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Toronto Open – Sept 2-4

2017 Toronto Open Chess Championship – September 2-4

Play in Toronto’s Fall Classic – All are welcome to join!

The Toronto Open Chess Championship is Greater Toronto’s marquee Open event of the year, sanctioned by the Greater Toronto Chess League.

The six-round chess tournament takes place over Labour Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, with two rounds each day at 10:00am and 4:00pm. Games are played at 90 minutes per side, with a 30-second increment each move. Sets, boards, and clocks are provided.

Players will be sorted by rating into four sections: Crown, U2200, U1800, and U1400. Players within 100 points of the rating cut-off may elect to play in the next higher section.

Please note this is a CFC-rated tournament and CFC membership is required. Top two sections are also FIDE-rated. (CFC membership may be purchased on site at the tournament if necessary.)

Please note: Registrations after Thursday August 31 will not be paired for Round 1.

Tickets: https://guestli.st/472953
Flyer: 2017 Toronto Open Flyer

Featured Players

IM Nikolay Noritsyn
FIDE: 2473
CFC: 2633
Nikolay Noritsyn was born in Kaliningrad, Russia, and moved to Canada when he was 9 years old. He earned his International Master title by winning the 2007 Canadian Closed, and represented Canada in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 Chess Olympiads. A frequent top finisher in Toronto events, he won the 2015 Toronto Blitz Championship and the 2016 Ontario Open. This year, he came second in the 2017 Canadian Closed after a controversial rapid play-off. He is currently the second highest CFC-rated player in the country.
WIM Natalia Khoudgarian
FIDE: 2100
CFC: 2248
Natalia Khoudgarian was born in Moscow. She earned her WIM title in 1996 and represented Canada in 2006 and 2012 at the Women’s World Championship and played on the Canadian Women’s Olympiad team in 1996, 2006, 2008, and 2012. She was the top-rated Canadian woman every year 1996 to 2007 and was 2011 Canadian Women’s Champion.

2017 Tournament Registration

https://guestli.st/472953

Save $10 before August 28. Advance Tickets on sale at $90. After Monday August 28, the price is $100. Discounts for Juniors under 18, Seniors 60 and better, and members of Annex Chess Club.

Register today!


