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.
- Online payment is possible on the FQE website :
- Pre-registrations List:
- For more information :

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The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 5/12 – IM Eric Hansen Interview.

After 6 rounds, playing Bd. 4 for Canada, IM Eric Hansen of Alberta had 4.5/6 pts. He is on track for a GM Norm at the moment. Here is an interview he gave:

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The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 4/12 – Toronto Labour Day Open Results.

Played Sept. 1-3 at Hart House, U of T, it attracted the largest turnout in recent history: 156! Here were the top Open Section finishers:

1 / 2 – 4.5/6 pts. – FM Aman Hambleton; IM Tomas Krnan.
3/5 – 4 pts. – IM Artiom Samsonkin; IM Peter Vavrak; FM Roman Sapozhnikov.

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The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 2/12 – Milton Summer Active Results.

Date: Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Where: Milton Seniors Activity Centre, 500 Childs Drive, Milton, Ontario
Type: 5 rounds, swiss pairings
TC: 25 minutes each.
- 40 players



1st – Razvan Preotu 4 pts - $100
2nd/3rd – Doug Bailey & Erwin Casareno 3.5 pts - $50 each

U1800 section

A three way tie with 4 pts, trophies were decided on tiebreak: performance of opposition.
John Erickson $35 + 1st place trophy
David Bendl $35 + 2nd place trophy
Tony Bohan Bao $35 + 3rd place trophy

Recreational section

Andrei Korcsak 5 pts - 1st place trophy
Anirudh Sodhi 4 pts – 2nd place trophy
Naren Sothinathan 3 pts – 3rd place trophy (on tiebreak)

There was a 6 way tie for 3rd. The other 5 with 3 pts were Shesan Balachandran, Elijah Lopez, Vaanie Kathirkamar, Henushan Balachandran, and Janani Kathirkamar.

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The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 1/12 – IM Eric Hansen.

Canadian IM Eric Hansen recently continued his string of excellent results, after sharing the 5th place in the World Junior Championship in Athens in early-August. Possibly encouraged with the presence of his trainer IM Miodrag Perunovic, Eric performed splendidly at the Isthmia tournament in Greece ( playing there as a tune-up for the Olympiad ), beating the strong GM Ioannis Nikolaidis in the last round with black pieces, to finish equal first (2nd on tie-break) and claim his first GM norm ! He played 5 GM's.
Congratulations Eric!! GM title coming up soon!

( partly adapted from Susan Polgar blog )

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 31/12 – Toronto Labour Day Open.

Starts Tomorrow!

September 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Sat, Sun, Mon).
Debates & Music Rooms, 2nd floor( for Saturday), & Great Hall ( Sun. & Mon. ), Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle.

Style: 6 round Swiss in 4 sections: Open & U2200 (FIDE Rated), U1900 & U1600.
Rounds: 10am & 4pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Time Control: 120 mins + 30 sec increment for Open & U2200 Sections; 30 moves in 90 minutes, with 1 hr added after move 30 for U1900 & U1600 Sections
Registration: after August 30th - not guaranteed to be paired Round 1.
In advance (arrival by August 30th) by mail to:
Hart House Chess Club – 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
Make cheque payable to Hart House Chess Club. No postdated cheques please.
Email registration to (by August 30th – otherwise considered late). Email registrants must arrive onsite before 9:30am
September 1st to pay or will be charged onsite fee.
Membership: Registrants must be current CFC members or bring payment prior to playing.
Entry Fees: $70 in advance, $90 cash only on site. Extra $20 to play up each section.
FREE for players new to CFC rated tournaments
Discounts:$10 less for juniors (born after Sept 1st, 1994), seniors (60+), women, FM’s and University of Toronto students (show ID card). One discount per player.
FREE for IMs & WGM’s before August 25th, $60 afterwards, $80 on-site.
Byes:Maximum of 2 in rounds 1-4 if requested in advance.
Hart House: 10 minute walk Southeast from St. George subway station or 5 minute walk Southwest from Museum subway station.

PRIZES: $7,000
(Based on 140 players)
1st place in Open Section - $1000 minimum Guaranteed!
Prize distribution
Open U2300 U2200 U1900 U1600 Team
1 $1400 $350 $500 $500 $500 $400
2 $1000 ....... $350 $350 $350
3 $700 ....... $200 $200 $200

Other Info: Please bring chess sets and clocks.
For parking and access information please visit our website.
Organizer: Alex Ferreira, Hart House Chess Club
Arbiters: Chief Arbiter: Geordie Derraugh, Deputy Arbiter: Bryan Lamb

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator