ACC Videos

A) Instruction: Zhaoqin Peng (GM) vs Anna Burtasova (WGM) – Dec 2022

Anna Burtasova (FIDE 2261, w/black), Resident WGM of Annex Chess Club, reviews her Canadian team chess game against Zhaoqin Peng (GM, FIDE 2358, w/white) of the Netherlands team, in the 2021 Online Olympiad Top DivD Team Rapid event. The opening is an English Symmetrical game.

This 21-minute video is very instructional. We’re sure you’ll enjoy Anna’s careful analysis and her charming and warm personality. A link to the game moves is also available here.

Inside the mind of a WGM

B) Hikaru Nakamura at ACC – Nov 2022

Below is a video of Hikaru Nakamura playing blitz chess against Evgeny Bareev at Annex Chess Club. This was part of Hikaru’s 3-day visit to Toronto (Oct 15-17), in which he visited Pub Chess (at The Madisson), Chess in the Park (at High Park) and Annex Chess Club (at 918 Bathurst Centre for Creative Arts).

More about the games played by these two fine players may be found here.


C) Tournament Overviews: 2022 Ontario Open – Two Videos – May 2022

Below are two videos that we did with the help of Ken Remark for the Ontario Open. The first video is a recap of the tournament. The second video contains player interviews.

Together, these videos confirm that this was a very special chess event, held at the beautiful Masonic Temple in Toronto—the first major over-the-board chess tournament in Ontario, after the COVID-19 pandemic.


Tournament Recap

Tournament Interviews – Players, Sponsors, Organizers

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