December Rapid Swiss – Dec 19

Special event – December Rapid

Toronto has snow for the holidays, and we have a special rapid tournament at ACC to end the year.

After six rounds of rapid play, at 9’+3″, Sergey Noritsyn is first with a perfect 6.0/6. Top U1900 is Nika Akophyan with 4.0/6, and top U1500 is Kevin Li with 3.0/6.

ACC Founder and current Chair of the Board Ted Winick is a real-life Santa, just back from carrying on the Honest Ed turkey tradition with he and Heidi’s math school Spirit of Math Central Toronto and his friend Dan Freeman’s Freeman Real Estate.

Final Ranking Cross-table

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Noritsyn Sergey 2158 CAN 12w1 13b1 10w1 6b1 9w1 4b1 6
2 Calvelo Jelvis 2206 CAN 15w0 19b1 12w1 14b1 6w1 7b1 5
3 Humphreys Michael 2331 CAN 14w1 6b0 8w1 20b1 4w0 18b1 4
4 Li William 2173 CAN 16b1 20w1 7b0 15w1 3b1 1w0 4
5 England Max 2056 CAN 24w1 15b1 6w0 18b1 8w0 19b1 4
6 Malmsten Erik 1923 CAN 27b1 3w1 5b1 1w0 2b0 20w1 4
7 Akophyan Nika 1799 CAN 25w1 23b1 4w1 9b0 10w1 2w0 4
8 Bellissimo Joseph 2252 CAN 21b1 9w½ 3b0 11w½ 5b1 16w1 4
9 Washimkar Arhant 1983 CAN 18w1 8b½ 23w1 7w1 1b0 10b½ 4
10 Malakhovets Sergey 2054 CAN 17b1 26w1 1b0 16w1 7b0 9w½ 3.5
11 Qiao Cindy 1882 CAN 19w0 24b1 18w0 8b½ 26b1 21w1 3.5
12 Giffen Glenn 1552 CAN 1b0 29w1 2b0 27w1 21b½ 22w1 3.5
13 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1716 CAN 28b1 1w0 16b0 19w0 29w1 26b1 3
14 Belcadi Salim 1666 CAN 3b0 17w1 26b1 2w0 19b0 24w1 3
15 Vigneswaramoorthy Vinorth 1611 CAN 2b1 5w0 28w1 4b0 18w0 23b1 3
16 Diemer Ulli 1600 CAN 4w0 27b1 13w1 10b0 23w1 8b0 3
17 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1375 CAN 10w0 14b0 24w1 23b0 28w1 29b1 3
18 Jevtic Dragan 1333 CAN 9b0 21w1 11b1 5w0 15b1 3w0 3
19 Pei Eric 1271 CAN 11b1 2w0 20b0 13b1 14w1 5w0 3
20 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1814 CAN 29b1 4b0 19w1 3w0 22b½ 6b0 2.5
21 Armstrong Robert J. 1619 CAN 8w0 18b0 25w1 29b1 12w½ 11b0 2.5
22 Zhang Henry Xianrui 1453 CAN 23w0 25b0 27w1 28b1 20w½ 12b0 2.5
23 Mcsherry Peter 2081 CAN 22b1 7w0 9b0 17w1 16b0 15w0 2
24 Goldfarb Adam 1384 CAN 5b0 11w0 17b0 -1 25w1 14b0 2
25 Noritsyn Ivan 943 CAN 7b0 22w1 21b0 26w0 24b0 -1 2
26 David Jean-Marc 1442 CAN -1 10b0 14w0 25b1 11w0 13w0 2
27 Szucs Gregory 1302 CAN 6w0 16w0 22b0 12b0 -1 28w1 2
28 Razmgir Rahim 0 CAN 13w0 -1 15b0 22w0 17b0 27b0 1
29 Geddie Alex 1143 CAN 20w0 12b0 -1 21w0 13b0 17w0 1

More tournament analysis is available on the Chess-Results server


There are Tim’s gift cards for
1st: Sergey Noritsyn 6.0/6 $20
2nd: Jelvis Calvelo 5.0/6 $10
3rd (tied): Michael Humphreys, William Li, Max England, Erik Malmsten, Joseph Bellissimo, Arhant Washimkar 4.0/6 $5
Top U1900 (and also tied for 3rd): Nika Akophyan 4.0/6 $10
Top U1500: Kevin Li 3.0/6 $10

Closed for the Holidays

Have a wonderful holiday, everyone! Annex Chess Club re-opens in the new year on January 9 with Rd. 2 of the ACC New Year Swiss.

After-chess Chess

It’s a weekly tradition to meet at Pauper’s Pub after we close the club for food and drink, chess analysis and tandem games.

5 thoughts on “December Rapid Swiss – Dec 19”

  1. Hi! I dont mean to rush you guys… but do you know when the cfc active rating is going to update for this tournament? Its just that there is an active tourney coming up soon and I want to know if I would need to pay up to play in the open or after the update my rating is high enough. Thanks!


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