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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Canadian Open 2013 Rd3-Part 1

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Part 1 Games 1-7
GM Hansen and IM Hambleton won nice games this round. Hansen defended a Grunfeld while Hambleton beat the Grunfeld.

News is beginning to seep on the event. 

From the Multimedia Section:
Alexandra Botez and IM Aman Hambleton analyzing.

GM Arencibia

Game 1
An uneventful draw in the solid Caro-Kann.

Perez Garcia,Rodney Oscar (2464) - Bruzon Batista,Lazaro (2758)
Canadian Open 2013 (3.1), 14.07.2013
 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 e6 8.c4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Qa5 10.a3 Bxd2+ 11.Qxd2 Qxd2+ 12.Kxd2 Nd7 13.Rhe1 0–0–0 14.Kc3 Rhg8 15.g3 h5 16.Rad1 f5 17.Ne5 Nxe5 18.dxe5 Bxe2 19.Rxd8+ Rxd8 20.Rxe2 


20...Rd1 21.h4 Kc7 22.f4 Rc1+ 23.Kb3 a5 24.Rd2 Rg1 25.Rd3 b6 26.a4 Rc1 27.Rc3 Rd1 28.Kc2 Ra1 29.Ra3 Rxa3 30.bxa3 c5 ½–½

Game 2
An opposite color bishops attack.

Short,Nigel (2697) - Calugar,Arthur (2418)
Sicilian 3.b3[B50]
Canadian Open 2013 (3.2), 14.07.2013
 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.b3 d6 4.Bb2 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Bb5 e5 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.d3 Bg7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Kh1 Nh5 11.Ng1 Nf4 12.Nce2 Ne6 13.f4 Nd4 14.h3 f5 15.fxe5 Bxe5 16.Nxd4 cxd4 17.exf5 Bxf5 18.Nf3 c5 19.Nxe5 dxe5 20.Qf3 Qd6 21.Qg3 Qd5 22.Rae1 e4 23.c4 Qc6 24.dxe4 Bxe4 25.Rxf8+ Rxf8 26.Kg1 Re8 27.Ba3 a6 28.Kh2 Kg7 29.Qf4 Kg8 30.Re2 Kg7 31.Bc1 Kg8 32.Qg3 Bf5 33.Rf2 Qd7 34.Bh6 Qe6 35.Qc7 Qd7 36.Qxc5 Rc8 37.Qe5 Re8 38.Qf4 d3 


39.g4 Re2 40.gxf5 d2 41.Rxe2 d1Q 42.Qb8+ Qd8 43.Re8+ 1–0

Game 3
Sambuev held the single weakness RB-RB ending.

Perez Garcia,Rodney Oscar (2399) - Sambuev,Bator (2688) Tarassch[D34]
Canadian Open 2013 (3.3), 14.07.2013
 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 e6 3.c4 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 Nf6 7.0–0 Be7 8.Nc3 0–0 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.Na4 Be7 11.Be3 Bf5 12.Rc1 Re8 13.Nd4 Nxd4 14.Bxd4 Ne4 15.Nc3 Qd7 16.Re1 Bg5 17.e3 b6 18.Qa4 Qxa4 19.Nxa4 Rac8 20.Nc3 Nxc3 21.Rxc3 Rxc3 22.Bxc3 Be4 23.Rd1 Rd8 24.Kf1 Bxg2+ 25.Kxg2 


25...f5 26.Bd4 Rc8 27.Bc3 Rd8 28.Kf3 Kf7 29.h4 Be7 30.a3 h5 31.Be5 Rc8 32.Bc3 Rd8 33.Kf4 g6 34.Be5 Rc8 35.Rxd5 Rc2 36.f3 Ke6 37.Rb5 Rc4+ 38.e4 Bf8 39.Ke3 fxe4 40.fxe4 a6 41.Rd5 Rc2 42.Bd4 Bh6+ 43.Kf3 Bc1 44.Bxb6 Rxb2 45.Bd4 ½–½

Game 4
Black's knight was a spectator as the kingside came under attack.

