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Ontario Open Chess Championship 2016

Ontario Open Chess Championship 2016The Ontario Open Championship is an annual chess tournament sanctioned by the Ontario Chess Association and held traditionally over the Victoria Day long weekend by one of its four leagues.

This year’s event was held on May 21-23, at the Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst, Toronto.

Over 140 players competed in four sections: Crown, U2200, U1900 and U1600.

IM Nikolay Noritsyn was clear first in the Crown section with 5.0/6 and declared winner of the 2016 Ontario Open Championship. In a three-way tie for second, GM Bator Sambuev, IM Artiom Samsonkin, and FM Yuanchen Zhang finished at 4.5/6.

William Li, a regular Annex player, won the U2200 section with 5.0/6 points. Lali Agbabishvili from Hart House, Sergey Malakhovets, another Annex player, and Younan Ishoo, a newcomer on the Canadian chess scene, finish in a three-way tie for second with 4.5/6.

Scott Cliff and Dorian Kang finished tied for first in the U1900 section with 5.0/6.

Gryn Maksym scored a perfect 6.0/6 to win Under-1600, the biggest section of the tournament with 56 players.

Final standings – Crown:

1 Noritsyn Nikolay 2613 ON – 5
2 Sambuev Bator 2645 QC – 4.5
Samsonkin Artiom 2556 ON – 4.5
Zhang Yuanchen 2334 ON – 4.5
5 Thavandiran Shiyam 2459 ON – 4
Yang Kaiqi 2380 ON – 4
Ivanov Mike 2341 ON – 4
Zhao Jim 2234 ON – 4
9 Plotkin Victor 2415 ON – 3.5
10 Zhou Qiyu 2324 ON – 3
Plotkin Mark 2288 ON – 3
Itkin David 2258 ON – 3
Yu Jonathan 2226 ON – 3
Nasir Pi 2164 ON – 3
Cai Jason 2121 ON – 3
16 Nicholson Matthew 2329 ON – 2.5
Mark Eddie 2292 ON – 2.5
Lei Sean 2231 ON – 2.5
Liang Hairan 2185 ON – 2.5
Fradkin Benjamin 2141 ON – 2.5
Zotkin Daniel 2114 ON – 2.5
22 Yu Wenlu 2111 ON – 2
Whissell Mavros 2105 ON – 2
24 Dougherty Michael 2279 ON – 1.5
Southam David 2222 ON – 1.5
26 Talukdar Rohan 2257 ON – 1
27 Aniunoh Chike (jude) 2218 ON – 0

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