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ACC Spring Thaw Swiss

Despite a few flurries, the snow pack in Toronto has melted and the days are getting longer. The birds are coming back home, Toronto residents are coming out of hibernation, and we’d love to see you come out to play on Monday nights at ACC – your friendly neighbourhood chess club!

ACC Spring Thaw 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 Mar 19 to Apr 23. Register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – Mar 19

The tournament gets started with 36 players in three sections. See full results below.

Round One Games

In the Crown, Max England scores an upset win over Dave Southam in a Queen’s Pawn Game. While in U1800, Sihao Chen and Jean-Marc David play to a draw in a Scotch, but it’s a wild game with big evaluation swings, and there are still shots in the final position…


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Round Two – Mar 26

Notching up second wins, Allan Munro and Sergey Noritsyn are now tied for the lead in the top section, but its future is uncertain as almost everyone in it is registered for the upcoming Toronto Closed, starting next week on April 9.

In U1800, Arkadiy Ugodnikov and Bharath Ramesh are tied for the lead at 2.0/2. And in U1400, it’s Victor Stroganov and Alexis Stefanovich-Thomson in the lead at 2.0/2. We’re off Monday April 2, and looking forward to seeing everyone on April 9!

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Off-week – Apr 2

The club is closed for the holiday.

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Round Three – Apr 9

The Crown section has joined the Toronto Closed en masse, leaving just two sections. In the new Top/U1800 section, Arkadiy Ugodnikov scores his third straight victory to hold sole first with 3.0/3. Meanwhile, in U1400, it’s Victor Stroganov, who is still perfect at 3.0/3.

Round Three Games

I hope no one minds if I share my own game. It was highly enjoyable as it’s a kind of fantasy outcome for the white side of a KID (similar to what you want when you’re white against the Dragon, for all you e4-heads).

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Round Four – Apr 16

In U1800, Arkadiy Ugodnikov draws Bharath Ramesh, but still holds his lead with 3.5/4 going into the final round. Ramesh, Wilker, and McSherry trail by half a point at 3.0/4. In U1400 action, Dennis Tran defeats Victor Stroganov to take over the lead in the section with 3.5/4. Four players with 3.0/4 trail by just half a point: Stroganov, Stefanovich-Thompson, Moiseev, and Chandra.

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Round Five – Apr 23

See results below.

A new tournament starts next week at 7:30 pm on April 30! New players are welcome to join. 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 Spring Thaw Swiss – Crown section

(Most of these players are now participating in the Toronto Closed)

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd Pts.
1 Noritsyn Sergey 2232 CAN 10b1 7w1 2
2 Munro Allan 2165 CAN 9w1 5b1 2
3 Humphreys Michael 2350 CAN 6w1 1.5
4 Southam David 2208 CAN 5w0 8b1 1
5 England Max 2050 CAN 4b1 2w0 1
6 Malakhovets Sergey 2138 CAN 3b0 11w+ 1
7 Daldal Erdem 1752 CAN -1 1b0 1
8 Zotkin Daniel 2207 CAN 11b½ 4w0 0.5
9 McSherry Peter 1832 CAN 2b0 0.5
10 Wiebe Daniel 2138 CAN 1w0 0.5
11 Boles Fadi 1932 EGY 8w½ 6b- 0.5

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

ACC Spring Thaw Swiss – Top/U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd Pts.
1 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1679 CAN 10b1 9w1 14b1 3w½ 3.5
2 Daldal Erdem 1752 CAN 24b1 0 18w1 9w1 3
3 Ramesh Bharath 1619 CAN 22b1 8w1 1b½ 3
4 Mcsherry Peter 1832 CAN 15b1 7w1 3
5 Wilker Marcus 1597 CAN 21b1 11w1 3
6 Chen Sihao 1631 CAN 17w½ 20b1 7b0 13w1 2.5
7 Armstrong Robert J. 1557 CAN 23b1 6w1 4b0 2.5
8 Wagner Robert 1495 CAN 18b1 3b0 21w1 2.5
9 Schwartz Lorne 1527 CAN 13w1 1b0 19w1 2b0 2
10 Dixon Javier 1460 CAN 1w0 23b½ 16w½ 14b1 2
11 Saltat Michael 1692 CAN 20w1 5b0 2
12 Lambert Peter 1154 CAN 20b1 0 2
13 Supol George 1318 CAN 9b0 24w1 6b0 1.5
14 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1635 CAN 16b1 1w0 10w0 1.5
15 Szucs Gregory 1442 CAN 4w0 21b½ 1.5
16 Guo Haotong Hazel 1440 CAN 14w0 10b½ 1.5
17 David Jean-Marc 1429 CAN 6b½ 0 1.5
18 Finkelstein Michael 1306 CAN 8w0 -1 2b0 1.5
19 Kwan Toy Chack 1593 CAN 9b0 0 1
20 Jevtic Dragan 1473 CAN 11b0 6w0 12w0 -1 1
21 Spahic Matthew 1327 CAN 5w0 8b0 15w½ 1
22 Kalmanson Evgeny 1410 CAN 3w0 0 1
23 Dong Yiwei 1378 CAN 7w0 10w½ 0 1
24 Ballkaniku Darlen 1400 CAN 2w0 13b0 0 0 0

