ACC Strawberry Season Swiss

June is the Strawberry Moon – Dewmin-Giizis (or Ode’min-Giizis) in the local Nishnaabe language. It’s strawberry season in Ontario, and farms outside the city will soon have pick-your-own available. Meanwhile, downtown Toronto chess players are playing in the ACC Strawberry Season Swiss.

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss is a five-round CFC-rated tournament in three sections, Crown, U1800, and U1400. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm on Monday nights June 11 to July 23. (Off June 18 for the GTCL Cup and July 2 for Canada Day.) Register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – June 11

We’re off and running. Dave Southam gives up a Rd-1 draw to fall to third behind the top two seeds, Sergey Noritsyn and Sergey Malakhovets. See full results on the cross-table.

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Off-week – June 18

Don’t miss the GTCL Cup, Toronto’s Rapid Team Chess Championship. $20 per team, or $5 per player – free for ACC players. Put your team together and email it in, or we’ll put teams together between 6 pm and 7 pm on site.

Round Two – June 25

Sergey Malakhovets wins with black on top board to take a lead in the Crown section with 2.0/2 as Southam and Liao are tied for second at 1.5/2.

In U1800, it’s Robert Wagner and Hooshang Ab-Barin who are tied for the lead at 2.0/2.

And finally, in U1400, as one game runs late, nobody is perfect, but there’s a big tie for the lead at 1.5/2.

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Off-week – July 2

It’s a Canada Day long weekend! The club will be closed.

Round Three – July 9

We’re back up and running on July 9. It’s a bit of a strange night as many of our regulars are away for one reason or another, while quite a few new players drop in, especially in the casual section. If you’re in Toronto for whatever reason this summer, come check us out on a Monday night!

In the Crown, Dave Southam scores a win on Board 1 to take a share of the lead at 2.5/3 with Sergey Malakhovets.

In U1800, Toy Chack Kwan scores a win to take a share of the lead at 2.5/3 with Hooshang Ab-Barrin.

And in U1400, there’s a three-way tie for the lead with Ivan Noritsyn, Charlie Grisar, and Peter Lambert all sharing first with 2.5/3.

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Round Four – July 16

In U1400, Charlie Grisar takes sole possession of first place, rising to 3.5/4 with a win over Peter Lambert.

In U1800 play, Bharath Ramesh is proud of his miniature against the higher-rated Arkadiy Ugodnikov, while Hooshang Abbarin with a win over Toy Chack Kwan who takes sole first with 3.5/4.

And in the Crown, it’s Sergey Noritsyn in first with 3.0/4 with a win over Dave Southam.

See full results below.

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Round Five – July 23

Join us in the final round! New players are always welcome. Please email before 6:00, or register on site before 7:00 pm to sign up. You need both CFC and club membership, but both can be purchased from us, and we have a variety of club membership options available. If you’re already signed up, but you can’t make it, again please email before 6:00 pm to let us know so we don’t put you in the pairings.

Or, if you wait till next week, we’ll be starting a brand new 5-week tournament on July 30, running to Sept 10.


Ranking cross-tables after Round 4

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – Crown section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Noritsyn Sergey 2284 CAN 7b1 3w0 8b1 2b1 3
2 Southam David 2176 CAN 9w½ 4b1 6b1 1w0 2.5
3 Malakhovets Sergey 2122 CAN 5b1 1b1 4w0 2.5
4 Subramanian Arun 1959 CAN 2w0 5w1 3b1 2.5
5 Bitton Michael 1726 CAN 3w0 7w1 4b0 9b1 2
6 Liao Run Ming 1761 CAN 9b1 2w0 2
7 Fines John 1907 CAN 1w0 5b0 9w1 8b½ 1.5
8 Gao Raymond 1762 CAN 1w0 7w½ 1.5
9 Tavana Joseph 1739 CAN 2b½ 6w0 7b0 5w0 0.5

