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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Club News - Boylston Chess Club
 Bob Messenger
  July 2010
Here are highlights of recent events held at the Boylston Chess Club, which is currently located at Davis Square in Somerville. For more information about the club visit its web site,
On April 10th SM Denys Shmelov scored 3.5-.5, including a half point bye in the first round, to win the Open section of the BCF Underwater $10 Open. The title is a reference to flooding which forced the club to close in late March and early April. Shmelov’s first place finish included wins against NMs Miro Reverby and Evan Rabin (who invites you to visit his new blog, Michael Raphael won the U1800 section with a score of 3.5-.5, including a last round draw against Bernardo Iglesias, who directed the 33 player event.
Expert William Collins had a remarkable victory at the BCF Somerville Open, held on June 12th. His 4-0 score included wins against NM Alex Cherniack, IM David Vigorito and FM Chris Chase. There was a three-way tie in the U1800 section between Bernardo Iglesias (who directed), Nicholas Lesieur and George Duval, all with 3-1.