Toronto Open Chess Championship

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2014 Toronto Open Chess Championship

Sponsored by: The Pump
The Pump

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

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2014 TOCC Poster

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

Final Results

Final results are also available at

Final Ranking Crosstable. Toronto Open 2014: Crown Section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Gerzhoy Leonid 2583 CAN 13b½ 14w1 2b1 3w½ 9b1 6w1 5
2 Sapozhnikov Roman 2385 CAN 11w1 7b1 1w0 4b1 3b1 5w0 4
3 Sambuev Bator 2727 CAN 6w1 10b1 4w½ 1b½ 2w0 7b1 4
4 Samsonkin Artiom 2543 CAN 12w1 8b1 3b½ 2w0 7b½ 9w1 4
5 Cheng Bindi 2522 CAN 10b0 6w½ 13b1 7w½ 11b1 2b1 4
6 Zhang Yuanchen 2305 CAN 3b0 5b½ 14w1 12w1 10b1 1b0 3.5
7 Itkin David 2206 CAN -1 2w0 11b1 5b½ 4w½ 3w0 3
8 Southam David 2208 CAN 15b1 4w0 10w- 11w0 13b1 12w1 3
9 Derraugh Geordie 2368 CAN 14b½ 13w1 12b½ 10w1 1w0 4b0 3
10 Plotkin Mark 2247 CAN 5w1 3w0 8b+ 9b0 6w0 13b½ 2.5
11 Filipovich David 2223 CAN 2b0 -1 7w0 8b1 5w0 14b½ 2.5
12 Ivanov Mike 2265 CAN 4b0 15w1 9w½ 6b0 14w1 8b0 2.5
13 Du Digeng 2286 CAN 1w½ 9b0 5w0 14b½ 8w0 10w½ 1.5
14 Peev Pavel 2221 CAN 9w½ 1b0 6b0 13w½ 12b0 11w½ 1.5
15 Humphreys Michael 2307 CAN 8w0 12b0 -1 0 0 0 1
U2200 winner, Yongjoo Kim
U2200 winner,
Yongjoo Kim

Final Ranking Crosstable. Toronto Open 2014: U2200 Section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Kim Yongjoo 2015 CAN 27w1 30b1 3w1 5w1 4b½ 2b½ 5
2 Oganesyan Hayk 1946 CAN 4b1 13w½ 15b1 10w½ 5b1 1w½ 4.5
3 Oliveira Rodrigo 2077 CAN 19b1 21w1 1b0 12w½ 16b1 8w1 4.5
4 Yu Jonathan 2092 CAN 2w0 29w1 19b1 14b1 1w½ 9b1 4.5
5 Agbabishvili Lali 2046 CAN 24b1 17w1 9w1 1b0 2w0 12b1 4
6 Chernik Dmitry 1954 CAN 9w0 27b1 15b1 13w1 4
7 Zhao Yuetong (davy) 2033 CAN 17b0 24w1 21b1 20w1 8b0 10w1 4
8 Lei Sean 1961 CAN 28w1 9b0 30w1 25b1 7w1 3b0 4
9 Wiebe Daniel 2094 CAN 6b1 8w1 5b0 13w1 10b½ 4w0 3.5
10 Noritsyn Sergey 2073 CAN 18w½ 31b1 20w1 2b½ 9w½ 7b0 3.5
11 Nasir Pi 2071 CAN 21b0 14w0 32b+ 23w½ 29b1 20w1 3.5
12 Zotkin Daniel 1973 CAN 25w½ 22b1 16w½ 3b½ 13b½ 5w0 3
13 Siddeley Hugh 2063 CAN 14w1 2b½ 25w1 9b0 12w½ 6b0 3
14 Issani Nameer 1803 CAN 13b0 11b1 26w1 4w0 23b½ 16w½ 3
15 Evans Bill 2007 CAN 18b1 2w0 22b½ 6w0 23w1 3
16 Stefanovic Miroslav 2044 CAN 32w1 20b0 12b½ 29w1 3w0 14b½ 3
17 Shamroni Dennis 1740 CAN 7w1 5b0 22w0 26b0 30w1 29b1 3
18 Posaratnanathan Juliaan 1930 CAN 10b½ 15w0 29b0 21w½ 28b1 27w1 3
19 Bergenstam Olof 1932 CAN 3w0 28b1 4w0 30b½ 24w½ 25b1 3
20 Docheshmeh Amir Mohammad 1636 CAN 26w1 16w1 10b0 7b0 22w½ 11b0 2.5
21 Thanabalachandran Kajan 1817 CAN 11w1 3b0 7w0 18b½ 25w½ 24b½ 2.5
22 Vettese Nicholas 1974 CAN 29b½ 12w0 17b1 15w½ 20b½ 0 2.5
23 Michelashvili Alexandre 2000 CAN 25b0 31w1 11b½ 14w½ 15b0 2.5
24 Ye Hanyuan 1782 CAN 5w0 7b0 28w1 19b½ 21w½ 2.5
25 Noorali Aahil 1666 CAN 12b½ 23w1 13b0 8w0 21b½ 19w0 2
26 Malmsten Erik 1962 CAN 20b0 32w1 14b0 17w1 0 0 2
27 Surya Benito 1703 CAN 1b0 6w0 -1 18b0 2
28 Wing Richard 1629 CAN 8b0 19w0 24b0 -1 18w0 30b1 2
29 Hancock Michael 1699 CAN 22w½ 4b0 18w1 16b0 11w0 17w0 1.5
30 Kaneshalingam Mathanhe 1593 CAN -1 1w0 8b0 19w½ 17b0 28w0 1.5
31 Manalo Pepin 1919 CAN 10w0 23b0 0 0 0 0.5
32 Stavropoulos Greg 1752 CAN 16b0 26b0 11w- 0 0 0 0
U1600 winner, Armand Jess Mendoza
U1600 winner,
Armand Jess Mendoza