Updated results are also available on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1545 CAN 9b1 18b1 4w1 3.5
2 Daldal Erdem 1705 CAN 17b0 12w1 19b1 7w1 3
3 Ramesh Bharath 1591 CAN 21b1 8w1 3
4 Kwan Toy Chack 1505 CAN 6b1 5w1 1b0 2.5
5 Wagner Robert 1568 CAN 14b1 17w1 4b0 2.5
6 Saltat Michael 1626 CAN 4w0 22b1 12w1 2.5
7 Jevtic Dragan 1630 CAN 20b0 9w1 16b1 2b0 2
8 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1689 CAN 19w0 13b1 14w1 3b0 2
9 Supol George 1331 CAN 1w0 7b0 13w1 18b1 2
10 Moiseev Alex 1182 CAN 17b1 0 2
11 Gao William (zhimao) 1465 CAN 0 17w1 2
12 Gao Lucy 1576 CAN 13w½ 2b0 21w1 6b0 1.5
13 Kalmanson Evgeny 1447 CAN 12b½ 8w0 9b0 22w1 1.5
14 Belanger Colton 1281 CAN 5w0 21w1 8b0 1.5
15 Randle Bill 1094 CAN 0 21b½ 1.5
16 Stroganov Victor 1297 CAN 7w0 1.5
17 Schwartz Lorne 1542 CAN 2w1 5b0 10w0 11b0 1
18 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1741 CAN 22b1 1w0 0 9w0 1
19 Armstrong Robert J. 1529 CAN 8b1 0 2w0 0 1
20 Terra Arthur Schneider 1518 BRA 7w1 0 0 0 1
21 Dixon Javier 1483 CAN 3w0 14b0 12b0 15w½ 0.5
22 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1329 CAN 18w0 6w0 13b0 0.5

Updated results are also available on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Grisar Charlie 1232 CAN 3w½ 13b+ 6b1 4w1 3.5
2 Shogilev Sandon 1125 CAN 5w1 3b1 3
3 Noritsyn Ivan 969 CAN 1b½ 7w1 5b1 2w0 2.5
4 Lambert Peter 1185 CAN 9w1 6b½ -1 1b0 2.5
5 Souchko Larissa 963 CAN 13w1 2b0 3w0 11b1 2
6 Davies Philip 1298 CAN 12b1 4w½ 1w0 7b½ 2
7 Teram Eli 989 CAN 10w½ 3b0 11w1 6w½ 2
8 Stroganov Victor 1297 CAN 14w1 0 0 1.5
9 Brent-Hurst Liam 0 CAN 4b0 12w- -1 1.5
10 Wadhwa Rymn 902 CAN 7b½ 0 0 1
11 D’Souza Carina 0 CAN 7b0 5w0 1
12 Moiseev Alex 1182 CAN 6w0 9b- 1
13 Patton Mark A. 1192 CAN 5b0 1w- 0 0 0
14 Kamnitzer Benjamin 1003 CAN 8b0 0 0 0 0

Updated results are also available on the Chess-Results server.

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2018 GTCL Cup – Toronto Rapid Team Chess Championship – June 18

Thank you

Thanks to all who attended. We had a great turnout with 19 teams taking part.

Winners

2015 winners, bested by Nikolay Noritsyn’s Starks in 2016, and by Sasha Starr’s Chess Stars in 2017, it’s Hart House again in 2018. Meanwhile, Hart House also takes the U1800 prize with their C team. Congratulations, Hart House and Hart House C!

Results

Full board results are now posted on the Chess-results server.

