ACC Come What May Swiss

Starting on May 13, 2019, and having had a mix of spring weather this month, we’ll take it as it comes and carry on come what may.

ACC Come What May Swiss is a five-round CFC-rated tournament in three sections, Crown, U1800, and U1400, running on Monday nights in May and June. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm May 13 to June 17. New players can register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.

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Round One – May 13

See results below.

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Off-week – May 20

The club is closed for Victoria Day.

Round Two – May 27

In the Crown Section, an odd number of players allows 10-year-old Lucy Gao to play up and take out 2010-rated Michael Bitton. As Andrea La Manna takes a bye, Dave Southam heads into the lead with 2.0/2.

In U1400, Larissa Souchko and Benjamin Kamnitzer are tied for the lead at 2.0/2.

And in U1800, a late game between Michael Da Silva and Dragan Jevtic ends in draw, leaving just a two-way tie for the lead at 2.0/2 between Sihao Chen and Lorne Schwartz.

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Don’t miss Chessfest – June 1-2

Celebrate everything chess at Harbourfront Centre!

Round Three – June 3

In the Crown, Robert Bzikot wins to catch up with Dave Southam. The two are now tied for the lead at 2.5/3. In U1800, the co-leaders draw, leaving Lorne Schwartz and Sihao Chen tied for the lead at 2.5/3, and Michael Da Silva wins to catch up with them. And in U1400, there’s another three-way tie at 2.5/3 as Alexis Stefanovic-Thompson and Carina D’Souza both win, to catch up with Benjamin Kamnitzer.

Round Four – June 10

As the Raptors take the NBA finals back to Toronto needing only one more win to take the Championship, attendance suffers a little. But the die-hard chess heads are still out.

In the Crown, there is just one game, which ends in a draw, as Dave Southam pulls into the lead at 3.0/4 with his ½-point bye. In U1800, Lorne Schwartz wins quickly, so he takes the lead at 3.5/4 and still has time to watch the Raptors game. And in U1400, Carina D’Souza wins to take the lead at 3.5/4.

As the last game wraps up, the Raps still trail by 6 in the third. Go Raptors!

Round Five – June 17

It’s the day of the Raptors victory parade, after they lose game 5 in Toronto by a point, but win game 6 in Oakland to take the NBA Championship! Let’s go Raptors!

As the final round begins, one game in the Crown ends quickly.

Then Dave Southam finishes with a less dramatic draw to finish with 3.5/5, good enough for first place as John Fines holds Peter McSherry to a draw.
In U1800, Lorne Schwartz wins his game to take the section with 4.5/5.
In U1400, Carina D’Souza needs just a half point to take first and she does it with a draw on board 1 to take the section with 4.0/5.

Congratulations, Dave, Lorne, and Carina!

Don’t forget to submit a team for the GTCL Cup, coming next week. $20 per team. Free for ACC full-year members. Please email your teams in beforehand if possible. If you don’t have a team, you can submit your name as a free agent.


Final Ranking Cross-tables after Round 5

ACC Come What May Swiss – Crown section

Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1   Southam David 2145 CAN 6b1 2w1 4b½ 3.5
2   Mcsherry Peter 1797 CAN 7w1 1b0 11w1 6b½ 5w½ 3
3 FM La Manna Andrea 2313 ITA 12w1 0 8b1 3
4   Bzikot Robert 2015 CAN 8w1 5b1 0 1w½ 3
5   Fines John 1813 CAN 13b½ 10w1 4w0 0 2b½ 2
6   Furrow Matthew 1730 CAN 1w0 7b0 2w½ 11b1 2
7   Malakhovets Sergey 2092 CAN 2b0 6w1 0 2
8   Talsma Shawn 1904 CAN 4b0 12w1 0 3w0 1.5
9   Gao Lucy 1680 CAN 12b1 0 0 0 1.5
10   Gao Raymond 1877 CAN 5b0 0 0 1
11   Phillips Arthur 1713 CAN 2b0 0 6w0 1
12   Bitton Michael 2010 CAN 3b0 9w0 8b0 0 0.5
13   Dohani Tales 2000 BRA 5w½ 0 0 0 0 0.5

See full Crown results on Chess-Results.

ACC Come What May Swiss – U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Schwartz Lorne 1577 CAN 20w1 6b1 2w½ 4w1 10b1 4.5
2 Chen Sihao 1632 CAN 5b1 11w1 1b½ 8w1 4
3 Saltat Michael 1609 CAN 11b0 6w½ 14b1 5w1 3
4 Da Silva Michael 1600 CAN 15w1 13b½ 17w1 1b0 0 2.5
5 Belanger Colton 1556 CAN 2w0 16b1 19w1 3b0 2.5
6 Patton Mark A. 1278 CAN 9w1 1w0 3b½ 7b0 18w1 2.5
7 Armstrong Robert J. 1569 CAN 10b0 22w1 6w1 0 2.5
8 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1573 CAN 21b1 10w½ 2b0 2.5
9 Wang Eric 1566 CAN 6b0 16w1 -1 12b0 2.5
10 Vigneswaramoorthy Vinorth 1699 CAN 7w1 8b½ 13w½ 1w0 2.5
11 Lambert Peter 1490 CAN 3w1 2b0 -1 0 2.5
12 Grisar Charlie 1487 CAN 19b½ 22w½ 0 9w1 2.5
13 Jevtic Dragan 1534 CAN 22b1 4w½ 10b½ 0 0 2
14 Faqir Yassine 1662 CAN 0 3w0 16b1 2
15 Stroganov Victor 1434 CAN 4b0 0 22w1 2
16 Dixon Javier 1484 CAN 5w0 9b0 22b1 14w0 1.5
17 Gao Lucy 1589 CAN 4b0 0 1.5
18 Shepherd Zach 1500 CAN 0 0 6b0 1
19 Liu Tony 1400 CAN 12w½ 5b0 0 0 1
20 Supol George 1389 CAN 1b0 0 0 1
21 Stroganov Valery 1381 CAN 8w0 0 0 1
22 Tuchow Ryan 1431 CAN 13w0 7b0 12b½ 16w0 15b0 0.5

See full U1800 results on Chess-Results.

ACC Come What May Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 D’Souza Carina 1193 CAN 10b1 8w1 5b1 4w½ 4
2 Guo Richard 1180 CAN 7w0 15b1 11b1 5w1 3.5
3 Moiseev Alex 1150 CAN 9b1 5w0 12b1 6w1 3.5
4 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1285 CAN 16b1 6w1 1b½ 3.5
5 Kamnitzer Benjamin 1037 CAN 15b1 3b1 1w0 2b0 2.5
6 Souchko Larissa 881 CAN 14b1 12w1 4b0 8w½ 3b0 2.5
7 Lau Joshua 994 CAN 2b1 0 0 8b1 2.5
8 Kar Anindya 0 CAN 11w1 1b0 6b½ 7w0 2
9 Guo Rainyee 928 CAN 3w0 10w0 -1 2
10 Teram Eli 1021 CAN 1w0 9b1 0 0 1.5
11 Lillico Margarita 1189 CAN 8b0 2w0 0 1
12 Chandrasiri Dilum 865 CAN 6b0 3w0 0 1
13 Kalmanson Evgeny 1264 CAN 0 0 0 1
14 Tuong Rose 1149 CAN 6w0 0 0 1
15 Yin Lucas 965 CAN 5w0 2w0 0 0 0.5
16 Dolan Patrick 0 CAN 4w0 0 0 0 0.5

See full U1400 results on Chess-Results.

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