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2017 Toronto Blitz Chess Championship – June 4

The 2017 Toronto Blitz Championship is Sunday June 4 – part of Harbourfront Centre Chessfest

Round 3 games on the top boards (photo: John Upper)

Winners

Mark Plotkin and Artiom Samsonkin are 2017 Toronto Blitz Champions (photo: John Upper)

Photos

John Upper was in attendance and has photos posted on the CFC Newsletter page on Facebook.

Results

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Club/City Pts.
1 2 Samsonkin Artiom CAN 2559 ON 11.5
  8 Plotkin Mark CAN 2350 ON 11.5
3 3 Krnan Tomas CAN 2527 ON 10
  4 Yang Kaiqi CAN 2503 ON 10
  5 Calugar Arthur CAN 2422 ON 10
6 1 Noritsyn Nikolay CAN 2598 ON 9.5
7 11 Rek Viatcheslav (slava) CAN 2274 ON 9
  13 Vettese Nicholas CAN 2231 ON 9
9 6 Plotkin Victor CAN 2387 ON 8.5
  9 Puri Vinny CAN 2320 ON 8.5
  16 Liang Hairan CAN 2186 ON 8.5
  21 Lauron Ranel CAN 2033 ON 8.5
  46 Lozano Carlos CAN 0   8.5
14 7 Emuakpeje Ochuko CAN 2384 ON 8
  17 Xu Jeffrey CAN 2125 ON 8
  18 Ishoo Younan CAN 2120 FO 8
  19 Zotkin Daniel CAN 2117 ON 8
  26 Jiang Brian CAN 1800 ON 8
19 12 Dougherty Michael CAN 2236 ON 7.5
  20 Upper John CAN 2102 QC 7.5
  25 Hay Jonathan CAN 1940 ON 7.5
  42 De La Cerna Jay CAN 0   7.5
23 15 Calvelo Jelvis CAN 2187 ON 7
  22 England Max CAN 2030 ON 7
  29 Dagan Alfred CAN 1732 ON 7
  41 Andes Aldrin CAN 0   7
27 10 Barron Michael CAN 2290 ON 6.5
  14 Filipovich David CAN 2205 ON 6.5
  23 Chernik Dmitry CAN 2023 ON 6.5
  35 Zhao Jeffrey R. CAN 1537 ON 6.5
31 31 Liu Henry CAN 1592 ON 6
  32 Belcadi Salim CAN 1589 ON 6
  43 Dhawan Sahil CAN 0   6
34 24 Gunapalan David CAN 2010 QC 5.5
  28 Ganea Mihai CAN 1747 ON 5.5
  34 Pei Eric CAN 1559 ON 5.5
37 27 Ali Shafkat CAN 1776 ON 5
  37 Guo Haotong Hazel CAN 1345 ON 5
  38 Xu William CAN 1295 ON 5
  40 Ai Amy CAN 1180 ON 5
41 30 Liu Harry CAN 1730 ON 4.5
  36 Huang Youhe CAN 1492 ON 4.5
  39 Guo Roger CAN 1280 ON 4.5
44 33 Fletcher David CAN 1559 ON 3.5
45 45 Hoyda Paul CAN 0   2.5
46 44 Emnace Segurdino CAN 0   1

See complete details on the Chess Results server

CFC-Rated

The tournament is rated by CFC.

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2016 Toronto Blitz Championship – June 26

The 2016 Toronto Blitz Championship is Sunday June 26 – part of the Harbourfront Centre Chessfest

last-round games (photo: John Upper)
last-round games (photo: John Upper)
Co-champions Nikolay Noritsyn and Artiom Samsonkin
Co-champions Nikolay Noritsyn and Artiom Samsonkin
(photo: John Upper)

Results

See full player list and results on the Chess-Results server.

Photos

See CFC Newsletter photos on Facebook.

Online registration

http://guestli.st/418845 – advance registration by June 24

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2016 Toronto Blitz

Advance Registration

Nikolay Noritsyn 2614
Artiom Samsonkin 2557
Peter Vavrak 2491
Shiyam Thavandiran 2474
Michael Song 2470
Mikhail Ivanov 2389
Geordie Derraugh 2336
Mark Plotkin 2321
Michael Barron 2309
Eddie Mark 2275
Joseph Bellissimo 2251
John Upper 2201
Egidijus Zeromskis 2151
Daniel Zotkin 2125
Dmitry Chernik 2096
Jelvis Calvelo 2080
Benito Suriya 2001
Max England 1938
Alfred Lorenz 1807
Jonathan Hay 1747
Shafkat Ali 1641
Bharath Ramesh 1313
Hazel Guo 1276
Jeffrey Zhao 1168
Eric Pei 1137
Andrey Furukin
Michael McGovern
Viatcheslav Rek
Keith Sheppard

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Chessfest a success!

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Photo by Egidijus Zeromskis.

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Chess for everyone!

The first annual Harbourfront Centre Chessfest presented by Scotiabank took place on Sunday June 15, 2014.

Beautiful weather, a strong blitz tournament, a great team of volunteers, and all kinds of players, old and young, made for a great event. Thanks to all who attended.

Kids and families loved getting into the game at Chessfest, at the same time as our top national players clashed in one of the strongest blitz tournaments this city has ever seen. It was truly inspiring to see chess so enjoyed at all levels of the game.

Hal Bond, Canada’s FIDE representative, loved the way Chessfest celebrated “chess as a family activity.” He praised the event for “helping chess advance a little deeper into the consciousness of the general public.”

Hans Jung, the blindfold master, described the event as “a terrific time” and “the best combined birthday and Father’s Day present” he’s ever had.

Chessfest at Harbourfront Centre is returning this year on Saturday-Sunday June 20-21, 2015. See the Chessfest page for details.

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Pictures

Photos by Egidijus Zeromskis

ted behind the desk

ted and liza

toronto blitz chess championship

giant chess with a little coaching

blindfold chess with hans jung

lots of casual chess players on the open tables

beautiful weather on the north exhibition common at harbourfront

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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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