Final Team Cross-table

Rk. Team 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd TB1 TB2
1 Hart House A 15b4 4w3 5b4 2w3 6b3 10 17
2 Chess Stars 7w4 3b2½ 8w2½ 1b1 4w2½ 8 12.5
3 Pinoy CC 13w4 2w1½ 6b3½ 8b2 9w3 7 14
4 Dads and Kids 12w4 1b1 10w4 7b4 2b1½ 6 14.5
5 London Fire 18w4 16b4 1w0 6w1½ 11b2½ 6 12
6 Hart House Legacy 17w4 9b3½ 3w½ 5b2½ 1w1 6 11.5
7 Hart House C 2b0 17w3 18b4 4w0 16w4 6 11
8 Aurora CC 14b4 11w4 2b1½ 3w2 0w0 5 11.5
9 Willowdale CC 19b4 6w½ 13b4 11w2 3b1 5 11.5
10 Annex Old Players 11b½ 14w4 4b0 19w4 12b2 5 10.5
11 Annex A 10w3½ 8b0 12w3 9b2 5w1½ 5 10
12 Hart House Chillies 4b0 15w3 11b1 13w2½ 10w2 5 8.5
13 Running Pawns 3b0 19w4 9w0 12b1½ 15b2½ 4 8
14 Cool Cats 8w0 10b0 17b2½ 15w1 18b3½ 4 7
15 Ryerson CC 1w0 12b1 16w2 14b3 13w1½ 3 7.5
16 Pancer’s Patzers –0 5w0 15b2 18w3 7b0 3 5
17 Team Maddy 6b0 7b1 14w1½ –0 19b3½ 2 6
18 CCYC A 5b0 –0 7w0 16b1 14w½ 0 1.5
19 CCYC B 9w0 13b0 –0 10b0 17w½ 0 0.5

