ACC Chess on Film Swiss

TIFF is under way, all the stars are in Toronto, and ACC is launching our Chess on Film tournament to celebrate the many times our royal game has graced the silver screen.

Share your favourite chess movie moment in the comments below.

This is a five-round CFC-rated tournament in four sections, Masters, U2200, U1800, and U1400. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm every Monday night Sept 11 to Oct 16, except Thanksgiving Mon Oct 9. Register on site by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6.

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Round One – Sept 11

In the Crown, Sergey Malakhovets beats Sergey Noritsyn to take a share of the lead, while Daniel Zotkin eventually converts in a long battle with Dave Southam to join him at 1.0/1. In U2200, with two draws and a bye, the whole section is tied up at 0.5/1. In U1800, all the results are decisive, including some rating upsets as Salim Belcadi, Tony Yueh, and Sihao Chen join the winners. In U1400, there are no upsets, but Anna Boyce and Alex Moiseev manage to hold against higher rated opponents.

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Round Two – Sept 18

Sergey Noritsyn is playing in the WYCC in Uruguay – Good luck, Sergey!

Meanwhile, Michael Humphreys makes a cameo appearance in the Masters and ends up tied for the lead at 1.5/2 as Sergey Malakhovets and Lidong Wang draw. In U2200, Shawn Talsma and Shafkat Ali break away from the tie to lead the section with 1.5/2. In U1800, Hooshang Ab-Barin, Bob Armstrong, and Tony Yueh all win to take a three-way tie at 2.0/2. Finally, in U1400, Michael Saltat and Bill Randle both win to share the lead at 2.0/2.

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Round Three – Sept 25

In U1400, a couple of relatively new tournament players win their first ever tournament games. Congratulations on your victories tonight, Linda Hibbard and Anna Boyce! Meanwhile, leading the section with a perfect 3.0/3 is Michael Saltat.

Bob Armstrong wins his third straight to take sole first in the U1800 section at 3.0/3. In U2200, it is Shawn Talsma, with a win to lead the section at 2.5/3. And in the Masters, Michael Humphreys takes the starring role with a victory on Board 1 to lead the tournament with 2.5/3.

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Round Four – Oct 2

In the Masters, a long battle on Board 1 finally results in a draw, leaving Michael Humphreys still in the lead by half a point at 3.0/4. In U2200, Shawn Talsma wins again to keep a full point lead at 3.5/4. Meanwhile, Bob Armstrong and Michael Saltat stay perfect to lead with 4.0/4 in the U1800 and U1400, respectively.

See full results below and on the Chess-Results server.

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Off-week – Oct 9

The club is CLOSED for Thanksgiving. All club activities are cancelled, to resume Oct 16.

Round Five – Oct 16

The round starts at 7:30 pm. All are welcome, including new players! Please register on site before 7:00 pm if you would like to play, or email in advance before 6:00 pm. CFC membership is required ($48 per year; $32 for juniors) but you can purchase it from us, and we offer a variety of club membership options including a drop-in membership ($15 per night or $10 for juniors) to play in one round of the tournament.


Ranking cross-tables after Round 4

ACC Chess on Film Swiss – Masters

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Humphreys Michael 2337 CAN 8w1 3b1 2w½ 3
2 Li William 2128 CAN 4w1 1b½ 2.5
3 Malakhovets Sergey 2248 CAN 7b1 6w½ 1w0 4b½ 2
4 Zotkin Daniel 2233 CAN 5w1 2b0 3w½ 2
5 Southam David 2214 CAN 4b0 8w1 2
6 Wang Lidong 2110 CAN 3b½ 2
7 Noritsyn Sergey 2220 CAN 3w0 0 0 8b+ 1
8 Calvelo Jelvis 2128 CAN 1b0 5b0 7w- 0.5

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Chess on Film Swiss – U2200

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Talsma Shawn 1923 CAN 3b½ 4w1 2b1 5w1 3.5
2 Ali Shafkat 1744 CAN 5b1 1w0 7b1 2.5
3 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1718 CAN 1w½ 6b1 2.5
4 Liu Harry 1705 CAN 5w½ 1b0 6w½ -1 2
5 Fines John 1926 CAN 4b½ 2w0 -1 1b0 1.5
6 McSherry Peter 1877 CAN 4b½ 3w0 1.5
7 Ferreira Alex T. 2096 CAN 0 2w0 1

