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The Dark Horse at Varsity Theatre – April 15

The Dark Horse opens in Toronto this Friday

THE DARK HORSE, a story of a brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion who finds purpose teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life will be released at Cineplex Odeon Varsity Theatre in Toronto starting Friday, April 15th.

See trailer:

The film originally premiered in Canada at the Toronto International Film Festival and won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Score at the 2014 New Zealand Film Awards, Best Film at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) and 2015 Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR), and was labeled by leading New Zealand critics as “One of the greatest New Zealand films ever made”.

Release Date – Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Cineplex Varsity Theatre in Toronto
Cast: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrence
Synopsis: Based upon a powerful true story, The Dark Horse is the uplifting portrait of a man searching for the courage to lead, despite his struggles with mental illness. The film features a stunning, award-winning performance by Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Blow, “Fear the Walking Dead”) as Genesis “Gen” Potini, a brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion who finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life. After years in and out of mental institutions, Genesis is released into the care of his estranged brother Ariki (Wayne Hapi) and thrust into his volatile gang lifestyle. Seeking to escape this toxic environment, Genesis finds solace by volunteering at the Eastern Knights chess club and sharing his gift with the disadvantaged Maori children of his community.

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ACC Make or Break Swiss

It’s the time of year for making – or breaking – New Year’s resolutions. At the same time, our first tournament of the year honours the risky “make-or-break” move that puts the game on the line.

The Make or Break Swiss is a five-round event on Monday nights starting January 4, in three sections: Crown (min. 1800 CFC), U1900 (min. 1300), and U1400. It will be followed by our 2016 Club Championship.

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Round One – January 4

In Rd 1 David-versus-Goliath matchups, the rating Goliaths win most of the games. However, a couple of Davids pull off upsets: Alex Ferreira (2057) defeats fellow Hart House alumnus Jon Yu (2257) in the Crown section, while Volkan Eryildir (1376) scores an upset victory over Hooshang Abbarin (1631) in U1900.

Winners will face winners in Rd 2.

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Round Two – January 11

In the Crown section, draws on the top boards leave a huge leader group at 1.5/2 and a seven-way tie for first.

It’s the same story in U1400, with a draw on board one and a few byes resulting in a five-way tie for first at 1.5/2.

Only in U1900 is there a clear leader, as Tigran Ghazarian scores a second win and takes sole possession of first place at 2.0/2.

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Round Three – January 18

The lead group is down to a two-way tie in all sections.

In the Crown section, Michael Humphreys and Alex Ferreira both win their games to stand at 2.5/3. In U1900, Tigran Ghazarian is held to a draw by Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy, allowing Dragan Jevtic to catch up to him at 2.5/3. And finally, in U1400, Zhong Zhao and Nick Jafari both win their games to stay in the lead group with 2.5/3.

All of these players should have a chance to take sole lead next round!

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Round Four – January 25

A sole leader emerges in every section!

In the Crown section, Michael Humphreys defeats Alex Ferreira, to take sole first at 3.5/4.

In U1900, it’s Tigran Ghazarian with a win over Richard Morrison to take sole first at 3.5/4 a full point ahead of the competition.

And in U1400, it’s Zhong Zhao over Nick Jafari for 3.5/4 and a full-point lead.

For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
Our toils obscure an’ a’ that,
The rank is but the guinea’s stamp,
The man’s the gowd for a’ that.

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Round Five – February 1

See final results below.

Join us for our upcoming Club Championship, starting February 8! New players are always welcome to join ongoing events with up to two half-point byes for rounds missed. Rd-1 games start at 7:30 pm on February 8, but new players must register before 7:00 in order to be paired.


