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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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ACC Strawberry Season Swiss

June is the Strawberry Moon – Dewmin-Giizis (or Ode’min-Giizis) in the local Nishnaabe language. It’s strawberry season in Ontario, and farms outside the city will soon have pick-your-own available. Meanwhile, downtown Toronto chess players are playing in the ACC Strawberry Season Swiss.

ACC Strawberry Season 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 June 11 to July 23. (Off June 18 for the GTCL Cup and July 2 for Canada Day.) Register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – June 11

We’re off and running. Dave Southam gives up a Rd-1 draw to fall to third behind the top two seeds, Sergey Noritsyn and Sergey Malakhovets. See full results on the cross-table.

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Off-week – June 18

Don’t miss the GTCL Cup, Toronto’s Rapid Team Chess Championship. $20 per team, or $5 per player – free for ACC players. Put your team together and email it in, or we’ll put teams together between 6 pm and 7 pm on site.

Round Two – June 25

Sergey Malakhovets wins with black on top board to take a lead in the Crown section with 2.0/2 as Southam and Liao are tied for second at 1.5/2.

In U1800, it’s Robert Wagner and Hooshang Ab-Barin who are tied for the lead at 2.0/2.

And finally, in U1400, as one game runs late, nobody is perfect, but there’s a big tie for the lead at 1.5/2.

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Off-week – July 2

It’s a Canada Day long weekend! The club will be closed.

Round Three – July 9

We’re back up and running on July 9. It’s a bit of a strange night as many of our regulars are away for one reason or another, while quite a few new players drop in, especially in the casual section. If you’re in Toronto for whatever reason this summer, come check us out on a Monday night!

In the Crown, Dave Southam scores a win on Board 1 to take a share of the lead at 2.5/3 with Sergey Malakhovets.

In U1800, Toy Chack Kwan scores a win to take a share of the lead at 2.5/3 with Hooshang Ab-Barrin.

And in U1400, there’s a three-way tie for the lead with Ivan Noritsyn, Charlie Grisar, and Peter Lambert all sharing first with 2.5/3.

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Round Four – July 16

In U1400, Charlie Grisar takes sole possession of first place, rising to 3.5/4 with a win over Peter Lambert.

In U1800 play, Bharath Ramesh is proud of his miniature against the higher-rated Arkadiy Ugodnikov, while Hooshang Abbarin with a win over Toy Chack Kwan who takes sole first with 3.5/4.

And in the Crown, it’s Sergey Noritsyn in first with 3.0/4 with a win over Dave Southam.

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Round Five – July 23

With a win on top board, Sergey Noritsyn takes the tournament with a score of 4.0/5.
In U1800, Hooshang Ab-Barin wins his last-round game to take the section with 4.5/5.
And in U1400, Charlie Grisar scores a final win to take the section with 4.5/5.

Congratulation to the winners! See full results below.

Join us for a new club tournament starting July 30 – next week! New players are always welcome. Please email before 6:00, or register on site before 7:00 pm to sign up. You need both CFC and club membership, but both can be purchased from us, and we have a variety of club membership options available. If you’re already signed up, but you can’t make it, again please email before 6:00 pm to let us know so we don’t put you in the pairings.


Final Ranking cross-tables after Round 5

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – Crown section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Noritsyn Sergey 2284 CAN 8b1 2w0 10b1 4b1 5w1 4
2 Malakhovets Sergey 2122 CAN 3b1 1b1 5w0 4w1 3.5
3 Bitton Michael 1726 CAN 2w0 8w1 5b0 9b1 10w1 3
4 Southam David 2176 CAN 9w½ 5b1 6b1 1w0 2b0 2.5
5 Subramanian Arun 1959 CAN 4w0 3w1 2b1 1b0 2.5
6 Liao Run Ming 1761 CAN 9b1 4w0 0 2
7 Guo Josh 2232 CAN 0 0 8b1 2
8 Fines John 1907 CAN 1w0 3b0 9w1 10b½ 7w0 1.5
9 Tavana Joseph 1739 CAN 4b½ 6w0 8b0 3w0 -1 1.5
10 Gao Raymond 1762 CAN 1w0 8w½ 3b0 1.5

