Wesley So takes the trophy in Quebec Open Print
Saturday, 28 July 2012 22:23
The Quebec Chess Federation (FQE) organized the Quebec Open Chess Championship from 21st to 28th July, 2012, at the beautiful venue College Brebeuf in Montreal, Canada.

Canada’s most successful tournament attracted 9 GMs and 1 WGM, as well as 10 IMs looking for GM norms. 32 players competed in the invitational section for a first prize of $4 000.

Wesley So from Philippines took a clear first place after winning in the final round against GM Bator Sambuev, Canada’s top board in the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.

So finished on 7.5 points, leaving the earlier co-leader Lazaro Bruzon from Cuba half a point behind. Bruzon took a quick draw with black against Anton Kovalyov.


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This is another excellent achievement for the young Filipino, who already won the Toronto International tournament last week, also in Canada.

So missed the Battle of Grandmasters on his native Philippines, but he was guaranteed the first board for the national team at the Olympiad.

The prize fund of the Quebec Open Chess Championship is 18 000$ guaranteed.
Invitational: 4 000$, 2 000, 1 000, 500, 200, 100 – 1500$ for the best Quebecer (Gowlings Prize)
Open: 1 000$, 600$, 500$, 400$, 300$, 200$, 100$, 350 (U2200), 250 (U2100)
Section A (U2000): 800$, 500, 300, 200, 250 (U1900), 150 (U1800)
Section B (U1700): 600$, 400, 200, 100, 150 (U1500), 100 (U1400)
Section C (U1300 and unrated): 400$, 300, 200, 100, 100 (U1200), 75 (U1100)
Mini-COQ : 300$, 200, 100

A total of 277 players participated in all groups. All results and games on the MonRoi website.

Invitational Section, final standings:

1 GM SO Wesley PHI 2650 - 7.5
2 GM BRUZON BATISTA Lazaro CUB 2711 - 7
3 GM SUMETS Andrey UKR 2618 - 6.5
4 GM KOVALYOV Anton ARG 2614 - 5.5
5 FM OLIVA CASTANEDA Kevel CUB 2320 - 5.5
6 IM GERZHOY Leonid CAN 2459 - 5.5
7 IM PANJWANI Raja CAN 2392 - 5.5
8 FM THAVANDIRAN Shiyam CAN 2301 - 5.5
9 GM ARENCIBIA RODRIGUEZ Walter CUB 2526 - 5
10 GM ROZENTALIS Eduardas LTU 2600 - 5
11 IM NARODITSKY Daniel USA 2486 - 5
12 IM PEREZ GARCIA Rodney Oscar CUB 2412 - 5
13 GM SAMBUEV Bator CAN 2542 - 5
14 IM SMITH Bryan G USA 2441 - 4.5
15 GM BOJKOV Dejan BUL 2556 - 4.5
16 IM HANSEN Eric CAN 2460 - 4.5
17 GM VERA GONZALEZ-QUEVEDO Reynaldo CUB 2489 - 4.5
18 IM PIASETSKI Leon CAN 2290 - 4.5
19 IM NORITSYN Nikolay CAN 2460 - 4
20 FM JIANG Louie CAN 2337 - 4
21 FM KLEINMAN Michael CAN 2293 - 4
22 KRAIOUCHKINE Nikita CAN 2204 - 4
23 QIN Zi Yi Joey CAN 2198 - 4
24 IM CALUGAR Arthur CAN 2273 - 4
25 BERUBE Antoine CAN 2152 - 3.5
26 FM VOSKANYAN Vahagn CAN 2240 - 3
27 PRAHOV Valentin BUL 2209 - 3
28 WGM GREEFF Melissa RSA 2091 - 3
29 IM YANG Darwin USA 2498 - 2.5
30 MASSE Hugues CAN 2232 - 2.5
31 HUMPHREYS Michael CAN 2179 - 2
32 FM LEVEILLE Francois CAN 2301 - 1.5



 
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