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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Montreal Open 2013 Rd2-GM Sambuev

[Thanks to Hugh Brodie for posting the game on Chesstalk]

Standings Rd3-Chess Results
GM Sambuev leads with 3/3 so far. He won a nice game against the solid Reti in round 2, playing against hanging pawns.

More About Montreal


Rg.NameFEDELOPoints
1Sambuev BatorCAN25623
2Qin ZiyiCAN23332.5
Chiku-Ratte Olivier-KentaCAN22632.5
Beaulieu EricCAN22522.5
Masse HuguesCAN21692.5
6Hebert JeanCAN24212
Kleinman MichaelCAN22922
Nicula MariusCAN21842
Prahov ValentinCAN21352
Zhu Hong RuiCAN20662
11Ibrahim AnthonyCAN21571.5
Libersan ThierryCAN21431.5
Khashper ArkadyCAN21341.5
Nikulich OleksandrCAN21171.5
Trahan DanielCAN21151.5
Cardona MisaelCAN21091.5
Robichaud LouisCAN20831.5
Yu Zong YangCAN20701.5
Lopez Linares Lizandro FernandCAN20591.5
Le Duin ThierryCAN20151.5
Luo Zhao YangCAN19811.5
Bouchard Jean-MarcCAN19791.5
Sprumont OscarCAN19641.5
Barre MichelCAN19561.5
25Zhou QiyuCAN20071
Nunez OmarCAN19931
Cvetkovic SiméonCAN19641
Langlois-Remillard AlexisCAN19411
29Dumont FélixCAN21440.5
Vidal LiewellynCAN21020.5
Poulin MathieuCAN20800.5
Corriveau PhilippeCAN20480.5
Gueorguiev ValentinCAN18870.5
34Sarrazin-Gendron RomanCAN20200


Nicula,Marius (2184) - Sambuev,Bator (2562)
Reti-Slav w/Bg4[D11]
Montreal op (2), 07.09.2013

Position 1
White wanted to chase off Be4 with the last move 29.f3. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play


29.f3

Friday, September 6, 2013

28th Metropolitan GM 2013-IM Panjwani(CAN)

TWIC 982: Final Standings-Report Chess.com
GM Moradiabadi(IRI) and IM Sevillano shared first with 6/9. IM Panjwani finished with 2/9.

Report by Alejandro Ruiz, Jr.
The 28th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational began August 13th in downtown Los Angeles as seasoned Grandmasters and promising young talent pressed their clocks and began a six day, nine Round Robin Grandmaster norm event. 

The tournament was held on the 8th floor of California Market Center at the heart and center of the Los Angeles fashion district. 

More on the Los Angeles Fashion District 
KAT of KAT TALES TV takes you on a quick tour of the famous Fashion District in down town Los Angeles. From shoes, accessories, jeans, dresses, fabric and more, the L.A. Fashion District has it all. Shot by KAT TALES TV.

Participating players included GM Elshan Moradiabadi (Iran), GM Melikset Khachiyan (USA), GM Enrico Sevillano (USA), IM Zhanibek Amanov (Kazakhstan), IM Andranik Matikozyan (Armenia), IM Raja Panjwani (Canada), IM Darwin Yang (USA), IM Victor C Shen (USA), FM Joel Banawa (USA), and FM Yian Liou (USA).(See full report)

PlayerFIDE1234567890Total
1Moradiabadi,E2547*½½1½1½½1½6
2Sevillano,E2484½*½11½½½½16
3Khachiyan,M2508½½*½½1½½1½5.5
4Yang,Dar248000½*11½½½15
5Shen,V2415½0½0*011115
6Banawa,Joe23480½001*½1½14.5
7Liou,Y2402½½½½0½*0½14
8Matikozian,A2475½½½½001*½03.5
9Amanov,Z23610½0½0½½½*13.5
10Panjwani,R2413½0½000010*2


Panjwani,R (2413) - Matikozian,A (2475)
King’s Indian Defence Classical..ed[E94]
28th Metropolitan GM 2013
Los Angeles USA (2), 14.08.2013

Position 1
White has two active rooks. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play


34..Rxc4

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Nimzo-Indian 7.Bg5 c5[E32]-IM Hambleton(CAN)

TWIC 982
Follow IM Hambleton on his website. Hambleton has recently moved to Valencia and played in the Sants Open. Here is his tough rd8 game.

