ACC Summer Heat

As the city endures a heat wave, downtown Toronto players set fire to the board in the ACC Summer Heat Swiss.

The tournament runs on Monday nights in the summer from July 8 to August 12. (No round on August 5.) 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 – July 8

A number of new players – some new to the club, some new to competitive chess – join in on Round One. Welcome, all!

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Round Two – July 15

Lucy Gao returns to the club from the CYCC, top under-10 girl in Canada. Congratulations, Lucy!

Lucy Gao

When our club tournament games wrap up for the night, Lucy Gao making a cameo in the Crown section, wins her game and ends up in a four-way tie for the lead with John Fines, Syed Ibrahim Ahmed, and Michael Bitton, all at 1.5/2.

In U1400 it’s a tie for first in U-1400 between Mark Patton and Richard Guo with 2.0/2.

And in U1800, Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy is the last one to finish, but he comes up with a victory to take sole first in his section with 2.0/2.

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Round Three – July 22

When the dust settles in the Crown section, there is a seven-way tie for first place with 2.0/3. In U1800, Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy takes a bye, and William Gao catches up to him to tie for first with 2.5/3. Finally in U1400, Mark Patton is alone in first with a perfect 3.0/3.

See full results below

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Round Four – July 29

One round to go!

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Off week – August 5

We’re closed for the August holiday – and it’s Caribana weekend in Toronto!

Round Five – August 12

Final round. When the games end, Shafkat Ali takes the U1800 with 4.0/5, Mark Patton takes the U1400 section with 4.5/5. In the Crown section, Lucy Gao gives Dave Southam a tough challenge on top board, but in the end Dave wins to take the tournament with 4.0/5. Congratulations, Dave, Shafkat, and Mark!

A new club tournament starts next week, August 19. New players are always welcome to join! The round starts at 7:30 pm. Register on site by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6 pm.

Good luck to Lucy, Raymond, Carina, Roger and all the young Canadian players participating in the upcoming North American Youth Chess Championship in Kingston!


Final Ranking Cross-tables after Round 5

ACC Summer Heat Swiss – Crown section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Southam David 2169 CAN 7w0 11b1 2w1 6b1 3w1 4
2 Ahmed Syed Ibrahim 2085 CAN 14b1 7w½ 1b0 9b+ 6w1 3.5
3 Gao Lucy 1637 CAN 14w1 7b1 1b0 3
4 Malakhovets Sergey 2068 CAN 12w½ 7b½ 11w½ 15b1 3
5 Furrow Matthew 1760 CAN 11b1 8w0 12b1 0 0 2
6 Mcsherry Peter 1831 CAN 12b½ 13w½ 14b1 1w0 2b0 2
7 Fines John 1829 CAN 1b1 2b½ 4w½ 3w0 0 2
8 Bitton Michael 1956 CAN 5b1 0 0 2
9 Pham Tam 0 CAN 13b1 2w- 0 2
10 Munro Allan 2214 CAN 0 0 14w1 2
11 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1947 CAN 5w0 1w0 -1 4b½ 12b½ 2
12 Ivanov Venci 1741 CAN 6w½ 4b½ 5w0 14b0 11w½ 1.5
13 Bzikot Robert 2041 CAN 6b½ 9w0 0 1.5
14 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1803 CAN 2w0 3b0 6w0 12w1 10b0 1
15 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1611 CAN 0 0 4w0 1

See full Crown results on Chess-Results.

ACC Summer Heat Swiss – U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Ali Shafkat 1648 CAN 11b1 9w1 3w1 4
2 Liu Ricky 1300 CAN 5b½ 6w0 13b1 4b1 9w1 3.5
3 Vigneswaramoorthy Vinorth 1674 CAN 19w1 9b1 10w1 1b0 3.5
4 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1611 CAN 9b0 5w1 14b1 2w0 -1 3
5 Belanger Colton 1546 CAN 2w½ 4b0 14w1 10b1 3
6 Gao William (zhimao) 1529 CAN 2b1 12w1 0 3
7 Saltat Michael 1608 CAN 8w1 10b½ 0 2.5
8 Chandra Ambarish 1397 CAN 7b0 9w- -1 17w1 2.5
9 Dixon Javier 1428 CAN 4w1 3w0 8b+ 1b0 2b0 2
10 Tuchow Ryan 1354 CAN 13w1 7w½ 16b½ 3b0 5w0 2
11 Armstrong Robert J. 1517 CAN 1w0 17b1 0 2
12 Supol George 1381 CAN 13w1 6b0 0 2
13 Jevtic Dragan 1557 CAN 10b0 12b0 2w0 18w1 1.5
14 D’souza Carina 1247 CAN 4w0 5b0 15w½ 1.5
15 Ogunlana Ayo 1744 CAN 0 0 14b½ 1.5
16 Gao Lucy 1637 CAN 10w½ 0 0 1.5
17 Stroganov Victor 1431 CAN 0 11w0 8b0 1
18 Ben-Avraham Marc 1538 CAN 0 0 13b0 1
19 Grisar Charlie 1496 CAN 3b0 0 0 0 0 0

See full U1800 results on Chess-Results.

ACC Summer Heat Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Patton Mark A. 1310 CAN 6w1 2b1 4w1 5b½ 9w1 4.5
2 Moiseev Alex 1146 CAN 15w1 1w0 7b1 4b1 -1 4
3 Niestrawski Alex 0 CAN 13w1 4w0 12b1 0 6b1 3
4 Guo Richard 1170 CAN 7w1 3b1 1b0 2w0 -1 3
5 Kalmanson Evgeny 1229 CAN 12b1 -1 1w½ 0 3
6 Guo Rainyee 909 CAN 1b0 7w0 13w1 12b1 3w0 2
7 Alexandroff Shemaya 0 CAN 4b0 6b1 2w0 13b½ 8w½ 2
8 Lee Tommy 1291 CAN 9w0 0 15b1 7b½ 2
9 Zuo Zichen (roger) 1235 CAN 8b1 10w0 1b0 2
10 Chandra Ambarish 1397 CAN 0 9b1 0 2
11 Kar Anindya 963 CAN 0 0 13w1 2
12 Ahmed Syed Mustafa 653 CAN 5w0 13b½ 3w0 6w0 14b1 1.5
13 Souchko Larissa 941 CAN 3b0 12w½ 6b0 7w½ 11b0 1
14 Chan Mitchell 0 CAN 0 0 12w0 1
15 Teram Eli 1024 CAN 2b0 0 0 8w0 0 0

See full U1400 results on Chess-Results.

Feature Photo “Summer Nights Toronto” by Eugene Aikimov on Unsplash

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