Canadian GM Hansen,E into the World Cup
Mar del Plata 2012 :
‘The banana ate the monkey’– Chessbase News
Canadian GM Hansen,E qualifies for the World Cup. Hansen scored a GM norm in the recent Olympiad and also won this year’s Canadian Open Championship for a highly sucessful year so far.
As he later explained, with nothing to lose (his description), the tension lifted and he played at his most relaxed. He by no means rolled over Flores, but a late mistake by Diego when both were down to a minute, cost him the game, and Eric Hansen had pulled off the miracle, coming from behind and becoming the last and least expected qualifier.
The banana ate the monkey.’-From Chessbase.com
Final standings after eleven rounds
Rk Tit Name Fed Rtg Pts TB rtg+/-
1 GM Granda Zuniga Julio E PER 2647 8.5 73.5 3.8
2 GM Shabalov Alexander USA 2570 8.5 71.0 9.3
3 GM Flores Diego ARG 2598 8.5 71.0 2.4
4 IM Hansen Eric CAN 2527 8.5 68.5 7.8
5 GM Kaidanov Gregory S USA 2587 8.5 67.0 5.9
Felgaer,R (2579) – Hansen,Eric (2527) [C18]
7th Americas Continental 2012 Mar del Plata ARG (11.5), 21.10.2012
GM Hansen,E(black) to play against GM Felgaer managed to survive the storm and went on to win a clutch game in a topical French Winawer line.