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2019 Toronto Blitz Championship June 2

The 2019 Toronto Blitz Championship is Sunday June 2, 1:00 to 5:00 pm – part of Harbourfront Centre Chessfest

Winner

This year’s winner with 12/14 is Nikolay Noritsyn. Second place with 11½ is Artiom Samsonkin. And third with 11 is Shiyam Thavandiran. Congratulations, Nikolay, Artiom, and Shiyam!

Annex Cup presented to Nikolay Noritsyn by Kailyn Winick

Full Results

Full results are posted on the Chess-Results server.

FIDE Rated

The tournament will be rated by CFC and FIDE.

Final Standings

Rk. SNo Name Rtg Pts.
1 2 Noritsyn Nikolay 2625 12
2 3 Samsonkin Artiom 2526 11.5
3 5 Thavandiran Shiyam 2501 11
4 8 Plotkin Victor 2384 10
5 14 Zomorrodian Eilia 2299 10
6 4 Plotkin Mark 2510 9.5
7 6 Yang Kaiqi 2476 9
8 7 Cummings David 2403 9
9 10 Rek Viatcheslav (slava) 2342 9
10 18 Abrahams Daniel 2202 9
11 15 Li William 2293 9
12 1 Preotu Razvan 2629 8.5
13 23 Atanasov Anthony 2102 8.5
14 22 Mao Fengxi 2115 8.5
15 13 Barron Michael 2316 8
16 27 England Max 2038 8
17 21 Ning Eric 2133 8
18 12 Puri Vinny 2320 8
19 39 Moon Ethan 1470 8
20 25 Tonakanian Stephan 2054 8
21 17 Dougherty Michael 2217 8
22 16 Bailey Doug 2268 7.5
23 11 Milicevic Goran 2340 7.5
24 9 Derraugh Geordie 2354 7.5
25 26 Khachaturov Vadim 2041 7
26 50 Dai Wenzhi 0 7
27 28 Huang Youhe 2021 7
28 33 Lazarev Shon 1619 7
29 32 Desikan Ajith 1845 6.5
30 47 Pham Alex 936 6.5
31 36 Schwartz Lorne 1577 6.5
32 31 Wilderman Igor 1865 6.5
33 24 Florea Alexandru 2081 6.5
34 29 Chernik Dmitry 1995 6.5
35 46 Do Nhi 975 6.5
36 20 Upper John 2138 6
37 19 Nazareno Merlin 2166 6
38 30 Gunapalan David 1874 6
39 37 Fletcher David 1559 6
40 34 Belcadi Salim 1592 6
41 40 Hu Alex 1425 6
42 45 Velasquez Noah 1039 6
43 42 Tuchow Ryan 1413 5
44 44 Ajith Aarush 1103 4.5
45 53 Naumov Stepan 0 4.5
46 35 Zhang Henry Xianrui 1583 4.5
47 41 Pell Richard 1414 4
48 43 Lillico Margarita 1189 4
49 51 Harsh Vikram 0 4
50 38 Adulfo Vincent Angel 1523 3
51 52 Maynard John 0 2
52 48 Chan Mitchell 0 2
53 49 Coulas Josh 0 1

Photos

See the 2019 tournament album by John Upper, and the Chessfest 2019 album by Eileen O’Sullivan.

Flyer

A promotional flyer (PDF) is available to download here: 2019 Toronto Blitz tournament.

Details

Style: 7 double-round Swiss, FIDE and CFC-rated
Time Control: 3 minutes each, plus 2 seconds per move
Registration: https://guestli.st/607161 – register early and save!
Entry Fees: $50 before May 27 / $60 after or on site
Junior/Senior: Less $10 for 18 & under or 60+ (as of June 1)
Prize fund: $1000 top prize guaranteed, other prizes based on registration
Membership: Up-to-date CFC membership required, or pay $12 CFC tournament fee
Chief Arbiter: Alex Ferreira

See last year’s full results on Chess-Results.

