International News Today - August 20, 2012

A six way tie for 1st at the Russian Championship resulted in a play-off win for Dmitry Andreikin (4/5). Karjakin took second and Svidler third. Natalia Pogonina won the concurrent Women's Championship.

Alexander Ipatov (Turkey) took the Gold medal on tie-break over Richard Rapport (Hungary) at the World Junior. Ipatov left the Ukraine several years ago and has fairly recently settled in Turkey. Rapport was in the news a few years ago as being the 5th youngest GM in history. Ding Liren (China) who was top ranked had to settle for bronze.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of August 17 - 23/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 23/12 - Brantford Food Bank Fundraiser.

To Be Played Sunday!!

Sunday August 26 2012
Cost $10 plus 2 canned goods
Harmony Square (Outside)
5 Rd Swiss (Not CFC Rated)
TC 25min + 5sec (30 min if digital clocks not available)
Please bring sets and clocks (limited amounts available)
Registration 10 - 11 am
Rd 1 11 am
Contact Lee Hendon or Rob Gashgarian

International News Today - August 23, 2012

IM Eric Hansen is finishing his Olympic preparation at the Isthmia International in Greece. The 93 player, 9 round A section has 12 players 2500+ including Iordachescu (2645) and Fedorchuk (2639). Round 7 is in progress - Eric has 4/6, having drawn his last 4 games all vs GM's.

GM Kevin Spraggett is playing in the Sants Open in Barcelona. There are over 300 players in the 10 round A section. After 6 rounds, Kevin with 5 is 1/2 point out of first. He was 3rd ranked behind Nisipeanu and Gajewski, with a total of 14 2500+ players. A good finish could put him back in the 2600 club.

International News Today - August 27, 2012

In what might be a record for Canada, two players finished =1st in strong International tournaments over the weekend.

IM Eric Hansen finished in a three way tie for first in the Isthmia tournament, achieving his 1st GM norm.

Meanwhile, GM Kevin Spraggett finished in a six way tie for first in the Sants tournament, and should go back over 2600 with his result.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of August 24 - 30/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 30/12 – Battle of Toronto Invitational.

Registration Ends Monday!

- an 8-player FIDE Rating Round Robin Chess Tournament
- organizer: Canadian Chess Consulting Service ( CCCS ) ( Bob Armstrong )
- tournament director: Alex Ferreira

Day/Dates: Mondays –
- October 15, 22, 29;
- November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3 ( one of these nights will be unavailable – to be confirmed )
- Make-Up Dates: December 10, 17

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of August 31 - September 6/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 6/12 – Montreal Open.

Starts Tomorrow! September 7-9
- a guaranteed prize fund of 6000$!
- will be held at the beautiful College Brebeuf.
- Sections A and B (U2000) are CFC and FIDE rated.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of September 7 - 13/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 9/12 – Canadian Olympiad Results.

Both of the Canadian teams ended up with finishes largely consistent with their ratings. The Open team ( Sambuev, Gerzhoy, Noritsyn, Hansen and Porper ) was ranked 53rd and finished 52nd. The Women’s team ( Khoudgarian, Peng, Botez, Lacau-Rodean and Orlova ) was ranked 59th and finished 64th.

International News Today - Sept 9, 2012

The Chess Olympiad finished earlier today in Istanbul. 


In the Open Section Armenia and Russia tied for 1st with Armenia taking the Gold medal on tie-break. Their team consisted of Levon Aronian, Sergei Movsesian, Vladimir Akopian, Gabriel Sargissian, and Tigran Petrosian. Ukraine finished one point behing and took Bronze.


Top individual performers (2800+) were Shak Mamedyarov (AZE), David Navara (CZE), Aronian, Radoslaw Wojtaszek (POL), Anton Fillipov (UZE), Teimour Radjabov (AZE), and Akopian.


The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of September 14 - 20/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 18/12 – Kitchener-Waterloo Fall Open Results.

15, 16 Sept. 2012.
Kitchener City Hall,
5 round Swiss,
Sections: Open, U2000, U1600,
Total Registrations: 72 players.
Open: Ist GM Sambuev 4.5, equal 2nd IM's Bindi Cheng and Tomas Krnan.
Under 2000: Garrett Forsyth 4.5 (1st) and 3 way tie for 2nd Bob Gillanders, Dan Raats, and Ryan Gonsalves.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of September 21 - 27/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 24/12 – CFC 140th Anniversary!