Category Archives: Guelph Pro-Am 2012-11

Guelph Pro-Am(CAN) 2012-11 GM Sambuev 1st 5/5

Reigning Canadian Champion GM Sambuev,Bator took clear first with 5/5.

Standings. 2012 Guelph Fall Pro-Am: Pro Section
(Ratings are Canadian National Ratings)
# Name                             Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5     Total
1 GM Bator Sambuev       2677 W7 W12 W2 W3 W4             5.0

2 IM Bindi Cheng             2483 W21 W10 L1 D5 W12             3.5
3 Haizhou Xu                     2295 W17 W18 W8 L1 D5             3.5
4 IM Nikolay Noritsyn     2605 W24 W23 D5 W9 L1               3.5
5 FM Victor Plotkin         2336 W26 W13 D4 D2 D3                3.5
6 FM Jura Ochkoos         2331 L18 W16 W21 D7 W15           3.5
7 David Filipovich             2212 L1 W27 W26 D6 W10             3.5
8 FM Hans Jung             2293 H— W15 L3 H— W17             3.0
9 Razvan Preotu             2307 D16 D11 W20 L4 W18             3.0
10 Liam Henry                 2253 W27 L2 W17 W14 L7             3.0
11 Nikola Brajkovic         2006 H— D9 W13 L12 W23         3.0
12 Mike Ivanov                 2270 W20 L1 D19 W11 L2           2.5
13 Geordie Derraugh         2235 W25 L5 L11 W19 D14         2.5
14 Michael Song                 2341 D15 D19 W18 L10 D13      2.5
15 Adam Cormier             2109 D14 L8 W16 W23 L6           2.5
16 Yinshi Li                     2071 D9 L6 L15 W27 W24             2.5
17 Alex T. Ferreira         2065 L3 W22 L10 W21 L8              2.0
18 Mark Plotkin             2097 W6 L3 L14 W26 L9                2.0
19 Yuanchen Zhang       2077 H— D14 D12 L13 D20            2.0
20 Guannan Terry Song 1984 L12 W24 L9 H— D19             2.0
21 Steve Demmery         2143 L2 W25 L6 L17 W26             2.0
22 Yuetong Zhao             1966 L23 L17 L24 B— W25         2.0
23 WFM Jackie Peng     2236 W22 L4 H— L15 L11            1.5
24 Gordon Gooding     2156 L4 L20 W22 D25 L16              1.5
25 Jeffrey Xu                 1944 L13 L21 W27 D24 L22          1.5
26 Hongyi Li                 1922 L5 B— L7 L18 L21                 1.0
27 Dmitry Chernik         1969 L10 L7 L25 L16 B—              1.0

Background information on GM Sambuev from-Canadian Chess Biographies

  • 2012 Represented Canada at Olympiad
  • 2012 Canadian Champion
  • 2011 Top rated Canadian at Year-end
  • 2011 Highest rated Canadian ever with CFC rating of 2753 (May, after Canadian Championship)
  • 2011 Canadian Champion
  • 2010 Top rated Canadian at Year-end
  • 2010 Highest rated Canadian ever with CFC rating of 2726
  • 2010 First Canadian with CFC rating of 2700
  • 2009-10 Winner, Eastern Ontario Chess Association Grand Prix
  • 2007 2nd place, Canadian Open Championship
  • 2007 Arrived in Canada
  • 2006 Awarded Grandmaster title  

Here is a tense game from round 4.

Xu,Haizhou – Sambuev,Bator
French Winawer Armenian Variation[C18]
Guelph Fall Pro-Am (4), 04.11.2012

Critical Position 1
The position is complicated. Black’s king is safe for now hiding in front of white’s b-pawn. But what about white’s king? Is white attacking for defending? How do you play?

White to Play

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