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

ACC Spring Thaw Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1237 CAN 10w1 2b1 4b0 9w1 3w1 4
2 Chandra Ambarish 930 CAN 5b1 1w0 13b1 14w1 4b1 4
3 Tran Dennis 1239 CAN 15b½ 17w1 6b1 4w1 1b0 3.5
4 Stroganov Victor 1276 CAN 19w1 9b1 1w1 3b0 2w0 3
5 Moiseev Alex 1054 CAN 2w0 10b1 9w1 12b1 0 3
6 Chodoriwsky David 1262 CAN 3w0 17b1 12w1 3
7 Tuchow Ryan 1094 CAN 0 19b1 8w1 3
8 Weng David 1178 CAN 15w1 14b1 0 7b0 2.5
9 Kalniev Stefan 1233 CAN 11b1 4w0 5b0 1b0 16w1 2
10 Noritsyn Ivan 981 CAN 1b0 5w0 12w0 16b1 19w1 2
11 Teram Eli 971 CAN 9w0 19b1 16w1 0 0 2
12 Kamnitzer Benjamin 966 CAN 10b1 5w0 6b0 2
13 Patton Mark A. 1248 CAN 2w0 0 -1 2
14 Randle Bill 1113 CAN 18w1 8w0 2b0 0 1.5
15 Stroganov Valery 995 CAN 3w½ 8b0 19w1 0 0 1.5
16 Zuo Roger 761 CAN 11b0 10w0 9b0 1
17 Lambert Peter 1154 CAN 3b0 6w0 0 1
18 Matetski Konstanstin 1203 CAN 14b0 0 0 0 0.5
19 Souchko Larissa 1049 CAN 4b0 11w0 15b0 7w0 10b0 0
20 Cvetkovic Nikola 835 CAN 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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For more on the red-winged blackbird, a sure sign of spring in Toronto, and more photos (including this one by Jacques C. Pelletier) see Hinterland Who’s Who.

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ACC Club Championship 2018

It’s that time of year again!

Club Championship starts January 29

It’s time for another edition of our annual Club Championship! (Check out the club championship tag for past editions!)

The format for the Club Championship is a little different than our regular Swisses: six rounds and just two sections, Championship and Reserve.

Club Championship trophies

The Championship section sees the top players at our club vie for the title of 2018 Club Champion! Dave Southam is the defending champion, after breaking a five-year streak by Michael Humphreys. The minimum rating to enter the section is 1700.

The Reserve section sees players rated under 1800 compete for the title of 2018 Reserve Champion. Last year it was Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy.

All are welcome!

All are welcome to join us for the event, but only full-year members are eligible to win the Club Champion and Reserve Champion titles. Winners’ names will be engraved on permanent trophies at the club.

Rounds are at 7:30 pm on six Monday evenings, starting January 29 and running to March 12 (no round on Family Day, February 19). Registered players may request a bye by email before 6:00 pm. New players are asked to please register on site by 7:00 to make sure that you’re paired for the night’s round.

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Round One – January 29

The first round sees 10 players in the Championship section, and 32 players in the Reserve section. New players are welcome to join next week in Rd 2!

In Round-One David-versus-Goliath match-ups, there are always a few upsets. In the Reserve section, Benjamin Kamnitzer (885) defeats Salim Belcadi (1438) and Valery Stroganov (975) defeats Dragan Jevtic (1511). And in the Championship section, Jonathan Yu (2149) defeats Sergey Malakhovets (2211), while Brett Campbell (2192) holds against Michael Humphreys (2361).

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Round Two – February 5

After two rounds of play, it’s Sergey Noritsyn alone in first in the Championship section with 2.0/2. And in the Reserve, it’s down to two players with a perfect score as Hooshang Ab-Barin and Ayo Ogunlana are tied for the lead with 2.0/2. Four rounds remain, and anything can happen…

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Round Three – February 12

With a few new additions, 47 players are now competing in the tournament (five took byes this round).

In the Reserve section, the two co-leaders, both with 2.0/2 scores, clash on top board, and only Hooshang Ab-Barin walks away with a perfect 3.0/3 score. He still has three rounds left to defend challenges from a long list of players who trail him by only half a point, including Michael Saltat, who grinds out a full point in a rook-and-pawn ending against last year’s Reserve Champion Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy.

In the Championship section, sole leader Sergey Noritsyn, the only player with a perfect 2.0/2 score, is defeated on board one by Dave Southam, who now shares the lead, at 2.5/3, with Jonathan Yu.

