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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Canadian Open 2013 Rd1-GM Sambuev(CAN);GM Hansen(CAN);IM Hambleton(CAN) etc

Canadian Open 2013
Event coverage is very poor. Thanks to Palsson for posting the PGNs on Chesstalk.

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Summary of Round One
The top players won without incident.

Game 1

White lost an exchange and fell to an attack.

Kuttner,Amos (1946) - Bruzon Batista,Lazaro (2758)
Canadian Open 2013 (1.1), 13.07.2013
 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 a6 4.a4 e6 5.Bc4 Nf6 6.d3 Nc6 7.h3 Be7 8.Bd2 0–0 9.0–0 b6 10.Re1 Bb7 11.Bb3 Nd7 12.Bf4 Rc8 13.Ne2 Nde5 14.Bxe5 dxe5 15.c3 Rc7 16.Ng3 Rd7 17.Re3 g6 18.Qc2 Bf6 19.Rae1 Bg7 20.Ba2


20... Bh6 21.Bc4 Bxe3 22.Rxe3 Rd6 23.h4 Kh8 24.h5 g5 25.Qe2 g4 26.Nh2 f5 27.exf5 exf5 28.Ngf1 Qg5 29.Ng3 Qg7 30.f3 f4 31.Ne4 Rh6 32.Nxg4 Rxh5 0–1

Game 2
GM Short had a nice bind and then went to the attack with opposite color bishops.

Short,Nigel (2697) - Jobin,Gilles (1942)
English Symmetrical[A35]
Canadian Open 2013 (1.2), 13.07.2013
 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.e3 g6 5.d4 cxd4 6.exd4 d5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qb3 e6 9.Bb5 Bg7 10.Bg5 Qa5 11.0–0 0–0 12.Nxd5 exd5 13.Bxc6 bxc6 14.Rfc1 Qa6 15.Qc3 f6 16.Be3 Bd7 17.Ne1 Rf7 18.Nd3 Bf8 19.Nc5 Bxc5 20.dxc5 Qa4 21.Bd4 Raf8 22.b3 Qa6 23.Re1 Bf5 24.Re3 Qc8 25.Rae1 Qd8 26.f3 Bd7 27.Kf2 h5 28.b4 Qc7 29.g3 h4 30.Re7 hxg3+ 31.hxg3 Qd8 32.Rxf7 Kxf7 33.Rh1 Rh8 


34.Bxf6 Qxf6 35.Qxf6+ Kxf6 36.Rxh8 1–0

Game 3
White got no compensation for the d-pawn gambit and was slowly overwhelmed by the Canadian Champion-GM Sambuev.

Finlay,Ian (1936) - Sambuev,Bator (2688)
French Advance[C02]
Canadian Open 2013 (1.3), 13.07.2013
 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Qg4 Nc6 5.Nf3 cxd4 6.Bd3 Nge7 7.0–0 Nf5 8.Re1 Qb6 9.a3 a5 10.c3 g6 11.cxd4 Nfxd4 12.Nxd4 Qxd4 13.Qe2 Bg7 14.Bb5 0–0 15.Bxc6 bxc6 16.Nd2 Ba6 17.Nf3 Qd3 18.Qe3 Rfb8 19.Qf4 c5 20.Ng5 Qf5 21.Qh4 h6 22.Nf3 g5 23.Qg3 a4 24.h3 Rb3 25.Re3 Rab8 26.Rxb3 Rxb3 27.Qg4 Qxg4 28.hxg4 


28..Be2 29.Nd2 Rb7 0–1

Game 4
GM Sokolov built up a winning attacking position and picked off a loose Nh5.

