ACC Summer Heat

As the city endures a heat wave, downtown Toronto players set fire to the board in the ACC Summer Heat Swiss.

The tournament runs on Monday nights in the summer from July 8 to August 12. (No round on August 5.) New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.

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Round One – July 8

A number of new players – some new to the club, some new to competitive chess – join in on Round One. Welcome, all!

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Round Two – July 15

Lucy Gao returns to the club from the CYCC, top under-10 girl in Canada. Congratulations, Lucy!

Lucy Gao

When our club tournament games wrap up for the night, Lucy Gao making a cameo in the Crown section, wins her game and ends up in a four-way tie for the lead with John Fines, Syed Ibrahim Ahmed, and Michael Bitton, all at 1.5/2.

In U1400 it’s a tie for first in U-1400 between Mark Patton and Richard Guo with 2.0/2.

And in U1800, Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy is the last one to finish, but he comes up with a victory to take sole first in his section with 2.0/2.

See full results below.

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Round Three – July 22

New players are always welcome to join! The round starts at 7:30 pm. Register on site by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.


Ranking Cross-tables after Round 2

ACC Summer Heat Swiss – Crown section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd Pts.
1 Fines John 1829 CAN 5b1 2b½ 1.5
2 Ahmed Syed Ibrahim 2085 CAN 11b1 1w½ 1.5
3 Bitton Michael 1956 CAN 6b1 1.5
4 Gao Lucy 1637 CAN 11w1 1.5
5 Southam David 2169 CAN 1w0 12b1 1
6 Furrow Matthew 1760 CAN 12b1 3w0 1
7 Bzikot Robert 2041 CAN 8b½ 1
8 Mcsherry Peter 1831 CAN 9b½ 7w½ 1
9 Ivanov Venci 1741 CAN 8w½ 10b½ 1
10 Malakhovets Sergey 2068 CAN 9w½ 1
11 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1803 CAN 2w0 4b0 0
12 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1947 CAN 6w0 5w0 0

See full Crown results on Chess-Results.

ACC Summer Heat Swiss – U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd Pts.
1 Vigneswaramoorthy Vinorth 1674 CAN 15w1 8b1 2
2 Ali Shafkat 1648 CAN 12b1 1.5
3 Saltat Michael 1608 CAN 10w1 7b½ 1.5
4 Belanger Colton 1546 CAN 11w½ 14b1 1.5
5 Gao William (zhimao) 1529 CAN 11b1 1.5
6 Supol George 1381 CAN 13w1 1.5
7 Tuchow Ryan 1354 CAN 13w1 3w½ 1.5
8 Dixon Javier 1428 CAN 14w1 1w0 1
9 Gao Lucy 1637 CAN 1
10 Chandra Ambarish 1397 CAN 3b0 0.5
11 Liu Ricky 1300 CAN 4b½ 5w0 0.5
12 Armstrong Robert J. 1517 CAN 2w0 0.5
13 Jevtic Dragan 1557 CAN 7b0 6b0 0
14 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1611 CAN 8b0 4w0 0
15 Grisar Charlie 1496 CAN 1b0 0 0

See full U1800 results on Chess-Results.

ACC Summer Heat Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd Pts.
1 Patton Mark A. 1310 CAN 12w1 6b1 2
2 Guo Richard 1170 CAN 5w1 7b1 2
3 Kalmanson Evgeny 1229 CAN 9b1 1.5
4 Zuo Zichen (roger) 1235 CAN 10b1 1.5
5 Alexandroff Shemaya 0 CAN 2b0 12b1 1
6 Moiseev Alex 1146 CAN 11w1 1w0 1
7 Niestrawski Alex 0 CAN 8w1 2w0 1
8 Souchko Larissa 941 CAN 7b0 9w½ 0.5
9 Ahmed Syed Mustafa 653 CAN 3w0 8b½ 0.5
10 Lee Tommy 1291 CAN 4w0 0.5
11 Teram Eli 1024 CAN 6b0 0 0
12 Guo Rainyee 909 CAN 1b0 5w0 0

See full U1400 results on Chess-Results.