Final Standings after Round Five

SwissSys Standings. ACC Make or Break Swiss: Crown

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Michael Humphreys 2343 W10 (w) D2 (b) W8 (w) W3 (b) W7 (w) 4.5
2 Sergey Malakhovets 2139 W14 (b) D1 (w) D6 (b) W9 (w) D5 (b) 3.5
3 Alex T. Ferreira 2057 W11 (w) D6 (w) W12 (b) L1 (w) D8 (b) 3.0
4 Josh Guo 2249 H— (-) W13 (w) D5 (b) W6 (w) U— (-) 3.0
5 Miroslav Stefanovic 1959 H— (-) W10 (b) D4 (w) D7 (b) D2 (w) 3.0
6 David Southam 2222 W7 (w) D3 (b) D2 (w) L4 (b) W11 (b) 3.0
7 William Li 1959 L6 (b) W14 (w) B— (-) D5 (w) L1 (b) 2.5
8 Daniel Zotkin 2086 H— (-) W9 (w) L1 (b) D12 (w) D3 (w) 2.5
9 Fernando Marshall 1974 H— (-) L8 (b) W10 (w) L2 (b) W12 (w) 2.5
10 Armand Jess Mendoza 2124 L1 (b) L5 (w) L9 (b) B— (-) W14 (w) 2.0
11 Jonathan Yu 2257 L3 (b) H— (-) H— (-) W14 (b) L6 (w) 2.0
12 Arkadiy Ugodnikov 2030 H— (-) H— (-) L3 (w) D8 (b) L9 (b) 1.5
13 Daniel Wiebe 2073 H— (-) L4 (b) H— (-) U— (-) U— (-) 1.0
14 Kamran Amirirad 1818 L2 (w) L7 (b) H— (-) L11 (w) L10 (b) 0.5

SwissSys Standings. ACC Make or Break Swiss: U1900

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Tigran Ghazarian 1666 W5 (w) W4 (b) D3 (b) W7 (w) U— (-) 3.5
2 Dragan Jevtic 985 H— (-) W15 (b) W12 (b) L5 (w) W6 (w) 3.5
3 Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy 1646 W13 (b) H— (-) D1 (w) H— (-) W5 (b) 3.5
4 Ulli Diemer 1550 B— (-) L1 (w) L9 (b) W10 (w) W11 (b) 3.0
5 Robert J. Armstrong 1523 L1 (b) W13 (w) D10 (b) W2 (b) L3 (w) 2.5
6 Michael D. Sharpe 1577 D10 (b) H— (-) W14 (w) H— (-) L2 (b) 2.5
7 Richard Morrison 1486 H— (-) H— (-) W11 (w) L1 (b) U— (-) 2.0
8 Volkan Eryildir 1376 W11 (b) L12 (w) H— (-) H— (-) U— (-) 2.0
9 Max England 1655 H— (-) H— (-) W4 (w) U— (-) U— (-) 2.0
10 Harry [Siqi] Chen 1370 D6 (w) L11 (b) D5 (w) L4 (b) W12 (w) 2.0
11 Hooshang Ab-barin 1631 L8 (w) W10 (w) L7 (b) W12 (b) L4 (w) 2.0
12 George Supol 1475 H— (-) W8 (b) L2 (w) L11 (w) L10 (b) 1.5
13 Mark A. Gelowitz 1412 L3 (w) L5 (b) B— (-) H— (-) U— (-) 1.5
14 Michael Sutton 1756 H— (-) H— (-) L6 (b) U— (-) U— (-) 1.0
15 Joshua Allen 1416 H— (-) L2 (w) H— (-) U— (-) U— (-) 1.0

SwissSys Standings. ACC Make or Break Swiss: U1400

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Zhong Zhao 1386 W2 (w) D6 (b) W7 (w) W5 (b) W8 (w) 4.5
2 Henry XianRui Zhang 1087 L1 (b) W11 (w) D4 (b) W6 (w) X5 (-) 3.5
3 Larissa Souchko 989 L6 (b) L4 (w) W13 (w) W11 (b) W7 (w) 3.0
4 Howard Halim 1048 L9 (w) W3 (b) D2 (w) W8 (b) U— (-) 2.5
5 Nick Jafari 1191 W11 (b) H— (-) W6 (w) L1 (w) F2 (-) 2.5
6 Christopher Field 1217 W3 (w) D1 (w) L5 (b) L2 (b) W13 (w) 2.5
7 Michael Finkelstein 1090 H— (-) H— (-) L1 (b) W13 (w) L3 (b) 2.0
8 Jacob Tobin 858 H— (-) W13 (b) H— (-) L4 (w) L1 (b) 2.0
9 Michael Saltat 1286 W4 (b) H— (-) H— (-) U— (-) U— (-) 2.0
10 Akop Tozlian unr. H— (-) H— (-) U— (-) W12 (b) U— (-) 2.0
11 Alex Moiseev 669 L5 (w) L2 (b) B— (-) L3 (w) U— (-) 1.0
12 Jeff Pancer 1100 H— (-) H— (-) U— (-) L10 (w) U— (-) 1.0
13 Larry Tobin 718 H— (-) L8 (w) L3 (b) L7 (b) L6 (b) 0.5

