2013 Toronto Closed Results

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Michael Song is 2013 Toronto Chess Champion

The Toronto Closed Chess Championship is an eight-player Round-Robin tournament that decides the annual Toronto Chess Champion. Sanctioned by the Greater Toronto Chess League, it was hosted once again this year at Annex Chess Club.

In the Championship section, Michael Song took the title of 2013 Toronto Chess Champion with a score of 5.5/7. Victor Plotkin and Roman Sapozhnikov tied for second with 5.0/7. In the Reserve section, Mark Plotkin took first with 6.5/7. Thank you to all participants for another great tournament, and congratulations to the winners!

Here are the complete results, with complete games from each round:

Toronto Closed Chess Championship

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# 2013 Toronto Closed Championship CFC FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot
1 Vladimir Birarov 2242 2166 × 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 1 2.5
2 FM Roman Sapozhnikov 2411 2535 1 × ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 5.0
3 FM Michael Barron 2265 2179 ½ ½ × 0 0 1 ½ 1 3.5
4 Lorne Yee 2259 2191 0 0 1 × 0 0 0 1 2.0
5 Michael Song 2354 2189 1 0 1 1 × ½ 1 1 5.5
6 FM Victor Plotkin 2390 2214 1 ½ 0 1 ½ × 1 1 5.0
7 FM Michael Humphreys 2286 2150 1 1 ½ 1 0 0 × 1 4.5
8 Stephan Tonakanian 2136 1939 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 × 0.0

Toronto Closed – Reserves

# 2013 Toronto Closed Reserves CFC FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot
1 Chris Udrea 1952 0 × 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4.0
2 Roderigo Oliveira 1937 0 0 × 0 1 0 0 0 1 2.0
3 Mark Plotkin 2193 1928 1 1 × 1 ½ 1 1 1 6.5
4 Pepin Manalo 1841 1756 ½ 0 0 × 0 0 ½ 0 1.0
5 David Southam 2179 2101 ½ 1 ½ 1 × 1 1 ½ 5.5
6 Dmitry Chernik 1889 1938 ½ 1 0 1 0 × ½ 0 3.0
7 Zehn Nasir 2188 1889 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ × ½ 3.0
8 Miroslav Stefanovic 1949 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ × 3.0

Round One – April 15

Toronto Closed Championship:
Birarov 1-0 Tonakanian
Sapozhnikov 0-1 Humphreys
Barron 1-0 Plotkin
Yee 0-1 Song

Toronto Closed Reserves:
Udrea 1-0 Stefanovic
Oliveira 0-1 Nasir
Plotkin 1-0 Chernik
Manalo 0-1 Southam

Games from Round 1

Round Two – April 22

Toronto Closed Championship:
Tonakanian 0-1 Song
Plotkin 1-0 Yee
Humphreys 1/2 Barron
Birarov 0-1 Sapozhnikov

Toronto Closed Reserves:
Stefanovic 1/2 Southam
Chernik 1-0 Manalo
Nasir 0-1 Plotkin
Udrea 1-0 Oliveira

Games from Round 2

Round Three – April 29

Toronto Closed Championship:
Sapozhnikov 1-0 Tonakanian
Barron 1/2 Birarov
Yee – Humphreys (postponed)
Song 1/2 Plotkin

Toronto Closed Reserves:
Oliveira 1-0 Stefanovic
Plotkin 1-0 Udrea
Manalo 1/2 Nasir
Southam 1-0 Chernik

Games from Round 3

Round Four – May 6

Toronto Closed Championship:
Tonakanian 0-1 Plotkin
Humphreys 0-1 Song
Birarov 1-0 Yee
Sapozhnikov 1/2 Barron

Toronto Closed Reserves:
Stefanovic 1-0 Chernik
Nasir 0-1 Southam
Udrea 1/2 Manalo
Oliveira 0-1 Plotkin

Games from Round 4

Round Five – May 13

Toronto Closed Championship:
Barron – Tonakanian (postponed)
Yee 0-1 Sapozhnikov
Song 1-0 Birarov
Plotkin 1-0 Humphreys

Toronto Closed Reserves:
Plotkin 1-0 Stefanovic
Manalo 0-1 Oliveira
Southam 1/2 Udrea
Chernik 1/2 Nasir

Games from Round 5

Round Six – May 27

Toronto Closed Championship:
Tonakanian 0-1 Humphreys
Birarov 0-1 Plotkin
Sapozhnikov 1-0 Song
Barron 0-1 Yee

Toronto Closed Reserves:
Stefanovic 1/2 Nasir
Udrea 1/2 Chernik
Oliveira 0-1 Southam
Plotkin 1-0 Manalo

Games from Round 6

Round Seven – June 3

Toronto Closed Championship:
Yee 1-0 Tonakanian
Song 1-0 Barron
Plotkin ½-½ Sapozhnikov
Humphreys 1-0 Birarov

Toronto Closed Reserves:
Manalo 0-1 Stefanovic
Southam ½-½ Plotkin
Chernik 1-0 Oliveira
Nasir ½-½ Udrea

Makeup games – June 10

Toronto Closed Championship:
Yee 0-1 Humphreys (from Rd 3)
Barron 1-0 Tonakanian (from Rd 5)


Pairing Determinations

Pairing numbers were drawn on Monday, April 8 …

Toronto Closed Championship:
1 – Birarov, Vladimir
2 – Sapozhnikov, Roman
3 – Barron, Michael
4 – Yee, Lorne
5 – Song, Michael
6 – Plotkin, Victor
7 – Humphreys, Michael
8 – Tonakanian, Stephan

Pairings:
Rd 1: 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5. Rd 2: 8-5, 6-4, 7-3, 1-2. Rd 3: 2-8, 3-1, 4-7, 5-6. Rd 4: 8-6, 7-5, 1-4, 2-3. Rd 5: 3-8, 4-2, 5-1, 6-7. Rd 6: 8-7, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4. Rd 7: 4-8, 5-3, 6-2, 7-1.

Toronto Closed Reserves:
1 – Udrea, Chris
2 – Oliveira, Rodrigo
3 – Plotkin, Mark
4 – Manalo, Pepin
5 – Southam, David
6 – Chernik, Dmitry
7 – Nasir, Zehn
8 – Stefanovic, Miroslav

Pairings:
Rd 1: 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5. Rd 2: 8-5, 6-4, 7-3, 1-2. Rd 3: 2-8, 3-1, 4-7, 5-6. Rd 4: 8-6, 7-5, 1-4, 2-3. Rd 5: 3-8, 4-2, 5-1, 6-7. Rd 6: 8-7, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4. Rd 7: 4-8, 5-3, 6-2, 7-1.

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