Monthly Archives: December 2012

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd9 Standings

Final Standings
IM Richard Wang is the new Canadian Junior Champion winning with 6.5/9. The tournament was fabulously organized by the Chess and Math Association.

IM Richard Wang
Larry Bevand(r) Executive Director of Chess and Math
(Many great pics)

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Rk. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1 IM Wang Richard 2454 CAN * ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 6.5
2 Qin Zi Yi (joey) 2449 CAN ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 6
3 FM Kleinman Michael 2368 CAN 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5.5
4 Preotu Razvan 2300 CAN 1 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5
FM Jiang Louie 2406 CAN ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 5
6 FM Sapozhnikov Roman 2440 CAN ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 1 4
7 Kraiouchkine Nikita 2351 CAN 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 3.5
8 Song Michael 2322 CAN 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ 0 3.5
9 Szalay Karoly 2392 CAN 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 3.5
10 Chiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta 2187 CAN 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ * 2.5

Here is his rd8 game against FM Kleinman,M.

Wang,Richard(2454)-Kleinman,Michael(2368)
Classical Pirc[B08]
2012–13 Canadian Junior Chess Champions Toronto(8),26.12.2012

Position 1
Black is in a bad way.Bh8 is locked out by white’s pawn chain and Bd7 is restricted by black’s own pawn chain. How should white continue?

White to Play

39…Qa4

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Hastings 2012-13 Rd4 Standings(Partial)

Rd4 Standings Hastingschess
There is a 4-way tie for first with 3.5/4.  IM Panjwani, Raja(CAN) has 2.5/4.

IM Panjwani, Raja(CAN)

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Rank Name Score Fed. M/F 1 2 3 4
1 GM Sulskis, Sarunas 3.5 LTU M ½ 1 1 1
2 GM Vocaturo, Daniele 3.5 ITA M 1 ½ 1 1
3 GM Alsina Leal, Daniel 3.5 ESP M 1 ½ 1 1
4 Duff, Rufus 3.5 ENG M ½ 1 1 1
5 GM Jones, Gawain C B 3 ENG M 1 ½ 1 ½
6 GM Sumets, Andrey 3 UKR M 1 0 1 1
7 GM Kulaots, Kaido 3 EST M 1 1 ½ ½
8 GM Vovk, Andrey 3 UKR M = 1 ½ 1
9 GM Pert, Nicholas 3 ENG M 1 ½ 1 ½
10 IM Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn 3 ISL M 1 1 ½ =
11 GM Williams, Simon K 3 ENG M = = 1 1
12 GM Flear, Glenn C 3 ENG M 1 1 ½ ½
13 GM Arkell, Keith C 3 ENG M 1 1 ½ ½
14 IM Gao, Rui 3 CHN M 1 ½ ½ 1
15 IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur 3 ISL M 1 1 ½ ½
16 IM Farid, Firman Syah 3 INA M = ½ 1 1
17 IM Rudd, Jack 3 ENG M 0 1 1 1
18 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 2.5 ENG M 1 1 ½ 0
19 IM Hamitevici, Vladimir 2.5 MDA M 0 1 1 ½
20 IM Panjwani, Raja 2.5 CAN M + ½ 0 1
21 FM Ashton, Adam G 2.5 ENG M 1 0 1 ½
22 IM Knott, Simon J B 2.5 ENG M 0 ½ 1 1
23 FM Haydon, David L 2.5 ENG M 0 ½ 1 1
24 IM Prosviriakov, Vladimir 2.5 USA M 0 1 1 ½
25 WIM Sihite, Chelsie Monica 2.5 INA F = ½ ½ 1
26 FM Eames, Robert S 2.5 ENG M ½ 1 0 1
27 Kirk, Ezra 2.5 ENG M ½ 1 0 1
28 FM Furman, Boris 2.5 RUS M 0 ½ 1 1
29 Talsma, Paul 2.5 NED M 0 ½ 1 1
30 Jaunooby, Ali R 2.5 ENG M 0 1 1 ½
31 Byron, Alan M 2.5 ENG M = = 1 ½
32 Rayner, Francis 2.5 WLS M 0 1 1 ½
33 McKenna, Jason P 2.5 ENG M 1 ½ 1 0

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd8 Standings and Results

Standings
Richard Wang has the sole lead with 6/8.
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Rk. Name Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1 IM Wang Richard 2454 * ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 6
2 Qin Zi Yi (joey) 2449 ½ * 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 5.5
3 FM Kleinman Michael 2368 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5
4 Preotu Razvan 2300 1 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4.5
5 FM Jiang Louie 2406 ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 4.5
6 FM Sapozhnikov Roman 2440 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 3
7 Kraiouchkine Nikita 2351 0 1 ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 3
8 Song Michael 2322 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0 3
9 Szalay Karoly 2392 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ 3
10 Chiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta 2187 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * 2.5

Results Rd8
In a rather odd round, all games were decisive.

Michael Song
Photo Cjcc

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Rtg Name Result Name Rtg
2454 Richard Wang 1-0 Michael Kleinman 2368
2449 Joey Qin 1-0 Karoly Szalay 2392
2322 Michael Song 1-0 Nikita Kraiouchkine 2351
2300 Razvan Preotu 1-0 Olivier-Kenta Chiku-Ratté 2187
2440 Roman Sapozhnikov 1-0 Louie Jiang 2406

Budapest Xmas Open 2012 Rd7 Pics

Here are more pics all taken by Thomas Heyl(Thanks!).

                 Koltai, Dora(l)-Ronyai, Imre(r)            
 Kelemen, Lajos Dr.- Revesz, Hunor(r)
Victor Csabai(l) playing Gubics(r)

Marosi, Levente(l) playing Kiss,Peter(r)
Game was eventually drawn

 Csurgo, Jozsef (l) playing  Bolyai, Istvan(r)        

Szurkos, Andras(l) vs Lakat,G(r) concentrating hard

Trinidad and Tobago Ch 2012

FIDE Master Frank Yee and Woman National Master Aditi Soondarsingh were the top male and female chess players for the year after capturing the national championship titles in November.

Aditi Soondarsingh

Womens Ch

Aditi, an engineering student at UTT (University of T&T), was the most outstanding local female player at the World Chess Olympiad, where she played on boards one and two, scoring four wins. It was on the top board that she scored one of the biggest wins of her career, defeating Woman International Master (WIM) Iman Al-Rufaye of Iraq.

In the process, Soondarsingh (A) became the first T&T female to beat a WIM. She followed this up with a successful defence of her national women’s title, playing unbeaten among the ten finalists for her eighth lien on the national crown. Javanna Smith placed second with Jane Kennedy third.


Juniors
Among the juniors, Joshua Johnson was easily the most outstanding male. He had little difficulty winning the National Under-14 title, and sprang a surprise to win the National Junior/Under-20 title from favourite Vishnu Singh, who placed second, and Jayson Paul, who finished third.


Johnson then qualified for the national finals, where he again surprised many to place fourth among the seniors. Johnson won the Under-16 category in the inaugural CARIFTA tournament over the Easter weekend, and claimed a silver medal at the December 13-16 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Junior Chess Championships in Puerto Rico.


Among the girls, National Under-10 Girls champion Shemilah James snatched the number one spot at the last minute by grabbing gold for T&T at the CAC Championships. James, who was accompanied by her coach Bhisham Soondarsingh, won the Under-10 Girls category. She finished on 4.5 points, with a notable draw against Candidate Master (CM) Christopher Vazquez of Puerto Rico among her results.

Schachfestival Erfurt 2012 Final Standings

Final Standings
IM-elect Hambleton(CAN) shared first in a 9-way tie.

Hambleton in a fundraising simul

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Rank Name FED Elo Pts
1 GM Zubarev Alexander UKR 2594 6
2 GM Jaracz Pawel POL 2548 6
3 GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2475 6
4 Lubbe Nikolas GER 2406 6
IM Seger Rüdiger GER 2390 6
6 IM Köpke Christian GER 2359 6
7 FM Hambleton Aman CAN 2422 6
8 FM Ducarmon Quinten NED 2402 6
9 GM Slobodjan Roman GER 2529 6
10 FM Michna Christian GER 2279 5.5
11 FM Müller Michael GER 2239 5.5
12 GM Petr Martin CZE 2521 5.5
13 IM Thinius Marco GER 2355 5.5
14 FM Hess Christian GER 2269 5.5
15 IM Lammers Markus GER 2371 5.5
16 Hilverda Alexander GER 2325 5.5

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd6 Game

Here is an attacking game by IM Richard Wang from Rd6 of the Canadian Jr Ch.