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ACC Come What May Swiss

Starting on May 13, 2019, and having had a mix of spring weather this month, we’ll take it as it comes and carry on come what may.

ACC Come What May Swiss is a five-round CFC-rated tournament in three sections, Crown, U1800, and U1400, running on Monday nights in May and June. Time control is 90 min/side with a 30-s increment. The round starts at 7:30 pm May 13 to June 17. 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 – May 13

See results below.

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Off-week – May 20

The club is closed for Victoria Day.

Round Two – May 27

In the Crown Section, an odd number of players allows 10-year-old Lucy Gao to play up and take out 2010-rated Michael Bitton. As Andrea La Manna takes a bye, Dave Southam heads into the lead with 2.0/2.

In U1400, Larissa Souchko and Benjamin Kamnitzer are tied for the lead at 2.0/2.

And in U1800, a late game between Michael Da Silva and Dragan Jevtic ends in draw, leaving just a two-way tie for the lead at 2.0/2 between Sihao Chen and Lorne Schwartz.

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Don’t miss Chessfest – June 1-2

Celebrate everything chess at Harbourfront Centre!

Round Three – June 3

In the Crown, Robert Bzikot wins to catch up with Dave Southam. The two are now tied for the lead at 2.5/3. In U1800, the co-leaders draw, leaving Lorne Schwartz and Sihao Chen tied for the lead at 2.5/3, and Michael Da Silva wins to catch up with them. And in U1400, there’s another three-way tie at 2.5/3 as Alexis Stefanovic-Thompson and Carina D’Souza both win, to catch up with Benjamin Kamnitzer.

Round Four – June 10

As the Raptors take the NBA finals back to Toronto needing only one more win to take the Championship, attendance suffers a little. But the die-hard chess heads are still out.

In the Crown, there is just one game, which ends in a draw, as Dave Southam pulls into the lead at 3.0/4 with his ½-point bye. In U1800, Lorne Schwartz wins quickly, so he takes the lead at 3.5/4 and still has time to watch the Raptors game. And in U1400, Carina D’Souza wins to take the lead at 3.5/4.

As the last game wraps up, the Raps still trail by 6 in the third. Go Raptors!

Round Five – June 17

It’s the day of the Raptors victory parade, after they lose game 5 in Toronto by a point, but win game 6 in Oakland to take the NBA Championship! Let’s go Raptors!

As the final round begins, one game in the Crown ends quickly.

Then Dave Southam finishes with a less dramatic draw to finish with 3.5/5, good enough for first place as John Fines holds Peter McSherry to a draw.
In U1800, Lorne Schwartz wins his game to take the section with 4.5/5.
In U1400, Carina D’Souza needs just a half point to take first and she does it with a draw on board 1 to take the section with 4.0/5.

Congratulations, Dave, Lorne, and Carina!

Don’t forget to submit a team for the GTCL Cup, coming next week. $20 per team. Free for ACC full-year members. Please email your teams in beforehand if possible. If you don’t have a team, you can submit your name as a free agent.


Final Ranking Cross-tables after Round 5

ACC Come What May Swiss – Crown section

Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1   Southam David 2145 CAN 6b1 2w1 4b½ 3.5
2   Mcsherry Peter 1797 CAN 7w1 1b0 11w1 6b½ 5w½ 3
3 FM La Manna Andrea 2313 ITA 12w1 0 8b1 3
4   Bzikot Robert 2015 CAN 8w1 5b1 0 1w½ 3
5   Fines John 1813 CAN 13b½ 10w1 4w0 0 2b½ 2
6   Furrow Matthew 1730 CAN 1w0 7b0 2w½ 11b1 2
7   Malakhovets Sergey 2092 CAN 2b0 6w1 0 2
8   Talsma Shawn 1904 CAN 4b0 12w1 0 3w0 1.5
9   Gao Lucy 1680 CAN 12b1 0 0 0 1.5
10   Gao Raymond 1877 CAN 5b0 0 0 1
11   Phillips Arthur 1713 CAN 2b0 0 6w0 1
12   Bitton Michael 2010 CAN 3b0 9w0 8b0 0 0.5
13   Dohani Tales 2000 BRA 5w½ 0 0 0 0 0.5

See full Crown results on Chess-Results.

