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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Edmonton International 2013 Rd2-GM Hansen E(CAN)

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Doroshenko beat GM Hansen in the upset of the round. GM Bruzon beat GM Short from the black side of a Catalan.

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Game 1
Porper,Edward (2424) - Mikhalevski,Victor (2551)
Grunfeld 4.e3[D80]
8th Edmonton International 
Edmonton - Canada (2), 24.06.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 Bg7 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Nxd5 Qxd5 7.Ne2 0–0 8.Nc3 Qd8 9.Be2 c5 10.d5 e6 11.e4 exd5 12.exd5 Qb6 13.0–0 Na6 14.a4 Bf5 15.a5 Qd6 16.Nb5 Qd7 17.d6 Nb4 18.Bf4 Rae8 19.Nc3 Qd8 20.Bb5 Re6 21.Bc4 Ree8 22.Bb5 Re6 23.Bc4 Ree8 24.Bb5 ½–½

Game 2
GM Hansen had a strong P+ ending and then blunder tragically with 37.c3?? allowing a nice queenside breakthrough to turn the game around.

GM Hansen(left) doing some hard thinking against Doroshenko(right)

Hansen,Eric (2577) - Doroshenko,Maxim (2336)
Caro-Kann Advance 4.Nf3 [B12]
8th Edmonton International 

Edmonton - Canada (2), 24.06.2013

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Ne7 6.0–0 Nd7 7.Nbd2 h6 8.Nb3 a6 9.Bd2 Ng6 10.Ne1 h5 11.h3 c5 12.Bxh5 Qh4 13.Bg4 Bxg4 14.Qxg4 Qxg4 15.hxg4 c4 16.Nc1 f6 17.exf6 gxf6 18.Ne2 Bd6 19.g3 Kf7 20.f4 Ne7 21.Nf3 


21...Rag8 22.g5 Nf5 23.Kg2 Be7 24.gxf6 Bxf6 25.Rh1 Nh4+ 26.Nxh4 Bxh4 27.Bb4 Be7 28.Bxe7 Kxe7 29.Rxh8 Rxh8 30.Rh1 Rxh1 31.Kxh1 b5 32.Kg2 b4 33.g4 a5 34.Kf3 a4 35.g5 Kf7 36.Kg4 Kg6 37.c3??


37...a3! 38.bxa3 b3 39.axb3 cxb3 0–1

Game 3
IM Wang threw the kitchen sink at Haessel and was ultimately rewarded for taking the risk.

IM Wang(l)-Haessel(r)

Wang,Richard (2371) - Haessel,Dale (2171)
Zukertort System [D05]
8th Edmonton International 

Edmonton - Canada (2), 24.06.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 c5 5.b3 Nc6 6.0–0 Be7 7.Bb2 0–0 8.Nbd2 b6 9.Ne5 Qc7 10.a3 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Nd7 12.f4 f5 13.c4 g6 14.cxd5 exd5 15.Qf3 Bb7 16.Qh3 h5 17.g4 fxg4 18.Qg3 Qc6 19.f5 gxf5 20.Bxf5 Rxf5 21.Rxf5 Qg6 22.Raf1 Nf8 


23.e6 Nxe6 24.Qe5 d4 25.Rf6 Bxf6 26.Rxf6 1–0

Game 4
Gardner was squeezed in textbook fashion in a RB-RN ending.

Perez Garcia,Rodney (2364) - Gardner,Robert (2213)
Pirc Classical[B08]

8th Edmonton International 
Edmonton - Canada (2), 24.06.2013

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Be2 0–0 6.0–0 e6 7.Re1 Nc6 8.Bf4 b6 9.Qd2 Bb7 10.Bh6 Ne7 11.Bxg7 Kxg7 12.e5 dxe5 13.dxe5 Ne4 14.Nxe4 Bxe4 15.Qf4 Bb7 16.Rad1 Nd5 17.Qc1 Qe7 18.a3 c5 19.c4 Nc7 20.Rd6 Rfd8 21.Red1 Ne8 22.R6d2 Bc6 23.b3 Rac8 24.h3 Rxd2 25.Qxd2 Rc7 26.Qd8 Qxd8 27.Rxd8 Bxf3 28.Bxf3 


28...Kf8 29.Be4 Ke7 30.Ra8 f6 31.f4 f5 32.Bf3 h5 33.Kf2 h4 34.g3 hxg3+ 35.Kxg3 Kf7 36.Kh4 Ng7 37.Kg5 Rd7 38.Kh6 Rd3 39.Rxa7+ Kf8 40.Ra8+ Kf7 41.Ra7+ Kf8 42.Kxg6 Rxf3 43.Rf7+ Ke8 44.Rxg7 Rxf4 45.Kf6 Rh4 46.Kxe6 Rh6+ 47.Kxf5 Rxh3 48.Ke6 Kf8 49.Rf7+ Kg8 50.b4 Rxa3 51.bxc5 bxc5 52.Rc7 Ra5 53.Kf6 

Game 5

GM Short got nothing for the sacrificed pawn but an offside queen which was duly exploited.

GM Short(l)-GM Bruzon(r)

Short,Nigel (2682) - Bruzon,Lazaro (2687)
Catalan 6.Qc2 c5[E06]
8th Edmonton International 

Edmonton - Canada (2), 24.06.2013

1.c4 e6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.d4 0–0 6.Qc2 c5 7.dxc5 Qa5+ 8.Nc3 dxc4 9.0–0 Nc6 10.Bg5 Qxc5 11.Rfd1 Nb4 12.Qa4 


12...Bd7 13.Rxd7 Nxd7 14.Qxd7 Bxg5 15.a3 Nc2 16.Rb1 Rfd8 17.Qxb7 Rab8 18.Qa6 Bf6 19.Ne4 Qb5 20.Nxf6+ gxf6 21.Qxa7 Rd7 22.a4 Rxa7 23.axb5 Rxb5 0–1

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