Canada-Ottawa Open 2012-10 19th-21st

The National Capital Open was held in 3 sections. Qn and Plotkin shared first place with 4/5 in the Open section.

2012 National Capital Open: Open Section
1 Zi Yi [joey] Qin  2453     4.0 Tied 1-2 for $300
3 Victor Plotkin     2335     4.0 Tied 1-2 for $300
(17 players)

2012 National Capital Open: U1900

5 Ryan Yang 1800              4.0 First $200
8 Herb Langer 1773            3.0 Tied 2-3rd $87.50
10 Steven Dale                    3.0 Tied 2-3rd $87.50
(13 players)

2012 National Capital Open: U1600
2 John If Lukezich 1432          5.0 First $125
4 Curtis Barlow Wilkes 1307  4.0 Second $75
(7 players)

Here is an interesting ending from the tournament

Plotkin Victor (CAN) (2335) – Sun Mike (1928) [B22]
2012 National Capital Open/U2200 Ottawa (Canada) (3), 20.10.2012

Position 1
White is trying to make progress in an equal postion. How should white try for the win?

White to play

Position 2
The action has heated up. White has just played 52.Kb3. White has an extra pawn but black has the more active king in this sharp position. How should black continue?

Posted on October 26, 2012, in Canada. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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