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2019 GTCL Cup – Toronto Rapid Team Chess Championship – June 24

Four-on-four team chess competition!

Download the flyer / entry form for full details.

Thanks to all who attended for making it a great event – 21 teams!

Updates coming soon. Meanwhile, check Chess-Results. (Full player results now posted.)

Winning team:

Congratulations to Chess Stars, taking the Cup with 4.5/5.

Winning Captain, Michael Barron, poses with the Cup. Photo: Don Parakin.
Chess Stars (2260)
Bd Name Rating CFC# Exp
1 Alex Rabinovich 2439 154313  
2 Michael Barron 2316 134840  
3 Michael Kimelman 2242 137889  
4 Vadim Khachaturov 2041 162814
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2019 Toronto Blitz Championship June 2

The 2019 Toronto Blitz Championship is Sunday June 2, 1:00 to 5:00 pm – part of Harbourfront Centre Chessfest

Winner

This year’s winner with 12/14 is Nikolay Noritsyn. Second place with 11½ is Artiom Samsonkin. And third with 11 is Shiyam Thavandiran. Congratulations, Nikolay, Artiom, and Shiyam!

Annex Cup presented to Nikolay Noritsyn by Kailyn Winick

Full Results

Full results are posted on the Chess-Results server.

FIDE Rated

The tournament will be rated by CFC and FIDE.

Final Standings

Rk. SNo Name Rtg Pts.
1 2 Noritsyn Nikolay 2625 12
2 3 Samsonkin Artiom 2526 11.5
3 5 Thavandiran Shiyam 2501 11
4 8 Plotkin Victor 2384 10
5 14 Zomorrodian Eilia 2299 10
6 4 Plotkin Mark 2510 9.5
7 6 Yang Kaiqi 2476 9
8 7 Cummings David 2403 9
9 10 Rek Viatcheslav (slava) 2342 9
10 18 Abrahams Daniel 2202 9
11 15 Li William 2293 9
12 1 Preotu Razvan 2629 8.5
13 23 Atanasov Anthony 2102 8.5
14 22 Mao Fengxi 2115 8.5
15 13 Barron Michael 2316 8
16 27 England Max 2038 8
17 21 Ning Eric 2133 8
18 12 Puri Vinny 2320 8
19 39 Moon Ethan 1470 8
20 25 Tonakanian Stephan 2054 8
21 17 Dougherty Michael 2217 8
22 16 Bailey Doug 2268 7.5
23 11 Milicevic Goran 2340 7.5
24 9 Derraugh Geordie 2354 7.5
25 26 Khachaturov Vadim 2041 7
26 50 Dai Wenzhi 0 7
27 28 Huang Youhe 2021 7
28 33 Lazarev Shon 1619 7
29 32 Desikan Ajith 1845 6.5
30 47 Pham Alex 936 6.5
31 36 Schwartz Lorne 1577 6.5
32 31 Wilderman Igor 1865 6.5
33 24 Florea Alexandru 2081 6.5
34 29 Chernik Dmitry 1995 6.5
35 46 Do Nhi 975 6.5
36 20 Upper John 2138 6
37 19 Nazareno Merlin 2166 6
38 30 Gunapalan David 1874 6
39 37 Fletcher David 1559 6
40 34 Belcadi Salim 1592 6
41 40 Hu Alex 1425 6
42 45 Velasquez Noah 1039 6
43 42 Tuchow Ryan 1413 5
44 44 Ajith Aarush 1103 4.5
45 53 Naumov Stepan 0 4.5
46 35 Zhang Henry Xianrui 1583 4.5
47 41 Pell Richard 1414 4
48 43 Lillico Margarita 1189 4
49 51 Harsh Vikram 0 4
50 38 Adulfo Vincent Angel 1523 3
51 52 Maynard John 0 2
52 48 Chan Mitchell 0 2
53 49 Coulas Josh 0 1

Photos

See the 2019 tournament album by John Upper, and the Chessfest 2019 album by Eileen O’Sullivan.

Flyer

A promotional flyer (PDF) is available to download here: 2019 Toronto Blitz tournament.

