SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Ontario IM Nikolay Noritsyn won the Quebec Open’s top section with a great score of 7 points out of 9 games. Congrats! Enroute to this success, Noritsyn beat gms Cornette, Sambuev, Rozentalis and Bojkov and drew with Kovalyov. Normally this would be good enough for a gm-norm–and probably it is–but I will await the official announcement before congratulating the young IM.