♜  "Donald Trump is a true chess master in the business world, and it definitely shows in his political strategy in the Republican Party nomination process."
-Washington Post, Letter to the Editor  ♜

Ray Paulson & Bruce Felton


World Top Ten:
2700chess.com for more details and full list World Top Ten Women:
2700chess.com for more details and full list

WCC News 2022 ♔

Miscellaneous News & Other Chess Events of Interest:


MACA Event Calendar of Tournaments throughout Massachusetts

NHCA Event Calendar of Tournaments throughout New Hampshire

Relyea Event Calendar of Open & Invitational Tournaments

Continental Chess Association Tournament Schedule for All States

SENECA Southeast New England Chess Association Tournament Schedule

Connecticut Chess Magazine by Rob Roy blog.


♔ US Chess upcoming Tournament Schedule for New England:
Massachusetts, ♛ New Hampshire, ♖ Rhode Island, ♝ Connecticut, ♘ MaineVermont


Metrowest Chess Club Monthly Event NEW LOCATION:
Note:
Henceforth all Metrowest Chess Club events are at our new location,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church; 39 E. Central Ave., Natick MA
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY
See http://www.metrowestchess.org/Community/Club/Maps/Location_and_Maps.pdf for maps.
Also: The time control is now 40/90; SD/30; d5

(Formerly located at the Natick Community Center, 117 E. Central St. (Rt.135) in Natick Massachusetts.)


Billerica Chess Club weekly results are now available on this site as part of the Other Organizations section.

Ayer Chess Club at Billiards Café schedules info & results are now available on this site.

Keene, NH Chess Club events calendar

Waltham Chess Club events calendar

Boylston Chess Club events calendar

Greater Worcester Chess Club events calendar

New Britain CT Chess Club events calendar

MetroWest Chess Club events calendar


♔ ♞ Print or download a .PDF version of the Wachusett Chess Club Flyer ♘ ♚

♚ ♛ An Archive of these & earlier News Links is now available in the "Chess Online" section ♛ ♚

YOU CAN NOW EASILY CONVERT YOUR GAMES TO PGN FORMAT & EMAIL THEM! ♗ ♞ ♖

An unofficial but nice to have Glossary of Chess terms ♜ ♘ ♝

♚ ♔ ♚ Three books by local author FM John Curdo, 'Chess Caviar', 'More Chess Caviar' & 'Still More Chess Caviar'
all now available directly from John Curdo. Each book contains 100 of John's selected miniature games ♔ ♚ ♔

ECO code to enjoy =  C41 Philidor, Philidor counter-gambit, del Rio attack: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 
♔   ♛   ♖   ♝   ♘   Four Random Mating Patterns   ♞   ♗   ♜   ♕   ♚

Smothered Mate

One Piece Queen Mate

Stan Talcott's Mate W

Anderssen's Mate



January 12th, 2022

Reggie Boone Memorial Premier Section, January 12th, 2022
Round 2 of 5 Results
WhiteResultBlack
Brett Kildahl1/2-1/2Anand Nair
Stephen Murray 1-0Ray Paulson
Jim Donahue1/2-1/2Don Ostrowski
Mike Commisso1/2-1/2Mike Manisy
Ken Gurge 1-0Larry Gladding
Tom Fratturelli 0-1Paul Lynch
Total of 6 boards,
no major upsets (♔ ♕), no upset draws ().

♝ Receiving half-point byes were Dave Couture, Mike Urbonas, Andrew Jeselson,
Ritvik Pulya, Gary Brassard, Todd Tsakiris, George Mirijanian, and Michael David.