ACC Come What May Swiss – U1800 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 Schwartz Lorne 1577 CAN 20w1 6b1 2w½ 4w1 10b1 4.5
2 Chen Sihao 1632 CAN 5b1 11w1 1b½ 8w1 4
3 Saltat Michael 1609 CAN 11b0 6w½ 14b1 5w1 3
4 Da Silva Michael 1600 CAN 15w1 13b½ 17w1 1b0 0 2.5
5 Belanger Colton 1556 CAN 2w0 16b1 19w1 3b0 2.5
6 Patton Mark A. 1278 CAN 9w1 1w0 3b½ 7b0 18w1 2.5
7 Armstrong Robert J. 1569 CAN 10b0 22w1 6w1 0 2.5
8 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1573 CAN 21b1 10w½ 2b0 2.5
9 Wang Eric 1566 CAN 6b0 16w1 -1 12b0 2.5
10 Vigneswaramoorthy Vinorth 1699 CAN 7w1 8b½ 13w½ 1w0 2.5
11 Lambert Peter 1490 CAN 3w1 2b0 -1 0 2.5
12 Grisar Charlie 1487 CAN 19b½ 22w½ 0 9w1 2.5
13 Jevtic Dragan 1534 CAN 22b1 4w½ 10b½ 0 0 2
14 Faqir Yassine 1662 CAN 0 3w0 16b1 2
15 Stroganov Victor 1434 CAN 4b0 0 22w1 2
16 Dixon Javier 1484 CAN 5w0 9b0 22b1 14w0 1.5
17 Gao Lucy 1589 CAN 4b0 0 1.5
18 Shepherd Zach 1500 CAN 0 0 6b0 1
19 Liu Tony 1400 CAN 12w½ 5b0 0 0 1
20 Supol George 1389 CAN 1b0 0 0 1
21 Stroganov Valery 1381 CAN 8w0 0 0 1
22 Tuchow Ryan 1431 CAN 13w0 7b0 12b½ 16w0 15b0 0.5

See full U1800 results on Chess-Results.

ACC Come What May Swiss – U1400 section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd Pts.
1 D’Souza Carina 1193 CAN 10b1 8w1 5b1 4w½ 4
2 Guo Richard 1180 CAN 7w0 15b1 11b1 5w1 3.5
3 Moiseev Alex 1150 CAN 9b1 5w0 12b1 6w1 3.5
4 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1285 CAN 16b1 6w1 1b½ 3.5
5 Kamnitzer Benjamin 1037 CAN 15b1 3b1 1w0 2b0 2.5
6 Souchko Larissa 881 CAN 14b1 12w1 4b0 8w½ 3b0 2.5
7 Lau Joshua 994 CAN 2b1 0 0 8b1 2.5
8 Kar Anindya 0 CAN 11w1 1b0 6b½ 7w0 2
9 Guo Rainyee 928 CAN 3w0 10w0 -1 2
10 Teram Eli 1021 CAN 1w0 9b1 0 0 1.5
11 Lillico Margarita 1189 CAN 8b0 2w0 0 1
12 Chandrasiri Dilum 865 CAN 6b0 3w0 0 1
13 Kalmanson Evgeny 1264 CAN 0 0 0 1
14 Tuong Rose 1149 CAN 6w0 0 0 1
15 Yin Lucas 965 CAN 5w0 2w0 0 0 0.5
16 Dolan Patrick 0 CAN 4w0 0 0 0 0.5

See full U1400 results on Chess-Results.

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ACC Club Championship 2019

It’s that time of year again!