Player Results

1. Hart House A (RtgAvg:2301, TB1: 10 / TB2: 17)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Ivanov Mike 2357 CAN 1 1 1 1 1 5
2 Zhao Jim 2262 CAN 1 1 1 1 1 5
3 Bellissimo Joseph 2280 CAN 1 0 1 0 ½ 2.5
4 Nasir Zehn 2306 CAN 1 1 1 1 ½ 4.5
2. Chess Stars (RtgAvg:2308, TB1: 8 / TB2: 12,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Rabinovich Alex 2439 CAN 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 3
2 Vettese Nicholas 2330 CAN 1 1 0 0 0 2
3 Barron Michael 2318 CAN 1 0 1 1 1 4
4 Starr Sasha 2146 CAN 1 ½ 1 0 1 3.5
3. Pinoy CC (RtgAvg:2118, TB1: 7 / TB2: 14)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Teodoro IV Eduardo D. 2334 CAN 1 0 1 0 1 3
2 Franco Ryan 2272 CAN 1 0 1 1 1 4
3 Calvelo Jelvis 1927 CAN 1 1 0 1 3
4 Nazareno Merlin 1938 CAN 1 ½ ½ 1 0 3
5 Orozco Joey 1750 CAN 1 1
4. Dads and Kids (RtgAvg:2129, TB1: 6 / TB2: 14,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Plotkin Victor 2393 CAN 1 0 1 1 ½ 3.5
2 Plotkin Mark 2327 CAN 1 0 1 1 1 4
3 Rusonik Max 1999 CAN 1 1 1 1 0 4
4 Rusonik Greg 1796 CAN 1 0 1 1 0 3
5. London Fire (RtgAvg:1836, TB1: 6 / TB2: 12)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Bao Tony Bohan 1984 CAN 1 1 0 1 1 4
2 Adamo Brendan 1821 CAN 1 1 0 ½ 1 3.5
3 Blake Matthew 1817 CAN 1 1 0 0 0 2
4 Huang Tony 1722 CAN 1 1 0 0 ½ 2.5
6. Hart House Legacy (RtgAvg:2239, TB1: 6 / TB2: 11,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Li William 2204 CAN 1 1 0 0 0 2
2 Yu Jonathan 2225 CAN 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 2
3 Agbabishvili Lali 2296 CAN 1 1 2
4 Perelman Leon 2230 CAN 1 1 2
5 Ferreira Alex T. 2090 CAN ½ 1 ½ 2
6 Ng Kit-Sun 2206 CAN 0 1 ½ 1.5
7. Hart House C (RtgAvg:1425, TB1: 6 / TB2: 11)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1741 CAN 0 1 1 0 1 3
2 Bakiskan Atakan 0 CAN 0 1 1 0 1 3
3 Moore Jonathan 1495 CAN 0 1 0 1 2
4 Venkataramanan Vikram 1099 CAN 0 1 1 0 1 3
5 Chen John 1363 CAN 0 0
8. Aurora CC (RtgAvg:2205, TB1: 5 / TB2: 11,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Cummings David 2406 CAN 1 1 ½ 1 3.5
2 Dougherty Michael 2238 CAN 1 1 1 0 3
3 Zeromskis Egidijus 2153 CAN 1 1 0 1 3
4 Macleod David 2021 CAN 1 1 0 0 2
9. Willowdale CC (RtgAvg:2140, TB1: 5 / TB2: 11,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Kimelman Michael 2244 CAN 1 0 1 0 0 2
2 Chernik Dmitry 2111 CAN 1 ½ 1 0 0 2.5
3 Tonakanian Stephan 2090 CAN 1 0 1 1 0 3
4 Ryadnov Denis 2114 CAN 1 0 1 1 1 4
10. Annex Old Players (RtgAvg:1492, TB1: 5 / TB2: 10,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1545 CAN 0 1 0 1 0 2
2 Diemer Ulli 1611 CAN 0 1 0 1 1 3
3 Radpey Abdolreza 1305 CAN ½ 1 0 1 0 2.5
4 Kwan Toy Chack 1505 CAN 0 1 0 1 1 3
11. Annex A (RtgAvg:1746, TB1: 5 / TB2: 10)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Malakhovets Sergey 2122 CAN 1 0 1 1 0 3
2 Mcsherry Peter 1832 CAN 1 0 0 1 0 2
3 Ali Shafkat 1667 CAN ½ 0 1 0 1 2.5
4 Dong Yiwei 1364 CAN 1 0 1 0 ½ 2.5
12. Hart House Chillies (RtgAvg:1425, TB1: 5 / TB2: 8,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Rajendran Vignesh Kumar 1482 CAN 0 0 0 1 1 2
2 Aliaj Jurgen 1521 CAN 0 1 1 0 2
3 Karunaratne Sahan Wickramarac 1337 CAN 0 0 0 1 1
4 Yakobovits Dylan 1005 CAN 0 1 0 0 1
5 Bandara Ranmal 1360 CAN 1 1 ½ 2.5
13. Running Pawns (RtgAvg:1510, TB1: 4 / TB2: 8)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Tavana Joseph 1739 CAN 0 1 0 0 ½ 1.5
2 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1689 CAN 0 1 0 0 1 2
3 Belanger Colton 1281 CAN 0 1 0 ½ 0 1.5
4 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1329 CAN 0 1 0 1 1 3
14. Cool Cats (RtgAvg:1137, TB1: 4 / TB2: 7)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Liang Yunpeng 1548 CAN 0 0 1 1 1 3
2 Shah Rahul 0 CAN 0 0 ½ 0 1 1.5
3 Shah Raj 0 CAN 0 0 1 0 ½ 1.5
4 Panchal Pratik 0 CAN 0 0 0 0 1 1
15. Ryerson CC (RtgAvg:1335, TB1: 3 / TB2: 7,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Saltat Michael 1626 CAN 0 1 0 0 ½ 1.5
2 Tran Dennis 1483 CAN 0 0 1 1 0 2
3 Grisar Charlie 1232 CAN 0 0 1 1 1 3
4 Wadhwa Rymn 902 CAN 0 0 0 1 0 1
16. Pancer’s Patzers (RtgAvg:1176, TB1: 3 / TB2: 5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Jevtic Dragan 1630 CAN 0 1 1 0 2
2 Ugodnikov Jennifer 1031 CAN 0 0 0 0 0
3 Souchko Larissa 963 CAN 0 0 1 0 1
4 Pancer Jeff 1041 CAN 0 1 1 0 2
17. Team Maddy (RtgAvg:1270, TB1: 2 / TB2: 6)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Schwartz Lorne 1542 CAN 0 0 0 1 1
2 Pell Richard 1414 CAN 0 0 ½ ½ 1
3 Liang Thomas Mingen 0 CAN 0 1 0 1 2
4 Shogilev Sandon 1125 CAN 0 0 1 1 2
18. CCYC A (RtgAvg:939, TB1: 0 / TB2: 1,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Li Eric 0 CAN 0 0 0 0 0
2 Zhang Shuhan 228 CAN 0 0 1 0 1
3 Huang Justin 756 CAN 0 0 0 ½ 0.5
4 Feng Carina 200 CAN 0 0 0 0 0
19. CCYC B (RtgAvg:1000, TB1: 0 / TB2: 0,5)
Bo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 Pts.
1 Lee Owen 0 CAN 0 0 0 0 0
2 Zhuang Jeffrey 323 CAN 0 0 0 ½ 0.5
3 Guan Marie 485 CAN 0 0 0 0 0
4 Kur Javpivit 0 CAN 0 0 0 0 0