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OFF WEEK – February 19

There’s no club this week for Family Day, but don’t miss the Hart House Reading Week Open (Feb 17-19) at U of T.

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Round Four – February 26

In the Championship section, Dave Southam is alone in first with 3.5/4. And in the Reserves, Hooshang Ab-Barin is still perfect at 4.0/4. See full results below.

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Round Five – March 5

In the penultimate round, Michael Saltat wins on top board to take over the lead in the Reserve Section at 4.5/5. And in the Championship section, Michael Humphreys defeats Dave Southam on top board to tie him at 3.5/5, while Sergey Noritsyn takes over the lead at 4.0/5. See complete results below.

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Round Six – March 12

Congratulations to Sergey Noritsyn, 2018 Club Champion with 5.0/6, and to Michael Saltat, the Reserve winner with 5.5/6.

2018 ACC Club Champion, Sergey Noritsyn

Second place in the Championship section goes to Dave Southam with 4.0/6, and second place in the Reserve section is a four-way tie among Hooshang Ab-Barin, Ulli Diemer, Lorne Schwartz, and Bob Armstrong with 4.5/6. All first and second-place winners received Tim’s gift cards. And winners’ names will be engraved on our Club Trophies for posterity. Congratulations to the winners!

Next week (March 19) is the start of our ACC Spring Thaw Swiss – New players are most welcome to join in Round 1, or later. Please email before 6:00, or register on site before 7:00 pm. You need both CFC and club membership, but both can be purchased from us, and we have a variety of club membership options available.


Final ranking cross-tables after Round 6

ACC Club Championship – Championship section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Noritsyn Sergey 2214 CAN 5b1 9w1 2b0 8w1 6b1 4w1 5
2 Southam David 2152 CAN 6w1 8b½ 1w1 5b1 3w0 7b½ 4
3 Humphreys Michael 2361 CAN 4b½ 12w1 8b0 9w1 2b1 0 3.5
4 Campbell Brett 2192 CAN 3w½ 6b½ 10w1 11b1 1b0 3.5
5 Wiebe Daniel 2080 CAN 1w0 -1 9b1 2w0 10b1 6w½ 3.5
6 England Max 2020 CAN 2b0 4w½ -1 7b1 1w0 5b½ 3
7 Malakhovets Sergey 2211 CAN 8w0 12b1 6w0 14b1 2w½ 3
8 Yu Jonathan 2149 CAN 7b1 2w½ 3w1 1b0 0 0 2.5
9 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1774 CAN -1 1b0 5w0 3b0 12w½ 10w1 2.5
10 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1710 CAN 4b0 12w1 5w0 9b0 2
11 Munro Allan 2189 CAN 0 14w1 4w0 0 2
12 Daldal Erdem 1762 CAN 3b0 7w0 10b0 9b½ 13w½ 1.5
13 Boles Fadi 1940 EGY 0 0 0 12b½ 1.5
14 Mcsherry Peter 1840 CAN 0 11b0 7w0 0 1