Legend

W = win (e.g., W9 means a win against player 9 – worth 1 point)
L = loss (0 pt)
D = draw (½ pt)
H = ½-pt bye (requested in advance or assigned on registration, max 2 per player, not in final round)
B = 1-pt bye (“forced bye” – e.g., odd number of players)
U = 0-pt bye (e.g., when max ½-pt byes previously awarded, or in final round)
F = forfeit loss (0 pt)
X = forfeit win (1 pt)
(b) = game played with black pieces
(w) = game played with white pieces

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Fireworks at Toronto's City Hall mark the start of a new year
Fireworks at Toronto’s City Hall mark the start of a new year

Did you make or break any new year’s resolutions this year? Leave a comment below – especially if it’s chess-related!

Graham Abbey as Iago and Dion Johnstone as Othello in the 2013 Stratford Festival production of Othello
Graham Abbey as Iago and Dion Johnstone as Othello in the 2013 Stratford Festival production of Othello

“This is the night
That either makes me, or fordoes me quite.”

~ Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello Act V Scene i

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Lecture, Blitz Tournament, and Pub Night!

December 21 is a special event night at Annex Chess Club

Pawn Sacrifice – DVD Release

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In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

Many of us saw the film in theatres. (See trailer.) Now it’s set for release on DVD/VOD December 22 – a great Christmas gift for a chess player!

Chess Lecture

Omar Shah: “Gain Elo by Kilo” 6:30 to 7:20 pm

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Asking the audience to identify the most important chess skill for the club player (1500-1800) to develop, Omar proposed calculation.

Visualization is an important component, since players must be able to calculate lines over the board without changing the position. (“Don’t move the #@%$& pieces!” was a memorable line from a group of players Omar used to analyze with every week.)

But this time, Omar stressed training with studies (realistic situations requiring analysis, not tactics problems with an obvious tactical theme); training with friends (not computers, since only friends can make fun of you if you can’t find the move); and working on your own games (never decline an offer for post mortem analysis, and wait at least a week before putting your game into the computer).

He also discussed nutrition, hydration (always have a water bottle with you, and don’t drink coffee), and the fascinating topic of how players actually think at the chess board.

For illustration, Omar showed one of his own games and a study. At the important moment in his game, Omar gave the audience 3 minutes to find a concrete short-term plan.

The study was:
White Kf2,Rh7,Bh8 & g6
Black Kg8,Rf8,f7
White to move and win.

Can you solve it? We’ll post the solution in a week.

ACC Pawn Sacrifice Blitz Tournament

  • Time control: 4m + 2s
  • 5 double rounds
  • 1 open section
  • Games start at 7:30
  • FIDE and CFC rated.

Celebrating the release of Pawn Sacrifice on DVD/VOD December 22, overall and class winners will receive a Pawn Sacrifice DVD prize compliments of Elevation Pictures!

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Prize Winners

Thanks to all who came out, and apologies to a group of 3 or 4 players who showed up for the tournament but found CFC membership too big an added cost.

At the end of the night, the winner of the tournament was Joseph Bellissimo. Class winners were Miroslav Stefanovic and Marko Stevelic. Congratulations, Joseph, Miroslav, and Marko. Enjoy your DVDs!

Pub Night

After the tournament (around 10:30 pm) a group of chess players headed over to Pauper’s Pub for a night of food and drink and conversation!

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The girl in the featured picture is of course the young Canadian chess celebrity Ashley Tapp – playing some charity blitz with Santa.

Is Santa a strong player? Check out one of his games from 1908.

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ACC Bonfire Swiss

From Guy Fawkes celebrations to Irish Samhain to Indian Diwali, it’s a good time of year for a bonfire! Outdoor fires are illegal in the City of Toronto without a permit, but at Annex Chess Club we’re lighting up Monday evenings with our Bonfire Swiss chess tournament!

To accommodate our growing bottom section – and to make it more novice-friendly! – we’re lowering the cut-off between the two reserve sections and adding an extra round. (The extra round will also help with FIDE rating in the top section and with CFC bonus points!)

