Artiom Samsonkin wins the 2012 Toronto Closed

2012 Toronto Closed Chess Championship

  • Championship section – winner, IM Artiom Samsonkin, is the 2012 Toronto Chess Champion!
  • Reserve section – winner, Stephan Tonakanian, qualifies for 2013 Championship
  • The defending 2011 Toronto Champion was FM Victor Plotkin. He finished tied for second among the ten players competing for this year’s crown.
  • Check tournament details (including player info) on the registration page.

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2012 Toronto Closed Championship

IM Artiom Samsonkin

round 1 | round 2 | round 3 | round 4 | round 5 | round 6 | round 7 | round 8 | round 9

# Name CFC rating FIDE rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 total
1 IM Artiom Samsonkin 2568 2398 × + 1 1 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 5.5
2 FM Roman Sapozhnikov* 2528 2377 × 0 0 ½ 0
3 FM Victor Plotkin 2399 2243 0 1 × ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 5.0
4 FM Michael Kleinman 2398 2284 0 1 ½ × 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 5.0
5 Michael Humphreys 2345 2187 0 ½ ½ 0 × 1 ½ 1 0 0 3.0
6 FM Michael Barron 2271 2168 1 + 0 ½ 0 × 1 1 ½ 0 4.0
7 Rolando Renteria 2267 2139 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 × 0 0 1 1.5
8 Vladimir Birarov 2261 2172 1 + 0 0 0 0 1 × ½ 1 3.5
9 Michael Song 2217 2082 ½ + ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ × ½ 5.0
10 David Southam 2209 2095 0 + ½ ½ 1 1 0 0 ½ × 3.5

* Note: FM Roman Sapozhnikov withdrew from the tournament after the fourth round. His games are CFC- and FIDE-rated, but do not count in the standings.

Round 1 (March 26):

# White result Black result note
1 David Southam 0 Artiom Samsonkin 1
2 Vladimir Birarov 1 Rolando Renteria 0
3 Michael Song ½ Michael Kleinman ½
4 Michael Barron 0 Victor Plotkin 1
5 Roman Sapozhnikov ½ Michael Humphreys ½

Round 1 games:

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Round 2 (April 2):

# White result Black result note
1 Artiom Samsonkin 1 Michael Humphreys 0
2 Victor Plotkin 1 Roman Sapozhnikov 0
3 Michael Kleinman ½ Michael Barron ½
4 Rolando Renteria 0 Michael Song 1
5 David Southam 0 Vladimir Birarov 1

Round 2 games:

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Round 3 (April 16):

# White result Black result note
1 Vladimir Birarov 1 Artiom Samsonkin 0
2 Michael Song ½ David Southam ½
3 Michael Barron 1 Rolando Renteria 0
4 Roman Sapozhnikov 0 Michaael Kleinman 1
5 Michael Humphreys ½ Victor Plotkin ½

Round 3 games:

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Round 4 (April 23):

# White result Black result note
1 Artiom Samsonkin 1 Victor Plotkin 0
2 Michael Kleinman 1 Michael Humphreys 0
3 Rolando Renteria 1 Roman Sapozhnikov 0
4 David Southam 1 Michael Barron 0
5 Vladimir Birarov ½ Michael Song ½

Round 4 games:

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Round 5 (April 30):

# White result Black result note
1 Michael Song ½ Artiom Samsonkin ½
2 Michael Barron 1 Vladimir Birarov 0
3 Michael Humphreys ½ Rolando Renteria ½
4 Victor Plotkin ½ Michael Kleinman ½
David Southam BYE

Round 5 games:

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Round 6 (May 7):

# White result Black result note
1 Artiom Samsonkin 1 Michael Kleinman 0
2 Rolando Renteria 0 Victor Plotkin 1
3 David Southam 1 Michael Humphreys 0
4 Michael Song ½ Michael Barron ½
Vladimir Birarov BYE

Round 6 games:

.pgn game file

Round 7 (May 14):