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

ACC Club Championship – Reserve section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Saltat Michael 1458 CAN 36b1 5w½ 29b1 8w1 2b1 6b1 5.5
2 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1630 CAN 12w1 24b1 7w1 3b1 1w0 5b½ 4.5
3 Diemer Ulli 1616 CAN 27b½ 22w1 17b1 2w0 14b1 10w1 4.5
4 Schwartz Lorne 1534 CAN 31w½ 32b1 23w1 9b1 6w0 12b1 4.5
5 Armstrong Robert J. 1644 CAN 10w1 1b½ 30w1 18b1 2w½ 4.5
6 Chen Sihao 1651 CAN 19w1 9b½ 14b½ 16w1 4b1 1w0 4
7 Ogunlana Ayo 1612 CAN 25b1 11w1 2b0 18w0 19b1 3.5
8 Jevtic Dragan 1511 CAN 24w0 19b1 15w1 1b0 22w½ 21b1 3.5
9 Dixon Javier 1466 CAN 26b1 6w½ 13b1 4w0 10b0 23w1 3.5
10 David Jean-Marc 1400 CAN 5b0 26w1 25b1 14w½ 9w1 3b0 3.5
11 Guo Haotong Hazel 1469 CAN 37w1 7b0 24w1 13b1 0 3.5
12 Finkelstein Michael 1229 CAN 2b0 31w1 20w1 16b1 4w0 3.5
13 Spahic Matt 0 CAN 15b1 9w0 23b1 11w0 35w1 3.5
14 Mansilla Guillermo 1439 CAN 33b1 6w½ 10b½ 3w0 17b1 3.5
15 Stroganov Victor 1106 CAN 34w0 13w0 8b0 36b1 26w1 31b1 3
16 Supol George 1337 CAN 32w1 6b0 12w0 28b1 3
17 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1165 CAN 31b1 3w0 21b½ 28w1 14w0 3
18 Lambert Peter 1076 CAN 36w1 7b1 5w0 0 3
19 Kalniev Stefan 1237 CAN 6b0 8w0 26b1 32w½ 30b1 7w0 2.5
20 Belcadi Salim 1438 CAN 32w0 36b1 28w1 12b0 0 2.5
21 Kalmanson Evgeny 1332 CAN 29w0 33b½ 17w½ 32b1 8w0 2.5
22 Shogilev Sandon 1090 CAN 3b0 33w1 8b½ 0 2.5
23 Cvetkovic Nikola 605 CAN -1 4b0 13w0 31w1 9b0 2.5
24 Stroganov Valery 975 CAN 8b1 2w0 11b0 27w0 25b0 33w1 2
25 Dong Yiwei 1244 CAN 7w0 37b1 10w0 28b0 24w1 0 2
26 Souchko Larissa 975 CAN 9w0 10b0 19w0 33b1 15b0 36w+ 2
27 Patton Mark A. 1255 CAN 3w½ 30b0 24b1 0 0 2
28 Teram Eli 950 CAN 20b0 25w1 17b0 16w0 2
29 Vigneswaramoorthy Vinorth 1689 CAN 21b1 1w0 0 0 2
30 Pancer Jeff 1047 CAN 27w1 5b0 19w0 0 2
31 Noritsyn Ivan 1001 CAN 4b½ 17w0 12b0 37w1 23b0 15w0 1.5
32 Kamnitzer Benjamin 885 CAN 20b1 4w0 16b0 19b½ 21w0 0 1.5
33 England Derek 820 CAN 14w0 21w½ 22b0 26w0 37b1 24b0 1.5
34 Li Yun Hong (kevin) 1774 CAN 15b1 0 0 0 0 0 1
35 Tran Dennis 1215 CAN 0 0 0 13b0 1
36 Moiseev Alex 1082 CAN 1w0 20w0 18b0 15w0 -1 26b- 1
37 Zuo Roger 761 CAN 11b0 25w0 31b0 33w0 0 0.5

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

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ACC Holiday Rapid – Dec 18

In lieu of our regular slow-chess tournament, on our last club night of the year, December 18, the Holiday Rapid is a one-night six-round tournament – in one big section, at a time control of 9 min each with a 3-sec increment.

Cost: FREE for ACC members, $15 for non-members ($10 for juniors). Add $12 for CFC ($6 for juniors) if you’re not a CFC member.

Round One starts at 7:30 pm with 32 players joining in.

The overall winner is Max England in clear first with 5.5/6. Second place goes to William Li with 5.0/6.

Top U1800 is Shafkat Ali with 4.5/6. And top U1400 is tied at 3.0/6 between George Supol and Yiwei Dong.

Winners receive $10 Tim’s gift cards.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone for joining in. We’re off for the next two Mondays, and back on January 8. (Classes resume January 15.)

Complete results are below:

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 England Max 2071 CAN 14w1 7b1 9w½ 5b1 6w1 3w1 5.5
2 Li William 2209 CAN 17b1 12w1 6b1 4w1 3b0 7w1 5
3 Humphreys Michael 2351 CAN 20w½ 18b1 10w1 9b1 2w1 1b0 4.5
4 Ali Shafkat 1763 CAN 29w1 30b1 20w1 2b0 8w1 10b½ 4.5
5 Akophyan Nika 1877 CAN 8b1 13w1 28b1 1w0 7b0 12w1 4
6 Manalo Pepin 1870 CAN 15w1 27b1 2w0 24b1 1b0 17w1 4
7 Chen Sihao 1586 CAN 26w1 1w0 16b1 14b1 5w1 2b0 4
8 Guo Haotong Hazel 1419 CAN 5w0 26b1 19w1 20b1 4b0 21w1 4
9 Mcsherry Peter 1841 CAN 16b1 21w1 1b½ 3w0 17b½ 13w1 4
10 Evans Bill 2120 CAN 13b0 15w1 3b0 16w1 14b1 4w½ 3.5
11 Ramesh Bharath 1627 CAN 21b0 29w1 13b1 17w½ 18b0 19w1 3.5
12 Diemer Ulli 1606 CAN 23w1 2b0 14w0 30b1 15w1 5b0 3
13 Belcadi Salim 1438 CAN 10w1 5b0 11w0 26b1 24w1 9b0 3
14 Mansilla Guillermo 1429 CAN 1b0 31w1 12b1 7w0 10w0 27b1 3
15 Supol George 1356 CAN 6b0 10b0 23w1 27w1 12b0 25w1 3
16 Dong Yiwei 1216 CAN 9w0 32b1 7w0 10b0 20w1 24b1 3
17 Saltat Michael 1503 CAN 2w0 23b1 27w1 11b½ 9w½ 6b0 3
18 Wilker Marcus 1609 CAN 3w0 29b1 11w1 0 3
19 Tripathi Ishan 1600 CAN 31b1 28w0 8b0 22w1 21b½ 11b0 2.5
20 Li Kevin Yunhong 1565 CAN 3b½ 22w1 4b0 8w0 16b0 29w1 2.5
21 Chandra Ambarish 731 CAN 11w1 9b0 24w0 23b1 19w½ 8b0 2.5
22 Kalniev Stefan 1209 CAN 20b0 30w1 19b0 26w1 0 2.5
23 Cvetkovic Nikola 361 CAN 12b0 17w0 15b0 21w0 31b1 30b1 2
24 Jevtic Dragan 1475 CAN 28b0 25w1 21b1 6w0 13b0 16w0 2
25 Kamnitzer Benjamin 875 CAN 30w0 24b0 26w0 31b1 29w1 15b0 2
26 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 0 CAN 7b0 8w0 25b1 13w0 22b0 31w1 2
27 Moiseev Alex 945 CAN 32w1 6w0 17b0 15b0 30w1 14w0 2
28 Yu Jonathan 2150 CAN 24w1 19b1 5w0 0 0 0 2
29 Tuong Rose 1046 CAN 4b0 11b0 31w1 18w0 25b0 20b0 1
30 Souchko Larissa 932 CAN 25b1 4w0 22b0 12w0 27b0 23w0 1
31 Mayor Fernando 0 CAN 19w0 14b0 29b0 25w0 23w0 26b0 0
32 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1758 CAN 27b0 16w0 0 0 0 0 0