Entry Form and Tournament Details

GTCL Cup Team entry form – 2018

Hart House wins the 2015 GTCL Cup!
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2018 Toronto Blitz Chess Championship – June 10

The 2018 Toronto Blitz Championship is Sunday June 10, 1:00 to 5:00 pm – part of Harbourfront Centre Chessfest

Round 6 games on the top boards (photo: John Upper)

This Year’s Winner

Artiom Samsonkin is 2018 Toronto Blitz Champion (photo: John Upper)

Photos

See the tournament album by John Upper.

Flyer

A promotional flyer (PDF) is available to download here.

Details

Style: 7 double-round Swiss, FIDE and CFC-rated
Time Control: 3 minutes each, plus 2 seconds per move
Registration: https://guestli.st/563637 – late entry tickets are still available, or register on site.
Entry Fees: $50 before June 4 / $60 after or on site
Junior/Senior: Less $10 for 18 & under or 60+ (as of June 1)
Membership: Up-to-date CFC membership required
Chief Arbiter: Alex Ferreira

Final Standings

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.
1 3 Samsonkin Artiom CAN 2553 ON 12
2 2 Noritsyn Nikolay CAN 2604 ON 10.5
  5 Vavrak Peter SVK 2484 FO 10.5
  7 Tayar Jonathan CAN 2462 ON 10.5
5 14 Plotkin Mark CAN 2327 ON 10
6 6 Yang Kaiqi CAN 2467 ON 10
7 1 Preotu Razvan CAN 2623 ON 10
8 18 Dougherty Michael CAN 2238 ON 10
9 9 Plotkin Victor CAN 2393 ON 9.5
10 8 Cummings David CAN 2406 ON 9
  11 Rek Viatcheslav (slava) CAN 2344 ON 9
12 4 Krnan Tomas CAN 2503 ON 8.5
  13 Vettese Nicholas CAN 2330 ON 8.5
  26 Asadov Jabrayll AZE 1994   8.5
15 28 Rivera Pimentel Francisco MEX 1981   8.5
16 16 Barron Michael CAN 2318 ON 8
  22 Munro Allan TTO 2169   8
  23 Tonakanian Stephan CAN 2090 ON 8
  25 England Max CAN 2061 ON 8
  30 Huang Youhe CAN 1942 ON 8
  34 Calvelo Jelvis PHI 1927 ON 8
  50 Nguyen John CAN 1388 ON 8
23 17 Dukic Zachary CAN 2258 ON 8
24 27 Atanasov Anthony CAN 1982 ON 8
25 12 Milicevic Goran CAN 2340 ON 7.5
  20 Upper John CAN 2206 ON 7.5
  21 Birarov Vladimir CAN 2182 ON 7.5
  32 Nazareno Merlin CAN 1938 ON 7.5
29 15 Puri Vinny CAN 2320 ON 7
  39 Li Yun Hong (kevin) CAN 1741 ON 7
31 36 Nitu Vlad CAN 1778 ON 7
32 33 Khachaturov Vadim CAN 1932 ON 6.5
  38 Gao Raymond CAN 1762 ON 6.5
34 42 Liu Harry CAN 1651 ON 6.5
35 35 Zhao Jeffrey R. CAN 1833 ON 6
  37 Manchester Justin CAN 1771 ON 6
  40 Ali Shafkat CAN 1667 ON 6
  43 Odorcic Zelko CAN 1603 ON 6
  46 Mao Fengxi CAN 1523 ON 6
  54 Verma Bhavuk IND 1206   6
41 10 Sapozhnikov Roman CAN 2366 ON 6
42 41 Belcadi Salim CAN 1653 ON 5.5
  45 Sarker Koushik CAN 1535 ON 5.5
  59 Fatemi Amir CAN 0   5.5
45 24 Fiedler Brian CAN 2078 ON 5.5
46 29 Streegan Michael CAN 1968 ON 5
  31 Malmsten Erik CAN 1938 ON 5
  44 Schwartz Lorne CAN 1542 ON 5
  55 Hu Alex CAN 1423 ON 5
50 49 Cater Brendan CAN 1469 ON 5
51 53 Dong Yiwei CAN 1345 ON 4.5
  56 Jeyakumar Bhavatharshan CAN 1509   4.5
53 61 Puri Dylan CAN 0 ON 4.5
54 47 Terra Arthur Schneider BRA 1518   4.5
55 60 Liang Thomas Mingen CAN 0 ON 4
56 51 Lim Carl CAN 1387 ON 4
57 52 Terra Enzo Schneider BRA 1350   2.5
58 48 Ai Amy CAN 1477 ON 2

