ACC Relax and Unwind Swiss

August is a great time to relax and unwind. Chess can be a stressful game, but the opportunity to completely focus on the flow (and stress) of the game, while setting everything else aside, can also be very relaxing.

ACC Relax and Unwind Swiss is a five-round CFC-rated tournament in three sections, Crown, U1800, and U1400. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm on Monday nights July 30 to September 10. (Off August 6 for Simcoe Day and September 3 for Labour Day.) New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – July 30

In Round One U1400 action, Carina d’Souza gets her first draw since joining the club, sacking a rook to get a perpetual. Way to go, Carina! In U1800, unrated Josh Scott scores his first victory in an official game. And in the Crown, the last game of the night is a tough match between David Cohen and Josh Guo.

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Off-week – August 6

We’re off for Simcoe Day. Get away from the city to “relax and unwind” for the long weekend. Or alternatively, stay and take part in Toronto’s annual Caribana festival – where di gyal dem whine up! A million tourists can’t be wrong. The Grand Parade is on Saturday August 4.

Round Two – August 13

Big thanks to Keith Denning for filling in behind the desk, and Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy for helping out! Results may not be available till next week.

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Round Three – August 20

In the Crown section, Dave Southam has sole first with a perfect 3.0/3.
In U1800, Bharath Ramesh is defeated on top board, leaving a tie for first between Charlie Grisar and Dragan Jevtic with 2.5/3.
Meanwhile, in U1400, Peter Lambert is alone in first with a perfect 3.0/3.

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Round Four – August 27

Through four rounds, it’s Dave Southam in the lead with 4.0/4, after we apparently missed his opponent’s bye request. In U1800, it’s Dragan Jevtic in clear first with 3.5/4. And in U1400, it’s Peter Lambert in the lead with 4.0/4. One more round to go, after a break for the 2018 Toronto Open.

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Round Five – September 10

The final results see Dave Southam taking another ACC tournament, with a perfect 5.0/5. In U1800, Dragan Jevtic coasts into the lead with 3.5/5 and a better second tie break (more wins) than Arthur Terra Schneider. And in U1400, Peter Lambert posts a perfect 5.0/5 and gains almost 150 rating points. Congratulations to all the winners!

See full results below!

Next week is Round One of the ACC Changing Leaves Swiss


Final Ranking cross-tables after Round 5

ACC Relax and Unwind Swiss – Crown section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Southam David 2108 CAN 9b1 14w1 8b1 -1 7w1 5
2 Noritsyn Sergey 2282 CAN 11w1 5b0 13w1 3b1 3.5
3 Fines John 1885 CAN 8w0 15b1 16w1 4b1 2w0 3
4 Malakhovets Sergey 2158 CAN 7w1 6b½ 3w0 9b1 3
5 Munro Allan 2229 CAN -1 2w1 0 3
6 Guo Josh 2234 CAN 12b1 4w½ 0 2.5
7 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1727 CAN 4b0 15w1 1b0 2
8 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1692 CAN 3b1 1w0 0 15b½ 2
9 Tavana Joseph 1721 CAN 1w0 11b1 4w0 2
10 Malmsten Erik 1938 CAN 15w1 0 0 2
11 Bitton Michael 1882 CAN 2b0 12w0 15b½ 9w0 17w1 1.5
12 Cohen David 1872 CAN 6w0 11b1 0 0 1.5
13 Ferreira Alex T. 2090 CAN 2b0 0 1.5
14 Baki Shaumik 1730 CAN 1b0 0 1.5
15 Daldal Erdem 1684 CAN 10b0 3w0 11w½ 7b0 8w½ 1
16 Subramanian Arun 1981 CAN 3b0 0 0 1
17 Sivapathasundaram Manojh 1833 CAN 0 0 11b0 1