Results are also posted on the Chess-Results server.

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ACC “No Snow Please” Swiss

As October ends and November approaches, we know it’s coming, but we’re not ready for winter yet. No snow, please! (Thanks to Bob Armstrong for the name.)

This is a five-round CFC-rated tournament orginally in four sections, Masters, U2200, U1800, and U1400, but later changed to three sections with the top two sections merged. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm every Monday night Oct 23 to Nov 27, except Mon Oct 30, when we’re having a special rapid event. Register on site each round by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6pm.

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Round One – Oct 23

In the Masters, William Li wins his Round-One game to take an early lead, as Humphreys and Sergey Noritsyn draw, while Southam takes a bye. In U2200, Arkadiy Ugodnikov starts off strong with a win over last tournament’s section winner Shawn Talsma, while John Fines scores a full point against newcomer Sergey Alakov. In U1800, the favourites dominate, except for Michael Saltat, who continues his streak from last tournament with an upset win over Dragan Jevtic, and Evgeny Kalmanson, who holds against Maksym Gryn. In U1400, the results sheet is unusually one-sided as the white side wins almost every game, including upset wins by Rose Tuong and Valery Stroganov; only youngster Victor Stroganov and top seed Mark Patton score with black.

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Off-week – Oct 30

We’re taking a week off from our regular club tournament to run a special rapid tournament.

Round Two – Nov 6

As the games go late in the Masters, …
In U2200, Peter McSherry re-joins the section and his game with Sergey Alakov ends in a draw, so Arkadiy Ugodnikov holds the lead with a bye at 1.5/2. In U1800, Michael Saltat and Bob Armstrong are now tied for the lead at 2.0/2. And in U1400, Mark Patton and Konstantin Matetski are tied for the lead at 2.0/2.

With only 3 players remaining in the U2200 section, we will be forced to end the “Masters Section experiment” and go back to a combined Crown section for Rounds 3-5. While the Masters section failed to attract new players, which was the hope of the venture in the first place, it’s interesting that it was the dwindling U2200 section that finally finished it. New players are welcome to join the combined Crown section with ½-point byes in Rounds 1 and 2.

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Round Three – Nov 13

In the Crown section, Dave Southam scores a win over William Li to lead the section at 2.5/3. In U1800, Bob Armstrong puts an end to Michael Saltat’s streak with his third win of the tournament to take sole first at 3.0/3. And in U1400, it’s Konstantin Matetski with his third win for a perfect 3.0/3.

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Round Four – Nov 20

In U1400, Rose Tuong knocks off leader Konstantin Matetski to take first place in the section with 3.5/4. In U1800, leader Bob Armstrong takes a bye, allowing Bhargava Guntoori to catch him at 3.5/4 with a win over Ulli Diemer. And in the Crown section, and the last game to finish, Michael Humphreys eventually defeated Dave Southam with an extra pawn in a rook and pawn endgame to take the lead at 3.0/4 (see game below).

Round Four Games

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Round Five – Nov 27

In the Crown section, Michael Humphreys defeats Sergey Malakhovets on the top board to take the tournament with 4.0/5.
In U1800, Bob Armstrong defeats Bhargava Guntooni to take the section with 4.5/5, an especially good result considering the ½-point was a bye!
In U1400, Konstantin Matetski and Stefan Kalniev both win their last round games to tie for the lead at 4.0/5.

Congratulations, Michael, Bob, Konstantin, and Stefan!

