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  • 2022 Toronto Blitz Championship

    Annex Chess Club (ACC) will host the 2022 Toronto Blitz Championship on Monday, August 22nd at 918 Bathurst Street, M5R 3GS.

    The event will consist of 7 double rounds with a time control of 3 minutes / 2 seconds increment, and will start at 6pm.

    Pre-registration is open for ACC members tonight (Monday, June 27th), at the club's front desk. Please see George.

    Open registration will be available online starting on Tuesday, June 28th at noon. Registrations will be limited to 80 players, so don't delay if you want to secure your seat! Discounts are available for ACC members, earlybirds, juniors, seniors and women players.

    ACC sent the first invitation to IM Artiom Samsonkin in recognition of his contribution to the chess community by saving the Ottawa norm tournament. ACC is also very proud to welcome the winner AND the runner up of the World Senior Blitz Championship: IM Michael Barron & FM Victor Plotkin.

    The following top players have already booked their seats for the event:
    • GM Bator Sambuev
    • WGM Anna Burtasova
    • IM Nikolay Noritsyn
    • IM Ameet Ghasi (UK)
    • IM Artiom Samsonkin
    • IM Sai Krishna (India)
    • IM Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux
    • IM Mark Plotkin
    • IM Michael Barron
    • FM Victor Plotkin
    • FM Michael Humphreys
    • CM Koosha Jaferian
    Here is the link to our ACC Registration site (open from Tuesday, June 28th at noon): https://guestlist.co/events/718266

    We look forward to seeing you at the event.

    Salim Belcadi
    ACC President & Board Chair
    Last edited by Salim Belcadi; Monday, 27th June, 2022, 04:02 PM.

  • #2
    This was a Ted Winick tradition and I'm glad to see it continue!

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    • #3
      Normal registration is now open to everyone on our website. Link: 2022 Toronto Blitz Chess Championship (guestlist.co)

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      • #4
        Registration is now closed for the event. It seems the appetite for blitz was very strong and most of the spots were booked in a few days.

        We have a few more seats reserved for titled players, please contact me directly if you fall in that category and you want to play.
        We will likely add a few more seats as well and open a waiting list in the coming weeks. I will provide updates here and on ACC's Facebook page.

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        • #5
          ACC has now opened a waiting list. The first players to register are likely to play as we are thinking of expanding the capacity to 100.

          Registration Link: 2022 Toronto Blitz Championship | Annex Chess Club | Toronto

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          • #6
            Wow ! The blitz tournament is strong and will be crowded !

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            • #7
              Please post a list of registered players.

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              • #8
                Below is the current list of registered players. I haven't double checked the ratings, apologies if there are any mistakes.
                One third of the players are rated above 2000.

                GM Bator Sambuev, 2511
                WGM Anna Burtasova, 2271
                IM Nikolay Noritsyn, 2567
                IM S. Rodrigue-Lemieux, 2544
                IM Ameet Ghasi, 2526
                IM Artiom Samsonkin, 2521
                IM Mark Plotkin, 2517
                IM Sai Krishna, 2405
                IM Michael Barron, 2242
                FM Victor Plotkin, 2414
                FM Eduardo Teodoro, 2350
                FM Michael Humphreys, 2296
                CM Koosha Jaferian, 2355
                CM William Li, 2265
                NM Geordie Derraugh, 2337
                NM Zehn Nasir, 2211
                NM John K Upper, 2163
                Roman Gavrilin, 2267
                Youhe Huang, 2266
                Fengxi Mao, 2234
                Joshua Terry, 2201
                Mihai Ganea, 2103
                Younan Ishow, 2100
                Raymond Gao, 2092
                Kyrylo Demchenko, 2083
                Nicolae Oancea, 2061
                Eddie Xu, 2035
                Nader Ghanbari, 1958
                Erik Malmsten, 1944
                Vaibhav Bhat, 1890
                Eddie Lu, 1863
                Wade Courson, 1858
                Carina D'Souza, 1854
                Nazareno Merlin, 1816
                Slawek Janicki, 1810
                Albion Kolndreu, 1798
                Daniel Sirkovich, 1773
                Mario Moran-Venegas, 1747
                Mohid Zaka, 1730
                Sahir Abbas, 1713
                Devin Nicholson, 1678
                Ande Li, 1633
                Dimitar Mancevski, 1607
                Shafkat Ali, 1563
                Jakub Perlin, 1551
                Salim Belcadi, 1544
                Frank Helwig, 1517
                Michael D Sharpe, 1509
                Umid Allahverdi, 1421
                Rustam Alimirzoev, 1420
                Jose Escobar, 1414
                Richard Pell, 1414
                Dustin Zhang, 1412
                Bradley Tseng, 1373
                Brendan Chan, 1320
                Lorcan Duffy, 1301
                Nicolas Bonnard, 1284
                Zichuan Chen, 1189
                Charles Lesperance, 1161
                Clark Yu, 1153
                Justin Lim, 1125
                Jude Tuladhar, 1098
                Caleb Langridge, 1053
                Pieter van Gaalen, 1019
                Jordan Burge, 1003
                James Lindop, 955
                Heidi Gay, 911
                Dhruv Murali, 881
                George Flagg, 776
                Maxim Bondarev, 668
                Jordan Cobb-Donahue, 625
                Youssef Ishow, 595
                Milan Lesperance, 567
                Aarya Mehta, 331
                Antoni Frolov, 0
                Edan Armstrong, 0
                Guilherme Osorio Rodrigues, 0
                Ibai Lacunza, 0
                Jordan Chong, 0
                Lucio Amato, 0
                Matteo Pattara, 0

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                (Waiting List)

                April Zhong, 1514
                Ryan Zhong, 1555
                Tony Bao, 1924
                Bingfei Wang, 1917
                Artur Jankobayev, 1155
                Kabeer Sethi, 1667
                Shon Lazarev, 1865
                Leon Noel Merse, 0
                Last edited by Salim Belcadi; Monday, 1st August, 2022, 05:41 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Salim Belcadi View Post
                  ACC has now opened a waiting list. The first players to register are likely to play as we are thinking of expanding the capacity to 100.

                  Registration Link: 2022 Toronto Blitz Championship | Annex Chess Club | Toronto
                  Hello Salim, any news if the capacity will be expanded to 100?

                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    Hi Vincent, the capacity will be expanded to 100, we just confirmed that today :)
                    Right now, players can register by adding their name to the waiting list. We are at 94 players, so not many seats left.

                    The event will also be FIDE rated.

                    Link for registration: 2022 Toronto Blitz Championship | Annex Chess Club | Toronto

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Salim Belcadi View Post
                      Hi Vincent, the capacity will be expanded to 100, we just confirmed that today :)
                      Right now, players can register by adding their name to the waiting list. We are at 94 players, so not many seats left.

                      The event will also be FIDE rated.

                      Link for registration: 2022 Toronto Blitz Championship | Annex Chess Club | Toronto
                      That is great to hear, I managed to register for a waiting list spot yesterday as the previous days it was blocked off. Hopefully I made it into the waiting list. Looking forward to seeing an updated list of players!

                      Thank you

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Vincent. I think you are safe, you are number 14 on the waiting list :)

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                        • #13
                          Registration is now closed for the 2022 Toronto Blitz Championship as we have reached the planned capacity.
                          3 spots are additionally reserved for FIDE-titled players, who may enquire via info@annexchessclub.com.

                          Waiting List players may click Register on the link below to complete payment and secure their seat, using the special code that was emailed to them:

                          2022 Toronto Blitz Chess Championship (guestlist.co)

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