Category Archives: Hart House Open Toronto 2013

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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Hart House Open Toronto 2013 Standings Rd3

Standings Rd3 HHchess
Samsonkin and Cummings share the lead with 3/3 with 2 rounds to play.

Playing Hall


Thinking hard
Photos from Chesstalk Canada’s Message Board
More great pics see Hart House Album

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# Name Ratng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
1 Artiom Samsonkin 2547 W24 W17 W11 3
2 David Cummings 2443 W27 W15 W4 3
3 Michael Song 2322 W32 W5 D8 2.5
4 Bator Sambuev 2684 W19 W13 L2 2
5 Nikolay Noritsyn 2598 W22 L3 W24 2
6 Tomas Krnan 2576 D23 W30 D16 2
7 Peter Vavrak 2500 H— W25 H— 2
8 Bindi Cheng 2485 W26 D14 D3 2
9 Roman Sapozhnikov 2440 D35 W28 D14 2
10 Arthur Calugar 2429 D20 W31 D17 2
11 Michael Kleinman 2368 W29 W18 L1 2
12 Victor Plotkin 2350 L30 W34 W22 2
13 Nikita Gusev 2309 W21 L4 W27 2
14 Razvan Preotu 2300 W36 D8 D9 2
15 Christopher Knox 2276 W33 L2 W23 2
16 Michael Dougherty 2271 H— W35 D6 2
17 Jura Ochkoos 2303 W37 L1 D10 1.5
18 Vladimir Birarov 2273 W34 L11 D20 1.5
19 Michael Humphreys 2269 L4 D21 W30 1.5
20 Tony [juntao] Lin 2165 D10 D23 D18 1.5
21 Yuanchen Zhang 2082 L13 D19 W35 1.5
22 Mike Ivanov 2266 L5 W29 L12 1
23 Liam Henry 2265 D6 D20 L15 1
24 Geordie Derraugh 2248 L1 W37 L5 1
25 Pavel Peev 2227 H— L7 D28 1
26 David Southam 2222 L8 D36 D31 1
27 Jackie Peng 2214 L2 W33 L13 1
28 Simon Gladstone 2197 H— L9 D25 1
29 Dale McTavish 2158 L11 L22 W36 1
30 Lali Agbabishvili 2108 W12 L6 L19 1
31 Ian Loadman 2106 H— L10 D26 1
32 Tyler Longo 2095 L3 H— H— 1
33 Gorkhmaz Verdiyev 1797 L15 L27 W37 1
34 Zhanna Sametova 1660 L18 L12 B— 1
35 Gordon Olheiser 2214 D9 L16 L21 0.5
36 Guannan Terry Song 2022 L14 D26 L29 0.5
37 Daniel Wiebe 2057 L17 L24 L33 0