Details

Style: 7 double-round Swiss, FIDE and CFC-rated
Time Control: 3 minutes each, plus 2 seconds per move
Registration: https://guestli.st/607161 – register early and save!
Entry Fees: $50 before May 27 / $60 after or on site
Junior/Senior: Less $10 for 18 & under or 60+ (as of June 1)
Prize fund: $1000 top prize guaranteed, other prizes based on registration
Membership: Up-to-date CFC membership required, or pay $12 CFC tournament fee
Chief Arbiter: Alex Ferreira

See last year’s full results on Chess-Results.

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ACC Come What May Swiss

Starting on May 13, 2019, and having had a mix of spring weather this month, we’ll take it as it comes and carry on come what may.

ACC Come What May Swiss is a five-round CFC-rated tournament in three sections, Crown, U1800, and U1400, running on Monday nights in May and June. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm May 13 to June 17. New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.

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Round One – May 13

See results below.

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Off-week – May 20

The club is closed for Victoria Day.

Round Two – May 27

In the Crown Section, an odd number of players allows 10-year-old Lucy Gao to play up and take out 2010-rated Michael Bitton. As Andrea La Manna takes a bye, Dave Southam heads into the lead with 2.0/2.

In U1400, Larissa Souchko and Benjamin Kamnitzer are tied for the lead at 2.0/2.

And in U1800, a late game between Michael Da Silva and Dragan Jevtic ends in draw, leaving just a two-way tie for the lead at 2.0/2 between Sihao Chen and Lorne Schwartz.

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Don’t miss Chessfest – June 1-2

Celebrate everything chess at Harbourfront Centre!

Round Three – June 3

In the Crown, Robert Bzikot wins to catch up with Dave Southam. The two are now tied for the lead at 2.5/3. In U1800, the co-leaders draw, leaving Lorne Schwartz and Sihao Chen tied for the lead at 2.5/3, and Michael Da Silva wins to catch up with them. And in U1400, there’s another three-way tie at 2.5/3 as Alexis Stefanovic-Thompson and Carina D’Souza both win, to catch up with Benjamin Kamnitzer.

Round Four – June 10

As the Raptors take the NBA finals back to Toronto needing only one more win to take the Championship, attendance suffers a little. But the die-hard chess heads are still out.

In the Crown, there is just one game, which ends in a draw, as Dave Southam pulls into the lead at 3.0/4 with his ½-point bye. In U1800, Lorne Schwartz wins quickly, so he takes the lead at 3.5/4 and still has time to watch the Raptors game. And in U1400, Carina D’Souza wins to take the lead at 3.5/4.

As the last game wraps up, the Raps still trail by 6 in the third. Go Raptors!

Round Five – June 17

It’s the day of the Raptors victory parade, after they lose game 5 in Toronto by a point, but win game 6 in Oakland to take the NBA Championship! Let’s go Raptors!

As the final round begins, one game in the Crown ends quickly.

Then Dave Southam finishes with a less dramatic draw to finish with 3.5/5, good enough for first place as John Fines holds Peter McSherry to a draw.
In U1800, Lorne Schwartz wins his game to take the section with 4.5/5.
In U1400, Carina D’Souza needs just a half point to take first and she does it with a draw on board 1 to take the section with 4.0/5.

Congratulations, Dave, Lorne, and Carina!

Don’t forget to submit a team for the GTCL Cup, coming next week. $20 per team. Free for ACC full-year members. Please email your teams in beforehand if possible. If you don’t have a team, you can submit your name as a free agent.