IM Hambleton with the Stanley Cup

Hambleton,A (2500) - Filippov,An UZB (2630)
Nimzo-Indian 7.Bg5 c5[E32]
15th Sants Open 2013 
Barcelona ESP (8.3), 30.08.2013

Position 1
White continued the attempted attack with 35.Bh6+ but got nowhere. However, white was already lost.

White to Play

34..Rxb3

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

15th Sants Open 2013 Rd6-GM Hansen(CAN)

TWIC 982
Sants Open-Official Site
GM Hansen finished with a modest 6.5/10 while GM Adhiban(IND) took clear first with 8.5/10. 

More About Sants-Carnaval de Sants, Barcelona 2013
España, Cataluña, Barcelona, carnaval de Sants, plaza de Sants, 09/02/13.



Hansen,Eric (2584) - Lorenzo de la Riva,L (2449)
Sicilian 3.Bb5 e6[B30]
15th Sants Open 2013
Barcelona ESP (6.6), 28.08.2013

Position 1
White has the bishop pair and the move. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play


18..Nd4

28th Metropolitan GM 2013-IM Panjwani(CAN)

Final Standings-Report Chess.com
GM Moradiabadi(IRI) and IM Sevillano shared first with 6/9. IM Panjwani finished with 2/9.

Report by Alejandro Ruiz, Jr.
The 28th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational began August 13th in downtown Los Angeles as seasoned Grandmasters and promising young talent pressed their clocks and began a six day, nine Round Robin Grandmaster norm event. 

The tournament was held on the 8th floor of California Market Center at the heart and center of the Los Angeles fashion district. 

Participating players included GM Elshan Moradiabadi (Iran), GM Melikset Khachiyan (USA), GM Enrico Sevillano (USA), IM Zhanibek Amanov (Kazakhstan), IM Andranik Matikozyan (Armenia), IM Raja Panjwani (Canada), IM Darwin Yang (USA), IM Victor C Shen (USA), FM Joel Banawa (USA), and FM Yian Liou (USA).(See full report)


PlayerFIDE1234567890Total
1Moradiabadi,E2547*½½1½1½½1½6
2Sevillano,E2484½*½11½½½½16
3Khachiyan,M2508½½*½½1½½1½5.5
4Yang,Dar248000½*11½½½15
5Shen,V2415½0½0*011115
6Banawa,Joe23480½001*½1½14.5
7Liou,Y2402½½½½0½*0½14
8Matikozian,A2475½½½½001*½03.5
9Amanov,Z23610½0½0½½½*13.5
10Panjwani,R2413½0½000010*2

Monday, September 2, 2013

Toronto Chess News Issue # 2-1 September 2, 2013-Ready!

Toronto Chess News(for download)


Editor Bob Armstrong

Issue # 2-1 of September 2, 2013, is 99 pages, and contains the following:

Articles, etc.

TCN’s First Birthday!
FIDE Sept. 1, 2013 Regular Rating List ( Open/Women )
Malmsten on Chess – Chess at the CNE Part 4: Levy–Computer Match 1978
Canadian Olympiad Team Selection Ratings – National
Canadian Olympiad Team Selection Ratings – Women’s
FIDE Sept. 1, 2013 Regular Rating List – Canadian Rankings ( Open/Women )
The “Games of the Century” Series: The Botvinnik Immortal Game
Teaching Classic Games of Chess – Calculating a Forcing Line
Ken’s Chess Trivia
TCN Readers’ Chess “Sightings”
TCN Readers Have Questions
TCN Readers’ Feedback
TCN’s “Readers’ Opinion” Column