Registration List

Last update: August 12, 2017, 10:00 am

Title First Name Last Name Rating Fed
1 IM Nikolay Noritsyn 2633  
2 IM Artiom Samsonkin 2524  
3 FM Mike Ivanov 2394  
4   Ochuko Emuakpeje 2384 NGR
5 FM Victor Plotkin 2375  
6   Mark Plotkin 2361  
7 FM Goran Milicevic 2333  
8   Eugene Hua 2317  
9   Jason Cai 2297  
10   Viatcheslav ( Slava ) Rek 2283  
11   Avinaash Sundar 2256  
12 WIM Natalia Khoudgarian 2248  
13   Sergey Noritsyn 2232  
14   Hairan Liang 2231  
15   Liam Henry 2227  
16   Zehn Nasir 2221  
17   David Southam 2201  
18   Jelvis Calvelo 2160 PHI
19   Kevin Yie 2146  
20   Jeffrey Xu 2110  
21   Ranel Lauron 2033  
22   Bobby R. Palacios 2033  
23   John Fines 1985  
24   Jonathan Hay 1971  
25   Dorian Kang 1951  
26   Richard Feng 1941  
27   Chakkoli Shiva 1886  
28 WFM Cindy Qiao 1877  
29   Kevin Zheng 1874  
30   Omar Shah 1868  
31   Mario Moran-Venegas 1864  
32   Emma He 1856  
33   Penelope Gonz├ílez Diaz 1855 CUB
34   Brian Jiang 1839  
35   Jeffrey Renfei Zhao 1838  
36   ALEXANDER R.Z. CHANG 1805  
37   Shafkat Ali 1775  
38   Mihai Ganea 1747  
39   Ferdinand Supsup 1739  
40   Marco Greco 1711  
41   Joseph Liao 1678  
42   Patrick Xie 1659  
43   Jeffrey R. Zhao 1639  
44   YOUHE HUANG 1638  
45   Richard Wing 1627  
46   Henry Liu 1603  
47   Undriadi Benggawan 1588  
48   Austin Xie 1505  
49   Jeremy Sztuka 1455  
50   Joey Qiao 1446  
51   raymond gao 1436  
52   Yue Ran Ma 1436  
53   Wing Li 1399  
54   Michelle Hua 1383  
55   Doug Gillis 1379  
56   Colin B. Archibald 1352  
57   Lucas (YunKun) Lu 1351  
58   Isabelle Wang 1337  
59   Andrew Ma 1324  
60   SAVIO JOSEPH BENHER 1322  
61   Evgeny Kalmanson 1322  
62   Derek Chen 1314  
63   william gao 1313  
64   Noah Nathaniel Yuen 1312  
65   Henry Xianrui Zhang 1310  
66   William Xu 1286  
67   Henry Vu 1274  
68   Lucy gao 1225  
69   Neal Li 1200  
70   Amy Ai 1190  
71   Dennis Li 1174  
72   Jerry Li 1158  
73   James Qiu 1150  
74   Andrew Wang 1145  
75   Alex Zhao 1126  
76   Chakkoli Anirud 1122  
77   Ethan Zhang 1110  
78   Julia Plotkin 1090  
79   Larissa Souchko 1026  
80   Michael (Han Yang) Yu 1025  
81   Alex Xu 975  
82   Justin Greco 957  
83   Xinge Xu 955  
84   Richard Wang 933  
85   Vaamanan Mugunthan 913  
86   Edison Qu 910  
87   Sophia Wang 882  
88   Jodie Liao 879  
89   Shukun He 871  
90   Arnav Mane 870  
91   Helena Jin 810  
92   Sven COAT 806  
93   An Cheng Wang 751  
94   Dailiang chen 740  
95   Sarah Chi 740  
96   Alina Chen 692  
97   Adit Joshi UNR  
98   Anna Boyce UNR  
99   Yugpal Singh UNR  
100   Zi Liu UNR

A Little History

The Labour Day Open chess tournament in Toronto has been the one not-to-miss event of the year for quite some time. Many will remember Bryan Lamb’s tournaments at the Macedonian Chess Club of St. Clement of Ohrid. Here are Bryan Lamb and Randy Moysoski from 2013.

This year, Annex Chess Club is starting a new chapter in this tradition. We’re very pleased to announce the 2017 Toronto Open on Labour Day weekend, September 2-4. This also revives the Toronto Open, which has not run since 2014, and before that not since the PWC Toronto Open of 2009.

Thank you

We appreciate GTCL support making this the region’s marquee Open event of the year, and we have a great team with Alex Ferreira working with Annex Chess Club organizers to make it happen. We also appreciate the help of Omar Shah promoting the event. Finally, we would like to thank all the players and chess moms and dads who are helping us out by registering early for the tournament!

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Leonid Gerzhoy is Toronto Open Champion!

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2014 Toronto Open Chess Championship

Sponsored by: The Pump
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Hosted by: Annex Chess Club
Location: 918 Bathurst, Toronto, ON
Dates: Easter weekend – Friday April 18 to Sunday April 20
Format: 6-round Swiss
Sections: Crown, U2200, U1600
Top players: GM Sambuev, IM Gerzhoy, IM Samsonkin and IM Cheng


Flyer | Final standings | Games | Prizes and Sponsors | Pictures | Facebook


Tournament Champion

The winner of the tournament, with 5.0/6 (+4 -0 =2) in the Crown section, becoming 2014 Toronto Open Chess Champion, is IM Leonid Gerzhoy

2014 Toronto Open Champion, International Master Leonid Gerzhoy
2014 Toronto Open Champion,
International Master Leonid Gerzhoy

Tournament Webpage

Full details, cross-tables, games, and photos are on the tournament page.

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