See full results on Chess-Results.

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ACC Smash Crash Swiss

As summer comes to Toronto, we have fond memories of summer street chess from the past. The spot in the 1970s and 80s used to be beside Sam the Record Man on Yonge, and one of the celebrities from those days was Josef Smolij. His favourite opening was the “Smash-Crash Gambit.” So our current club tournament is named Smash Crash in his honour.

ACC Smash Crash Swiss is a five-round CFC-rated tournament in two sections, Top and U1400. (We usually have three sections, but many of our top players are currently participating in the concurrent Toronto Closed Chess Championship.) Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm on Monday nights April 30 to Jun 4. Register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – April 30

Round One players include a four-player contingent from Ryerson Chess Club, and Ryerson’s Tony Yueh (1390) scores an upset victory over Bharath Ramesh (1638) to join the U1800 lead group at 1.0/1.

In U1400 action, father-son team Valery Stroganov and Victor Stroganov are both victorious, joining the 5-way tie for first with 1.0/1.

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Round Two – May 7

The leader group in the Top section is down to four players as Arkadiy Ugodnikov, Dragan Jevtic, Salim Belcadi, and Erdem Daldal all win their games.

In U1400, only two players are still perfect. Dennis Tran and Valery Stroganov have 2.0/2.

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Round Three – May 14

In the Top section, just two players are perfect through 3 rounds, Salim Belcadi and Dragan Jevtic.

In U1400, Dennis Tran wins the playoff on Board 1 to take sole possession of the lead at 3.0/3. Six players trail him at 2.0/3.

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Off week – May 21

The tournament is taking a break for the Victoria Day long weekend – but don’t miss the 2018 Ontario Open.

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Round Four – May 28

As the U1400 leader takes the night off, Alex Moiseev climbs to a share of first place with 3.0/4.

Meanwhile, in the Top section show-down, it’s the “young up-and-coming player,” Dragan Jevtic over Salim Belcadi to take sole first at 4.0/4.

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Round Five – June 4

In the final round, Dragan Jevtic loses his game, but he still finishes with 4.0/5, and with the best tie-break, to take the tournament. Congratulations, Dragan! In U1400, it’s Alex Moiseev with the win, to take clear first with 4.0/5. Congratulations, Alex!

See full results below.