Tournament Reports
FIDE World Chess Cup
Barcelona Sants Tournament – Grp. A
North American Youth Chess Championships
U.S. Masters
Toronto Labour Day Open
Kitchener-Waterloo Labour Day Open

Organizations with News Reports
Chess Federation of Canada ( CFC )
Greater Toronto Chess League ( GTCL )
Scarborough Chess Club ( SCC )
Aurora Chess Club
Hamilton City Chess Club
Kitchener-Waterloo Chess Club

Tournament Notices
Campbellville Summer Active
Aurora Fall Open
Battle of Toronto II


Community Bulletin Board             

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sants Open 2013 Rd10 Final Standings-GM Spraggett(CAN); GM Hansen(CAN); IM Hambleton(CAN)

Final Standings-Chess Results/Official Site
GM Adhiban(IND) took clear first with 8.5/10. Top Canadian was GM Spraggett with 7/10. GM Hansen had 6.5/10. IM Hambleton had 6/10.

Video from Official Site



Battle stations!
Photo-Gallery

Rk.NameFEDRtgPts.
1GMAdhiban B.IND25678.5
2GMCori JorgePER25698
3GMPotkin VladimirRUS26478
4GMGustafsson JanGER26198
5IMFirat BurakTUR24168
6GMBruzon Batista LazaroCUB26987.5
7GMHillarp Persson TigerSWE25297.5
8GMBurmakin VladimirRUS25657.5
9GMEsen BarisTUR25597.5
10GMAroshidze LevanGEO25657.5
11GMVocaturo DanieleITA25497.5
12GMCruz CristhianPER24987.5
13IMArribas Lopez AngelESP24947.5
14GMAlsina Leal DanielESP25387
15GMIturrizaga EduardoVEN26607
16GMFilippov AntonUZB26307
17GMOrtiz Suarez Isan ReynaldoCUB26097
18IMGuerra Mendez Jose AngelCUB25167
19FMVittorino Carlo GiovanniCOL22967
20IMLorenzo De La Riva LazaroESP24497
21GMSpraggett KevinCAN25687
22GMVila Gazquez XavierESP24617
23IMKjartansson GudmundurISL24347
24GMPopilski GilISR25087
25IMMascaro March PedroESP24217
26WGMGoryachkina AleksandraRUS24097
27IMValdes Romero LeonardoCRC24406.5
28IMBailet PierreFRA24746.5
29GMHansen EricCAN25846.5
30IMPardo Simon DavidESP24416.5
31FMPile RichardFRA23756.5
32IMWehmeier Stefan Dr.GER24336.5
33IMPrasca Sosa RafaelVEN24266.5
34GMKulaots KaidoEST25816.5
35FMHernando Rodrigo Julio AntoniESP23276.5
36IMAloma Vidal RobertESP24106.5
37IMKalegin EvgenijRUS24176.5
38Timmermans MarkNED22876.5
39WGMCori T. DeysiPER24346.5
40Malka SamuelFRA21706.5
41Aryan ChopraIND21476.5
42GMCabrera AlexisESP25446.5
43FMSantos Latasa JaimeESP24366.5
44IMD`costa Lorin A RENG24086.5
45Rudakov AleksandrRUS21826.5
46Pedini DarioITA22236.5
47IMVidarte Morales ArturoESP23516.5
48Diaz Velandia Jose ManuelVEN22846.5
49IMGonzalez Rodriguez Jorge A.COL23726.5
50FMLamorelle JulienFRA23116.5
51FMGoriatchkin JouriRUS23316.5
52Gonzalez Valero JulioESP22746.5
53IMMassoni MichaelFRA23456.5

Sants Open 2013 Rd9 Standings-GMs Hansen(CAN) and Spraggett(CAN); IM Hambleton(CAN)

Standings-Chess Results
GMs Burmakin and Adhiban share the lead with 7.5/9.
GMs Hansen(CAN) and Spraggett(CAN) have 6/9. IM Hambleton(IM) has 5.5/9

There is one more round to play.

