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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Edmonton International 2013 Rd3-GM Hansen E(CAN)

Results and Standings
GM Bruzon leads with 3/3.

GM Hansen got back into the groove of winning by taking down Gardner from the black side on a Nimzo-Indian. GM Short lost a tough endgame struggle against GM Mikhalevski in an English Opening. GM Bruzon ground down IM Wang's hedgehog formation in a professional a manner.

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Game 1
IM Wang tried to hold with a solid hedgehog but was massaged down professionally before getting finished off in a quick attack as Bruzon dominated the whole board.

Bruzon,Lazaro (2687) - Wang,Richard (2371)
English Symmetrical[A31]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (3), 25.06.2013

Position 1
The anti-hedgehog massage is in full swing.


Game 2
Gardner casually tossed an exchange and then a pawn to get an attack going against GM Hansen but was met with some efficient and creative defence.

Gardner,Robert (2213) - Hansen,Eric (2577)
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (3), 25.06.2013

Position 1
GM Hansen is defending against the optimistic exchange and pawn sacrifice from the 'Rocket' Gardner.


Game 3
GM Short sacrifice a pawn in the opening and reached an even RRN-RRN ending. However, he allowed the compromise of the kingside pawns and fell in an exiting queening race.

Mikhalevski,Victor (2551) - Short,Nigel (2682)
English Opening vs Owen’s Defence[A10]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (3), 25.06.2013

Position 1


Game 4
Porper won a P in a tense middlegame and converted in an ending.

Doroshenko,Maxim (2336) - Porper,Edward (2424)
Closed Catalan[E06]
8th Edmonton International Edmonton - Canada (3), 25.06.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Bg2 0–0 6.0–0 c6 7.Qc2 b6 8.b3 Bb7 9.Bb2 Na6 10.Nbd2 Rc8 11.Rad1 Qc7 12.e4 Rfd8 13.a3 h6 14.Rfe1 Bf8 15.Ne5 c5 16.exd5 exd5 17.dxc5 Nxc5 18.b4 Nce4 19.Nxe4 dxe4 20.Qc3 Rd6 21.Rxd6 Qxd6 22.Qb3 Qe6 23.Qc3 Bd6 24.Bf1 Re8 25.Nf3 Qg4 26.Nd4 Qh5 27.Be2 Ng4 28.Bxg4 Qxg4 29.c5 bxc5 30.bxc5 Be5 31.Qe3 Qd7 32.Rc1 Qd5 33.c6 Ba6 34.c7 Qb7 35.Qb3 Rc8 36.Qb4 Rxc7 37.Rxc7 Qxc7 38.Qa4 Qc4 39.Qxc4 Bxc4 40.Bc3 


40...f6 41.Kg2 g5 42.f3 e3 43.h4 Bd5 44.hxg5 hxg5 45.g4 Bc4 46.Ba1 e2 0–1

Game 5
An uneventful draw.

Haessel,Dale (2171) - Perez Garcia,Rodney (2364)
Slav Chebanenko [D15]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (3), 25.06.2013

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.e3 e6 5.Nc3 a6 6.b3 Bb4 7.Bd2 Nbd7 8.Bd3 0–0 9.0–0 Bd6 10.Qc2 e5 11.cxd5 cxd5 12.e4 exd4 13.Nxd5 Nxd5 14.exd5 Nf6 15.Qc4 Bg4 16.Qxd4 Rc8 17.Rad1 Bc5 18.Qf4 Bd6 19.Qd4 Bc5 20.Qf4 Bd6 21.Qd4 Bc5 22.Qf4 ½–½

International B
FM Zill(GER) Leads.

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