The Bonfire Swiss will be a six-round event from November 9 to December 14, in three sections: Crown (min. 1800 CFC), U1900 (min. 1300), and U1400.

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Round One – November 9

Round One of a Swiss sees some of the most mismatched games of the tournament, as the top half of each section is paired against the bottom half. This time there is just one upset, but also three games where the underdog manages a draw.

In the Crown section, William Li (1958) scores an upset victory over Alex Ferreira (2120), while Daniel Wiebe (2041) holds last tournament’s winner and second seed, Joseph Bellissimo (2260), to a draw.

In U1900 action, Mark Gelowitz (1437) draws Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy (1662), while Daniel Pirri (1501) draws Greg Beal (1699).

Its also nice to see a couple brand new, unrated players participating. A big welcome to Denis Gaudreault and Volkan Eryildir!

Round 1 Game of the Week

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Round Two – November 16

Through two rounds, there are only a few players in each section still with perfect records.

In the Crown section, there are just two players in the leader group: Michael Humphreys and Dave Southam have perfect 2.0/2 scores.

In U1900, the leader group consists of Tigran Ghazarian and Kamran Amirirad, with 2.0/2 records.

And in U1400, there are four players tied for the lead: Paul Panayotou, Chris Field, Howard Halim, and Nick Jafari have 2.0/2 through two rounds.

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Round Three – November 23

Third round battles on the top boards are decisive, and a clear leader emerges in all three sections. Will these leaders be able to maintain their lead through three more rounds?

In the Crown section, Michael Humphreys defeats co-leader Dave Southam to gain sole possession of first place with a perfect 3.0/3. Meanwhile, Joseph Bellissimo stays just a half point behind with a win over another strong young player, Daniel Zotkin.

In U1900, Kamran Amirirad defeats the talented youngster Tigran Ghazarian to keep a perfect 3.0/3 score and take clear first, while Max England stays half a point behind with a win over Hooshang Abbarin.

And in U1400, it’s Chris Field in clear first with 3.0/3 after a win over Howard Halim. Half a point behind at 2.5/3 are Adam Goldfarb, with a win over Nick Jafari, and Paul Panayotou, with a bye.

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Round Four – November 30

Round 4 sees the tournament leaders defend their positions and extend their leads!

In the Crown section, Michael Humphreys defeats Joseph Bellissimo to maintain a perfect score of 4.0/4. Dave Southam, with a win over Arkadiy Ugodnikov, stays just a point behind at 3.0/3.

In U1900, with a win over Max England, Kamran Amirirad also now leads by a full point at 4.0/4. And Tigran Ghazarian wins to stay close behind at 3.0/4.

In U1400, it’s Chris Field extending his perfect score to 4.0/4 with a win over Harry Chen. Adam Goldfarb and Paul Panayotou have 3.0/4.

Round 4 was also the last day of Movember, so don’t forget to help support our ACC Movember team, led by Michael Humphreys!

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Round Five – December 7

Round 5 sees a shake-up in the top and bottom sections as the leaders are defeated allowing contenders to catch up. It all comes down to the last round – and possibly tie-breaks!

In the Crown section, it’s Daniel Wiebe who takes down Michael Humphreys, allowing Dave Southam (with a win over Joseph Bellissimo) to tie for the lead with Humphreys at 4.0/5.

In U1900, there’s no such shake-up. Kamran Amirirad confidently takes a bye and holds onto his lead at 4.5/5. England, Ghazarian, and Vigneswaramoorthy are still a full point behind at 3.5/5.

In U1400, it’s Paul Panayotou who checks Chris Field’s undefeated streak and pulls into a 3-way tie for first with Field and Goldfarb at 4.0/5.

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Round Six – December 14

A site booking by another group sees Round 6 (the last round!) played beside a loud concert.

Unperturbed, leaders Michael Humphreys and Dave Southam both won their last-round games, so the tournament goes to Michael Humphreys on head-to-head tie-break! Congratulations, Michael!

In U1900, Kamran Amirirad had such a commanding lead that he was able to win the section without even playing the last round! Congratulations, Kamran!

Finally, in U1400, leaders Chris Field and Adam Goldfarb faced off, with Adam Goldfarb winning his game and the section. Congratulations, Adam!