Club Championship starts February 11

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 2019 Club Champion! Sergey Noritsyn is the defending champion. The minimum rating to enter the section is 1700.

The Reserve section sees players rated under 1800 compete for the title of 2019 Reserve Champion. Last year it was Michael Saltat.

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 February 11 and running to March 25 (no round on Family Day, February 18). 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 – February 11

The tournament gets under way with 9 players in the Championship section and 28 in the Reserves. We’re off next week for Family Day, but new players are welcome to join in Round Two.

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CLOSED – February 18

We’re closed for Family Day, so it’s an off-week for the tournament, but don’t miss the Hart House Reading Week Open!

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Round Two – February 25

After two rounds, Josh Guo leads the Championship with a perfect 2.0/2. Dave Southam, Sergey Malakhovets, Shawn Talsma, and Michael Bitton are just a half point behind with 1.5/2. In the Reserve section, there’s still a big tie with five players tied for the lead at 2.0/2.

Here’s a game from the top section.

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Round Three – March 4

After three rounds, there’s a tie for the lead in the Championship section as Josh Guo and Sergey Malkhovets each have 2.5/3. In the Reserves, only two players are still perfect as Lucy Gao and Colton Belanger share the lead at 3.0/3.
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Round Four – March 11

After four rounds, Josh Guo is alone again in first with 3.5/4 in the Championship section. With two rounds to go, can anyone catch him? In the Reserves, Colton Belanger is still perfect with 4.0/4. Can he make it a perfect 6.0/6?

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Round Five – March 18

Josh Guo is still in the lead with 4.5/5 going into the last round. It looks like a new Club Champion will be crowned this year!
In the Reserves, Colton Belanger is held to a draw, but still leads with 4.5/5.

One more round to go…

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Round Six – March 25

The final round! When the dust settles, it’s Matthew Furrow taking clear first in the Reserve section with 5.0/6. Congratulations, Matthew!

And our new club champion is Josh Guo, with 5.5/6. Congratulations, Josh!


Check full details at chess-results.


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 Guo Josh 2253 CAN 6b1 10w1 2b½ 3w1 -1 4b1 5.5
2 Southam David 2216 CAN 3w½ 11b1 1w½ 8b1 6w1 5b1 5
3 Bitton Michael 1841 CAN 2b½ 5w1 1b0 -1 11w1 4
4 Malakhovets Sergey 2070 CAN 5b1 7w1 0 1w0 3
5 Fines John 1834 CAN 4w0 3b0 11w1 12b1 2w0 2.5
6 Gao Raymond 1985 CAN 1w0 11b1 2b0 0 2
7 Talsma Shawn 1893 CAN 8b1 4b0 0 0 2
8 England Max 2044 CAN 9b½ 7w0 10b+ 2w0 0 2
9 Humphreys Michael 2338 CAN 8w½ 0 0 0 1.5
10 Saucedo Jorge 1926 MEX 11w1 1b0 8w- 0 0 0 1
11 Chen Sihao 1700 CAN 10b0 2w0 5b0 6w0 -1 3b0 1
12 Ogunlana Ayo 1765 CAN 0 5w0 0 0 1