Sokolov,Ivan (2642) - Sapozhnikov,Roman (2396)
King’s Indian[E70]
Canadian Open 2013 (3.4), 14.07.2013
 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 d6 4.Nc3 g6 5.e4 Bg7 6.h3 0–0 7.Bd3 e6 8.Nge2 exd5 9.exd5 Nbd7 10.f4 Ne8 11.0–0 f5 12.Be3 Nc7 13.Kh2 Nf6 14.a3 a5 15.Bf2 Bd7 16.Kh1 Be8 17.Bh4 Qb8 18.a4 Na6 19.Ra3 Nb4 20.Bb1 Bd7 21.Ng1 Qc7 22.Nf3 Rae8 23.Qc1 Bh6 24.Ng5 Bxg5 25.Bxg5 Qd8 26.Nb5 Bxb5 27.axb5 Qc7 28.Re1 Ne4 29.Rae3 Qd7 30.Bh6 Rf7 31.Bxe4 fxe4 32.Rxe4 Rfe7 33.Rxe7 Rxe7 34.Qc3 Rxe1+ 35.Qxe1 b6 36.Qh4 Kf7 37.Bg5 h5 


38.Bd8 Ke8 39.Bxb6 1–0

Game 5
Plotkin,Victor (2394) - Arencibia,Walter (2610)
Scotch Four Knights[C47]
Canadian Open 2013 (3.5), 14.07.2013
 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 d5 8.exd5 cxd5 9.Qe2+ Be7 10.0–0 0–0 11.Bf4 Bg4 12.Qd2 c5 13.h3 Be6 14.Rad1 Qb6 15.b3 Rad8 16.Na4 Qc6 17.Qa5 c4 18.Be2 Bf5 19.Qxa7 Rfe8 20.Bf3 Bxc2 21.Rde1 Ne4 22.Bxe4 dxe4 23.Re3 Bd3 24.Rc1 Ba3 25.Rd1 Qf6 26.Bg3 Ra8 27.Qb6 Qe7 28.Qc7 f5 29.Qxe7 Bxe7 30.Nb6 Rxa2 31.Nxc4 Bxc4 32.bxc4 Bc5 33.Rb3 f4 34.Bh4 g5 35.Rb5 Re5 36.Rd5 Rxd5 37.cxd5 


37...e3 38.fxe3 Bxe3+ 39.Kf1 gxh4 40.d6 Rd2 41.Rh5 Rxd6 42.Rxh4 Kg7 43.Rh5 Rd1+ 44.Ke2 Rd2+ 45.Kf1 Rf2+ 46.Kg1 h6 47.Re5 Kf6 48.Re8 h5 49.Rf8+ Kg5 50.Rg8+ Kh4 51.Re8 Rf3+ 52.Kh2 Rf1 0–1

Game 6
GM Hansen brought back a line from the 70s and used the dark squares on the long diagonal to score a nice victory. This was one of the best games of the round.

Song,Michael (2390) - Hansen,Eric (2587)
Grunfeld Russian System 7..Bg4[D98]
Canadian Open 2013 (3.6), 14.07.2013
 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 0–0 7.e4 Bg4 8.Be3 Nfd7 9.0–0–0 Nb6 10.Qc5 e5 11.d5 N8d7 12.Qa3 Nc8 13.h3 Bxf3 14.gxf3 a6 15.h4 h5 16.f4 exf4 17.Bxf4 Nd6 18.Bg5 Qe8 19.f3 b5 20.Nb1 Nb6 21.b3


21...f5 22.exf5 Rxf5 23.Bh3 Rxd5 24.Rxd5 Nxd5 25.Qc5 Qe5 26.Qc2 Kh7 27.Rg1 Nb4 0–1

Game 7
Hambleton,Aman (2580) - Kleinman,Michael (2367)
Grunfeld 5.Bd2[D85]
Canadian Open 2013 (3.7), 14.07.2013
 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bd2 Bg7 6.e4 Nb6 7.Be3 0–0 8.h3 e5 9.d5 c6 10.Qb3 cxd5 11.exd5 e4 12.Rd1 Bd7 13.Nge2 Na6 14.Nf4 Re8 15.Be2 Rc8 16.Qa3 Nc4 17.Bxc4 Rxc4 18.0–0 Qc8 19.d6 Be5 


20.Ncd5 Kg7 21.Bxa7 Qc6 22.Qe3 Bxb2 23.Bd4+ Bxd4 24.Rxd4 Re5 25.Rxc4 Qxc4 26.Rc1 Qxa2 27.Qc3 1–0

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