See complete results below.

And don’t miss our last night of the year next week: a lecture, a blitz tournament, and a trip to the pub! Come on out and bring a friend!


Final Standings after Round 6

SwissSys Standings. ACC Bonfire Swiss: Crown section

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 5 Tot
1 Michael Humphreys 131628 2342 W3 (w) W6 (b) W2 (w) W8 (w) L4 (b) W9 (b) 5.0
2 David Southam 102535 2192 W9 (w) W5 (b) L1 (b) W12 (w) W8 (b) W4 (w) 5.0
3 Sergey Malakhovets 158413 2092 L1 (b) D7 (w) W9 (b) W11 (w) W5 (b) D6 (w) 4.0
4 Daniel Wiebe 132137 2041 D8 (w) H— (-) D12 (b) W5 (w) W1 (w) L2 (b) 3.5
5 William Li 154677 1958 W10 (w) L2 (w) W11 (b) L4 (b) L3 (w) B— (-) 3.0
6 Daniel Zotkin 146857 2093 W7 (w) L1 (w) L8 (b) D10 (b) W12 (w) D3 (b) 3.0
7 Armand Jess Mendoza 156958 1872 L6 (b) D3 (b) D10 (w) L9 (w) B— (-) W8 (b) 3.0
8 Joseph Bellissimo 147544 2260 D4 (b) W13 (w) W6 (w) L1 (b) L2 (w) L7 (w) 2.5
9 Erik Malmsten 100196 1982 L2 (b) H— (-) L3 (w) W7 (b) W10 (w) L1 (w) 2.5
10 Alex T. Ferreira 127516 2120 L5 (b) H— (-) D7 (b) D6 (w) L9 (b) D11 (w) 2.0
11 Miroslav Stefanovic 154500 1968 H— (-) H— (-) L5 (w) L3 (b) D14 (w) D10 (b) 2.0
12 Arkadiy Ugodnikov 146626 1824 H— (-) H— (-) D4 (w) L2 (b) L6 (b) U— (-) 1.5
13 Josh Guo 105318 2257 H— (-) L8 (b) H— (-) H— (-) U— (-) U— (-) 1.5
14 Jonathan Yu 126131 2241 H— (-) H— (-) U— (-) U— (-) D11 (b) U— (-) 1.5

SwissSys Standings. ACC Bonfire Swiss: U1900 section

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 5 Tot
1 Kamran Amirirad 158329 1758 W3 (w) W9 (b) W2 (w) W4 (b) H— (-) U— (-) 4.5
2 Tigran Ghazarian 155438 1568 W8 (w) W11 (b) L1 (b) W13 (w) H— (-) W4 (b) 4.5
3 Ulli Diemer 153538 1538 L1 (b) B— (-) W8 (w) L7 (b) W13 (w) W5 (w) 4.0
4 Max England 155135 1657 H— (-) W10 (w) W6 (b) L1 (w) W7 (b) L2 (w) 3.5
5 Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy 153938 1662 D15 (w) H— (-) D13 (b) W6 (w) W9 (w) L3 (b) 3.5
6 Hooshang Ab-barin 152910 1640 H— (-) W15 (b) L4 (w) L5 (b) W8 (b) W9 (w) 3.5
7 Jean-Marc David 151900 1344 L9 (w) H— (-) W12 (b) W3 (w) L4 (w) D11 (b) 3.0
8 Volkan Eryildir unr. L2 (b) W12 (w) L3 (b) D14 (b) L6 (w) W17 (w) 2.5
9 Richard Morrison 135889 1456 W7 (b) L1 (w) W11 (w) H— (-) L5 (b) L6 (b) 2.5
10 Daniele Pirri 132983 1501 D14 (w) L4 (b) H— (-) W11 (b) H— (-) U— (-) 2.5
11 Robert J. Armstrong 100034 1570 W12 (b) L2 (w) L9 (b) L10 (w) B— (-) D7 (w) 2.5
12 Benjamin Thalman 160474 1318 L11 (w) L8 (b) L7 (w) W15 (b) H— (-) W16 (w) 2.5
13 George Supol 152286 1466 H— (-) W14 (b) D5 (w) L2 (b) L3 (b) U— (-) 2.0
14 Greg Beal 101490 1699 D10 (b) L13 (w) W15 (b) D8 (w) U— (-) U— (-) 2.0
15 Mark A. Gelowitz 126627 1437 D5 (b) L6 (w) L14 (w) L12 (w) H— (-) U— (-) 1.0
16 Joshua Allen 105802 1436 H— (-) H— (-) U— (-) U— (-) U— (-) L12 (b) 1.0
17 Dragan Jevtic unr. H— (-) H— (-) U— (-) U— (-) U— (-) L8 (b) 1.0

