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  • #46
    Thanks to Aris and team for organizing this tournament. Great venue and lots of efforts put in by the team.

    Although it is only round 1 so far, i felt that this will be a great tournament handled by Canada top 3 arbiters.

    It is a great pity for those who can't make it to this tournament ( really ) .......

    Cheers to Chess in Canada

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    • #47
      Congratulations to Joshua Doknjas for the best start ever for a number 18 seed! Win against GM Bareev and draw against IM Samsomkin. May you continue in that vein and get the IM title!

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Gary Hua View Post
        Thanks to Aris and team for organizing this tournament. Great venue and lots of efforts put in by the team.

        Although it is only round 1 so far, i felt that this will be a great tournament handled by Canada top 3 arbiters.

        It is a great pity for those who can't make it to this tournament ( really ) .......

        Cheers to Chess in Canada
        Gary, thank you for the kind words!

        Things seem to be going well, and the continuing extending hospitality from the hotel continues to impress.

        Our U2200 section will now probably be an odd number of players for the rest of the tournament, so we could really use a strong local player - you could get 6 free rated rounds!
        If interested, please email/text me as soon as feasible. Round 4 pairings probably ready by 9pm-10pm.

        Thanks, arismarghetis at rogers dot com

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Victor Plotkin View Post
          Yes, it's a Zonal. The winner qualifies for the next World Cup. Norm/title opportunities are the same for every Zonal since 2015:

          1. 1st equal - IM title.

          2. 2nd or 3rd - IM norm.

          3. 65% (6 points) - FM title.

          4. 50% (4.5 points) - CM title.
          Is there a playoff for one FM title, or do all the players with 6 points get one?

          I wondered how many players have obtained fide titles from the Canadian Closed. In the modern era of Swiss events, there have been 44 players (19%) who have scored 6 and most already were titled. Trying to figure it out from David Cohen's research at www.canadianchess.info

          IM Titles from Canadian Closed
          (3 players got the IM title for 6 pts in 1999:
          David Ross 1999
          Michael Schleifer 1999
          Thanh Nha Duong 1999

          Arthur Calugar 2011
          Eric Lawson 2004
          Vicente Lee Jr. 2006 (6.5 points)
          Nikolay Noritsyn 2007
          Jonathan Tayar 2009
          Richard Wang 2012

          FM titles from Canadian Closed
          Aman Hambleton 2009
          David Herder 2002
          Louise Jiang 2009
          Nikita Gusev 2012
          Eric Lawson 2002
          Christian Stevens 2004

          (In 1999 it looks like top players with 4.5 points got FM titles
          Nigel Fullbrook 1999
          Hans Jung 1999
          Marat Khassanov 1999
          Stephen Glinert 1999
          Ioan Crisan 1999

          Others with 6/9 who haven't won the FM title (Lost playoff as only two awarded):
          Robert J. Gardner 2002
          Dale Haessel 2006
          Robert Patterson 2002
          Jeff Reeve 2002
          Sergei Sokourinski 2002

          Last edited by Erik Malmsten; Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019, 04:58 PM. Reason: Added FMs Herder and Hambleton

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          • #50
            So did anyone manage an FM title?

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            • #51
              GM Hambleton and IM Noritsyn had the same points (6.5). Do they playoff for 2/3?

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Hans Jung View Post
                So did anyone manage an FM title?
                Nope. Too tough opposition. Zachery Dukic, who defeated GM Kaiqui Yang, needed to draw his last round game with an IM. He will get lots of rating points.

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                • #53
                  He sure had a good position coming out of the opening against IM Samsomkin.

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                  • #54
                    One thing for sure, theres got to be some aching heads in Kingston right about now.

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                    • #55
                      Nobody earned the FM title (6/9)

                      There were multiple people with 4.5+ who got CM: Zachary Dukic, Sergey Noritsyn, Rejean Tremblay, Max Rusonik, Ananda Saha, Hugues Masse, Hou Ji Yao, and William Li. Congratulations!

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Jeffrey Xu View Post
                        Nobody earned the FM title (6/9)

                        There were multiple people with 4.5+ who got CM: Zachary Dukic, Sergey Noritsyn, Rejean Tremblay, Max Rusonik, Ananda Saha, Hugues Masse, Hou Ji Yao, and William Li. Congratulations!

                        Although the big guns dominated the top of the crosstable, the lower players could get personal victories in terms of upsets and rating gains.

                        Zachery Dukic (defeating GM Yang) had the highest performance rating over his FIDE rating. And he had played in Italy and Philadelphia in the last year. But his performance rating was below his CFCs.

                        Joshua Doknjas (defeating GM Bareev) had his performance rating higher than his CFCs, as were Tremblay and Saha.

                        Réjean Tremblay score with FMs was +2=3-0, Tyler Tanaka scored even against FMs +1=3-1. Several of the players had their FIDE rating way below their CFC, and so we would expect them to be among those who gained the most FIDE rating points.


                        performance rating/FIDE rating/(CFC rating)
                        Dukic, Zachary 2362 2167 (2376)
                        Rusonik, Max 2075 1900 (2211)
                        Doknjas, Joshua 2375 2203 (2320)
                        Tremblay, Réjean 2305 2146 (2246)
                        Saha, Ananda 2271 2073 (2228)
                        Yao, Houji 2165 2018 (2213)
                        Munro, Allan 2157 2019 (2214)
                        Plotkin, Mark 2443 2326 (2490)
                        Noritsyn, Sergey 2274 2159 (2294)
                        Tanaka, Tyler 2141 2067 (2232)
                        Li, William 2163 2096 (2291)
                        Noritsyn, Nikolay 2555 2489 (2620)
                        Wiebe, Isaac 2112 2053 (2286)

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Erik Malmsten View Post

                          Others with 6/9 who haven't won the FM title (Lost playoff or non-zonal year? Minimum rating requirement?):
                          Robert J. Gardner 2002
                          Dale Haessel 2006
                          David Herder 2002
                          Robert Patterson 2002
                          Jeff Reeve 2002
                          Sergei Sokourinski 2002

                          The regulations at the time were different: 2/3 or better result for an IM and 50% or better for an FM, with the stricture for an open Swiss that only one IM and two FM titles were available. In 2002 Stephen Glinert earned the IM, Dave Herder and Eric Lawson the FM.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Stephen Wright View Post

                            The regulations at the time were different: 2/3 or better result for an IM and 50% or better for an FM, with the stricture for an open Swiss that only one IM and two FM titles were available. In 2002 Stephen Glinert earned the IM, Dave Herder and Eric Lawson the FM.
                            Hello Stephen, if I remember correctly, in 2002 Pascal Charbonneau beat Kevin Spraggett to become Champion. Recently I was discussing that tournament. As I'll be visiting Victoria next month, I was talking about Lynn Stringer (who was the Chief Arbiter, in 2002). I miss that nice little lady.

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                            • #59
                              Huge congrats to Mark Plotkin who managed the IM norm despite having to overcome his own creative openings and the pressure of hundreds of students watching at home :) Looking forward to seeing the last norm!

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                              • #60
                                Yeah, he did indeed leave his Mark on this event,
                                even outdoing Senior's Plot- for his -kin!
                                (groan:)

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