Zukertort(l) playing Steinitz(r) in the World Ch 1886
Photo Chessbase

Wang,Richard (2454)- Szalay,Karoly(2392)
Zukertort[D05]
2012–13 Canadian Junior Chess Championship Toronto (6), 26.12.2012
The Zukertort System claims another victim.

Position 1
The roles are clear in the middlegame reached. White is attacking and black is defending. How should white continue?

White to Play

30…a6

Position 2
White has broken through on the kingside. How should white continue the attack?

White to Play

34…Kf7

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Groningen 2012 Final Standings

Final Standings
GM Andriasian, Zaven(ARM) and GM Kovchan, Alexander(UKR) shared first with 7/9. GM Hansen,E(CAN) shared 2nd with 6.5/9 winning his last 2 games.
Piasetski,L(CAN) finished with 4/9. Lyell(ENG) got 4.5/9.

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Rank Name Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 8 9
1 GM Andriasian, Zaven 7 ARM M 2605 2679 0.83 ½ ½
2 GM Kovchan, Alexander 7 UKR M 2579 2666 0.96 ½ 1
3 GM Ernst, Sipke 7 NED M 2562 2690 1.44 ½ 1
4 GM Kampen van, Robin 6.5 NED M 2570 2617 0.74 1 ½
5 IM Pancevski, Filip 6.5 MKD M 2512 2582 0.78 0 +
6 IM Hansen, Eric 6.5 CAN M 2539 2497 -0.33 1 1
7 GM Michalik, Peter 6 SVK M 2508 2592 1.06 ½ 0
8 GM Gormally, Daniel W 6 ENG M 2495 2524 0.52 1 0
9 IM Hovhanisian, Mher 6 ARM M 2477 2526 0.71 ½ ½
10 IM Bok, Benjamin 6 NED M 2522 2547 0.36 ½ ½
11 IM Das, Arghyadip 6 IND M 2476 2506 0.5 ½ ½
12 IM Hausrath, Daniel 6 GER M 2483 2526 0.6 ½ ½
13 IM Roy Chowdhury, Saptarshi 6 IND M 2441 2533 1.22 0 1
14 GM Barua, Dibyendu 6 IND M 2410 2538 1.56 0 1
15 GM Deviatkin, Andrei 6 RUS M 2569 2495 -0.59 1 0
16 FM Drozdowski, Kacper 6 POL M 2426 2475 0.61 1 ½
17 IM Donchenko, Alexander 6 GER M 2401 2390 0.01 1 1
18 IM Matnadze, Ana 6 ESP F 2401 2397 0.12 1 1
19 IM Naroditsky, Daniel 5.5 USA M 2483 2459 -0.15 1 ½
20 IM Breder, Dennis 5.5 GER M 2438 2466 0.41 1
21 Maris, Ivo 5.5 NED M 2086 2472 4.14 ½ 1
22 FM Schoorl, Rob 5.5 NED M 2366 2361 0.07 1 ½
23 GM Brunello, Sabino 5.5 ITA M 2583 2402 -1.79 1 ½
24 IM Pacher, Milan 5.5 SVK M 2436 2347 -0.92 0 1
25 Majhi, Ankit 5.5 NED M 1984 2263 2.78 1 1

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd7 Standings

Standings Rd7
IM Wang and FM Kleinman share the lead with 5/7.

Szalay Karoly

Photo Cjcc 2012

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Rk. Name Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1 IM Wang Richard 2454 * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 5
2 FM Kleinman Michael 2368 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 5
3 FM Jiang Louie 2406 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 4.5
4 Qin Zi Yi (joey) 2449 ½ ½ * 1 0 1 ½ 1 4.5
5 Preotu Razvan 2300 1 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 3.5
6 Kraiouchkine Nikita 2351 0 ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ ½ 3
7 Szalay Karoly 2392 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 3
8 Chiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta 2187 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 2.5
9 Song Michael 2322 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 2
10 FM Sapozhnikov Roman 2440 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 2