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

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1545 CAN 5b1 13b1 10w1 3w1 4.5
2 Wagner Robert 1568 CAN 15b1 18w1 10b0 8w1 3.5
3 Daldal Erdem 1705 CAN 18b0 9w1 19b1 11w1 1b0 3
4 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1689 CAN 19w0 14b1 15w1 6b0 10b1 3
5 Supol George 1331 CAN 1w0 11b0 14w1 13b1 16w1 3
6 Ramesh Bharath 1591 CAN 21b1 4w1 0 3
7 Gao William (zhimao) 1465 CAN 0 18w1 11b1 3
8 Saltat Michael 1626 CAN 10w0 22b1 9w1 2b0 2.5
9 Gao Lucy 1576 CAN 14w½ 3b0 21w1 8b0 15w1 2.5
10 Kwan Toy Chack 1505 CAN 8b1 2w1 1b0 4w0 2.5
11 Jevtic Dragan 1630 CAN 20b0 5w1 16b1 3b0 7w0 2
12 Moiseev Alex 1182 CAN 18b1 0 0 2
13 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1741 CAN 22b1 1w0 0 5w0 21b½ 1.5
14 Kalmanson Evgeny 1447 CAN 9b½ 4w0 5b0 22w1 0 1.5
15 Belanger Colton 1281 CAN 2w0 21w1 4b0 9b0 1.5
16 Stroganov Victor 1297 CAN 11w0 5b0 1.5
17 Randle Bill 1094 CAN 0 21b½ 0 1.5
18 Schwartz Lorne 1542 CAN 3w1 2b0 12w0 7b0 0 1
19 Armstrong Robert J. 1529 CAN 4b1 0 3w0 0 0 1
20 Terra Arthur Schneider 1518 BRA 11w1 0 0 0 0 1
21 Dixon Javier 1483 CAN 6w0 15b0 9b0 17w½ 13w½ 1
22 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1329 CAN 13w0 8w0 14b0 0 0.5

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

ACC Strawberry Season Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Grisar Charlie 1232 CAN 2w½ 13b+ 3b1 6w1 5b1 4.5
2 Noritsyn Ivan 969 CAN 1b½ 4w1 7b1 5w0 6b½ 3
3 Davies Philip 1298 CAN 12b1 6w½ 1w0 4b½ 10w1 3
4 Teram Eli 989 CAN 11w½ 2b0 10w1 3w½ 7b1 3
5 Shogilev Sandon 1125 CAN 7w1 2b1 1w0 3
6 Lambert Peter 1185 CAN 9w1 3b½ -1 1b0 2w½ 3
7 Souchko Larissa 963 CAN 13w1 5b0 2w0 10b1 4w0 2
8 Stroganov Victor 1297 CAN 14w1 0 0 0 1.5
9 Brent-Hurst Liam 0 CAN 6b0 12w- -1 0 1.5
10 D’Souza Carina 0 CAN 4b0 7w0 3b0 1
11 Wadhwa Rymn 902 CAN 4b½ 0 0 0 1
12 Moiseev Alex 1182 CAN 3w0 9b- 0 1
13 Patton Mark A. 1192 CAN 7b0 1w- 0 0 0 0
14 Kamnitzer Benjamin 1003 CAN 8b0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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2018 Toronto Blitz Chess Championship – June 10

The 2018 Toronto Blitz Championship is Sunday June 10, 1:00 to 5:00 pm – part of Harbourfront Centre Chessfest

Round 6 games on the top boards (photo: John Upper)

This Year’s Winner

Artiom Samsonkin is 2018 Toronto Blitz Champion (photo: John Upper)

Photos

See the tournament album by John Upper.

