2014 Toronto Closed

FM Victor Plotkin is 2014 Toronto Chess Champion!

Victor Plotkin
Victor Plotkin

Annex Chess Club hosted the 2014 Toronto Closed Chess Championship March 17 to May 12.

An 8-player Round Robin Championship that goes back to the early days of chess in this city, the Toronto Closed sees the top 8 Greater Toronto Area players play 7 rounds of all-play-all to determine the Champion. The event is sanctioned by the Greater Toronto Chess League.

Last year’s winner was Michael Song. This year, Victor Plotkin won with an impressive 6.0/7 (+5 –0 =2), finishing one-and-a-half points ahead of Song, who placed second with 4.5/7.

The next 8 players (as ranked by CFC rating) play in a Reserve Section, with the Reserve winner earning a berth in the following year’s Championship. This year’s Reserve winner, on tie-break over Dave Southam, is Andrei Moffat. Both scored 5.0/7, but Moffat won the head-to-head game. Tie-breaks, if necessary to determine a winner, are (1) direct encounter, (2) greater number of wins, (3) Sonneborn-Berger. Prize money is determined solely by points.

The two sections are FIDE-rated. Arbiters were Francis Rodrigues and Tyler Longo. Rounds were played on consecutive Monday nights at 7:30 pm, except April 21 (Easter Monday). May 5 was a make-up week for postponed games, and the last round was May 12. Grab a 2014 Toronto Closed Flyer for full details.

Cross table – Toronto Closed Championship

# Player CFC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 total
1 Geordie Derraugh 2368 × 0 0 1 1 0 0 ½ 2.5
2 Mark Plotkin 2247 1 × 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 2.5
3 Michael Song 2416 1 1 × 1 0 ½ 0 1 4.5
4 Michael Barron 2275 0 1 0 × ½ 0 ½ 0 2.0
5 FM Michael Humphreys 2308 0 ½ 1 ½ × 0 1 0 3.0
6 FM Victor Plotkin 2406 1 1 ½ 1 1 × 1 ½ 6.0
7 Digeng Du 2286 1 1 1 ½ 0 0 × 0 3.5
8 Yuanchen Zhang 2305 ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 × 4.0

Cross table – Toronto Closed Reserve

# Player CFC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 total
1 Alexandre Michelashvili 1988 × ½ 1 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 2.5
2 Daniel Wiebe 2096 ½ × 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 3.0
3 Bill Evans 2039 0 0 × 1 0 1 1 ½ 3.5
4 Andrei Moffat 2180 ½ 1 0 × 1 1 1 ½ 5.0
5 David Southam 2221 1 1 1 0 × 1 0 1 5.0
6 Dmitry Chernik 1954 1 ½ 0 0 0 × 1 1 3.5
7 Pavel Peev 2221 1 ½ 0 0 1 0 × 1 3.5
8 Miroslav Stefanovic 2044 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 × 2.0

Pairings and Results

Results for Round 1. 2014 Toronto Closed: Championship – March 17

Bd White Result Black
1 Geordie Derraugh (2368) ½ ½ Yuanchen Zhang (2283)
2 Mark Plotkin (2247) 0 1 Digeng Du (2286)
3 Michael Song (2416) ½ ½ FM Victor Plotkin (2406)
4 Michael Barron (2275) ½ ½ FM Michael Humphreys (2308)

Results for Round 1. 2014 Toronto Closed: Reserve – March 17

Bd White Result Black
5 Alexandre Michelashvili (1988) ½ ½ Miroslav Stefanovic (2044)
6 Daniel Wiebe (2096) ½ ½ Pavel Peev (2221)
7 Bill Evans (2039) 1 0 Dmitry Chernik (1954)
8 Andrei Moffat (2180) 1 0 David Southam (2221)

Results for Round 2. 2014 Toronto Closed: Championship – March 24

Bd White Result Black
1 Yuanchen Zhang (2283) 1 0 Michael Barron (2275)
2 FM Michael Humphreys (2308) 1 0 Michael Song (2416)
3 FM Victor Plotkin (2406) 1 0 Mark Plotkin (2247)
4 Digeng Du (2286) 1 0 Geordie Derraugh (2368)

Results for Round 2. 2014 Toronto Closed: Reserve – March 24

Bd White Result Black
5 Miroslav Stefanovic (2044) ½ ½ Andrei Moffat (2180)
6 David Southam (2221) 1 0 Bill Evans (2039)
7 Dmitry Chernik (1954) ½ ½ Daniel Wiebe (2096)
8 Pavel Peev (2221) 1 0 Alexandre Michelashvili (1988)

