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ACC Children’s Winter Swiss – Results

Congratulations to Georgia Drummond, and to all participants!

Here are the final results of the Children’s Winter Swiss, after all five rounds:

# Name CFC# Rating Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Georgia Drummond 151791 1302 1313 W7 W5 W4 W10 H— 4.5
2 Jacob Stocking 149887 912 925 W4 H— B— H— H— 3.5
3 Rayleigh Becker 151788 1368 1370 H— H— H— H— W5 3.0
4 Mary Bellissimo 151087 840 855 L2 W7 L1 H— W8 2.5
5 Olivia Gale-Wagner 151966 884 916 W10 L1 H— W7 L3 2.5
6 Michael Macukachi unr. 0 H— H— H— H— H— 2.5
7 Heiko Dorre-Grasso 151967 876 864 L1 L4 W10 L5 W9 2.0
8 Bradley Ho 152028 766 766 H— H— H— H— L4 2.0
9 Sami Mottaghian unr. 0 H— H— H— H— L7 2.0
10 Ritvik Gutgutia 151945 934 894 L5 H— L7 L1 H— 1.0
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Chess for the Rest of Us

“The Unglamorous Majority: insights into rank-and-file chess.”

Yakos Spiliotopoulos is delivering a chess lecture at the Annex Chess Club on Monday February 7, at 7:00 pm. We’re not all grandmasters, and Yakos promises an exciting talk on the real-life chess games of the club player, full of confused thinking, negative emotions, and bad moves.

Entry: $5 for non-members, includes casual chess after the talk.

The lecture schedule is posted on our events page.

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GM Nakamura wins at Wijk aan Zee

American GM Hikaru Nakamura finishes on top

The 2011 Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the “Wimbledon of chess,” finished this weekend, with GM Hikaru Nakamura on top in Section A, ahead of Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, and Kramnik.

Nakamura played in the Toronto Open in 2009. With this victory, he is now the seventh highest-rated player in the world (and Anand also nudged ahead of Carlsen for the top world rating.)

In section C, top Canadian GM Mark Bluvshtein finished in a three-way tie for fourth. With a record of +6-4=3, this was fighting chess at grandmaster level! He has a week off before the start of the Aeroflot Open in Moscow. Check his blog over the next few days for updates about his experiences at Tata Steel.

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Bill Harrington Memorial – Results

This invitational round-robin tournament, organized by David Cohen, pitted three juniors against three adults. It ran alongside our Holiday Swiss, and was to have been both CFC- and FIDE-rated. Unfortunately, FIDE disallowed it, as three players did not have FIDE ratings at the beginning of the tournament.

Check out David Cohen’s report and a game from the tournament, Daniel Abrahams-Hugh Siddeley.

Here are the results:

# Name Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Daniel Abrahams 2164 X 0 1 1 1 1 4.0
2 Brett Campbell 2250 1 X = 1 1 = 4.0
3 Hugh Siddeley 2016 0 = X = 1 1 3.0
4 Joseph Bellissimo 1918 0 0 = X 1 = 2.0
5 Qiyu Zhou 1619 0 0 0 0 X 1 1.0
6 Daniel Zotkin 1698 0 = 0 = 0 X 1.0
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Toronto Children’s Chess

PA Day chess at the ACC

Ted Winick is a chess organizing wizard in this town. Through the Chess Institute of Canada and the Annex Chess Club, from small children’s tournaments all the way up to the 2011 Canadian Open, it’s hard to keep up with all the chess Ted runs in Toronto. Hot on the heels of a successful PA day tournament last Friday, here are three more chess events for young people. If you’re a young player or a chess mom or dad, be sure to add these to your calendar!

Upcoming Events

  • ACC Children’s Winter Swiss
    A new children’s tournament starts this Monday! The tournament runs for five weeks, with one round each Monday night, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Check the events page for details
  • U of T HSA Family Day Chess Tournament at the ACC
    This coming Family Day, February 21, there is a full-day children’s chess event at the Annex Chess Club. See the flyer for full details.
  • ACC Qualifier for the Canadian Youth Chess Championship
    Sunday April 3, 2011. The top three finishers in each age and gender category will qualify for the national championship this summer. See the flyer for full details.
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