ACC Club Championship – Reserve section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Furrow Matthew 1659 CAN 32b1 26w½ 13b1 15w1 2b1 5
2 Belanger Colton 1499 CAN 34b1 28b1 13w1 7w1 4b½ 1w0 4.5
3 Ivanov Venci 1785 CAN 10w½ 31b1 4b½ 8w1 7b½ 14w1 4.5
4 Belcadi Salim 1583 CAN 19w1 6b1 3w½ 20b1 2w½ 7b½ 4.5
5 Gao William (zhimao) 1665 CAN 21b1 23w1 7b0 15b½ 19w½ 36w1 4
6 Tuchow Ryan 1325 CAN 32b1 4w0 8b½ 26w1 19b1 4
7 Gao Lucy 1543 CAN 12w+ 27b1 5w1 2b0 3w½ 4w½ 4
8 Dixon Javier 1330 CAN 28w1 26b½ 6w½ 3b0 25w1 13b+ 4
9 Phillips Arthur 1585 CAN 17b1 0 26b1 20w1 0 3.5
10 Stefanovich-Thomson Alexis 1229 CAN 3b½ 15w0 31b1 22w1 3.5
11 D’souza Carina 1051 CAN 15b½ 20w0 24b1 21w1 3.5
12 Kamnitzer Benjamin 1003 CAN 7b- 21w½ 28b1 20b1 3.5
13 Lambert Peter 1553 CAN 25b1 22w1 2b0 1w0 16b1 8w- 3
14 Wagner Robert 1598 CAN 33b1 15w0 21b1 3b0 3
15 Saltat Michael 1574 CAN 11w½ 10b1 14b1 5w½ 1b0 0 3
16 Patton Mark A. 1228 CAN 29w0 36b1 13w0 30b1 3
17 Stroganov Victor 1481 CAN 9w0 31b1 0 25w1 3
18 Deol Gagan Deep 1638 CAN 37w1 25w1 0 0 3
19 Supol George 1424 CAN 4b0 38w+ -1 5b½ 6w0 3
20 Jevtic Dragan 1597 CAN 31w½ 11b1 29b1 4w0 9b0 12w0 2.5
21 Guo Richard 1211 CAN 5w0 12b½ 35w1 22b1 14w0 11b0 2.5
22 Lee Tommy 1000 CAN 24b1 13b0 21w0 23w1 10b0 2.5
23 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1660 CAN 5b0 31w0 32w1 22b0 34w1 2.5
24 Kalmanson Evgeny 1313 CAN 22w0 25b0 11w0 28b1 31w1 2.5
25 Zuo Zichen (roger) 1021 CAN 13w0 24w1 18b0 27w1 8b0 17b0 2
26 Schwartz Lorne 1593 CAN 38b1 8w½ 1b½ 9w0 6b0 0 2
27 Armstrong Robert J. 1527 CAN 7w0 25b0 32b1 0 2
28 Souchko Larissa 854 CAN 8b0 2w0 12w0 34b1 24w0 32b+ 2
29 Giffen Glenn 1529 CAN 16b1 20w0 0 0 2
30 Lillico Margarita 1244 CAN 33w0 35b- 35b+ 16w0 2
31 Tuong Rose 1068 CAN 20b½ 3w0 23b1 17w0 10w0 24b0 1.5
32 Yin Lucas 200 CAN 6w0 1w0 34b1 23b0 27w0 28w- 1
33 Moiseev Alex 1153 CAN 14w0 0 30b1 0 0 0 1
34 Guo Rainyee 945 CAN 2w0 37b½ 32w0 28w0 23b0 1
35 Zhao Samuel 1224 CAN 21b0 30w- 30w- 0 1
36 Stroganov Valery 1425 CAN 0 16w0 0 5b0 1
37 Rogers John A 1191 CAN 18b0 34w½ 0 0 0 0 0.5
38 Teram Eli 1059 CAN 26w0 19b- 0 0 0 0 0
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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 6b1 -1 8w1 5
2 Noritsyn Sergey 2282 CAN 11w1 5b0 13w1 3b1 3.5
3 Fines John 1885 CAN 6w0 15b1 16w1 4b1 2w0 3
4 Malakhovets Sergey 2158 CAN 8w1 7b½ 3w0 9b1 3
5 Munro Allan 2229 CAN -1 2w1 0 3
6 Ab-Barin Hooshang 1692 CAN 3b1 1w0 15b½ 2.5
7 Guo Josh 2234 CAN 12b1 4w½ 0 2.5
8 Ugodnikov Arkadiy 1727 CAN 4b0 15w1 1b0 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 7w0 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 8b0 6w½ 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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