Flyer

A promotional flyer (PDF) is available to download here.

Details

Style: 7 double-round Swiss, FIDE and CFC-rated
Time Control: 3 minutes each, plus 2 seconds per move
Registration: https://guestli.st/563637 – late entry tickets are still available, or register on site.
Entry Fees: $50 before June 4 / $60 after or on site
Junior/Senior: Less $10 for 18 & under or 60+ (as of June 1)
Membership: Up-to-date CFC membership required
Chief Arbiter: Alex Ferreira

Final Standings

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.
1 3 Samsonkin Artiom CAN 2553 ON 12
2 2 Noritsyn Nikolay CAN 2604 ON 10.5
  5 Vavrak Peter SVK 2484 FO 10.5
  7 Tayar Jonathan CAN 2462 ON 10.5
5 14 Plotkin Mark CAN 2327 ON 10
6 6 Yang Kaiqi CAN 2467 ON 10
7 1 Preotu Razvan CAN 2623 ON 10
8 18 Dougherty Michael CAN 2238 ON 10
9 9 Plotkin Victor CAN 2393 ON 9.5
10 8 Cummings David CAN 2406 ON 9
  11 Rek Viatcheslav (slava) CAN 2344 ON 9
12 4 Krnan Tomas CAN 2503 ON 8.5
  13 Vettese Nicholas CAN 2330 ON 8.5
  26 Asadov Jabrayll AZE 1994   8.5
15 28 Rivera Pimentel Francisco MEX 1981   8.5
16 16 Barron Michael CAN 2318 ON 8
  22 Munro Allan TTO 2169   8
  23 Tonakanian Stephan CAN 2090 ON 8
  25 England Max CAN 2061 ON 8
  30 Huang Youhe CAN 1942 ON 8
  34 Calvelo Jelvis PHI 1927 ON 8
  50 Nguyen John CAN 1388 ON 8
23 17 Dukic Zachary CAN 2258 ON 8
24 27 Atanasov Anthony CAN 1982 ON 8
25 12 Milicevic Goran CAN 2340 ON 7.5
  20 Upper John CAN 2206 ON 7.5
  21 Birarov Vladimir CAN 2182 ON 7.5
  32 Nazareno Merlin CAN 1938 ON 7.5
29 15 Puri Vinny CAN 2320 ON 7
  39 Li Yun Hong (kevin) CAN 1741 ON 7
31 36 Nitu Vlad CAN 1778 ON 7
32 33 Khachaturov Vadim CAN 1932 ON 6.5
  38 Gao Raymond CAN 1762 ON 6.5
34 42 Liu Harry CAN 1651 ON 6.5
35 35 Zhao Jeffrey R. CAN 1833 ON 6
  37 Manchester Justin CAN 1771 ON 6
  40 Ali Shafkat CAN 1667 ON 6
  43 Odorcic Zelko CAN 1603 ON 6
  46 Mao Fengxi CAN 1523 ON 6
  54 Verma Bhavuk IND 1206   6
41 10 Sapozhnikov Roman CAN 2366 ON 6
42 41 Belcadi Salim CAN 1653 ON 5.5
  45 Sarker Koushik CAN 1535 ON 5.5
  59 Fatemi Amir CAN 0   5.5
45 24 Fiedler Brian CAN 2078 ON 5.5
46 29 Streegan Michael CAN 1968 ON 5
  31 Malmsten Erik CAN 1938 ON 5
  44 Schwartz Lorne CAN 1542 ON 5
  55 Hu Alex CAN 1423 ON 5
50 49 Cater Brendan CAN 1469 ON 5
51 53 Dong Yiwei CAN 1345 ON 4.5
  56 Jeyakumar Bhavatharshan CAN 1509   4.5
53 61 Puri Dylan CAN 0 ON 4.5
54 47 Terra Arthur Schneider BRA 1518   4.5
55 60 Liang Thomas Mingen CAN 0 ON 4
56 51 Lim Carl CAN 1387 ON 4
57 52 Terra Enzo Schneider BRA 1350   2.5
58 48 Ai Amy CAN 1477 ON 2

See full results on Chess-Results.

