS: 50 PLAY // PERELSHTEYN / KATZ / CHUDNOVSKY 1-3RD OPEN // JONATHAN HSU 1ST U1800 SECTION // 2-4TH: NEALE / BELOUS / RAJARAM // HOLMGREN / ZIONG 5-7TH //
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