GOTW: Noritsyn - Vettese, Chess-to-Remember 2019

The fifth annual "Chess-to-Remember" rapid tournament was held December 8, 2019 at the Armenian Community Centre in Willowdale, Ontario. It was a 5 round Swiss, with a rapid 25 + 5 time control, held to memorialize the Armenian genocide of 1915.

This year's event attracted 93 players, topped by three IMs: Noritsyn, Cummings, and BarronIM Nikolay Noritsyn won with 4.5/5, ahead of FM Nicholas Vettese (4/5) and Jim Zhao (3.5). 

Section Winners:

  • U2100: Tony Bohan Bao scored a perfect 5/5 to also claim the Fischer Bonus for a perfect score.
  • U1400: Justin Huang 
  • Unrated: Samvel Araskhanyan 

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the fourth round pairing between IM Nikolay Noritsyn vs FM Nicholas Vettese. In the diagram.

White has just played c2-c4; what should Black do?

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