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ACC Smash Crash Swiss

As summer comes to Toronto, we have fond memories of summer street chess from the past. The spot in the 1970s and 80s used to be beside Sam the Record Man on Yonge, and one of the celebrities from those days was Josef Smolij. His favourite opening was the “Smash-Crash Gambit.” So our current club tournament is named Smash Crash in his honour.

ACC Smash Crash Swiss is a five-round CFC-rated tournament in two sections, Top and U1400. (We usually have three sections, but many of our top players are currently participating in the concurrent Toronto Closed Chess Championship.) Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm on Monday nights April 30 to Jun 4. Register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – April 30

Round One players include a four-player contingent from Ryerson Chess Club, and Ryerson’s Tony Yueh (1390) scores an upset victory over Bharath Ramesh (1638) to join the U1800 lead group at 1.0/1.

In U1400 action, father-son team Valery Stroganov and Victor Stroganov are both victorious, joining the 5-way tie for first with 1.0/1.

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Round Two – May 7

The leader group in the Top section is down to four players as Arkadiy Ugodnikov, Dragan Jevtic, Salim Belcadi, and Erdem Daldal all win their games.

In U1400, only two players are still perfect. Dennis Tran and Valery Stroganov have 2.0/2.

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Round Three – May 14

In the Top section, just two players are perfect through 3 rounds, Salim Belcadi and Dragan Jevtic.

In U1400, Dennis Tran wins the playoff on Board 1 to take sole possession of the lead at 3.0/3. Six players trail him at 2.0/3.

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Off week – May 21

The tournament is taking a break for the Victoria Day long weekend – but don’t miss the 2018 Ontario Open.

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Round Four – May 28

As the U1400 leader takes the night off, Alex Moiseev climbs to a share of first place with 3.0/4.

Meanwhile, in the Top section show-down, it’s the “young up-and-coming player,” Dragan Jevtic over Salim Belcadi to take sole first at 4.0/4.

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Round Five – June 4

In the final round, Dragan Jevtic loses his game, but he still finishes with 4.0/5, and with the best tie-break, to take the tournament. Congratulations, Dragan! In U1400, it’s Alex Moiseev with the win, to take clear first with 4.0/5. Congratulations, Alex!

See full results below.


Ranking cross-tables after Round 5

ACC Smash Crash Swiss – Top section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Jevtic Dragan 1442 CAN 13b1 14w1 4b1 3w1 2b0 4
2 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1720 CAN 27b1 11w1 3b0 17w1 1w1 4
3 Belcadi Salim 1388 CAN 15b1 20w1 2w1 1b0 9w1 4
4 Daldal Erdem 1764 CAN -1 10b1 1w0 5b+ 8b1 4
5 Liao Run Ming 1671 CAN -1 21b1 4w- 10w1 3.5
6 Ramesh Bharath 1638 CAN 25b0 7w1 8b0 11w1 14b1 3
7 Kalmanson Evgeny 1368 CAN 21w0 6b0 24w1 22b1 13b1 3
8 Belanger Colton 1113 CAN 10w0 24b1 6w1 21b1 4w0 3
9 Bitton Michael 0 CAN 14b1 13w1 3b0 3
10 Kwan Toy Chack 1556 CAN 8b1 4w0 11b½ 20w1 5b0 2.5
11 Wagner Robert 1544 CAN 24w1 2b0 10w½ 6b0 23w1 2.5
12 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1285 CAN 14b0 15w½ 23b½ 21w1 2.5
13 Saltat Michael 1656 CAN 1w0 27b1 23w1 9b0 7w0 2
14 Schwartz Lorne 1564 CAN 12w1 1b0 9w0 15b1 6w0 2
15 Armstrong Robert J. 1605 CAN 3w0 12b½ 14w0 20b1 2
16 McSherry Peter 1831 CAN 22b1 0 0 2
17 Hanratty Brian 1683 CAN 27w1 2b0 0 2
18 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1730 CAN 0 0 24w1 2
19 Vigneswaramoorthy Vinorth 1670 CAN 0 0 26w1 2
20 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1598 CAN 3b0 22w1 10b0 15w0 1.5
21 Guo Haotong Hazel 1569 CAN 7b1 5w0 8w0 12b0 1.5
22 Stroganov Victor 1319 CAN 16w0 20b0 7w0 27b1 1.5
23 Supol George 1343 CAN 13b0 12w½ 11b0 1.5
24 Chen Sihao 1597 CAN 11b0 8w0 7b0 27w1 18b0 1
25 Yueh Tony 1390 CAN 6w1 0 0 0 0 1
26 Lambert Peter 1160 CAN 0 0 19b0 1
27 Dixon Javier 1517 CAN 2w0 13w0 17b0 24b0 22w0 0

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

ACC Smash Crash Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Moiseev Alex 1119 CAN 5b½ 12w1 7b½ 3w1 9b1 4
2 Tran Dennis 1265 CAN 14b1 10w1 6b1 0 0 3
3 Tuchow Ryan 1168 CAN 7w0 14b1 5w1 1b0 13w1 3
4 Lambert Peter 1160 CAN 13b1 0 -1 3
5 Souchko Larissa 954 CAN 1w½ 6b0 3b0 8w1 7w1 2.5
6 Stroganov Valery 1064 CAN 8b1 5w1 2w0 0 2.5
7 Noritsyn Ivan 955 CAN 3b1 1w½ 5b0 2.5
8 Kalniev Stefan 1166 CAN 6w0 9b0 14w1 5b0 15b1 2
9 Kamnitzer Benjamin 965 CAN 11b0 8w1 10b0 14w1 1w0 2
10 Bar-Natan Itai 1285 CAN 15w1 2b0 9w1 0 0 2
11 Stroganov Victor 1319 CAN 9w1 0 0 0 0 1
12 Spahic Matthew 1296 CAN 1b0 0 0 1
13 Patton Mark A. 1228 CAN 4w0 0 3b0 1
14 Wadhwa Rymn 1040 CAN 2w0 3w0 8b0 9b0 0 0
15 Pancer Jeff 1062 CAN 10b0 0 0 0 8w0 0

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

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The feature image is from a photograph of Joe “Kill as you Go!” Smolij by Norman A Bolduc. Click the link to see the original and more of his work.

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2018 Toronto Closed

2018 Toronto Chess Championship

Flyer: 2018 Toronto Closed
Full Pairings and Results: Chess-Results

Schedule

Date Rd.
Apr 9 Round 1
Apr 16 Round 2
Apr 23 Round 3
Apr 30 Round 4
May 7 Round 5
May 14 Round 6
May 21 Off (Ontario Open)
May 28 Make-up games
Jun 4 Round 7

See previous years’ events: #toronto-closed

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Winners

The tournament winner and 2018 Toronto Chess Champion is Michael Barron. The Reserve section winner is Allan Munro. Congratulations to the winners!

Final Ranking Cross-tables after Round 7

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts.
1 Barron Michael 2216 CAN * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 5.5
2 Plotkin Victor 2396 CAN ½ * ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 5
3 Ivanov Mike 2354 CAN 0 ½ * 1 1 1 ½ ½ 4.5
4 Noritsyn Sergey 2229 CAN ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 3.5
5 Humphreys Michael 2350 CAN 0 0 0 ½ * 1 1 1 3.5
6 Zotkin Daniel 2207 CAN 0 0 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 2
7 Li William 2227 CAN 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 2
8 Southam David 2174 CAN ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 2
Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pts.
1 Munro Allan 2165 CAN * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 5.5
2 Siddeley Hugh 2121 CAN ½ * ½ 1 1 1 1 5
3 Malakhovets Sergey 2138 CAN 0 ½ * 1 1 1 1 4.5
4 Ning Eric 2076 CAN 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 2.5
5 Cheryachukin Yury 2035 CAN 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 2
6 England Max 2050 CAN 0 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 1
7 Gao Raymond 1714 CAN 0 0 0 0 0 ½ * 0.5

