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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Chess Club News: Waltham Chess Club
 Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
  July 2013
A great deal has happened since the last Club update over a year ago. In between there have been two Club Championships and a host of other changes to the Club’s program! Besides the Club Championship, there are two pieces of news.
First, Waltham CC now offers three class prizes besides 1st and 2nd Places overall: Under 2000, Under 1700, and Under 1200. We do not, however, pay out a class prize unless we have five players competing for it. 
Second, the Game/40 d5 tournaments are now Quad events rather than Swiss, to allow players of like strength to play only each other.
For the 2013 Club Championship, Denys Shmelov, with 4.5 points out of 5, took the Invitational and is 2013 Waltham Chess Club Champion. In the Open Swiss, Jesse Nicholas took 1st Place overall with 9 points, followed by David Martin and Andrew Luff who split 2nd Place overall, and Under 1700, and finally Daniel Wang, a player who has improved by leaps and bounds over the past year, took the Under 1200.
We’ll see you over the board in Waltham!