An IM, he achieved a perfect 9/9 score in the 2008 Toronto Invitational Championship, surpassing a 1983 result by Lawrence Day in the city's history. He also scored 7.5 in 9 games for clear 2nd (surpassing six grandmasters - the exception being first place finisher GM Luke McShane of Britain) in the 2010 Canadian Open.
Nikolay entered the top-10 listing of (active) Canadian players in 2011, capturing 1st with 7/9 in the Quebec open (9), winning the Toronto Thanksgiving open with 5.5/6, tying for 1st-3rd (scoring 5/6 without any losses) with Igor Divljan and Tomas Krnan at the Labour Day classic in Toronto, and again for 1st-3rd with Roman Sapozhnikov and Michael Kleinman at the Guelph Fall ProAm (during the 4th round, his only loss in this tournament netted him 4/5, after defeating his latter opponent of the previous round).
Although opening with a streak of 6 straight wins in 9 rounds, no losses, and a win against the eventual champion, he became runner-up to 2017 Canadian zonal champion GM Sambuev after a rapid-play tie-breaker match set them into extra rounds to decide share of 1st-2nd overall(14).
Team play / Coaching experience
Nikolay signed on with the Toronto Dragons(12) professional chess league near the end of 2016 (which includes Free-agents Bator Sambuev and Thomas Roussel-Roozmon (they do not live close enough to Toronto's suburban area) signed on to their Toronto Dragons(12) team, which includes Gergely Szabo, Kaiqi Yang, Arthur Calugar, Michael Song, Shiyam Thavandiran, Raja Panjwani, Razvan Preotu as well as himself), having experience in teaching private lessons for Strategy Games (1, 2) and the Roman Pelts Chess Academy and in 2011, when he coached a portion of the 40 players for Canada at the (November 17th-27th) World Youth Chess Championship in Brazil (7), including his brother Sergey, who won the Canadian Youth U8 chess championship with 6.5/7.
After winning the Reading Week open with 5.5/6 at the U of Toronto's Grand Hall at Hart House in 2012, their coach Nikolay was back at the 2014 World Youth chess championship, but also simultaneously played the Durban open tournament (10) in South Africa (finishing behind fellow coach and Canadian champion Eric Hansen with 7/11).
His total Olympiad score (8) is 16.5/25 at: Olympiad (2008) (finishing with 6/8), 4.5/8 (a draw and 4 wins) at the Chess Olympiad (2010) and 3rd board at Chess Olympiad (2012) finishing with 6/9 (5 wins and 2 draws) in Turkey.
References / Sources
(1) Wikipedia article: Chess'n Math Association,
(3) http://chess.ca/noritsyn-nikolay (Canadian zone site),
(4) http://torontochess.org/drupal/ (Greater Toronto Chess League - GTCL),
(5) http://www.chessontario.com/ (Ontario Chess Association - OCA),
(6) http://chess.servegame.com/swocl/ne... (South-west Ont. Chess League - SWOCL),
(7) http://wycc2011canada.blogspot.com/ (Canadian 2011 WYCC team),
(8) http://www.olimpbase.org (Olympiad and team chess chronological catalog),
(9) http://chess-results.com/tnr53627.a... (GM norm achieved),
(10) http://chess-results.com/tnr143577.... (Durban open),
(12) https://www.facebook.com/todragonsc... (or https://www.chess.com/member/proche... gives details about Professional chess league members),
(13) https://www.chess.com/blog/TorontoD... (1st round game analysis of their Dragons team battling the Sopranos),
(14) http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/cccc2017/... (or http://chess-results.com/tnr289291.... with 2017 Canadian zonal results).