Sokolov,Ivan (2642) - Kenney,David (1936)
Queen’s Gambit Exchange Nge2[D35]
Canadian Open 2013 (1.4), 13.07.2013
 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 c6 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.Nge2 h6 9.Bh4 0–0 10.f3 Re8 11.0–0 Nf8 12.Kh1 Ne6 13.Bc2 Nf8 14.Qd3 Nh5 15.Bxe7 Qxe7 16.e4 dxe4 17.fxe4 Be6 18.e5 Rad8 19.Ne4 Bd5 20.N2c3 Qe6 21.Nxd5 cxd5 22.Nc5 Qc8


 23.Qf3 1–0

Game 5
GM Arencibia won a pawn early and went over to the attack. 

Villeneuve,Luc (1931) - Arencibia,Walter (2610)
King’s Indian Attack[A07]
Canadian Open 2013 (1.5), 13.07.2013
 1.g3 d5 2.Bg2 c6 3.d3 e5 4.Nf3 Nd7 5.a3 Ngf6 6.b4 a5 7.Bb2 axb4 8.Nxe5 Nxe5 9.Bxe5 bxa3 10.0–0 Be6 11.Nd2 Ng4 12.Nf3 Nxe5 13.Nxe5 Bb4 14.d4 a2 15.Qd3 Ra3 16.c3 Bxc3 17.Rxa2 Rxa2 18.Qxc3 0–0 19.Rb1 Qe7 20.e3 Bf5 21.Rc1 Rfa8 22.g4 Qh4 23.Qe1 Bxg4 24.f3


24...Rxg2+ 0–1

Game 6
GM Rozentalis played a textbook endgame massage.

Rozentalis,Eduardas (2601) - Blium,Benjamin (1927)
Spanish Exchange[C68]
Canadian Open 2013 (1.6), 13.07.2013
 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d3 f6 6.Be3 Bg4 7.h3 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 Qd7 9.Nd2 Bb4 10.0–0–0 0–0–0 11.Nb3 Qf7 12.Kb1 Ne7 13.d4 Ng6 14.c3 Bd6 15.h4 Rhf8 16.h5 Ne7 17.dxe5 fxe5 18.Qxf7 Rxf7 19.Na5 c5 20.Rd2 b6 21.Nc4 Nc6 22.a4 Be7 23.Rd5 Bf6 24.Rhd1 Rfd7 25.Kc2 Rxd5 26.Rxd5 Kb7 27.g3 Re8 


28.h6 g5 29.Rd6 Bd8 30.Rd7 Be7 31.Kd2 Kc8 32.Rd5 Bf6 33.Ke2 Ne7 34.Rd1 Nc6 35.a5 b5 36.Nd6+ cxd6 37.Rxd6 Nxa5 38.Rxf6 Nc4 39.Bxc5 Nxb2 40.Rxa6 Na4 41.Bb4 Kb7 42.Rf6 Rc8 43.Rf7+ Rc7 44.Rxc7+ Kxc7 45.Kf3 Kd7 46.Kg4 Ke6 47.Kxg5 Nb2 48.f4 Nd3 49.f5+ Kf7 50.Bd6 Nf2 51.Bxe5 Nxe4+ 52.Kf4 Nf2 53.Bd4 Nd3+ 54.Ke4 Nb2 55.g4 Nc4 56.g5 Nd2+ 57.Kd5 Nf3 58.g6+ 1–0

Game 7
GM Hansen inflicted some structural damage early and ground out the P+ ending.

Adriaanse,Adam (1924) - Hansen,Eric (2587)
Grunfeld Exchange 8.Be3[D85]
Canadian Open 2013 (1.7), 13.07.2013
 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.Be3 Qa5 9.Qd2 0–0 10.Be2 Nc6 11.0–0 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 e5 14.Be3 Be6 15.Qb2 Qc7 16.Rfd1 b6 


17.a4 Rab8 18.a5 bxa5 19.Qa3 Bb3 20.Rdb1 a4 21.Qc5 Qxc5 22.Bxc5 Rfc8 23.Bb4 Bf8 24.Ba5 Bc2 25.Rxb8 Rxb8 26.f3 Rb1+ 27.Rxb1 Bxb1 0–1

Game 8
IM Hambleton won in a tactical flurry.

