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Play the Grandmaster at Chessfest

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Pictured in the iconic photograph “Grandmaster at work” (2010) by David Farrant, GM Bator Sambuev is a Russian-Canadian Grandmaster.

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Play the Grandmaster

On June 15 at the first annual Harbourfront Centre Chessfest presented by Scotiabank, GM Sambuev will be playing 16 games simultaneously. Sixteen players will have the privilege of playing a game against this illustrious Canadian Grandmaster.

Tickets are now on sale for $25 for the initial sitting of 16 players. If seats become available with sufficient time left to play a game, there will be buy-ins available for $20 on site.

Proceeds from the event will support this year’s Canadian Olympiad Team at the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Norway.

Accomplishments

GM Sambuev won the Canadian Championship in 2011 and again in 2012, qualifying for the 2013 World Cup. At the World Cup, he defeated Russian Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich, who is currently ranked 30th in the world.

GM Sambuev is an active player in Canadian events. He played in the 2014 Toronto Open at Annex Chess Club just this April. He is also the top-rated Canadian by CFC rating. He has been selected again for the 2014 Canadian Olympiad team.

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2014 Toronto Blitz Chess Championship – June 15

One of the strongest such events in recent memory, the 2014 Toronto Blitz Championship at Chessfest saw fifty players register, including twenty-five with master ratings. After seven double rounds, top prize was split three ways as GM Bator Sambuev, IM Bindi Cheng, and FM Roman Sapozhnikov tied for first with 11.0/14.

Results

Rk. Name Rtg Pts.
1 Sambuev Bator 2727 11
2 Cheng Bindi 2399 11
3 Sapozhnikov Roman 2385 11
4 Samsonkin Artiom 2543 10.5
5 Vavrak Peter 2506 10
6 Plotkin Mark 2247 10
7 Gerzhoy Leonid 2583 9
8 Preotu Razvan 2494 9
9 Thavandiran Shiyam 2460 9
10 Ivanov Mike 2265 9
11 Milicevic Goran 2390 8.5
12 Derraugh Geordie 2368 8.5
13 Kleinman Michael 2358 8.5
14 Zeromskis Egidijus 2222 8.5
15 Siddeley Hugh 2076 8.5
16 Krnan Tomas 2542 8
17 Plotkin Victor 2406 8
18 Urquhart Eddie 2282 8
19 Upper John 2218 8
20 Starr Sasha 2128 8
21 Barron Michael 2216 7.5
22 Oliveira Rodrigo 2077 7.5
23 Sotile Claudio 0 7.5
24 Aronov Yuri 2309 7
25 Fiedler Brian 2172 7
26 Tonakanian Stephan 2025 7
27 Krasnosheky Valery 1802 7
28 Khoudgarian Natalia 2294 6.5
29 Peev Pavel 2221 6.5
30 Campbell Brett 2216 6.5
31 Starr Nava 2142 6.5
32 Sirkovich Daniel 1788 6.5
33 Dela Cerna Jay Jefie 0 6.5
34 Puri Vinny 2320 6
35 Murray Peter 2289 6
36 Manalo Pepin 1919 6
37 Balcita Goddfredo 1774 6
38 Pahila Ezekeil 0 6
39 England Max 1029 5.5
40 Miranda-Radbord Cameron 743 5.5
41 Dhaliwal Jatinder 1412 5
42 Morrison Richard 1305 5
43 Sethi Kabeer 1731 4.5
44 Liu Harry 759 4.5
45 Ran Charles 0 4.5
46 Mirabelli Aidan 887 4
47 Xu Derrick 789 4
48 Copland Cody 0 3.5
49 Hotz Joey 790 2.5
50 Bregman Jack 0 0

Check full details at Chess-Results.com.

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2014 Toronto Blitz

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