Hart House Open Toronto 2013 Final Standings

The U of T Hart House Open was a big success. See HHchess UToronto.
Great photos from HH albums. Games coming later.

Spectators
Great photos by Egidijus Zeromskis from HH albums
Nice Chess Lady, Liza
Great photos by Egidijus Zeromskis from HH albums

Event Report by Alex Ferreira from chesstalk
‘The event took off with a lecture by Grandmaster Bator Sambuev. Over 30 people came in for that and had the pleasure to learn themes in “Tal – Art of Attack”

185 players competed, which is a record for us at Hart House. This includes the recently past Labour Day, and according to Bryan Lamb, we would have to go back about 10-12 years for a higher turn-out. Still not quite as big as Brian Fiedler’s PwC Toronto Open (203 players?) or the Canadian Opens, but not too bad!

Definitely not without its challenges, we need to evolve and adjust if we are to be able to maintain such big crowds and aim to get even more people. Most of the feedback was quite positive, and we welcome constructive criticism. Many people filled out a survey and we’ve had a couple of e-mails with ideas as well.

Note that at Hart House tournaments, we give free entry to those who are playing in their first ever CFC tournament. It can be a turn-off paying an entry fee as well as membership dues to those starting out. 15 people took advantage of this, welcome to the tournament scene!

Bryan Lamb, great as always, Geordie Derraugh, superb in all fronts while also playing (!), and myself, take much of the credit by being in the spotlight at the tournaments. However there are a million little things that we needed help with, and I’d like to give a big thanks to Leon Perelman,Chris WehrfritzBen HahnLali AgbabishviliAndrew McMillan, Kit NgAdie ToddJack Ding Tyler LongoDay Milman & Aquino Inigo

They made the difference in making sure things ran as smoothly as they could. Without them the tournament would have been completely chaotic, disorganized, and unpleasant experience I am sure. 

We also always welcome help from High School students who are looking to do some volunteering, like Aquino. Students need to complete 40 (or 50?) hours of volunteer work as part of the curriculum to graduate, and we gladly provide a letter for some help.(more)’ 

Section Open
Artiom Samsonkin took clear first with 4.5/5.

Jura Ochkoos
Great photos by Egidijus Zeromskis from HH albums

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# Name CFC Ratng Total Prize
1 Artiom Samsonkin 2547 4.5 1500
2 Bator Sambuev 2684 4 750
3 Nikita Gusev 2309 4 750
4 Nikolay Noritsyn 2598 3.5
5 Tomas Krnan 2576 3.5
6 Bindi Cheng 2485 3.5
7 Michael Song 2322 3.5
8 David Cummings 2443 3
9 Roman Sapozhnikov 2440 3
10 Arthur Calugar 2429 3
11 Victor Plotkin 2350 3
12 Razvan Preotu 2300 3
13 Michael Dougherty 2271 3 150
14 Michael Humphreys 2269 3 150

Under 2200
James Fu was clear first with 4.5/5.

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# Name CFC Ratng Total Prize
1 James Fu 2127 4.5 500
2 Aquino Inigo 2193 4 120
3 Wajdy Shebetah 2144 4 120
4 Leon Perelman 2112 4 120
5 Derick Joshua Twesigye 2095 4 120
6 Jonathan Yu 2046 4 120
7 Yelizaveta Orlova 2071 3.5
8 Mark Plotkin 2161 3
9 Alexandru Florea 2133 3
10 Stephan Tonakanian 2107 3
11 Zehn Nasir 2059 3
12 Agastya Kalra 2047 3
13 Sergey Noritsyn 1924 3

Under 1900
Troy Hansen and Robert Li shared first with 4.5/5.

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# Name CFC Ratng Total Prize
1 Troy Hansen 1612 4.5 430
2 Robert Li 1526 4.5 430
3 Pi Nasir 1852 4 85
4 Randy Moysoski 1829 4 85
5 Jiaxin Liu 1736 4 85
6 Steve Nickoloff 1712 4 85
7 Shankar Balakrishnan 1839 3.5
8 John W Chidley-hill 1839 3.5
9 Mickey Stein 1890 3
10 Aris Marghetis 1872 3
11 Sasha Chuchin 1833 3
12 Jack Ding 1822 3
13 Brian Clarke 1753 3
14 Alex Kitaygorodsky 1676 3
15 Lakes Liang 1670 3
16 Sankar Govindarajan 1614 3
17 Daniel Sirkovich 1612 3
18 Richard Wing 1599 3
19 Justin Quinn D’Souza 1564 3
20 Harmony Zhu 1538 3
21 Thomas Guo 1501 3
22 Benjamin Lin 1469 3
23 Emmanuel Cousin unr. 3

Under 1600
Yanchun Zhao, Patrick L Huang and Amir Mohammad Shafiee shared first with 4.5/5.

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# Name CFC Ratng Total Prize
1 Yanchun Zhao 1519 4.5 400
2 Patrick L Huang 1382 4.5 400
3 Amir Mohammad Shafiee unr. 4.5
4 John Young 1548 4 50
5 Daniel Molev 1514 4 50
6 Michael Rogers 1499 4 50
7 Richard Guo 1487 4 50
8 Alexandre Michelashvili 1565 3.5
9 Ken Kurkowski 1555 3.5
10 George Supol 1514 3.5
11 Kyle France 1478 3.5
12 Michael Ashcroft 1449 3.5
13 Leonid Aghamalian 1435 3.5
14 Graeme Knight 1310 3.5 166.67
15 Daniel Muntaner 1265 3.5 166.67
16 Vlad Nitu 1135 3.5 166.67
17 Harry Zhao 1596 3
18 John R Brown 1586 3
19 Gary Hua 1492 3
20 Constance Wang 1414 3
21 Daniel Liu 1350 3
22 Nika Akophyan 1271 3
23 Milan Cvetkovic 1222 3
24 Nameer Issani 1048 3

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