Hambleton,Aman (2580) - Forget,David (1921)
QGA 3.e4 e5[D20]
Canadian Open 2013 (1.8), 13.07.2013
 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 e5 4.Nf3 exd4 5.Bxc4 Nc6 6.0–0 Be6 7.Bxe6 fxe6 8.Qb3 Qd7 9.Qxb7 Rb8 10.Qa6 Nf6 11.Nbd2 Bb4 12.Nc4 Nxe4 13.Nce5 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 Qd6 


15.Qa4+ c6 16.Qxc6+ Qxc6 17.Nxc6 Rb6 18.Nxd4 0–0 19.Be3 Bd2 20.b3 1–0

Here is Hambleton's game. More on him at his nice website

Canada's next GM-IM Aman Hambleton

Hambleton,Aman (2580) - Forget,David (1921)
QGA 3.e4 e5[D20]
Canadian Open 2013 (1.8), 13.07.2013

Game 9
IM Gerzhoy won with ongoing positional pressure.

Gerzhoy,Leonid (2571) - Yang,Ryan (1911)
English Symmetrical[A34]
Canadian Open 2013 (1.9), 13.07.2013
 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.Nc3 d6 6.0–0 Be7 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 0–0 10.b3 Qc7 11.Bb2 Bd7 12.Rac1 Bc6 


13.Nd5 Bxd5 14.cxd5 Qd7 15.dxe6 fxe6 16.Bh3 Rfe8 17.e4 Rad8 18.Rfe1 Bf8 


19.e5 Nd5 20.exd6 Qxd6 21.Qxa7 b6 22.Qb7 Rb8 23.Qc6 Qxc6 24.Rxc6 Nb4 25.Rcxe6 Rxe6 26.Bxe6+ Kh8 27.Re2 Nd3 28.Bd4 Nc5 29.Bg4 Rd8 30.Be3 b5 31.Rc2 Ne4 32.Bf3 Nf6 33.a4 bxa4 34.bxa4 Bb4 35.Rb2 Ba5 36.Rb5 Bc7 37.a5 1–0

Game 10
White conceded the h-file and then the e-pawn.

Moran-Venegas,Mario (1880) - Samsonkin,Artiom (2557)
Scandianavian 3..Qa5[B01]
Canadian Open 2013 (1.10), 13.07.2013
 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bc4 Bg4 6.f3 Bf5 7.Nge2 c6 8.Bb3 Nbd7 9.Bd2 Qb6 10.Be3 e6 11.Qd2 Qc7 12.0–0–0 h5 13.Ng3 Bg6 14.Bf4 Bd6 15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.Nge4 Qc7 17.Qf2 h4 18.g3 0–0–0 19.Rhe1 Kb8 20.Na4 hxg3 21.hxg3 Rh3 22.Qg2 Rdh8 23.Rh1 Rxh1 24.Rxh1 Rxh1+ 25.Qxh1 Nxe4 26.Qh8+ Qc8 27.Qxc8+ Kxc8 28.fxe4 Bxe4 


29.Nc3 Nf6 30.Nxe4 Nxe4 31.g4 Nf2 32.g5 g6 33.c4 Ne4 34.d5 Nxg5 35.dxe6 Nxe6 36.Kd2 Kd7 37.Ke3 Kd6 38.Bd1 Ke5 39.b4 f5 40.c5 g5 41.Be2 g4 42.b5 cxb5 43.Bxb5 Nxc5 44.Bf1 f4+ 45.Kf2 Ne4+ 46.Kg1 f3 47.a4 g3 48.a5 Nd2 0–1

Game 11
GM Moradiabadi methodically built up a massive bind and broke through nicely on f7.