Thinking hard

General action

Rk.NameFEDRtgPts.
1GMBurmakin VladimirRUS25657.5
2GMAdhiban B.IND25677.5
3GMIturrizaga EduardoVEN26607
4GMGustafsson JanGER26197
5IMGuerra Mendez Jose AngelCUB25167
6GMFilippov AntonUZB26307
7GMCori JorgePER25697
8IMFirat BurakTUR24167
9GMPotkin VladimirRUS26477
10FMVittorino Carlo GiovanniCOL22967
11IMLorenzo De La Riva LazaroESP24497
12GMHillarp Persson TigerSWE25296.5
13GMVocaturo DanieleITA25496.5
14GMAroshidze LevanGEO25656.5
15GMBruzon Batista LazaroCUB26986.5
16GMEsen BarisTUR25596.5
17IMValdes Romero LeonardoCRC24406.5
18IMBailet PierreFRA24746.5
19GMKulaots KaidoEST25816.5
20IMKalegin EvgenijRUS24176.5
21IMWehmeier Stefan Dr.GER24336.5
22GMCruz CristhianPER24986.5
23FMHernando Rodrigo Julio AntoniESP23276.5
24Pedini DarioITA22236.5
25GMPopilski GilISR25086.5
26IMMascaro March PedroESP24216.5
27IMArribas Lopez AngelESP24946.5
28GMOrtiz Suarez Isan ReynaldoCUB26096
29GMHansen EricCAN25846
30FMColon Garcia EnriqueESP23806
31FMPile RichardFRA23756
32Timmermans MarkNED22876
33IMPardo Simon DavidESP24416
34IMAloma Vidal RobertESP24106
35IMKjartansson GudmundurISL24346
36WGMCori T. DeysiPER24346
37Aryan ChopraIND21476
38GMAlsina Leal DanielESP25386
39Malka SamuelFRA21706
40GMCabrera AlexisESP25446
41FMSantos Latasa JaimeESP24366
42GMVila Gazquez XavierESP24616
43GMSpraggett KevinCAN25686
44WGMGoryachkina AleksandraRUS24096
45IMD`costa Lorin A RENG24086
46Sturt Raven MUSA23106
47IMPerpinya Rofes Lluis MariaESP24036
48Lacroix RomainFRA21736
49FMArias Boo GuillermoESP23526
50FMLamorelle JulienFRA23116
51FMGoriatchkin JouriRUS23316
52IMHuerga Leache MikelESP24335.5
53IMHambleton AmanCAN25005.5
54IMPrasca Sosa RafaelVEN24265.5
55GMMunoz Pantoja MiguelESP24565.5
56FMGodart FrancoisBEL23615.5
57Rudakov AleksandrRUS21825.5
58FMPons Carreras DavidESP23225.5
59IMGual Pascual AntonioESP24685.5
60Garcia-Castany Musellas Gal.LESP20215.5
61IMVidarte Morales ArturoESP23515.5
62Corriguelas Armillas FredericESP19925.5
63Diaz Velandia Jose ManuelVEN22845.5
64IMAsis Gargatagli HipolitoESP24745.5
65Kvetny MarkGER22395.5
66Le Goff DamienFRA22305.5
67IMPulvett DanielVEN24155.5
68MKDiaz Camallonga CarlesESP22165.5
69FMAlcaraz Ortega JavierESP23505.5
70MKSerra Pages JordiESP22265.5
71IMGonzalez Rodriguez Jorge A.COL23725.5
72Mayo Casademont MartiESP22165.5
73Ballester Llagaria Luis EduarESP22645.5
74MKAmores Gago JavierESP21745.5
75MKRojano Alfonso CarlosESP22335.5
76Gonzalez Valero JulioESP22745.5
77Bouget AlexandreFRA22785.5