The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of August 10 - 16/12 )


The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 16/12 – World Junior/Junior Girls Results

World Junior:

Alexander Ipatov of Turkey and Richard Rapport of Hungary tied for 1st. Ipatov wins on tie-break.

FM Shiyam Thavandiran ( 2012 Canadian Junior 3rd place finisher ), official Canadian representative, scored 6/13 pts. He achieved an IM Norm! This is his third norm, but he needs his rating to get to 2400 to be awarded the title. His rating at the start of the WJC was 2301. Congratulations Shiyam.

In addition, CFC authorized 4 other Canadian Juniors to attend, at their own expense. Here are their results:

IM Eric Hansen – 2012 Canadian Open winner - 9/13 pts.- tied 5th/10th!!
FM Aman Hambleton ( former SCC junior ) - 7/13 pts. – despite losing his final game, earned a full 13-game IM norm..
FM Michael Kleinman - 6/13 pts.
Kevin Wu - 4/13 pts

World Junior Girls:

The winner was WGM Guo Qi of China, with 9.5/13 pts., on a 3-way tie-break. Veronicka Kalaydina, 2012 Canadian Junior Girls Champion, and official Canadian representative, scored 6.5/13 pts.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator
The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 15/12 - Canadian Seniors Chess Championship Result

This 7 round swiss was played Aug. 3-6 at Kitchener, Ontario, and attracted 11 players. The defending champion, Ralph Deline was back to defend his title. The new Canadian Seniors Champion, undefeated, with 6.5/7 pts. is Andre Zybura of Kitchener. He wins the right to represent Canada at the FIDE World Senior Championship.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator
The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 14/12 - Canadian Amateur Chess Championships Results

This 7 round swiss in five sections was played Aug. 3-6 at Kitchener, Ontario, and attracted 83 players. The Champions are:

Over 2000 – Roman Sapozhnikov of Richmond Hill, Ont. – 5.5/7 pts. ( undefeated );
Over 1600 – Owen Qian of Mississauga, Ont. – 6/7 pts. ( undefeated ):
Over 1200 – Junior Wenyang Ming of Markham, Ont. - 5.5/7 pts.
Rookie – Gary Hua of Waterdown, Ont., and Junior Girl Mathanhe Kaneshalingam of Stouffville, Ont. – 5.5 pts. – both undefeated

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator
The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 13/12 – 2012 Canadian Closed/ Women’s Closed Champions

These 9 round swisses were recently played in Montreal, Quebec. Here are the champions:

Canadian Closed Champion – GM Bator Sambuev ( was defending champion ) – 8.5/9 pts. - undefeated

Women’s Closed Champion – WIM Natalia Khoudgarian ( was defending champion ) – 8.5/9 pts. – undefeated.
As a result of point totals in the Closed, our newest Canadian IM is Richard Wang of Alberta, and our two new Canadian FM’s are Nikita Gusev and Michael Humphreys of Ontario..

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator