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IM Gerzhoy(CAN 2469) =3rd at Bahamas Int 2012-10

Canadian IM Gerzhoy placed equal third at the recent Bahamas International.

Bahamas International 2012 Standings – International Section Final Standings
# Name                                       Ratng St Total     Prize
1 GM Alexander Shabalov         2570 USA 6.5     $2000.00
2 GM Alexander Goldin             2549 USA 6.0     $1200.00
3 IM Leonid Gerzhoy                2469 CAN 5.5     $700.00
4 Yaacov Norowitz                   2420 USA 5.5      $700.00

Here is a game from the Canadian GM hopeful Gerzhoy,Leonid (2469)

Gerzhoy played on the Canadian Olympiad team in Istanbul 2012 previously.
52. Canada (CAN / RtgAvg:2479, Captain: Plotkin, Victor / TB1: 12 / TB2: 261)

Bo. Name Rtg FED                                                                   Pts. Games   Rp
1 GM Sambuev Bator           2523 CAN 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0        3.0     9       2386
2 IM Gerzhoy Leonid            2448 CAN 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 0    5.0     9       2474 
3 IM Noritsyn Nikolay          2472 CAN 1 ½ 1 0 0 1 1 ½ 1      6.0     9       2503
4 IM Hansen Eric                  2472 CAN 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1  7.5    10      2646 
5 IM Porper Edward            2418 CAN 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0            3.5      7      2251 

His previous accomplishments include (From CanadianChessBiographies)

  • 2011 First place, 8th Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, USA (8/9)
  • 2010 Represented Canada at Olympiad
  • 2009 Represented Canada at Pan-American Championship
  • 2009 Grandmaster Norm, World Open, Philadelphia, USA  
  • 2008 2nd place, Jessie Gilbert Celebration International, Coulsdon, England  
  • 2007 Canadian Junior Champion  
  • 2006 2nd place Canadian Championship
  • 2002 International Master  

Gerzhoy,Leonid (2469) – Betaneli,Aleksandr (2223) [D05]
Bahamas International Nassau (7), 27.10.2012

Critical Position 1
Black has sacrificed a pawn and now has strong light square compensation. How should black continue?

Black to Play

Critical Position 2
The complex middlegame has passed and now white has an excellent N vs. B ending with an extra pawn. How should white continue?

White to Play

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