Ranking cross-tables after Round 5

ACC Smash Crash Swiss – Top section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Jevtic Dragan 1442 CAN 13b1 14w1 4b1 3w1 2b0 4
2 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1720 CAN 27b1 11w1 3b0 17w1 1w1 4
3 Belcadi Salim 1388 CAN 15b1 20w1 2w1 1b0 9w1 4
4 Daldal Erdem 1764 CAN -1 10b1 1w0 5b+ 8b1 4
5 Liao Run Ming 1671 CAN -1 21b1 4w- 10w1 3.5
6 Ramesh Bharath 1638 CAN 25b0 7w1 8b0 11w1 14b1 3
7 Kalmanson Evgeny 1368 CAN 21w0 6b0 24w1 22b1 13b1 3
8 Belanger Colton 1113 CAN 10w0 24b1 6w1 21b1 4w0 3
9 Bitton Michael 0 CAN 14b1 13w1 3b0 3
10 Kwan Toy Chack 1556 CAN 8b1 4w0 11b½ 20w1 5b0 2.5
11 Wagner Robert 1544 CAN 24w1 2b0 10w½ 6b0 23w1 2.5
12 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1285 CAN 14b0 15w½ 23b½ 21w1 2.5
13 Saltat Michael 1656 CAN 1w0 27b1 23w1 9b0 7w0 2
14 Schwartz Lorne 1564 CAN 12w1 1b0 9w0 15b1 6w0 2
15 Armstrong Robert J. 1605 CAN 3w0 12b½ 14w0 20b1 2
16 McSherry Peter 1831 CAN 22b1 0 0 2
17 Hanratty Brian 1683 CAN 27w1 2b0 0 2
18 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1730 CAN 0 0 24w1 2
19 Vigneswaramoorthy Vinorth 1670 CAN 0 0 26w1 2
20 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1598 CAN 3b0 22w1 10b0 15w0 1.5
21 Guo Haotong Hazel 1569 CAN 7b1 5w0 8w0 12b0 1.5
22 Stroganov Victor 1319 CAN 16w0 20b0 7w0 27b1 1.5
23 Supol George 1343 CAN 13b0 12w½ 11b0 1.5
24 Chen Sihao 1597 CAN 11b0 8w0 7b0 27w1 18b0 1
25 Yueh Tony 1390 CAN 6w1 0 0 0 0 1
26 Lambert Peter 1160 CAN 0 0 19b0 1
27 Dixon Javier 1517 CAN 2w0 13w0 17b0 24b0 22w0 0

Updated results are also available on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Smash Crash Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Moiseev Alex 1119 CAN 5b½ 12w1 7b½ 3w1 9b1 4
2 Tran Dennis 1265 CAN 14b1 10w1 6b1 0 0 3
3 Tuchow Ryan 1168 CAN 7w0 14b1 5w1 1b0 13w1 3
4 Lambert Peter 1160 CAN 13b1 0 -1 3
5 Souchko Larissa 954 CAN 1w½ 6b0 3b0 8w1 7w1 2.5
6 Stroganov Valery 1064 CAN 8b1 5w1 2w0 0 2.5
7 Noritsyn Ivan 955 CAN 3b1 1w½ 5b0 2.5
8 Kalniev Stefan 1166 CAN 6w0 9b0 14w1 5b0 15b1 2
9 Kamnitzer Benjamin 965 CAN 11b0 8w1 10b0 14w1 1w0 2
10 Bar-Natan Itai 1285 CAN 15w1 2b0 9w1 0 0 2
11 Stroganov Victor 1319 CAN 9w1 0 0 0 0 1
12 Spahic Matthew 1296 CAN 1b0 0 0 1
13 Patton Mark A. 1228 CAN 4w0 0 3b0 1
14 Wadhwa Rymn 1040 CAN 2w0 3w0 8b0 9b0 0 0
15 Pancer Jeff 1062 CAN 10b0 0 0 0 8w0 0

Updated results are also available on the Chess-Results server.

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The feature image is from a photograph of Joe “Kill as you Go!” Smolij by Norman A Bolduc. Click the link to see the original and more of his work.

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