# White result Black result note
1 Michael Barron 1 Artiom Samsonkin 0
2 Michael Humphreys 1 Vladimir Birarov 0
3 Victor Plotkin ½ David Southam ½
4 Michael Kleinman 1 Rolando Renteria 0
Michael Song BYE

Round 7 games:

.pgn game file

Round 8 (May 28):

# White result Black result note
1 Artiom Samsonkin 1 Rolando Renteria 0
2 David Southam ½ Michael Kleinman ½
3 Vladimir Birarov 0 Victor Plotkin 1 played Sun June 3
4 Michael Song 1 Michael Humphreys 0
Michael Barron BYE

Round 8 games:

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Round 9 (June 4):

# White result Black result note
1 Michael Humphreys 1 Michael Barron 0
2 Victor Plotkin ½ Michael Song ½
3 Michael Kleinman 1 Vladimir Birarov 0
4 Rolando Renteria 1 David Southam 0
Artiom Samsonkin BYE

Round 9 games:

.pgn game file


2012 Toronto Closed – Reserve Section

Stephan Tonakanian

round 1 | round 2 | round 3 | round 4 | round 5 | round 6 | round 7

# Name CFC rating FIDE rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 total
1 Stephan Tonakanian 2113 0 × ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 5.0
2 Dmitry Chernik 2075 1975 ½ × 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 4.5
3 Mark Plotkin 2000 1887 0 0 × ½ 1 1 1 1 4.5
4 Juliaan Posaratnanathan 1944 1839 ½ 0 ½ × ½ ½ 1 ½ 3.5
5 Zehn Nasir 1882 1807 0 1 0 ½ × ½ 1 1 4.0
6 Daniel Zotkin 1747 1785 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ × 0 ½ 3.0
7 Manuela Renteria 1664 1907 0 0 0 0 0 1 × 1 2.0
8 Alejandro Renteria 1383 1699 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 × 1.5

Round 1 (March 26):

# White result Black result note
1 Alejandro Renteria ½ Juliaan Posaratnanathan ½
2 Dmitry Chernik ½ Stephan Tonakanian ½
3 Zehn Nasir 1 Manuela Renteria 0
4 Daniel Zotkin 0 Mark Plotkin 1

Round 2 (April 2):

# White result Black result note
1 Juliaan Posaratnanathan ½ Mark Plotkin ½
2 Manuela Renteria 1 Daniel Zotkin 0
3 Stephan Tonakanian 1 Zehn Nasir 0
4 Alejandro Renteria ½ Dmitry Chernik ½

Round 3 (April 16):

# White result Black result note
1 Dmitry Chernik 1 Juliaan Posaratnanathan 0
2 Zehn Nasir 1 Alejandro Renteria 0
3 Daniel Zotkin 1 Stephan Tonakanian 0
4 Mark Plotkin 1 Manuela Renteria 0

Round 4 (April 23):

# White result Black result note
1 Juliaan Posaratnanathan 1 Manuela Renteria 0
2 Stephan Tonakanian 1 Mark Plotkin 0
3 Alejandro Renteria ½ Daniel Zotkin ½
4 Dmitry Chernik 0 Zehn Nasir 1

Round 5 (April 30):

# White result Black result note
1 Zehn Nasir ½ Juliaan Posaratnanathan ½
2 Daniel Zotkin ½ Dmitry Chernik ½
3 Mark Plotkin 1 Alejandro Renteria 0
4 Manuela Renteria 0 Stephan Tonakanian 1

Round 6 (May 7):

# White result Black result note
1 Juliaan Posaratnanathan ½ Stephan Tonakanian ½
2 Alejandro Renteria 0 Manuela Renteria 1
3 Dmitry Chernik 1 Mark Plotkin 0
4 Zehn Nasir ½ Daniel Zotkin ½

Round 7 (May 14):

# White result Black result note
1 Daniel Zotkin ½ Juliaan Posaratnanathan ½
2 Mark Plotkin 1 Zehn Nasir 0
3 Manuela Renteria 0 Dmitry Chernik 1
4 Stephan Tonakanian 1 Alejandro Renteria 0
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