Results for Round 3. 2014 Toronto Closed: Championship – March 31

Bd White Result Black
1 Digeng Du (2286) 0 1 Yuanchen Zhang (2283)
2 Geordie Derraugh (2368) 0 1 FM Victor Plotkin (2406)
3 Mark Plotkin (2247) ½ ½ FM Michael Humphreys (2308)
4 Michael Song (2416) 1 0 Michael Barron (2275)

Results for Round 3. 2014 Toronto Closed: Reserve – March 31

Bd White Result Black
5 Pavel Peev (2221) 1 0 Miroslav Stefanovic (2044)
6 Alexandre Michelashvili (1988) 0 1 Dmitry Chernik (1954)
7 Daniel Wiebe (2096) 0 1 David Southam (2221)
8 Bill Evans (2039) 1 0 Andrei Moffat (2180)

Results for Round 4. 2014 Toronto Closed: Championship – April 7

Bd White Result Black
1 Yuanchen Zhang (2283) 0 1 Michael Song (2416)
2 Michael Barron (2275) 1 0 Mark Plotkin (2247)
3 FM Michael Humphreys (2308) 0 1 Geordie Derraugh (2368)
4 FM Victor Plotkin (2406) 1 0 Digeng Du (2286)

Results for Round 4. 2014 Toronto Closed: Reserve – April 7

Bd White Result Black
5 Miroslav Stefanovic (2044) ½ ½ Bill Evans (2039)
6 Andrei Moffat (2180) 1 0 Daniel Wiebe (2096)
7 David Southam (2221) 1 0 Alexandre Michelashvili (1988)
8 Dmitry Chernik (1954) 1 0 Pavel Peev (2221)

Results for Round 5. 2014 Toronto Closed: Championship – April 14

Bd White Result Black
1 FM Victor Plotkin (2406) ½ ½ Yuanchen Zhang (2283)
2 Digeng Du (2286) 0 1 FM Michael Humphreys (2308)
3 Geordie Derraugh (2368) 1 0 Michael Barron (2275)
4 Mark Plotkin (2247) 0 1 Michael Song (2416)

Results for Round 5. 2014 Toronto Closed: Reserve – April 14

Bd White Result Black
5 Dmitry Chernik (1954) 1 0 Miroslav Stefanovic (2044)
6 Pavel Peev (2221) 1 0 David Southam (2221)
7 Alexandre Michelashvili (1988) ½ ½ Andrei Moffat (2180)
8 Daniel Wiebe (2096) 1 0 Bill Evans (2039)

Results for Round 6. 2014 Toronto Closed: Championship – April 28

Bd White Result Black
1 Yuanchen Zhang (2283) 0 1 Mark Plotkin (2247)
2 Michael Song (2416) 1 0 Geordie Derraugh (2368)
3 Michael Barron (2275) ½ ½ Digeng Du (2286)
4 FM Michael Humphreys (2308) 0 1 FM Victor Plotkin (2406)

Results for Round 6. 2014 Toronto Closed: Reserve – April 28

Bd White Result Black
5 Miroslav Stefanovic (2044) ½ ½ Daniel Wiebe (2096)
6 Bill Evans (2039) 0 1 Alexandre Michelashvili (1988)
7 Andrei Moffat (2180) 1 0 Pavel Peev (2221)
8 David Southam (2221) 1 0 Dmitry Chernik (1954)

Make-up Games. 2014 Toronto Closed: Championship – May 5

V. Plotkin – Zhang (Rd 5) ½-½ played Friday May 9
M. Plotkin – Song (Rd 5) 0-1

Make-up Games. 2014 Toronto Closed: Reserve – May 5

Moffat – Wiebe (Rd 4) 1-0 played previous Friday May 2
Moffat – Peev (Rd 6) 1-0

Results for Round 7. 2014 Toronto Closed: Championship – May 12

Bd White Result Black
1 FM Michael Humphreys (2308) 0 1 Yuanchen Zhang (2283)
2 FM Victor Plotkin (2406) 1 0 Michael Barron (2275)
3 Digeng Du (2286) 1 0 Michael Song (2416)
4 Geordie Derraugh (2368) 0 1 Mark Plotkin (2247)

Results for Round 7. 2014 Toronto Closed: Reserve – May 12

Bd White Result Black
5 David Southam (2221) 1 0 Miroslav Stefanovic (2044)
6 Dmitry Chernik (1954) 0 1 Andrei Moffat (2180)
7 Pavel Peev (2221) 0 1 Bill Evans (2039)
8 Alexandre Michelashvili (1988) ½ ½ Daniel Wiebe (2096)

Previous winners:
2013 Michael Song
2012 Artiom Samsonkin
2011 Victor Plotkin
2010 Victor Plotkin
2009 Michael Barron

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  1. Who is Francis Rodrigues? I don’t think I saw anyone there but Tyler but Tyler did a great job directing the Closed and Reserves. Thank you Tyler and Marcus for a well run tournament.

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