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Annex Chess Club Dog Days Tournament

August 14, 2015

The hottest days of summer are known as the "dog days" after the belief that Sirius (the dog star) adds to the heat of the sun.

At Annex Chess Club, we’re celebrating the summer heat with our Dog Days Swiss. The tournament runs from August 17 to September 21.

Players of all ages are participating in the tournament. Accommodating a wide range of chess playing strengths, the tournament is divided into three sections: a “Crown” section for the top players, and two “Reserve” sections for players rated under 1900 and 1500. (Chess players’ ratings are maintained and published by the Chess Federation of Canada.)

Over 50 Toronto chess players are expected for the event, which runs at a pace of one game per week for five weeks. Rounds take place on Monday nights at 918 Bathurst Street, from 7:30 to 11:00 pm.

Using the Swiss pairing system, players are paired in each round with an opponent who has the same score in the tournament.

Tournament games are played at a slow time control of 90 minutes to each player, with 30 seconds added to the clock after each move. At this rate, games typically last two and a half to four hours.

Annex Chess Club always welcomes new members. Players who can’t make it for the first round can still join the tournament in subsequent rounds. Tournaments are held on a regular schedule throughout the year.

Along with the tournament, Annex Chess Club also offers a casual section, a kids’ tournament, and chess classes for kids and adults - all on Monday nights at 918 Bathurst Street.

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