Reggie Boone Memorial Premier Section, January 12th, 2022
CURRENT STANDINGS After 2 Rounds
PointsPlayers
2.0Murray
1.5Kildahl, Nair, Couture, Urbonas, Donahue
1.0Jeselson, Paulson, Commisso, Manisy, Pulya, Brassard, Lynch, Gurge, Tsakiris, Ostrowski
0.5Mirijanian, David
0.0Gladding, Fratturelli, (Mark Wheeler - filler)


Projected Round 3 Pairings for January 19th Premier Section 

Board #: [White] vs. [Black]
1 Brett Kildahl (1.5) Dave Couture (1.5) 2 Anand Nair (1.5) Michael Urbonas (1.5) 3 Ray Paulson (1.0) Jim Donahue (1.5) 4 Paul Lynch (1.0) Michael Commisso (1.0) 5 Mike Manisy (1.0) Todd Tsakiris (1.0) 6 Don Ostrowski (1.0) Gary Brassard (1.0) 7 Michael David (0.5) Ken Gurge (1.0) 8 Larry Gladding (0.0) Tom Fratturelli (0.0) 0 Andrew Jeselson (1.0) BYE ½ George Mirijanian (0.5) BYE 0 Ritvik Pulya (1.0) BYE ½ Stephen Murray (2.0) BYE 0 Mark Wheeler (0.0) BYE
Note: Projected pairings & colors are only estimates. Official pairings are posted at the beginning of each round.

January 12th, 2022

Reggie Boone Memorial U1600 Section, January 12th, 2022
Round 2 of 5 Results
WhiteResultBlack
Brian Biglow 1-0Hugh McLaughlin
Rene Minalga-Rheault1/2-1/2Mike Bergeron
Shawn Xu 1-0James Essary
Mark Wheeler1/2-1/2Keith Hamer
Don Briggs 0-1Jay Shum
Laura Xu 0-1Matthew Moore
Total of 6 boards,
no major upsets (♔ ♕), no upset draws ().

♝ Receiving half-point byes were Bob Mathieu, Larry O'Rourke, Emily Gawboy, Raaga Pulya, and Jon Stephan.
♖ Not playing round 2 were Timothy Ryan and Vivaan Shah.
♙ John Murphy withdrew from the tournament.

Reggie Boone Memorial U1600 Section, January 12th, 2022
CURRENT STANDINGS After 2 Rounds
PointsPlayers
2.0Biglow, S. Xu
1.5Mathieu, Bergeron, Minalga-Rheault
1.0Wheeler, Hamer, O'Rourke, McLaughlin, Gawboy, Pulya, Moore, Essary, Shum
0.5Stephan
0.0Briggs, Ryan, L. Xu,Shah


Projected Round 3 Pairings for January 19th U1600 Section 

Board #: [White] vs. [Black]
Board 10: S. Xu vs. Biglow Board 11: Bergeron vs. Mathieu Board 12: Hamer vs. Minalga-Rheault Board 13: Moore vs. Wheeler Board 14: McLaughlin vs. Essary Board 15: Shum vs. Gawboy Board 16: Stephan vs. Briggs Board 17: L. Xu vs.Ryan
Note: Projected pairings & colors are only estimates. Official pairings are posted at the beginning of each round.

REMINDER: Players must be present in Room 142 by 7:00 P.M.
in order to be paired for Round 3 on January 19th
Players running late who wish to be paired MUST CALL BEFORE 7 P.M.

January 5th, 2022

Reggie Boone Memorial Premire Section, January 5th, 2022
Round 1 of 5 Results
WhiteResultBlack
Paul Lynch 0-1Brett Kildahl
Ray Paulson 1-0Ken Gurge
Mike Urbonas 1-0George Mirijanian
Anand Nair 1-0Michael David
Don Ostrowski1/2-1/2Mike Commisso
Larry Gladding 0-1Jim Donahue
Tom Fratturelli 0-1Stephen Murray
Dave Couture 1-0Mark Wheeler (filler)
Total of 8 boards,
no major upsets (♔ ♕), no upset draws ().

♝ Receiving half-point byes were Andrew Jeselson, Ritvik Pulya, Gary Brassard, and Todd Tsakiris.

