Varsity Chess Team

The members of U of T’s Varsity Chess Team qualify through a competitive 5-round chess tournament, held annually in late September or in early October. The 2017-18 Varsity Chess Team is made up of the following students (by order of CFC rating):

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  FM Nikita Gusev
CFC Rating: 2372
1st Year Masters in Engineering
Age: 22

 

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FM Mike Ivanov
CFC Rating: 2361
1st Year Masters in Education Program
Age: 22

 

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Jim Zhao
CFC Rating: 2272
4th Year Computer Engineering
Age: 22

 

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Zehn Nasir
CFC Rating: 2261
2nd Year Psychology
Age: 19

 

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Team Captain Panayoti Tsialas
FIDE Rating: 2057
1st Year SJD in Law
Age: 27

 

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Leslie Tang

CFC Rating: 1795
3rd Year Math
Age: 20

 

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Seiji Nakagawa
CFC Rating: 1775
Age: 23

 

 
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Andy Liao

CFC Rating: 1671
3rd Year Civil Engineering
Age: 21