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Nikolay Noritsyn
Number of games in database: 210
Years covered: 2002 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2482 (2483 rapid, 2486 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2582

Overall record: +95 -48 =46 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 21 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B50 B42 B40 B31 B96
 English (15) 
    A16 A13 A10 A15
 French Defense (10) 
    C18 C01 C02 C14 C11
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A46 E10 A40
 Slav (5) 
    D11 D15 D12 D18
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A28 A22 A29
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B30 B32 B42 B39 B23
 Modern Benoni (11) 
    A56 A57 A58
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    E00 A40
 Philidor's Defense (6) 
 Reti System (5) 
 Benko Gambit (5) 
    A57 A58
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Martchenko vs N Noritsyn, 2008 0-1
   A Abdulwahhab vs N Noritsyn, 2008 1/2-1/2
   N Noritsyn vs J Xiong, 2007 1-0
   A Hambleton vs N Noritsyn, 2011 0-1
   S Ademi vs N Noritsyn, 2006 1/2-1/2
   Y Yuan vs N Noritsyn, 2008 0-1
   N Noritsyn vs A Kovalyov, 2012 1/2-1/2
   E Casareno vs N Noritsyn, 2009 0-1
   N Noritsyn vs J Bick, 2007 1-0
   N Noritsyn vs R Lahaye, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   PWC Toronto Open (2009)
   77th Canadian Championship (2004)
   Canadian Closed (2006)
   Canadian Open (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2010 Canadian open by gauer
   2011 Hart House Reading week by gauer

   🏆 PRO League Group Stage
   P Charbonneau vs N Noritsyn (Mar-07-19) 0-1
   Nicolas D Checa vs N Noritsyn (Mar-06-19) 1/2-1/2
   N Noritsyn vs T Bartell (Mar-06-19) 1/2-1/2
   N Noritsyn vs O Barbosa (Mar-06-19) 1-0
   N Noritsyn vs J Skoberne (Feb-21-19) 1-0

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(born May-28-1991, 28 years old) Canada

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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) (Canadian zone site),

(4) (Greater Toronto Chess League - GTCL),

(5) (Ontario Chess Association - OCA),

(6) (South-west Ont. Chess League - SWOCL),

(7) (Canadian 2011 WYCC team),

(8) (Olympiad and team chess chronological catalog),

(9) (GM norm achieved),

(10) (Durban open),


(12) (or gives details about Professional chess league members),

(13) (1st round game analysis of their Dragons team battling the Sopranos),

(14) (or with 2017 Canadian zonal results).

