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Annex Players at Hart House

2011 Hart House Holidays Open – December 16 to 18

Lots of ACC players were among the 122 participants in the Hart House Holidays Open this weekend. (Check final results.) Here are some pictures (courtesy Egis Zeromskis):

Zehn Nasir, U2200 section

Chris Wehrfritz, =2nd U1600

Shabnam Abbarin, U1900 section

Alex Ferreira, U2200 section

Dave Southam, Open section

Liza Orlova, =2nd U2200, running post-game analysis
(with Arthur Calugar, Nick O'Bumsawin, and Matthew Nicholson)

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The Canadian Open is All Wrapped Up!

Pinnacle 48th Canadian Open Chess Championship 2011

Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, July 17
The Westin Harbour Castle, One Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
http://www.canadianchess.info/2011canadianopen

Check tournament results, view photos, and replay webcast games at the MonRoi site.

MonRoi made a COCC video, too. Check it out!

Tournament highlights…

Dozens of ACC members were among the hundreds of players competing in the tournament.

Here are some highlights:

  • In the end, it is the Annex Chess Club women who are taking home most of the prizes for the club: Aleksandra Milicevic tied for top female in the U1600 section, with 5.0/9; and Manuela Renteria, Adie Todd, and Zhanna Sametova – all from ACC! – split top female in U2000, with 4.0/9. We even get a prize in the Open section – thanks to Liza Orlova, who wins the best dresssed prize!
  • The men are not completely unrepresented, though – Jason Waugh takes the best dressed prize in U1600. What fine players we have in our club!
  • A couple ACC players just miss prize money: Hugh Siddeley, with 6.5/9, is half a point out of a 4-way tie for first in the U2000 section; and George Supol, with 6.0/9, is one point out of a 3-way tie for second in the U1600 section.
  • In round 7, Rolando Renteria takes on his second GM – this time it’s Israeli GM Vitali Golod (2576)
  • White: Renteria, Rolando (2346)
    Black: GM Golod, Vitali (2576)

    2011.07.11 Pinnacle 48th Canadian Open (7)
    Toronto, ON

    AO7 Reti: KIA

  • After 6 rounds, Rolando Renteria, with 4.0/6, is the top ACC player in the Open section. He’s tied with 14 other players (including three GMs) for 22nd to 36th, a point and a half out of first place.
    Brian Fiedler and FM Brett Campbell are half a point behind him with 3.5/6.
  • After 6 rounds, Jack Maguire is tied for third (5-way) in the U1600 section with 4.5/6.
    George Supol and Aleksandra Milicevic are half a point behind him with 4.0/6.
  • After 5 rounds, Hugh Siddeley is tied for first (3-way) in the U2000 section with 4.5/5.
    Zehn Nasir and Nick O’Bumsawin are half a point behind with 4.0/5.
    Here is Hugh’s round-4 game:
  • White: Siddeley, Hugh (1996)
    Black: Strugach, Alexander (1963)

    2011.07.12 Pinnacle 48th Canadian Open (4)
    Toronto, ON

    C43 Petrov

  • Liza Orlova receives her WCM certificate from the CFC – but they misspell her name!
    WCM Liza 'Ortlova' with new CFC president, Michael von Keitz
  • Daniel Zotkin defeats Dalia Kagramanov (2027) in round 3
  • Rolando Renteria takes on American GM Joel Benjamin (2641) in round 3
  • White: Renteria, Rolando (2346)
    Black: GM Benjamin, Joel (2641)

    2011.07.11 Pinnacle 48th Canadian Open (3)
    Toronto, ON

    B10 Caro Kann: 2.d3

  • Geordie Derraugh defeats IM Arthur Calugar (2437) in round 2.
  • White: Derraugh, Geordie (2140)
    Black: IM Calugar, Arthur (2437)

    2011.07.10 Pinnacle 48th Canadian Open (2)
    Toronto, ON

    B22 Sicilian: 2.c3

Lots to see and do…

The Canadian Open was not just a tournament, but a celebration of chess in Canada. Visitors, whether they were playing in the tournament or not, found lots to see and do:

  • watch grandmaster games
  • register kids for the children’s day camp
  • watch free chess lectures
  • play grandmasters in simultaneous exhibitions
  • play blitz, double chess, and chess 960 championships
  • shop for books and equipment
  • attend the closing dinner and awards ceremony

Here’s some of what was on offer:
More events (including free grandmaster lectures!) are listed on the official schedule

GM Mark Bluvshtein Simul – Fri July 8 @ 8:00 pm – players $10 ($20 for the public)
Chess 960 Championship Tournament – Sat July 9 @ 1:00 pm – $10 ($20)
GM Ben Finegold Blindfold Simul – Sun July 10 @ 10:00 am – $10 ($20)
Blitz Chess Championship Tournament – Sun July 10 @ 12:00 pm – $20 ($30)
GM Shabalov / WIM Zenyuk Tandem Simul – Mon July 11 @ 12:00 pm – $10 ($20)
GM Bator Sambuev Simul – Tue July 12 @ 12:00 pm – $10 ($20)
GM John Fedorowicz Simul – Wed July 13 @ 12:00 pm – $10 ($20)
IM Meszaros / IM Macak Tandem Simul – Thu July 14 @ 12:00 pm – $10 ($20)
Double Chess Championship – Sat July 16 @ 8:00 pm – per team: $20 ($40)
Closing Dinner – Sun July 17 @ 4:00 pm – players & guests: $35 ea. ($75 for the public)