Final Ranking Cross-tables after Round 5

ACC Come What May Swiss – Crown section

Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1   Southam David 2145 CAN 6b1 2w1 4b½ 3.5
2   Mcsherry Peter 1797 CAN 7w1 1b0 11w1 6b½ 5w½ 3
3 FM La Manna Andrea 2313 ITA 12w1 0 8b1 3
4   Bzikot Robert 2015 CAN 8w1 5b1 0 1w½ 3
5   Fines John 1813 CAN 13b½ 10w1 4w0 0 2b½ 2
6   Furrow Matthew 1730 CAN 1w0 7b0 2w½ 11b1 2
7   Malakhovets Sergey 2092 CAN 2b0 6w1 0 2
8   Talsma Shawn 1904 CAN 4b0 12w1 0 3w0 1.5
9   Gao Lucy 1680 CAN 12b1 0 0 0 1.5
10   Gao Raymond 1877 CAN 5b0 0 0 1
11   Phillips Arthur 1713 CAN 2b0 0 6w0 1
12   Bitton Michael 2010 CAN 3b0 9w0 8b0 0 0.5
13   Dohani Tales 2000 BRA 5w½ 0 0 0 0 0.5

See full Crown results on Chess-Results.

ACC Come What May Swiss – U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Schwartz Lorne 1577 CAN 20w1 6b1 2w½ 4w1 10b1 4.5
2 Chen Sihao 1632 CAN 5b1 11w1 1b½ 8w1 4
3 Saltat Michael 1609 CAN 11b0 6w½ 14b1 5w1 3
4 Da Silva Michael 1600 CAN 15w1 13b½ 17w1 1b0 0 2.5
5 Belanger Colton 1556 CAN 2w0 16b1 19w1 3b0 2.5
6 Patton Mark A. 1278 CAN 9w1 1w0 3b½ 7b0 18w1 2.5
7 Armstrong Robert J. 1569 CAN 10b0 22w1 6w1 0 2.5
8 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1573 CAN 21b1 10w½ 2b0 2.5
9 Wang Eric 1566 CAN 6b0 16w1 -1 12b0 2.5
10 Vigneswaramoorthy Vinorth 1699 CAN 7w1 8b½ 13w½ 1w0 2.5
11 Lambert Peter 1490 CAN 3w1 2b0 -1 0 2.5
12 Grisar Charlie 1487 CAN 19b½ 22w½ 0 9w1 2.5
13 Jevtic Dragan 1534 CAN 22b1 4w½ 10b½ 0 0 2
14 Faqir Yassine 1662 CAN 0 3w0 16b1 2
15 Stroganov Victor 1434 CAN 4b0 0 22w1 2
16 Dixon Javier 1484 CAN 5w0 9b0 22b1 14w0 1.5
17 Gao Lucy 1589 CAN 4b0 0 1.5
18 Shepherd Zach 1500 CAN 0 0 6b0 1
19 Liu Tony 1400 CAN 12w½ 5b0 0 0 1
20 Supol George 1389 CAN 1b0 0 0 1
21 Stroganov Valery 1381 CAN 8w0 0 0 1
22 Tuchow Ryan 1431 CAN 13w0 7b0 12b½ 16w0 15b0 0.5

See full U1800 results on Chess-Results.

ACC Come What May Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 D’Souza Carina 1193 CAN 10b1 8w1 5b1 4w½ 4
2 Guo Richard 1180 CAN 7w0 15b1 11b1 5w1 3.5
3 Moiseev Alex 1150 CAN 9b1 5w0 12b1 6w1 3.5
4 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1285 CAN 16b1 6w1 1b½ 3.5
5 Kamnitzer Benjamin 1037 CAN 15b1 3b1 1w0 2b0 2.5
6 Souchko Larissa 881 CAN 14b1 12w1 4b0 8w½ 3b0 2.5
7 Lau Joshua 994 CAN 2b1 0 0 8b1 2.5
8 Kar Anindya 0 CAN 11w1 1b0 6b½ 7w0 2
9 Guo Rainyee 928 CAN 3w0 10w0 -1 2
10 Teram Eli 1021 CAN 1w0 9b1 0 0 1.5
11 Lillico Margarita 1189 CAN 8b0 2w0 0 1
12 Chandrasiri Dilum 865 CAN 6b0 3w0 0 1
13 Kalmanson Evgeny 1264 CAN 0 0 0 1
14 Tuong Rose 1149 CAN 6w0 0 0 1
15 Yin Lucas 965 CAN 5w0 2w0 0 0 0.5
16 Dolan Patrick 0 CAN 4w0 0 0 0 0.5

See full U1400 results on Chess-Results.

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