Annex Chess Club What's My Name Swiss
February 3, 2017
Annex Chess Club in Toronto is kicking off a new chess tournament on Monday February 6, 2017, called the "Annex What's My Name Swiss."
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.
The name of the tournament pays homage to the day on February 6, 1967, when Muhammad Ali defeated Ernie Terrell in a 15-round decision, repeatedly asking his opponent Whats my name? during the fight. (Terrell had been calling Ali by his birth name, Cassius Clay, before their match.)
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.)
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 cant 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.
Plus: Chess lecture: At 6:50 Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy is presenting a half-hour lecture on chess miniatures games that end dramatically in less than 25 moves, like first-round knockouts!For more information contact
Annex Chess Club
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