See full results on the cross-tables below, and don’t miss our next club tournament, the ACC Get Your Skates On Swiss, starting next week, Dec 4.

Round Five Games


Final Ranking cross-tables after Round 5

ACC No Snow Please Swiss – Crown

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Humphreys Michael 2343 CAN 4w½ 7b1 5w1 6b1 4
2 Alakov Sergey 2000 CAN 11b0 12w½ 4w1 6b½ 7w1 3
3 England Max 2040 CAN 0 12w1 5b1 3
4 Noritsyn Sergey 2207 CAN 1b½ 5w0 2b0 13w1 12b1 2.5
5 Southam David 2203 CAN 4b1 10w1 1b0 3w0 2.5
6 Malakhovets Sergey 2246 CAN 10w½ 12b1 2w½ 1w0 2.5
7 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1742 CAN 14b1 1w0 2b0 2
8 Ferreira Alex T. 2074 CAN 0 0 13b1 2
9 Zotkin Daniel 2232 CAN 10b0 -1 0 2
10 Li William 2205 CAN 9w1 6b½ 5b0 0 0 1.5
11 Fines John 1883 CAN 2w1 0 0 0 0 1
12 Mcsherry Peter 1846 CAN 2b½ 6w0 3b0 4w0 1
13 Ali Shafkat 1769 CAN 0 4b0 8w0 1
14 Talsma Shawn 1965 CAN 7w0 0 0 0 0 0

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC No Snow Please Swiss – U1800

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Armstrong Robert J. 1657 CAN 5w1 15w1 6b1 4b1 4.5
2 Ramesh Bharath 1608 CAN 22b1 12w½ 5b1 6w1 4
3 Gryn Maksym 1604 CAN 21w½ 13b1 9w1 3.5
4 Guntoori Bhargava 1480 CAN 21b1 -1 10w1 1w0 3.5
5 Li Kevin Yunhong 1521 CAN 1b0 16w1 15b1 2w0 10b1 3
6 Saltat Michael 1374 CAN 20w1 10b1 1w0 12b1 2b0 3
7 Sutton Michael 1692 CAN 9w1 0 8b1 0 2.5
8 Chen Sihao 1555 CAN 15b0 22w1 17b½ 7w0 16b1 2.5
9 Guo Haotong Hazel 1365 CAN 18w1 7b0 20w1 3b0 2.5
10 Diemer Ulli 1664 CAN 16b1 6w0 18b1 4b0 5w0 2
11 Ogunlana Ayo 1564 CAN 12b0 21w1 15w½ 0 2
12 Dixon Javier 1450 CAN 11w1 2b½ 6w0 0 2
13 Mansilla Guillermo 1420 CAN 3w0 0 19b1 2
14 Pell Richard 1363 CAN 0 0 20b1 2
15 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1678 CAN 8w1 1b0 5w0 11b½ 0 1.5
16 Schwartz Lorne 1553 CAN 10w0 5b0 20w½ 21b1 8w0 1.5
17 Babaoglu Doruk 1702 CAN 8w½ 0 0 1.5
18 Supol George 1348 CAN 9b0 20b1 10w0 0 0 1
19 Belcadi Salim 1456 CAN 0 0 13w0 1
20 Jevtic Dragan 1573 CAN 6b0 18w0 16b½ 9b0 14w0 0.5
21 Kalmanson Evgeny 1431 CAN 3b½ 4w0 11b0 16w0 0 0.5
22 Yueh Tony 1439 CAN 2w0 8b0 0 0 0 0

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ACC No Snow Please Swiss – U1400

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Matetski Konstanstin 1237 CAN 9w1 15b1 13w1 3b0 7w1 4
2 Kalniev Stefan 0 CAN 8b0 23w1 10b1 18w1 3w1 4
3 Tuong Rose 862 CAN 20w1 5b1 1w1 2b0 3.5
4 Dong Yiwei 1179 CAN 12w0 9b0 23w1 13b1 8b1 3
5 Lambert Peter 1227 CAN 15b0 -1 3w0 19b1 11w1 3
6 Randle Bill 1154 CAN 19w0 21b1 14b+ 3
7 Patton Mark A. 1240 CAN 23b1 18w1 0 1b0 2.5
8 Pancer Jeff 1035 CAN 2w1 0 19b½ 9b1 4w0 2.5
9 Moiseev Alex 869 CAN 1b0 4w1 18b½ 8w0 19w1 2.5
10 Teram Eli 919 CAN 2w0 18b1 2.5
11 Chandra Ambarish 0 CAN 0 22b1 5b0 2
12 Stroganov Victor 1057 CAN 4b1 0 0 2
13 Zuo Roger 694 CAN 1b0 4w0 22w1 2
14 Libman Nathaniel 0 CAN 0 23b1 6w- 2
15 Stroganov Valery 830 CAN 5w1 1w0 -1 0 0 2
16 Ellis Cody 881 CAN 0 0 21w1 2
17 Supol George 1348 CAN 0 0 23w1 2
18 Noritsyn Ivan 1071 CAN 19w1 7b0 9w½ 2b0 10w0 1.5
19 Kamnitzer Benjamin 852 CAN 18b0 6b1 8w½ 5w0 9b0 1.5
20 Shogilev Sandon 1195 CAN 3b0 0 0 1
21 Hibbard Linda 643 CAN 0 6w0 16b0 1
22 Cvetkovic Nikola 0 CAN 0 11w0 13b0 1
23 Souchko Larissa 970 CAN 7w0 2b0 4b0 14w0 17b0 0

