Category Archives: Canadian Jr Ch 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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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

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

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

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd5

Rd 5 Standings Cjcc
Kleinman is in the sole lead with 4/5.

Kleinman,M

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Name Title FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points
Joey Qin 2263 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 3 ½
Michael Song 2177 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½
Razvan Preotu 2109 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 2 ½
Roman Sapozhnikov FM 2334 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1
Louie Jiang FM 2328 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 3 ½
Olivier-Kenta Chiku-Ratté 2064 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½
Nikita Kraiouchkine 2245 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½
Karoly Szalay 2159 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 2 ½
Michael Kleinman FM 2307 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 4
Richard Wang IM 2370 ½ 1 0 1 1 3 ½

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd4 Results

Rd4
Wang and Qin won.

Joey Qin
Photo –Cjcc 2012

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Rtg Name Result Name Rtg
2454 IM Wang Richard 1-0 Kraiouchkine Nikita 2351
2392 Szalay Karoly ½ – ½ Chiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta 2187
2368 FM Kleinman Michael ½ – ½ FM Jiang Louie 2406
2449 Qin Zi Yi (joey) 1-0 FM Sapozhnikov Roman 2440
2322 Song Michael ½ – ½ Preotu Razvan 2300

Crosstable after Rd4
Richard Wang takes the sole lead with 3.5/4.
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Name Title FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts
Joey Qin 2263 ½ 1 1 ½ 3
Michael Song 2177 ½ ½ 0 0 1
Razvan Preotu 2109 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½
Roman Sapozhnikov FM 2334 0 ½ 0 0 ½
Louie Jiang FM 2328 ½ 1 1 ½ 3
Olivier-Kenta Chiku-Ratté 2064 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½
Nikita Kraiouchkine 2245 ½ 0 ½ 0 1
Karoly Szalay 2159 ½ 1 0 ½ 2
Michael Kleinman FM 2307 1 ½ 1 ½ 3
Richard Wang IM 2370 ½ 1 1 1 3 ½

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Results

Rd3
Wang, Jiang,Qin and Kleinman win.

FM Jiang,Louie
Photo Cjcc 2012

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Rtg Name Result Name Rtg
2322 Song Michael 0 – 1 IM Wang Richard 2454
2300 Preotu Razvan 0 – 1 Qin Zi Yi (joey) 2449
2440 FM Sapozhnikov Roman 0 – 1 FM Kleinman Michael 2368
2406 FM Jiang Louie 1-0 Szalay Karoly 2392
2187 Chiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta ½ – ½ Kraiouchkine Nikita 2351

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd2

Results
There were 3 decisive games in rd 2.
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Rtg Name Result Name Rtg
2454 IM Wang Richard 1-0 Chiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta 2187
2351 Kraiouchkine Nikita 0 – 1 FM Jiang Louie 2406
2392 Szalay Karoly 1-0 FM Sapozhnikov Roman 2440
2368 FM Kleinman Michael ½ – ½ Preotu Razvan 2300
2449 Qin Zi Yi (joey) ½ – ½ Song Michael 2322

Here is a powerful game by IM Richard Wang

IM Richard Wang at the WYCC 2012
Photo-FB WYCC 2012

Richard Wang(2454)-Olivier-Kenta Chiku-Ratté(2187)
Benoni 7.Bf4[A61]
CJCC Toronto, ON The Briton House, Toronto, ON (2), 26.12.2012

Position 1
White has pressure on the queenside but black has the bishop pair. How should white proceed?

White to Play

33…Bc8

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd1

Here is the only decisive game from Rd1 won by Michael Kleinman.

FM Kleinman,Michael
Background
‘Michael is the most talented and hard-working of the three chess-playing Kleinman brothers who make up the “Norsemen”. Kleinman is third on the Ontario under-18 list and eighth on the national Junior list.
He earned the FM title in 2011, and has been improving rapidly, gaining some 150 rating points in the last year, when he tied for 3rd-5th in the Canadian Youth U-18 chess championship with 4.5/7, won the 2011 Ontario Junior, and tied for 1st-3rd with Roman Sapozhnikov and Nikolay Noritsyn at the Guelph Fall ProAm.
In 2010, he was the Ontario 2010 Closed champion.(more)’ See Cjcc 2012

Song,Michael(2322)-Kleinman,Michael(2368)
Grunfeld g3 7.Qb3 Qb6[D78]
2012–13 Canadian Junior Chess Championship Toronto(1),26.12.2012

Position 1
The Rb7 can be considered active or out of play. Black will soon play …e5 to undermine the c-pawn and the central pawn chain will collapse. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play

17…Na6
Position 2
The ending is very complicated. Ne7 is trapped and Rb7 is out of play. The central pawn chain is also being undermined in light of the coming …ed. What should white do?
White to Play
21…Kf8

Canadian Jr Ch 2012 Rd1 Results

Results Rd1
Kleinman won and the rest were drawn.

FM Kleinman Michael
Photo Cjcc 2012

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Rtg Name Result Name Rtg
2449 Qin Zi Yi (joey) ½ – ½ IM Wang Richard 2454
2322 Song Michael 0 – 1 FM Kleinman Michael 2368
2300 Preotu Razvan ½ – ½ Szalay Karoly 2392
2440 FM Sapozhnikov Roman ½ – ½ Kraiouchkine Nikita 2351
2406 FM Jiang Louie ½ – ½ Chiku-Ratte Olivier Kenta 2187