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Sunday, June 30, 2013

GM Hansen(CAN) Will Play in Bundesliga 2013-14

GMs Eric Hansen(CAN) and Kamil Dragun(POL) join the Bundesliga.

Wattenscheid Gets Two Young Players-By Georgios Souleidis
SV Wattenscheid reinforced its team for the 2013/14 season with two young grandmasters.

In Chess League A, a clear trend can be seen. The clubs increasingly recruit young players who are significantly more merciless in contrast to most of the "old hands" and you do not even need to pay more in general.

Accordingly, the SV Wattenscheid uses this proven recipe and presents for the coming season, two new young grandmasters. Eric Hansen with an Elo of 2577, # 1 in Canada.

GM Hansen

For the games for his new club but he does not have to travel across the Atlantic, for the 21-year-old currently lives in Spain.(more)

Edmonton International 2013 Rd7, Hansen E(CAN)

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GM Bruzon leads with 6.5/7. GM Short is second with 4.5/7 and GM Hansen is third with 4/7.

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Game 1
GM Hansen eventually broke through on the kingside in a tense middlegame.

Perez Garcia,Rodney (back left) - Hansen,Eric (back right)

Perez Garcia,Rodney (2364) - Hansen,Eric (2577)
Reti Reversed Benoni[A09]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (7), 29.06.2013

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.b4 g6 4.Bb2 Bg7 5.g3 a5 6.b5 Nh6 7.Bg2 0–0 8.d3 c5 9.bxc6 Nxc6 10.Na3 b6 11.0–0 Rb8 12.Nb5 Nf5 13.Rb1 Qd7 14.a4 Bb7 15.Ba3 h5 16.Nd2 Ne5 17.Ne4 h4 18.c5 Bc6 19.cxb6 Rxb6 20.Qd2 Ra8 21.Bc5 Rbb8 22.Rb2 Bh6 23.Qc2 hxg3 24.hxg3 

Black to play

24...Ne3 25.fxe3 Bxe3+ 26.Nf2 Qg4 0–1

Game 2
GM Short's bishops slowly took over the board and the last ditch attempt at an attack with 30.e5 amounted to nothing.

Gardner,Robert (l) - Short,Nigel (r)

Gardner,Robert (2213) - Short,Nigel (2682)
Nimzo-Indian 4..b6 5Nge2[E44]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (7), 29.06.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 b6 5.Nge2 Ne4 6.Bd2 Nxd2 7.Qxd2 Nc6 8.a3 Be7 9.Nf4 Bb7 10.Bd3 e5 11.dxe5 Nxe5 12.Be2 0–0 13.0–0 Re8 14.Nfd5 Bf8 15.f4 Ng6 16.e4 d6 17.Rae1 a6 18.Bd3 c6 19.Ne3 b5 20.Nf5 Ne7 21.Nxe7+ Bxe7 22.cxb5 axb5 23.Bb1 Qb6+ 24.Kh1 b4 25.axb4 Qxb4 26.Qc2 g6 27.f5 Ba6 28.fxg6 hxg6 29.Rf3 Bc4 30.e5 

Black to play

30...Bf8 31.Re4 Rxe5 32.h4 Rxe4 33.Qxe4 d5 34.Qf4 Qe7 35.h5 Bg7 36.g3 gxh5 37.Qf5 d4 38.Qh7+ Kf8 39.Ne4 Ra1 0–1

Game 3
An uneventful equal game.

Wang,Richard (l) - Porper,Edward (r)

Wang,Richard (2371) - Porper,Edward (2424)
Catalan Closed[E06]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (7), 29.06.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Bg2 0–0 6.0–0 c6 7.Qc2 b6 8.Nbd2 Bb7 9.e4 Na6 10.a3 Qc8 11.Re1 Re8 12.e5 Nd7 13.h4 c5 14.dxc5 Naxc5 15.b4 Ne4 16.Bb2 a5 17.Nxe4 dxe4 18.Ng5 axb4 19.axb4 Bxb4 20.Rxa8 Bxa8 21.Rd1 Nc5 22.Nxe4 Nxe4 23.Bxe4 h6 24.Qd3 Bc5 25.Bc1 Qa6 26.Be3 Qa4 27.Bxa8 Bxe3 28.Be4 Bc5 

White to play

29.Qd7 Qxd7 30.Rxd7 g6 ½–½

Game 4
GM Bruzon gave an exchange for a pawn and then advanced his two passed pawns for a straightforward victory.

