ACC Halloween Rapid Completed

ACC’s 5-round, 10’+5″ 2022 Halloween Rapid was successfully completed last night with 73 registered players.

Click on the image to see a larger one. Credit: George Supol

Lots of great pics were taken by ACC’s Mel Directo and shared on ACC’s Facebook page.

Below is a list of the winners and their $ prizes. Full results for each section may be found on, using the links provided below. You can also view all the games played on Board #1 here.

Crown Section (21 players)

  • 1st Place: IM Mark Plotkin ($300) – 4.5/5
  • 2nd Place: FM Mike Ivanov ($150) – 4/5
  • Tied 3rd Place: Cindy Qiao, Eddie Xu, Michael Jacobs, Charlie Grisar – 3.5/5 (both Eddie and Charlie are also playing in the Toronto Closed Championship).

U1800 Section (27 players)

  • 1st Place: Aditya Singh ($100) – 4.5/5
  • Tied 2nd Place: Ryan Yunhil Zhong, Nolan Wu, Salim Belcadi – 4/5
  • Tied 5th Place: Shafkat Ali, Ljuban Milutnovic – 3.5/5

U1400 Section (25 players)

  • 1st Place: Justin Lim ($100) – 5/5
  • Tied 2nd Place: Nicolas Bonnard, Robert Joy, Yeeshuen Li – 4/5
  • Tied 5th Place: 7 players – 3/5, including top unrated player (Orkhan Kazimov – $25)

Costume Prizes

Several players wore amusing Halloween costumes and the winners of $25 Timmies cards for the best ones were as follows:

  • 1st Place: Merlin Nazareno (Clown)
  • Tied 2nd Place: Yeeshuen Li (Bishop)*, Anoush Avakian (Cat Woman)
  • 3rd Place: Umid Allahverdi (Pirate) *
  • Tied 4th Place: David and Glib Dunikov (a matching pair of Skeletons) *

* = junior players

Random Draw Prizes

Three players each won a $25 Timmies card. They were: Charlie Grisar (Crown), Tina Hui (U1400) and Nicolas Bonnard (U1400).

WGMs On Hand

A special guest, Canadian WGM (and chess Twitch streamer) Qiyu Zhou, stopped by in her Pirate costume to say hello. She was filmed at ACC by Read more about her here.

ACC’s Resident WGM Anna Burtasova also participated in the Crown Section scoring 3/5 points (tied 7th).

Special Thanks

A special thanks is extended to the entire team of ACC Board Members who all helped to make this event a great success. Also, a huge thank you to our Arbiters, Alex Ferreira and Keith Denning, who made both this event and the Toronto Closed run smoothly on the same night, with over 100 total attendees.

Our original news post for this Event is here.

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