Updated results are also available on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Relax and Unwind Swiss – U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Jevtic Dragan 1588 CAN 3w1 8b1 4w1 0 3.5
2 Terra Arthur Schneider 1539 CAN 19b1 10w½ 8w1 14b½ 3.5
3 Scott Josh 1500 CAN 10w1 1b0 6b0 17w1 11b1 3
4 Grisar Charlie 1337 CAN 22b1 14w1 1b0 5w½ 3
5 Belcadi Salim 1653 CAN 11w1 4b½ 3
6 Dixon Javier 1445 CAN 16b½ 3w1 14b+ 0 3
7 Wagner Robert 1608 CAN 9w1 15b0 2.5
8 Ramesh Bharath 1624 CAN 16w1 12b1 1w0 2b0 0 2
9 Stroganov Victor 1445 CAN 7b0 10b0 20w1 18w1 0 2
10 Bathaie Sina 1618 CAN 3b0 9w1 2b½ 0 2
11 Gao Lucy 1509 CAN 5b0 19w½ 20b1 3w0 2
12 Saltat Michael 1602 CAN -1 8w0 0 0 21b1 2
13 Ogunlana Ayo 1577 CAN 0 0 18b1 2
14 Tran Dennis 1519 CAN 18w1 4b0 6w- 2w½ 2
15 Minhas Usman Afzal 1300 CAN 0 0 7w1 2
16 Bentley Robert 1643 CAN 8b0 6w½ 18b½ -1 0 2
17 Gao William (zhimao) 1529 CAN 3b0 0 1.5
18 Kalmanson Evgeny 1417 CAN 14b0 16w½ 9b0 13w0 1
19 Armstrong Robert J. 1530 CAN 2w0 11b½ 0 0 1
20 Supol George 1445 CAN 9b0 11w0 0 1
21 Dong Yiwei 1423 CAN 0 0 12w0 1
22 Na Kevin 0 CAN 4w0 0 0 0 0.5

Updated results are also available on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Relax and Unwind Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Lambert Peter 1173 CAN 5b1 14w1 3b1 6w1 4w1 5
2 Belanger Colton 1298 CAN 10b1 3w½ 6b0 12w1 13b1 3.5
3 Davies Philip 1267 CAN 7w1 2b½ 1w0 17b1 11w1 3.5
4 Chandra Ambarish 1120 CAN 18w1 15b1 24w1 1b0 3.5
5 Souchko Larissa 966 CAN 1w0 18b1 10w½ 23b1 3
6 Stroganov Valery 1117 CAN 14b½ 16w1 2w1 1b0 0 2.5
7 Teram Eli 999 CAN 3b0 24w1 13b1 0 2.5
8 Baguinat Danilo 0 CAN 15b1 0 0 20w1 2.5
9 Moiseev Alex 1199 CAN 19w1 0 2.5
10 Noritsyn Ivan 1045 CAN 2w0 5b½ 11b0 19w1 2
11 Huang Justin 780 CAN 12b0 10w1 3b0 2
12 Lau Joshua 985 CAN 11w1 2b0 0 2
13 Huang Ivan 825 CAN 7w0 18b1 2w0 2
14 D’souza Carina 655 CAN 6w½ 1b0 0 21w1 2
15 Terra Enzo Schneider 1350 CAN 8w0 4w0 19b1 0 1.5
16 Supol George 1445 CAN 6b0 0 -1 0 1.5
17 Parkes Daniel 0 CAN 3w0 0 1.5
18 Bentley Grigoris 0 CAN 4b0 5w0 24b1 13w0 0 1
19 Guan Marie 617 CAN 9b0 15w0 10b0 1
20 Rogers John A 1218 CAN 0 0 8b0 1
21 Kamnitzer Benjamin 1001 CAN 0 0 14b0 1
22 Patton Mark A. 1167 CAN 0 0 0 1
23 Wang Jaden 758 CAN 0 0 5w0 1
24 Brent-Hurst Liam 785 CAN 0 7b0 18w0 4b0 0 0

Updated results are also available on the Chess-Results server.

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