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Kids’ Club December Blitz


KEITH DENNING | 2013/12/03
ACC Class Coordinator


On December 2 the Annex Kids’ Chess Club took a break from its long double round robin tournament to do something a little different.

a change of pace
“Pawn going turbo” – art by Mike Magnan on Susan Polgar’s blogspot

We held a five round blitz tournament, with time controls at five minutes. We saw some really sharp play and the usual array of blunders and missed opportunities that happen under time pressure. Play was fast paced and fun, and a good time was had by all.

The tournament ended up with a three-way tie for first between Jeffrey Zhu, Tigran Ghazarian and Stefan Markarov, each with four points out of a possible five.

Special mention goes to Tigran, the club’s youngest member and one of our strongest players.

The regular 30-minute tournament resumes next week and will be complete by the end of the month.


ACC Kids’ Club Rebooting in the New Year!

In January the Kids’ Club will be expanding, running from 6:00 until a bit before 9:00, with:

  • weekly game analysis
  • chess variants (e.g. bughouse, bulldozer, and other fun games)
  • weekly chess problem competition
  • occasional lectures
  • weekly 30-minute tournament rounds starting at 7:30
  • and more!
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ACC Kids’ Fall Tournament Well Under Way


KEITH DENNING | 2013/10/02
ACC Class Coordinator


The ACC Kids’ Autumn Leaves tournament is well under way. After four rounds of this double round robin, Jeffrey Zhu and Stefan Makarov are tied in first place with three points each.

The ACC Kids’ tournament rounds start at 7:30 every Monday the club is running. Tournament rounds are rated and with rapid time controls (30 minutes each).

kids autumn leaves

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March Madness Kids’ Chess Tournament

This is our March kids’ tournament. April 1 is Easter Monday, so Round Four is Monday, April 8. ACC Kids’ Club meets on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8:45 pm.

"Mad as a march hare"
“Mad as a March hare”

Results after Round Three – March 25

SwissSys Standings. March Madness Kids

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
1 Howard Halim 153419 1288 W15 W10 W6 3.0
2 Jerry Zhu 146795 1083 W4 W5 W3 3.0
3 Cuinn Chowdhury 154703 1419 W9 W8 L2 2.0
4 Alex Ngan 154702 1327 L2 W16 W13 2.0
5 Toshi Tall 154707 1274 D13 L2 W12 1.5
6 Stefan Markarov 155020 1119 D12 W13 L1 1.5
7 Adin Aviv 154699 1381 U— W15 U— 1.0
8 Bradley Ho 152028 1151 W17 L3 L11 1.0
9 Pau Ilerbaig 153429 1105 L3 U— W15 1.0
10 Daniel Veldhuizen 153246 946 W14 L1 U— 1.0
11 Jonathan Tersigni unr. U— U— W8 1.0
12 Kaizen Liu 152053 1483 D6 U— L5 0.5
13 Martin Makaveev 155066 843 D5 L6 L4 0.5
14 Jeffrey Wang Zhu 154492 1410 L10 U— U— 0.0
15 Heiko Dorre-Grasso 151967 943 L1 L7 L9 0.0
16 Stephen Diplaros unr. U— L4 U— 0.0
17 Tigran X unr. L8 U— U— 0.0
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Polar Bear Kids’ Tournament

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ACC Polar Bear Kids’ Tournament – starting January 28

This is our February ACC kids’ club rapid tournament. (Check the regular adult club tournament by the same name here.)

Results through Round 3 (Feb 11)

SwissSys Standings. Polar Bear Kids: Kids

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Kaizen Liu 152053 1064 W3 W5 W4 3.0
2 Pau Ilerbaig 153429 633 B— W10 W6 3.0
3 Alex Ngan 154702 800 L1 W12 W9 2.0
4 Cuinn Chowdhury 154703 1000 W9 W8 L1 2.0
5 Jerry Zhou 154706 unr. H— L1 W11 1.5
6 Toshi Tall 154707 1076 W11 H— L2 1.5
7 Jeffrey Wang Zhu 154492 923 W8 U— U— 1.0
8 Adin Aviv 154699 1221 L7 L4 D10 0.5
9 Stefan Markarov 155020 791 L4 H— L3 0.5
10 Martin Makaveev 155066 722 U— L2 D8 0.5
11 Heiko Dorre-Grasso 151967 801 L6 U— L5 0.0
12 Daniel Veldhuizen 153246 728 U— L3 U— 0.0
13 Bradley Ho 152028 849 U— U— U— 0.0
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Janus Swiss Kids’ Tournament

janus

Janus is the Roman two-faced god of beginnings and transitions. He faces the past, while looking to the future. January is named in his honour, and so is the January ACC kids’ tournament.

After 4 rounds, and despite a last-round loss, Kaizen wins on tie break!

The tournament is now complete and rated by the Chess Federation of Canada.

Here are the complete results:

SwissSys Standings. Kids’ Janus Swiss

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot
1 Kaizen Liu 152053 1062 W6 W2 W4 L3 3.0
2 Toshi Tall 154707 unr. W7 L1 W8 W6 3.0
3 Adin Aviv 154699 unr. W5 U— U— W1 2.0
4 Jeffrey Wang Zhu 154492 864 U— W6 L1 W8 2.0
5 Cuinn Chowdhury 154703 unr. L3 W9 U— W7 2.0
6 Heiko Dorre-Grasso 151967 818 L1 L4 W10 L2 1.0
7 Daniel Veldhuizen 153246 unr. L2 W10 L12 L5 1.0
8 Stefan Markarov unr. U— W11 L2 L4 1.0
9 Alex Ngan 154702 unr. L14 L5 W11 U— 1.0
10 Martin Makaveev unr. U— L7 L6 W15 1.0
11 Pau Ilerbaig 153429 unr. U— L8 L9 B— 1.0
12 Bradley Ho 152028 841 U— L13 W7 U— 1.0
13 Hamish Raynor 154267 unr. U— W12 U— U— 1.0
14 Howard Halim 153419 unr. W9 U— U— U— 1.0
15 Erik Ellefson 151837 667 U— U— U— L10 0.0
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