Moradiabadi,Elshan (2557) - Kuttner,Simon (1877)
Catalan Closed 5.Qd3[E07]
Canadian Open 2013 (1), 13.07.2013
 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Qd3 Be7 6.g3 0–0 7.Bg2 Nbd7 8.0–0 b6 9.b3 Ba6 10.Rd1 Rc8 11.a4 Bb4 12.Bb2 Qe7 13.Na2 Bd6 14.Rac1 Rc7 15.Nd2 e5 16.dxe5 Bxe5 17.Bxe5 Nxe5 18.Qc3 dxc4 19.Nb4 Bb7 20.bxc4 Rd8 21.Nf1 Ng6 22.Ne3 Qe8 23.c5 Ne7 24.Qe5 Rcd7 25.Nd3 Ned5 26.Nf5 Qf8 27.Qb2 Rc8 28.Ne5 Rdc7 29.e4 Ne7 30.Nd6 Rd8 


31.Nexf7 Rdd7 32.Qb3 1–0

Game 12
GM Chirila undermined the pawn center and then picked off the d5 pawn.

Chirila,Ioan Cristian

Gedajlovic,Max (1875) - Chirila,Ioan Cristian (2519)
Benoni Taimanov 8…Nfd7 9.a4[A67]
Canadian Open 2013 (1), 13.07.2013
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+ Nfd7 9.a4 0–0 10.Nf3 Na6 11.0–0 Nb4 12.Re1 a6 13.Bf1 Re8 14.h3 f5 15.exf5 gxf5 16.Na2 Rxe1 17.Nxe1 a5 18.Nc3 Nb6 19.Nf3 Bd7 20.Kh2 Qe8 21.Nb5 Qe7 22.Ra3 N4xd5 23.Rd3 Bc6 24.Nc3 Nxc3 25.bxc3 Bxa4 26.Qd2 d5 


27.Re3 Qd6 28.g3 Bc6 29.Ng5 Re8 30.Rxe8+ Bxe8 31.Qe3 Bd7 32.Ba3 Na4 33.c4 d4 34.Qb3 b6 35.Bg2 Nc3 36.Bb2 Ba4 37.Qa3 Bc6 38.Bf1 h6 0–1

Game 13
Black self-destructed early.

Panjwani,Raja (2517) - Zhao,Yuetong [davy] (1873)
Trompovsky 2…d5[D00]
Canadian Open 2013 (1), 13.07.2013
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Bxf6 gxf6 4.c4 c5 5.e3 dxc4 6.Bxc4 cxd4 7.exd4 Nc6 8.Ne2 Bg4 9.Qb3 Bxe2 10.Bxf7+ Kd7 11.d5 Na5 12.Qh3+ Kc7 13.Kxe2 Kb8 14.Rc1 a6 15.b4 Qb6 16.bxa5 Qb2+ 17.Nd2 Qe5+ 18.Kf1 Bg7 19.Nc4 Qf4 20.Rab1 Ka7


21.Rxb7+ Kxb7 22.Qd7+ 1–0

Game 14
IM Cheng executed a typical central break with 15...d5 to take over the position.

Lee,Brendon (1870) - Cheng,Bindi (2516)
Sicilian Scheveningen[B84]
Canadian Open 2013 (1), 13.07.2013

 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.Be3 Be7 8.0–0 Qc7 9.Qd2 b5 10.a3 Bb7 11.Bd3 Nbd7 12.f3 0–0 13.Rac1 Ne5 14.b3 Rac8 15.Nd1 


15...d5 16.exd5 Nxd5 17.b4 Rfd8 18.Nf2 Nc4 19.Bxc4 Qxc4 20.Nb3 


20...Nxb4 21.Qxd8+ Rxd8 22.axb4 Bxb4 23.Nd3 Rxd3 24.cxd3 Qxb3 25.Rc7 Qd5 26.Rfc1 h6 27.d4 Bd6 28.R7c2 b4 29.Rb2 a5 30.Ra1 Bc6 0–1

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