SwissSys Standings. ACC Bonfire Swiss: U1400 section

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 5 Tot
1 Adam Goldfarb 153496 1290 W7 (b) H— (-) W2 (w) H— (-) W6 (b) W4 (w) 5.0
2 Nick Jafari 160405 1108 W8 (w) W5 (w) L1 (b) U— (-) W12 (b) W10 (w) 4.0
3 Paul Panayotou 160475 1170 W11 (w) W16 (b) H— (-) H— (-) W4 (w) U— (-) 4.0
4 Christopher Field 108098 1185 W13 (b) W9 (w) W12 (b) W5 (w) L3 (b) L1 (b) 4.0
5 Harry [Siqi] Chen 159391 1248 W6 (w) L2 (b) W11 (w) L4 (b) W15 (w) W13 (b) 4.0
6 Michael Finkelstein 158620 1017 L5 (b) H— (-) W8 (w) W17 (b) L1 (w) W14 (b) 3.5
7 Rahul Gangolli 156023 1018 L1 (w) W20 (b) W19 (w) H— (-) W13 (b) U— (-) 3.5
8 Jacob Tobin 160604 771 L2 (b) D13 (w) L6 (b) D18 (w) W21 (b) W21 (w) 3.0
9 Henry XianRui Zhang 156492 1098 W19 (w) L4 (b) H— (-) L11 (b) D14 (w) W18 (b) 3.0
10 Zhong Zhao 160523 1313 H— (-) H— (-) U— (-) W19 (b) W11 (w) L2 (b) 3.0
11 Piotr Jucha 160602 945 L3 (b) W18 (w) L5 (b) W9 (w) L10 (b) D12 (w) 2.5
12 Howard Halim 153419 1080 W17 (w) W14 (b) L4 (w) L15 (b) L2 (w) D11 (b) 2.5
13 Larissa Souchko 145490 981 L4 (w) D8 (b) W21 (w) W14 (b) L7 (w) L5 (w) 2.5
14 Ryan Guo 154346 1123 W21 (b) L12 (w) D18 (b) L13 (w) D9 (b) L6 (w) 2.0
15 Rose Tuong 158024 816 H— (-) H— (-) U— (-) W12 (w) L5 (b) U— (-) 2.0
16 Jeff Pancer 107543 1107 W18 (b) L3 (w) H— (-) H— (-) U— (-) U— (-) 2.0
17 Dylan Hickson 160650 547 L12 (b) B— (-) H— (-) L6 (w) H— (-) U— (-) 2.0
18 Larry Tobin 160603 650 L16 (w) L11 (b) D14 (w) D8 (b) B— (-) L9 (w) 2.0
19 Denis Gaudreault unr. L9 (b) W21 (w) L7 (b) L10 (w) U— (-) U— (-) 1.0
20 Alex Geddie 155388 1093 H— (-) L7 (w) H— (-) U— (-) U— (-) U— (-) 1.0
21 Alex Moiseev 160217 798 L14 (w) L19 (b) L13 (b) B— (-) L8 (w) L8 (b) 1.0

Legend

W = win (e.g., W9 means a win against player 9 – worth 1 point)
L = loss (0 pt)
D = draw (½ pt)
H = ½-pt bye (requested in advance or assigned on registration, max 2 per player, not in final round)
B = 1-pt bye (“forced bye” – e.g., odd number of players)
U = 0-pt bye (e.g., when max ½-pt byes previously awarded, or in final round)
F = forfeit loss (0 pt)
X = forfeit win (1 pt)
(b) = game played with black pieces
(w) = game played with white pieces
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The bonfire image at the top is from the Cochrane Winter Carnival. Cochrane is in Northern Ontario, northeast of Timmins and south of Moosonee. (It’s Tim Horton’s hometown.) They hold a torchlight parade every February.

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