Reggie Boone Memorial Premier Section, January 5th, 2022
CURRENT STANDINGS After 1 Round
PointsPlayers
1.0Kildahl, Paulson, Nair, Murray, Couture, Urbonas, Donahue
0.5Jeselson, Commisso, Pulya, Brassard, Tsakiris, Ostrowski
0.0Mirijanian, Gladding, Lynch, Gurge, David, Fratturelli, (Wheeler)


Projected Round 2 Pairings for January 12th Premire Section 

Board #: [White] vs. [Black]
Board # 1: Kildahl vs. Couture Board # 2: Murray vs. Paulson Board # 3: Urbonas vs. Nair Board # 4: Donahue vs. Jeselson Board # 5: Commisso vs. Brassard Board # 6: Tsakiris vs. Pulya Board # 7: Gladding vs. Ostrowski Board # 8: David vs. Lynch Board # 9: Gurge vs. Fratturelli
Note: Projected pairings & colors are only estimates. Official pairings are posted at the beginning of each round.

January 5th, 2022

Reggie Boone Memorial U1600 Section, January 5th, 2022
Round 1 of 5 Results
WhiteResultBlack
Matt Moore 0-1Brian Biglow
Bob Mathieu 1-0Jon Steohan
James Essary 1-0Don Briggs
Mike Bergeron 1-0Jay Shum
Timothy Ryan 0-1Shawn Xu
Hugh McLaughlin 1-0Laura Xu
Vivaan Shan 0-1Rene Minalga-Rheault
Total of 7 boards,
no major upsets (♔ ♕), no upset draws ().

♝ Receiving half-point byes were Mark Wheeler, Keith Hamer, Larry O'Rourke, Emily Gawboy, and Raaga Pulya.

Reggie Boone Memorial U1600 Section, January 5th, 2022
CURRENT STANDINGS After 1 Rounds
PointsPlayers
1.0Biglow, Mathieu, Bergeron, S. Xu, McLaughlin, Minalga-Rheault, Essary
0.5Wheeler, Hamer, O'Rourke, Gawboy, Pulya
0.0Briggs, Moore, Stephan, Shum, Ryan, Murphy, L. Xu, Shah


Projected Round 2 Pairings for January 12th U1600 Section 

Board #: [White] vs. [Black]
Board # 10: Biglow vs. McLaughlin Board # 11: S. Xu vs. Mathieu Board # 12: Moinalga-Rheault vs.Bergeron Board # 13: Wheeler vs. Essary Board # 14: Hamer vs. Gawboy Board # 15: O'Rourke vs. Pulya Board # 16: Briggs vs. Ryan Board # 17: L. Xu vs. Moore Board # 18: Stephan vs. Murphy Board # 19: Shum vs. Shah
Note: Projected pairings & colors are only estimates. Official pairings are posted at the beginning of each round.

REMINDER: Players must be present in Room 142 by 7:00 P.M.
in order to be paired for Round 2 on January 12th
Players running late who wish to be paired MUST CALL BEFORE 7 P.M.

January 4th, 2022
Ratings in effect for the Reggie Boone Memorial tournament

The next tournament at the club will be the Reggie Boone Memorial, a 5-round Swiss in two sections:
Premier (restricted to players 1600 & above) and Under 1600 & unrated.
It starts Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Players must be present before 7 p.m. on that date to confirm their entry.

  ♔   ♛   ♖   ♝   ♘   ♞   ♗   ♜   ♕   ♚     Ratings in effect for the
George Sturgis Memorial tournament:
PREMER
12156 Brett Kildahl
21981 Andrew Jeselson
31947 Ray Paulson
41935 George Mirijanian
51905 Roger Cappallo
61890 Anand Nair
71840 Mike Commisso
81803 Mike Manisy
91780 Geoff LePoer
101776 Larry Gladding
111763 Gary Brassard
121736 Stephen Murray
131711 Dave Couture
141690 Ken Gurge
151679 Todd Tsakiris
161648 Michael David
171642 Don Ostrowski
181620 Jim Donahue
191616 Tom Fratturelli
U1600
201434 Mark Wheeler
211429 Brian Biglow
221404 Don Briggs
231404 Bob Mathieu
241390 Keith Hamer
251376 Mike Bergeron
261353 George Jordy
271335 Larry O'Rourke
281332 Shawn Xu
291321 Hugh McLaughlin
301275 Mitchell Haley
311267 Emily Gawboy
321158 Matthew Moore
331052 Jon Stephan
34953 James Essary
35661 Timothy Ryan
36821 Jay Shum
37449 John Murphy
38358 Laura Xu
39100 Vivaan Shah