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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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