Final Ranking Crosstable. Toronto Open 2014: U1600 Section

Rk. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.
1 Mendoza Armand Jess 1553 CAN 21b1 15w1 8b1 4w1 5b1 2w0 5
2 Gryn Maksym 1445 CAN 16b1 3w½ 6b1 8w0 15b1 1b1 4.5
3 Pamwar Manish 1075 CAN 24w1 2b½ 12w1 13b0 11w1 4b1 4.5
4 Pirri Daniele 1472 CAN 9b1 18w1 7b1 1b0 13w1 3w0 4
5 Korcsak Andrei 1591 CAN 18b0 10w1 21b1 7w1 1w0 9b1 4
6 Hill-Tout Henry 1571 CAN 7w0 23b1 2w0 19b1 17w1 13b1 4
7 Mourgelas James 1350 CAN 6b1 13w1 4w0 5b0 12w1 8b½ 3.5
8 Forsyth Dane 1469 CAN 20w1 11b1 1w0 2b1 9w0 7w½ 3.5
9 Bercovici Mark 1229 CAN 4w0 10b1 21w1 8b1 5w0 3.5
10 Gangolli Rahul 897 CAN 5b0 9w0 23w1 22b1 14w1 3.5
11 Dhaliwal Jatinder 1412 CAN 17b1 8w0 14b1 15w½ 3b0 18b½ 3
12 Kurkowski Ken 1479 CAN 14w1 3b0 18w1 7b0 15w½ 3
13 Gelowitz Mark A. 1434 CAN 23w1 7b0 16w1 3w1 4b0 6w0 3
14 England Max 1029 CAN 12b0 -1 11w0 20b1 18w1 10b0 3
15 Gillis Doug 1430 CAN 22w1 1b0 19w1 11b½ 2w0 12b½ 3
16 Gilani Mysha 1108 CAN 2w0 24b+ 13b0 17b0 20w1 19b1 3
17 Velazquez Alex 0 CAN 11w0 20b1 18b0 16w1 6b0 22w1 3
18 Archibald Colin B. 1393 CAN 5w1 4b0 17w1 12b0 14b0 11w½ 2.5
19 Katznelson Roy 1022 CAN 15b0 6w0 21b1 16w0 2
20 Pishdad M. Hassan 1188 CAN 8b0 17w0 23b1 14w0 16b0 -1 2
21 Morrison Richard 1305 CAN 1w0 22b1 5w0 9b0 19w0 23b1 2
22 Vettese Steve 828 CAN 15b0 21w0 -1 10w0 17b0 1.5
23 Souchko Larissa 1080 CAN 13b0 6w0 20w0 10b0 -1 21w0 1
24 Kostas Adam 1433 CAN 3b0 16w- 0 0 0 0 0