Bruzon,Lazaro (2687) - Mikhalevski,Victor (2551)
Spanish Open 9.Nbd2 Nc5[C83]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (7), 29.06.2013

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0! Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.Nbd2 Nc5 10.c3 Be7 11.Bc2 d4 12.Nb3 d3 13.Bb1 Nxb3 14.axb3 Bf5 15.Re1 0–0! 16.Be3 Bg6 17.Bd4 Nxd4 18.cxd4 Bb4 19.Re3 d2 20.Bxg6 fxg6 21.Rd3 Rf4 22.d5 Re4 23.Rxd2 Bxd2 24.Qxd2 Qc8 25.d6 Qb7 26.dxc7 h6 27.Rc1 Kh7 28.Qd7 Rc8 

White to play

29.h4 Rf4 30.e6 Rff8 31.Rc6 Rf4 32.h5 Rf6 33.hxg6+ Rxg6 34.Ne5 Rf6 35.e7 Rxc6 36.Nxc6 Qa8 37.Qf5+ 

Game 5
Black got a strong knight and a pawn for the exchange for an impregnable position.

Bruzon,Lazaro (back left) - Mikhalevski,Victor (back right)
Haessel,Dale (front left) - Doroshenko,Maxim (front right)

Haessel,Dale (2171) - Doroshenko,Maxim (2336)
English vs Nimzo-Indian[A17]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (7), 29.06.2013

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 0–0! 5.a3 Bxc3 6.Qxc3 b6 7.g3 Bb7 8.Bg2 d6 9.0–0! Nbd7 10.b4 Qe7 11.Bb2 c5 12.d4 Rac8 13.dxc5 bxc5 14.Rfd1 Nb6 15.Qb3 cxb4 16.axb4 Bxf3 17.Bxf3 Rxc4 18.b5 Qc7 19.Bc6 d5 20.Ra6 Nfd7 21.Qa2 Rc2 22.Qa1 Rxb2 23.Qxb2 Nb8 24.Ra2 a5 25.Qd4 Nxc6 26.bxc6 Qxc6 27.Rxa5 Nc4 28.Ra7 Nd6 29.Qb4 h5 30.Rda1 Ne4 

White to play

31.f3 Nf6 32.Rb7 Qc2 33.Kf2 Qf5 34.Raa7 e5 35.Rc7 e4 36.Kg2 h4 37.g4 Qf4 38.Qa3 ½–½

Edmonton International 2013 Rd6-GM Hansen(CAN)

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GM Hansen drew IM Wang.

GM Hansen(l) drew IM Wang(r)

Game 1
Veteran GM Short used a long patient massage to finally induce a mistake to earn the victory.

Perez Garcia,Rodney (left)-Short,Nigel (right) 

Short,Nigel (2682) - Perez Garcia,Rodney (2364)
French Rubinstein[C10]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (6), 28.06.2013


Game 2
Piece pressure was the key as GM Mikhalevski overpowered Haessel.

Mikhalevski,Victor (l) - Haessel,Dale (r)

Mikhalevski,Victor (2551) - Haessel,Dale (2171)
English Opening [A38]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (6), 28.06.2013


Game 3
IM Porper grabbed a poisoned h5 pawn which allowed GM Bruzon an instant monster attack.

Porper,Edward (2424) - Bruzon,Lazaro (2687)
King’s Indian[E94]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (6), 28.06.2013


Edmonton International 2013 Rd5-Hansen E(CAN)

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GM Bruzon beat GM Hansen in the key game of the round.

Game 1
GM won the war of microns in a complex RRNN-RRNN ending.