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Chess on Film Swiss – U1800

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Armstrong Robert J. 1546 CAN 19b1 4w1 2w1 8b1 4
2 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1675 CAN 14b1 12w1 1b0 5w1 3
3 Chertkow Matthew 1424 CAN 11b1 15w1 3
4 Chen Sihao 1422 CAN 15w1 1b0 7b½ 11w1 2.5
5 Yueh Tony 1410 CAN 7b1 18w1 2b0 2.5
6 Liao Run Ming 0 CAN 10w1 8b0 13b1 2.5
7 Ogunlana Ayo 1584 CAN 5w0 13b1 4w½ 18w1 2.5
8 Belcadi Salim 1424 CAN 20b1 6w1 1w0 2.5
9 Diemer Ulli 1634 CAN 0 15b1 2
10 Ramesh Bharath 1632 CAN 6b0 16w1 2
11 Jevtic Dragan 1602 CAN 3w0 14b1 12w½ 4b0 1.5
12 Abbarin Shabnam 1460 CAN 17w1 2b0 11b½ 0 1.5
13 Li Kevin Yunhong 1563 CAN 7w0 18b1 6w0 1.5
14 Kalmanson Evgeny 1439 CAN 2w0 11w0 19b1 1.5
15 Schwartz Lorne 1591 CAN 4b0 19w1 3b0 9w0 1
16 Guo Haotong Hazel 1378 CAN 0 10b0 1
17 Supol George 1360 CAN 12b0 0 1
18 Patton Mark A. 1303 CAN 5b0 13w0 7b0 0.5
19 Shogilev Sandon 1370 CAN 1w0 15b0 14w0 0.5
20 Pell Richard 1356 CAN 8w0 0 0 0 0

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Chess on Film Swiss – U1400

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Saltat Michael 1293 CAN 13w1 8b1 7b1 3w1 4
2 Panayotou Paul 1195 CAN 8w1 6b1 3
3 Lambert Peter 1171 CAN 9w½ 12b1 11w1 1b0 2.5
4 Moiseev Alex 769 CAN 12w½ 5b1 6w0 17b1 2.5
5 Dong Yiwei 1237 CAN 4w0 20b1 14w1 2.5
6 Ai Amy 1181 CAN 14w1 4b1 2w0 2.5
7 Randle Bill 1183 CAN 22b1 19w+ 1w0 2.5
8 Noritsyn Ivan 1053 CAN 18b1 1w0 2b0 19w+ 2
9 Boyce Anna 847 CAN 3b½ 16w0 22b1 2
10 Matetski Konstanstin 1246 CAN 0 21b1 2
11 Denning Keith 1220 CAN 15w1 3b0 2
12 Kamnitzer Benjamin 1029 CAN 4b½ 3w0 14b0 22w1 1.5
13 Souchko Larissa 988 CAN 1b0 22w½ 17b0 18w1 1.5
14 Zuo Roger 708 CAN 6b0 12w1 5b0 1.5
15 Stroganov Victor 1193 CAN 11b0 21w1 0 1.5
16 Pancer Jeff 1014 CAN 9b1 0 0 1.5
17 Hibbard Linda 595 CAN 19b0 13w1 4w0 1.5
18 Ellis Cody 887 CAN 8w0 20w1 0 13b0 1
19 Mavroidis George 991 CAN 17w1 7b- 0 8b- 1
20 Tuong Rose 871 CAN 18b0 5w0 1
21 Lau Joshua 743 CAN 15b0 10w0 1
22 Teram Eli 966 CAN 7w0 13b½ 9w0 12b0 0.5

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

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One thought on “ACC Chess on Film Swiss”

  1. My five cents. The Soviet film “Grandmaster” was shot in 1972. After watching the movie I went to study in a chess school. Later the movie was banned by Soviet censors. Why? The role of the coach of the fictional grandmaster was played by Viktor Korchnoi who later emigrated from the Soviet Union. Perhaps under the influence of the film, Korchnoi remains my model player up to now.

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