Pictures from the 2014 Toronto Open

Photos by Egidijus Zeromskis are also posted in a Picasa and a Facebook album – go ahead and tag yourself and your friends!

2014 TOCC 032 zhao
2014 TOCC 026 noritsyn
2014 TOCC 098 wiebe
2014 TOCC 099 oganesyan
2014 TOCC 033 vettese
N. Vettese
2014 TOCC 091 sambuev
2014 TOCC 023 derraugh
2014 TOCC 104 zotkin
2014 TOCC 109 kaneshalingam
2014 TOCC 117 stavropoulos
2014 TOCC 126 archibald
2014 TOCC 056 souchko
2014 TOCC 083 humphreys
2014 TOCC 086 siddeley
2014 TOCC 079 plotkin
2014 TOCC 022 filipovich
2014 TOCC 016 zhang
2014 TOCC 014 posaratnanathan
2014 TOCC 004 du

Games from the 2014 Toronto Open

Games are also posted on Chess5.

Tournament Sponsorship

The Pump is located just around the corner (south and east) from Annex Chess Club at 410 Bloor St. W. (just west of Brunswick).

The Pump

Visit The Pump for comfy booths, games on the big screen, a large roomy bar, great window seats, beers from ten local craft breweries, an extensive collection of wines and spirits, seasonal firm favorites, and delicious comfort food.

Cash Prizes

The $3800 cash prize fund includes $1000 for the tournament winner and $500 for second place. Section winners in U2200, U1900, and U1600 earn $400 each. Top three in each section also win medals.

Best Dressed Prize

Tom’s Place Designer men’s business apparel in Toronto’s Kensington Market is donating a “best dressed” prize – a $100 gift certificate to the best dressed participant at the tournament.

Winner: Steve Vettese
Finalists: Geordie Derraugh and Richard Morrison

Steve Vettese
Steve Vettese

Tom’s Place is a leading Toronto retailer of suits and accessories for over 50 years. Visit Tom’s Place to find brand name apparel at reduced prices.

Best Game Prizes

The Regency Chess Company Canada Purveyors of the World’s Finest Chess Sets is donating a “best game” prize in each of our four sections: a Garde Analog Wood Clock and three Chess Tubes (Standard Tournament Chess Plastic Pieces with 3-3/4 Inch King; 20 Inch Vinyl Board in Green or Brown; Cardboard Storage Tube)


Section Winner Prize Game
Crown Mark Plotkin garde clock vs Bindi Cheng (Rd. 1)
U2200 Yongjoo Kim chess tube vs Rodrigo Oliveira (Rd. 1)
U1900 Amir Mohammad Docheshme chess tube vs Miroslav Stefanovic (Rd. 2)
U1600 Daniele Pirri chess tube vs Colin Archibald (Rd. 2)

Thanks to Michael Humphreys for judging the best games of the tournament!

Aside from the prize winners, special mention goes to Hugh Siddeley and Daniel Zotkin for their entertaining game in Round 5 ending in a draw; and to Manish Pamwar for several nice upset wins, including a miniature against Ken Kurkowski in Round 3.

Best games

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For the Volunteers

It takes a lot of work to put on a chess tournament. Pizza Pizza is kindly donating free pizza each day for our team of volunteers.

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Visit Pizza Pizza for pizza, pasta, wings, salads and more. Always the best food. Made especially for you.

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