Andres Hortillosa Blogs

This tournament is a big success for me. I came with a modest goal of simply establishing a FIDE rating so I could play in other events requiring any rating. The 9-round format afforded me with the opportunity since it takes at least 9 games against FIDE-rated players to get an established rating, which […]

Miro Reverby Blogs

This tournament has been an interesting experience, though not a positive one as far as the results have been concerned. I came in with the goal of getting a plus score and getting my FIDE rating, which has been the same for over 10 years, closer to 2300. As it is I’m bleeding points […]

Gareev Leads, Norm Hunt Intensifying

After 5 rounds GM Timur Gareev from Uzbekistan leads the way with 4½/5. A quick draw with GM Sergey Erenburg in round 5 was enough to leave him in sole possession of the lead going into the final two days.

Just a half point behind him is four players. Included in this group are […]

Kritz Annotates Round 5 Win

GM Leonid Kritz generously agreed to provide some brief notes and analysis from his round 5 victory against IM Dean Ippolito.

Eric Hansen Blogs

I have just finished round 4 and I can truthfully say that I’m way too tired to play and that I want to just stay in the hotel room and watch the olympics. It seems as though when round 3 started, I was doing just that, coming 59 minutes and 32 seconds late to […]

Home Town Hero Tied at Top

After three rounds of the New England Masters, Rhode Island favorite Jorge Sammour-Hasbun is tied at the top of the standings with GM Timur Gareev. Both players are the only ones sporting a perfect record of 3/3 and will meet in round four.

Just behind them is a group of five players including GMs […]

Evan Rosenberg Blogs

First off, I’d like to thank Chris Bird for organizing and directing a wonderful tournament. The glamourous town of Pawtucket is the perfect location to do nothing but watch Michael Phelps win gold medals, and play chess.

I never get opportunities to play in events this strong, in a closed field. Typically players with […]

The Day Before

Well, I thought I would get the ball rolling here on the news/blog front and bore you with some of the tasks of the organizers.

The New England Masters starts tomorrow, Monday, with an opening ceremony at 4:00 pm and the first round at 6:00 pm. The pairings should be up by 3:00 pm.