Apr 222019

After 8 rounds of the 2019 O2C Doeberl Cup there are now only two players who can take first place. GM Hrant Melkumyan won both his games yesterday to maintain his tournament lead. He is on 7/8, half a point ahead of FM Raymond Song, who also scored two wins.
Song started the day with a very quick win over WGM Padmini Rout, and followed it up by beating IM Trevor Tao. Not only did these wins keep him in contention for first place, but also earned him a GM norm, as even a final round loss would leave his TPR above 2600.
Fittingly, the board 1 pairing for the final round has Melkumyan against Song, and with the pressure off Song in terms of his title norms, an interesting battle is expected. 
GM Abhijit Kunte finished the day in outright third on 6/8, but has already drawn his final round game with IM Igor Bjelobrk. The draw caps a good tournament performance for Bjelobrk, but a first round bye for Igor meant there were no title norm opportunities for him.
The Major is set for a close finish with Jaime Frias and Zhiyaun Shen on 5.5/6. They drew in round 6, and are therefore watching both their own moves, and moves on the other boards in the final round. The Minor is even closer, with 5 players tied for first on 5/6. In this case 4 of the leading players are paired against each other, but a tie for first is the most likely outcome.
2019 O2C Doeberl Cup – Day 4
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Apr 212019
banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.
Date Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Event Format 5SS
Time Control G/105 d10
Sections Open & U1900
Entry Fee $35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance. Club members rated 2200+ may play in the Thursday Night Swiss with no entry fee and no prize deductions.
Prizes $300 based on 25 entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration 6:15pm – 6:45pm
Round Times 7:00pm
Description Bye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 12 players may be merged
Entry List Current Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess: May Thursday Night Swiss
Source: Boylston Chess Club Weblog

Apr 212019
Date Saturday, April 27, 2019
Event Format 5RR
Time Control G/90 d5
Entry Fee Free entry to invited players
Round Times Sat: 10:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm; Sun: 10:00am, 1:45pm
Description Six player round robin, open by invitation only. For more information, see the MACA listing or the MACA scholastic championship page.

MACA: MA Girls Invitational Championship
Source: Boylston Chess Club Weblog