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. Final games in the U1800 and U1400 sections finish late – see full results below and on the Chess-Results server.

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Round Three – Sept 25

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 2

ACC Chess on Film Swiss – Masters

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd Pts.
1 Malakhovets Sergey 2248 CAN 8b1 4w½ 1.5
2 Zotkin Daniel 2233 CAN 6w1 1.5
3 Humphreys Michael 2337 CAN 7w1 1.5
4 Wang Lidong 2110 CAN 1b½ 1
5 Li William 2128 CAN 1
6 Southam David 2214 CAN 2b0 0.5
7 Calvelo Jelvis 2128 CAN 3b0 0.5
8 Noritsyn Sergey 2220 CAN 1w0 0 0

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Chess on Film Swiss – U2200

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd Pts.
1 Talsma Shawn 1923 CAN 4b½ 6w1 1.5
2 Ali Shafkat 1744 CAN 5b1 1.5
3 McSherry Peter 1877 CAN 1
4 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1718 CAN 1w½ 1
5 Fines John 1926 CAN 6b½ 2w0 0.5
6 Liu Harry 1705 CAN 5w½ 1b0 0.5

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Chess on Film Swiss – U1800

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

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Chess on Film Swiss – U1400

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