Last updated: 2017-07-01 23:14:45

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 210  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Noritsyn vs S Thavandiran  1-0872002Father's Day openC01 French, Exchange
2. Nickoloff vs N Noritsyn  ½-½172002Thanksgiving opD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. N Noritsyn vs S Thavandiran  1-0312002Geza Fuster memorialC01 French, Exchange
4. S Thavandiran vs N Noritsyn  1-0432003Toronto ClosedC77 Ruy Lopez
5. T Krnan vs N Noritsyn  1-0342004Ontario OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. N Noritsyn vs Jonathan MacDonald  1-028200477th Canadian ChampionshipC66 Ruy Lopez
7. D Tyomkin vs N Noritsyn  1-034200477th Canadian ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
8. N Noritsyn vs S Thavandiran  ½-½110200477th Canadian ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
9. T Kret vs N Noritsyn  ½-½50200477th Canadian ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. N Noritsyn vs R Patterson  ½-½83200477th Canadian ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
11. H Masse vs N Noritsyn  0-130200477th Canadian ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. N Noritsyn vs M Cazelais  1-039200477th Canadian ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
13. R Hamilton vs N Noritsyn  0-162200477th Canadian ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
14. N Noritsyn vs M Bluvshtein  0-134200477th Canadian ChampionshipB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
15. D Filipovich vs N Noritsyn 0-133200477th Canadian ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
16. N Noritsyn vs S Predescu  0-143200477th Canadian ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. D Feoktistov vs N Noritsyn  0-173200477th Canadian ChampionshipD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
18. N Noritsyn vs G Huber  0-140200477th Canadian ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. N Noritsyn vs Igor Ivanov  1-0512005Guelph FuturityC49 Four Knights
20. N Noritsyn vs N Kraiouchkine  1-0302006Canadian OpenC48 Four Knights
21. L Lacau-Rodean vs N Noritsyn  0-1552006Canadian OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
22. N Noritsyn vs T Krnan  0-1402006Montreal Empresa Intl: B groupA35 English, Symmetrical
23. I Krush vs N Noritsyn  1-0532006Montreal Empresa Intl: B groupA56 Benoni Defense
24. N Noritsyn vs T Likavsky  0-1622006Montreal Empresa Intl: B groupB20 Sicilian
25. N Noritsyn vs S Barbeau  0-1722006Montreal Empresa Intl: B groupA16 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-09-07  beatles fan: Congratulations! Canadian closed champion 2007. Thats really impressive. I remember when you chused my 1600 freind after he had performed well s o far.
Dec-28-07  HardDazedKnight: Nikolai is one of Canada's rising chess stars. It was my great pleasure to meet him at the Chess CA Open in Guelph, Ontario back in September. He performed brilliantly, placing second behind GM Bator Sambuev.
May-04-08  Elxiddicus: Congratulations on a perfect 9-0 score at the Canadian Closed 2008 (a round robin)!
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  Eggman: <<Congratulations on a perfect 9-0 score at the Canadian Closed 2008!>>

??? Surely you are referring to the TORONTO Closed 2008.

Jul-26-08  timhortons: im watching him on the ongoing canadian open 2008 here in montreal and i was looking for a chance to take his picture, but he know for these past few days im wandering around the tournament hall lookin for chances of shot and hes stern looks keeps me distant.
Aug-25-08  ravel5184:
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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the Canadian Open 10-18 July 2010:

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  wordfunph: IM Nikolay Noritsyn wins the Quebec Open 2011

May-28-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, IM Noritsyn!


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  Penguincw: Hooray! Nikolay Noritsyn remains the only player perfect at the 2014 Durban Open (4/4). There are 14 GMs and 5 IMs (excluding himself) at the tournament. There are 7 players rated higher than his 2449.

So far at the tournament, he's faced one unrated player, one untitled player, a FM and a GM (Sandro Mareco, who he beat with black). This has gained him 11.3 points. Tomorrow, he'll face Axel Rombaldoni with white.

I don't know how many GM norms he already has, nor if this tournament will give him one, but so far, so good!

Sep-22-14  BIDMONFA: Nikolay Noritsyn


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  Penguincw: Update: Noritsyn ends up with 7/11 (3/7) to wind up in a 10 way tie for 9th (11th after tiebreaks). However, he was not the top performing Candadian in the field: that honour goes to GM Eric Hansen, who beat IM Noritsyn in the last round to wind up at 7.5/11, yet lost 6.6 points. The only other Canadian is FM Andrew Peredun at 6/11 (+1), but lost 20.

Despite his strong performance, which includes a gain of 11.4 points, I don't think this tournament qualifies as a GM norm, due to the overall strength. His TPR is just 2419, even though he's rated 2449 and gained nearly a dozen rating points. :| Nevertheless, congratz. :)

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  Penguincw: Huge win for Nikolay Noritsyn at the Canadian Chess Championship, as he beats leader Bator Sambuev, and is now in sole 2nd with 6/8, half a point behind the leader.
Sep-28-18  gauer: Nice job so far with 4/4 after 5 rounds. The possibility arises in the 6th round that he meets his 1st GM from the host country’s team at this Olympiad - good luck in the 2nd half to team Canada.
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  PhilFeeley: No GM norms yet? His rating is high enough.
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