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ACC Chess on Film Swiss

TIFF is under way, all the stars are in Toronto, and ACC is launching our Chess on Film tournament to celebrate the many times our royal game has graced the silver screen.

Share your favourite chess movie moment in the comments below.

This is a five-round CFC-rated tournament in four sections, Masters, U2200, U1800, and U1400. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm every Monday night Sept 11 to Oct 16, except Thanksgiving Mon Oct 9. Register on site by 7 pm. Email registration or bye requests before 6.

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Round One – Sept 11

In the Crown, Sergey Malakhovets beats Sergey Noritsyn to take a share of the lead, while Daniel Zotkin eventually converts in a long battle with Dave Southam to join him at 1.0/1. In U2200, with two draws and a bye, the whole section is tied up at 0.5/1. In U1800, all the results are decisive, including some rating upsets as Salim Belcadi, Tony Yueh, and Sihao Chen join the winners. In U1400, there are no upsets, but Anna Boyce and Alex Moiseev manage to hold against higher rated opponents.

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Round Two – Sept 18

Sergey Noritsyn is playing in the WYCC in Uruguay – Good luck, Sergey!

Meanwhile, Michael Humphreys makes a cameo appearance in the Masters and ends up tied for the lead at 1.5/2 as Sergey Malakhovets and Lidong Wang draw. In U2200, Shawn Talsma and Shafkat Ali break away from the tie to lead the section with 1.5/2. In U1800, Hooshang Ab-Barin, Bob Armstrong, and Tony Yueh all win to take a three-way tie at 2.0/2. Finally, in U1400, Michael Saltat and Bill Randle both win to share the lead at 2.0/2.

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Round Three – Sept 25

In U1400, a couple of relatively new tournament players win their first ever tournament games. Congratulations on your victories tonight, Linda Hibbard and Anna Boyce! Meanwhile, leading the section with a perfect 3.0/3 is Michael Saltat.

Bob Armstrong wins his third straight to take sole first in the U1800 section at 3.0/3. In U2200, it is Shawn Talsma, with a win to lead the section at 2.5/3. And in the Masters, Michael Humphreys takes the starring role with a victory on Board 1 to lead the tournament with 2.5/3.

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Round Four – Oct 2

In the Masters, a long battle on Board 1 finally results in a draw, leaving Michael Humphreys still in the lead by half a point at 3.0/4. In U2200, Shawn Talsma wins again to keep a full point lead at 3.5/4. Meanwhile, Bob Armstrong and Michael Saltat stay perfect to lead with 4.0/4 in the U1800 and U1400, respectively.

See full results below and on the Chess-Results server.

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Off-week – Oct 9

The club is CLOSED for Thanksgiving. All club activities are cancelled, to resume Oct 16.

Round Five – Oct 16

In the Masters section, a number of byes in the last round leave only Sergey Noritsyn and Dave Southam playing. With the win, Sergey keeps Dave at 2.0/5, allowing Michael Humphreys to win the tournament with 3.0/5. Congratulations, Michael!

In U2200, pairing becomes difficult in the last round and leader Shawn Talsma, up by a full point already is forced to take the TD Bye, to finish with 4.5/5. Congratulations, Shawn!

In U1800, leader Bob Armstrong is upset by Lorne Schwartz, allowing Hooshang Ab-Barin to finish tied for the lead at 4.0/5. Congratulations, Bob and Hooshang!

Finally, in U1400, Michael Saltat finishes a perfect tournament with yet another win, to take the section with 5.0/5. Nicely done, Michael!

Our next club tournament is the ACC “No Snow Please” Swiss, starting October 23.