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Pairings and Results

Round One – April 9

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Bd. White Black
1 William Li 0 1 Sergey Noritsyn
2 Michael Barron ½ ½ Victor Plotkin
3 Daniel Zotkin 1 0 Dave Southam
4 Michael Humphreys 0 1 Mike Ivanov
5 BYE Eric Ning
6 Yury Cheryachukin 0 1 Hugh Siddeley
7 Max England 0 1 Sergey Malakhovets
8 Allan Munro 1 0 Raymond Gao

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Round Two – April 16

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1 Sergey Noritsyn 0 1 Mike Ivanov
2 Dave Southam 0 1 Michael Humphreys
3 Victor Plotkin 1 0 Daniel Zotkin
4 William Li 0 1 Michael Barron
5 Eric Ning 1 0 Raymond Gao
6 Sergey Malakhovets 0 1 Allan Munro
7 Hugh Siddeley 1 0 Max England
8 BYE Yury Cheryachukin

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Round Three – April 23

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Bd. White Black
1 Michael Barron ½ ½ Sergey Noritsyn
2 Daniel Zotkin ½ ½ William Li
3 Michael Humphreys 0 1 Victor Plotkin
4 Mike Ivanov Dave Southam
5 Yury Cheryachukin ½ ½ Eric Ning
6 Max England BYE
7 Allan Munro ½ ½ Hugh Siddeley
8 Raymond Gao 0 1 Sergey Malakhovets

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Round Four – April 30

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Bd. White Black
1 Sergey Noritsyn 1 0 Dave Southam
2 Victor Plotkin ½ ½ Mike Ivanov
3 William Li 0 1 Michael Humphreys
4 Michael Barron 1 0 Daniel Zotkin
5 Eric Ning 0 1 Sergey Malakhovets
6 Hugh Siddeley 1 0 Raymond Gao
7 BYE Allan Munro
8 Yury Cheryachukin ½ ½ Max England

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Round Five – May 7

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Bd. White Black
1 Daniel Zotkin ½ ½ Sergey Noritsyn
2 Michael Humphreys 0 1 Michael Barron
3 Mike Ivanov ½ ½ William Li
4 Dave Southam ½ ½ Victor Plotkin
5 Max England 0 1 Eric Ning
6 Allan Munro 1 0 Yury Cheryachukin
7 Raymond Gao BYE
8 Sergey Malakhovets ½ ½ Hugh Siddeley

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Round Six – May 14

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Bd. White Black
1 Sergey Noritsyn 0 1 Victor Plotkin
2 William Li ½ ½ Dave Southam
3 Michael Barron 1 0 Mike Ivanov
4 Daniel Zotkin 0 1 Michael Humphreys
5 Eric Ning 0 1 Hugh Siddeley
6 BYE Sergey Malakhovets
7 Yury Cheryachukin 1 0 Raymond Gao
8 Max England 0 1 Allan Munro

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Round Seven – Final Round – June 4

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Bd. White Black
1 Michael Humphreys ½ ½ Sergey Noritsyn
2 Mike Ivanov 1 0 Daniel Zotkin
3 Dave Southam ½ ½ Michael Barron
4 Victor Plotkin ½ ½ William Li
5 Allan Munro 1 0 Eric Ning
6 Raymond Gao ½ ½ Max England
7 Sergey Malakhovets 1 0 Yury Cheryachukin
8 Hugh Siddeley BYE
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