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Rolando Renteria Wins Early Summer Swiss

ACC Early Summer Swiss – Final Results

Here are the winners of the ACC Early Summer Swiss:

In the Premier section, Rolando Renteria won with a perfect 5.0/5 – and a new CFC rating of 2346; in the Reserve A section, Nick O’Bumsawin lost to young Zhanna Sametova in the final round, but still won with 4.0/5; and in the Reserve B section, Jack Maguire won with 4.5/5. Congratulations to all the winners!

Final results:

Premier (>1900)

See Premier cross-table at CFC site for updated ratings.

# Name ID# Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Rolando Renteria 152626 2175 W12 W2 W3 W8 W6 5.0
2 Stephen Fairbairn 111839 2062 W7 L1 W4 W6 U— 3.0
3 Wajdy Shebetah 148432 2207 D6 W11 L1 W10 D8 3.0
4 Daniel Wiebe 132137 1904 W8 L7 L2 W12 W11 3.0
5 Alex T. Ferreira 127516 2113 H— H— H— H— W9 3.0
6 Joseph Bellissimo 147544 1974 D3 W12 W10 L2 L1 2.5
7 Manuela Renteria 152627 1922 L2 W4 L8 D11 W10 2.5
8 Hugh Siddeley 120619 1998 L4 H— W7 L1 D3 2.0
9 Omaray M. Shah 121329 2004 H— H— H— H— L5 2.0
10 Bruce McKendry 111714 1916 W11 H— L6 L3 L7 1.5
11 Veacaslav Grecu 152239 2034 L10 L3 H— D7 L4 1.0
12 Joel T Graham 152317 1927 L1 L6 H— L4 U— 0.5

Reserve A Section (1600-1900)

See Reserve A cross-table at CFC site for updated ratings.

# Name ID# Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Nicholas O’Bumsawin 151261 1789 W5 W8 W3 W2 L4 4.0
2 Greg Beal 101490 1759 W4 D3 W8 L1 W6 3.5
3 Arkadiy Ugodnikov 146626 1814 W6 D2 L1 W9 W7 3.5
4 Zhanna Sametova 145911 1620 L2 D7 D9 W11 W1 3.0
5 Marcus Wilker 102713 1641 L1 W12 W6 W7 U— 3.0
6 Alejandro Renteria 152628 1699 L3 W9 L5 D8 L2 1.5
7 Zehn Nasir 148198 1743 L9 D4 W13 L5 L3 1.5
8 Yakos Spiliotopoulos 151471 1732 W12 L1 L2 D6 U— 1.5
9 Daniel Zotkin 146857 1604 W7 L6 D4 L3 U— 1.5
10 Robert Lin 143996 1174 U— U— U— U— W11 1.0
11 Claire Li 152713 1343 U— U— U— L4 L10 0.0
12 Hashim Kammoona unr. L8 L5 U— U— U— 0.0
13 Jennifer Ugodnikov 151196 1097 U— U— L7 U— U— 0.0

Reserve B (<1600)

See Reserve B cross-table at CFC site for updated ratings.

# Name ID# Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total
1 Jack Maguire 144604 1553 W7 D4 W2 W8 W9 4.5
2 Dan Geambasu 134119 1565 W6 W12 L1 W5 W11 4.0
3 Shabnam Abbarin 151181 1466 H— H— H— W12 W10 3.5
4 Milan Cvetkovic 150817 1214 W13 D1 L5 W7 U— 2.5
5 Raymond Lin 150193 883 H— H— W4 L2 H— 2.5
6 Jean-Marc David 151900 1123 L2 H— W11 W13 U— 2.5
7 Danny O’Sullivan 152427 1066 L1 L8 W13 L4 W15 2.0
8 Ljudmila Milicevic 149533 1022 D14 W7 H— L1 U— 2.0
9 Yakos Spiliotopoulos 151471 1732 H— H— H— H— L1 2.0
10 Jennifer Ugodnikov 151196 1041 H— H— H— H— L3 2.0
11 Jason Waugh 152118 779 L12 W13 L6 H— L2 1.5
12 Aleksandra Milicevic 145865 1260 W11 L2 H— L3 U— 1.5
13 Neil Jain unr. L4 L11 L7 L6 W16 1.0
14 George Supol 152286 1450 D8 U— U— U— U— 0.5
15 Mitchell Schneider unr. U— U— U— U— L7 0.0
16 Barry Yung unr. U— U— U— U— L13 0.0
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