Final Ranking cross-tables after Round 5

ACC Chess on Film Swiss – Masters

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Humphreys Michael 2337 CAN 8w1 3b1 2w½ 0 3
2 Li William 2128 CAN 4w1 1b½ 0 2.5
3 Malakhovets Sergey 2248 CAN 5b1 7w½ 1w0 4b½ 0 2
4 Zotkin Daniel 2233 CAN 6w1 2b0 3w½ 0 2
5 Noritsyn Sergey 2220 CAN 3w0 0 0 8b+ 6b1 2
6 Southam David 2214 CAN 4b0 8w1 5w0 2
7 Wang Lidong 2110 CAN 3b½ 0 2
8 Calvelo Jelvis 2128 CAN 1b0 6b0 5w- 0 0.5

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ACC Chess on Film Swiss – U2200

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Talsma Shawn 1923 CAN 5b½ 2w1 3b1 4w1 -1 4.5
2 Liu Harry 1705 CAN 4w½ 1b0 6w½ -1 3b1 3
3 Ali Shafkat 1744 CAN 4b1 1w0 7b1 2w0 2.5
4 Fines John 1926 CAN 2b½ 3w0 -1 1b0 5w1 2.5
5 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1718 CAN 1w½ 6b1 4b0 2.5
6 McSherry Peter 1877 CAN 2b½ 5w0 0 1.5
7 Ferreira Alex T. 2096 CAN 0 3w0 0 1

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ACC Chess on Film Swiss – U1800

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Armstrong Robert J. 1546 CAN 20b1 3w1 2w1 10b1 11w0 4
2 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1675 CAN 14b1 13w1 1b0 7w1 9w+ 4
3 Chen Sihao 1422 CAN 11w1 1b0 9b½ 6w1 7b1 3.5
4 Diemer Ulli 1634 CAN 0 11b1 12w1 3
5 Chertkow Matthew 1424 CAN 6b1 11w1 0 3
6 Jevtic Dragan 1602 CAN 5w0 14b1 13w½ 3b0 16w1 2.5
7 Yueh Tony 1410 CAN 9b1 21w1 2b0 3w0 2.5
8 Liao Run Ming 0 CAN 12w1 10b0 16b1 0 2.5
9 Ogunlana Ayo 1584 CAN 7w0 16b1 3w½ 21w1 2b- 2.5
10 Belcadi Salim 1424 CAN 17b1 8w1 1w0 0 2.5
11 Schwartz Lorne 1591 CAN 3b0 20w1 5b0 4w0 1b1 2
12 Ramesh Bharath 1632 CAN 8b0 18w1 4b0 2
13 Abbarin Shabnam 1460 CAN 19w1 2b0 6b½ 0 14w½ 2
14 Kalmanson Evgeny 1439 CAN 2w0 6w0 20b1 13b½ 2
15 Gryn Maksym 1597 CAN 0 0 18b1 2
16 Li Kevin Yunhong 1563 CAN 9w0 21b1 8w0 6b0 1.5
17 Pell Richard 1356 CAN 10w0 0 0 0 20w1 1
18 Guo Haotong Hazel 1378 CAN 0 12b0 15w0 1
19 Supol George 1360 CAN 13b0 0 0 1
20 Shogilev Sandon 1370 CAN 1w0 11b0 14w0 17b0 0.5
21 Patton Mark A. 1303 CAN 7b0 16w0 9b0 0 0.5

Check full results on the Chess-Results server.

ACC Chess on Film Swiss – U1400

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Saltat Michael 1293 CAN 6w1 11b1 5b1 2w1 4b1 5
2 Lambert Peter 1171 CAN 13w½ 16b1 15w1 1b0 7w1 3.5
3 Moiseev Alex 769 CAN 16w½ 7b1 9w0 18b1 5w½ 3
4 Panayotou Paul 1195 CAN 11w1 9b1 1w0 3
5 Randle Bill 1183 CAN 22b1 20w+ 1w0 3b½ 3
6 Souchko Larissa 988 CAN 1b0 22w½ 18b0 19w1 17b1 2.5
7 Dong Yiwei 1237 CAN 3w0 12b1 17w1 2b0 2.5
8 Stroganov Victor 1193 CAN 15b0 21w1 0 11w1 2.5
9 Ai Amy 1181 CAN 17w1 3b1 4w0 0 2.5
10 Pancer Jeff 1014 CAN 13b1 0 0 16w1 2.5
11 Noritsyn Ivan 1053 CAN 19b1 1w0 4b0 20w+ 8b0 2
12 Tuong Rose 871 CAN 19b0 7w0 21b1 2
13 Boyce Anna 847 CAN 2b½ 10w0 22b1 0 2
14 Matetski Konstanstin 1246 CAN 0 21b1 0 2
15 Denning Keith 1220 CAN 8w1 2b0 0 2
16 Kamnitzer Benjamin 1029 CAN 3b½ 2w0 17b0 22w1 10b0 1.5
17 Zuo Roger 708 CAN 9b0 16w1 7b0 6w0 1.5
18 Hibbard Linda 595 CAN 20b0 6w1 3w0 0 1.5
19 Ellis Cody 887 CAN 11w0 12w1 0 6b0 0 1
20 Mavroidis George 991 CAN 18w1 5b- 0 11b- 0 1
21 Lau Joshua 743 CAN 8b0 14w0 12w0 1
22 Teram Eli 966 CAN 5w0 6b½ 13w0 16b0 0 0.5

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