Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014-08-12: Photos from the 44th Continental Open posted

Photos from the 44th Continental Open where approximately 20 MCC players participated have been posted.  Go to the home page, pictures, Regional Events or directly via:

Monday, August 11, 2014

2014-08-11: Fins and Heggadahalli win their sections at the 44th Continental Open

The 44th Continental Open completed on August 10 with two MCC club regulars winning their sections.
In the U1900 section Mark Fins finished with 5.5/6 to win clear first out of a field of 54 players.
In the U1500 section Bharath Heggadahalli finished with 5.5/6 to win clear first out of a field of 28 players.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

2014-08-07: Strong turn-out for first round of August event

88 people played in the first round of the August event.  We haven't seen this large of a first night turn-out for about two years.  Since we typically average six players registering at round two every month we may break 90 players for the second month in a row.

The Open section has 12 masters and so far has an average rating of 2223.  If the average holds till the end of the month this will be the third time this year we've had a section average over 2200.

A new report was posted this week which lists all the events where a section averaged 2200 or above.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

2014-08-04: MCC Hot Summer Days Swiss starts this Tuesday August 5th.

Round 1 of this month’s event, the MCC Hot Summer Days Swiss starts this Tuesday August 5th.  
As always, Registration closes at 7:20 pm sharp.  Please arrive early to register, relax and socialize.

2014-07-20: Photos from the Bradley Open posted on our site

Photos from the Bradley Open have been added to our Regional Photo collection.

2014-07-15: New Topic paper posted - 2014-07 - Player Distribution Analysis

A new topic paper that discusses player distribution between sections has been added to the web site.
The new paper and supporting charts can be found from the Demographics page,  "
Turnout" section.Topic - 2014-07 - Player Distribution Analysis

2014-07-08: New ChessBase Tips added to our site

A new collection of ChessBase Tips has been createdSee "ChessBase 12 Tips" on the ChessBase & Fritz pageGo to Knowledge -  Computer Chess Programs/About ChessBase and Fritz, to find the link

2014-07-01: New England Chess player archive photos

Former long time MACA photographer Tony Cortizas has made more than
1,300 plus photos of New England chess players at events between 2000 - 2014 available for public display.
Tony says any help with missing names is welcome (tag the people you can identify)
Link to Photos