Bruzon,Lazaro (l) - Hansen,Eric (r)

Bruzon,Lazaro (2687) - Hansen,Eric (2577)
Catalan Open 10.Bd2 Bd6[E05]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (5), 27.06.2013


Game 2
GM massaged his way to victory exploiting a better structure and more active pieces.

Doroshenko,Maxim (l) - Short,Nigel (r)

Doroshenko,Maxim (2336) - Short,Nigel (2682)
Slav Slow[D12]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (5), 27.06.2013


Game 3
White's poor structure eventually cost the game after some adventures.

Haessel,Dale (2171) - Porper,Edward (2424)
Slav …a5[D15]
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton - Canada (5), 27.06.2013


Geneva Open 2013 Rd9 Final-IM Hambleton A(CAN)

GMs Cornette and Bauer shared 1st-2nd with 8/9. IM Hambleton was clear 3rd with 6.5/9. Oussedik has a strong 2194 performance to end with 4.5/9: Official Site for more info.

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Hambleton Results by Round
Hambleton finished strongly to take clear third with 6.5/9 but could not get anywhere against the top 2 finishers GMs Cornette and Bauer.

1526Nickel Arno2082GER3.5w 1
2418CMBarletta Mauro2212ITA4.5s 1
3343Rab Assif1781SUI5w 1
412GMCornette Matthieu2578FRA8s 0
5420Skouvaklis Alexis2166SUI5w 1
623GMLe Roux Jean-Pierre2576FRA5.5w 1
721GMBauer Christian2637FRA8s 0
8341Bondar Yevgen2307SUI5.5s ½
9312WGMMamedjarova Zeinab2264AZE5.5w 1

Oussedik Results by Round
A great performance by Oussedik who will gain 23 FIDE points. Notable is the win over IM Gerber in round 1.

Rd.Bo.SNo NameRtgFEDPts.Res.
177IMGerber Richard2416SUI5s 1
2811IMVuilleumier Alexandre2321SUI5.5w 0
31317FMColmenares Aurelio2214SUI4.5s 0
41840 Vernet Solene1760SUI3w 1
51213 Prunescu Claudiu2263ROU5s ½
61321 Gurtner Daniel2131SUI3.5w 1
799 Midoux Sebastien2329FRA5.5s 0
81224FMWeeramantry Sunil2111SRI4w ½
91319WIMHeinatz Gundula2197SUI4.5s ½

Overall Standings
GMs Cornette and Bauer shared 1st-2nd with 8/9. IM Hambleton was clear 3rd with 6.5/9. Oussedik has a strong 2194 performance to end with 4.5/9.

1GMCornette MatthieuFRA25788
2GMBauer ChristianFRA26378
3IMHambleton AmanCAN24616.5
4GMCherniaev AlexanderRUS24476
5IMManea AlexandruROU23896
6WGMMamedjarova TurkanAZE22496
7GMLe Roux Jean-PierreFRA25765.5
8Bondar YevgenSUI23075.5
9WGMMamedjarova ZeinabAZE22645.5
10IMVuilleumier AlexandreSUI23215.5
11Louis ThibaultFRA22225.5
12Midoux SebastienFRA23295.5
13Duport NicolasSUI22295
14Meylan AndreSUI20945
15Prunescu ClaudiuROU22635
16Bagri JaspaulSUI21315
17Skouvaklis AlexisSUI21665
18IMGerber RichardSUI24165
19Rab AssifSUI17815
20FMBotta GabrieleSUI23274.5
21FMColmenares AurelioSUI22144.5
22Oussedik EliasCAN20584.5
23WIMHeinatz GundulaSUI21974.5
24CMBarletta MauroITA22124.5
25Devetak DamirSRB18954.5
26Catsiapis YiannisSUI18874.5
27GMMeijers ViestursLAT24694
28FMWeeramantry SunilSRI21114
29Kupalov IgorSUI20544
30Gautier AnandFRA19564
31WFMStoeri LauraSUI21114
32WFMDe Rosa MariagraziaITA20774