|11th Edmonton International (2016)|
After 7 rounds, GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly had a perfect score of 7 (better than his 10th Edmonton International (2015) finish last year). However, Samuel Shankland defeated him in the eighth round, leaving Shankland half a point ahead. In the final round, Ganguly defeated Alexey Shirov while Shankland only drew, resulting in a tie between Shankland and Ganguly. Shankland captured first place on tiebreak by virtue of his head-to-head victory over Ganguly. (1)
The 2016 edition took place from June 18-26. Bator Sambuev (former Canadian champion) and Richard Wang (Alberta's youngest champion) were playing, along with Canadians Dale R Haessel (who had played all ten installments) and Ian T Findlay, international player Sethuraman P Sethuraman, FIDE master-elect Belsar Valencia (Philippines), and Banerjee Bitan (India - not yet a FIDE master-elect because he did not apply for such a title).
-- Final (9th) round results --
Ganguly vs Shirov, 2016 1-0
R Wang vs S Shankland, 2016 ½-½
B Sambuev vs S P Sethuraman, 2016 1-0
D Haessel vs Banerjee Bitan, 2016 0-1
I Findlay vs Belsar Valencia, 2016 0-1
Website: (1) http://edmonton-international.com/I... (discusses tie-break system), (2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwv....
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
|1. I Findlay vs B Sambuev
|| ||0-1||39||2016||11th Edmonton International||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|2. Shirov vs R Wang
||1-0||24||2016||11th Edmonton International||C02 French, Advance|
|3. Banerjee Bitan vs Ganguly
||0-1||60||2016||11th Edmonton International||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|4. S P Sethuraman vs D Haessel
|| ||1-0||24||2016||11th Edmonton International||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|5. S Shankland vs Belsar Valencia
||1-0||37||2016||11th Edmonton International||E99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov|
|6. R Wang vs Banerjee Bitan
|| ||½-½||35||2016||11th Edmonton International||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|7. Belsar Valencia vs B Sambuev
|| ||0-1||41||2016||11th Edmonton International||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|8. Ganguly vs S P Sethuraman
||1-0||52||2016||11th Edmonton International||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|9. S Shankland vs Shirov
||½-½||37||2016||11th Edmonton International||B33 Sicilian|
|10. D Haessel vs I Findlay
||1-0||24||2016||11th Edmonton International||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|11. B Sambuev vs D Haessel
|| ||½-½||80||2016||11th Edmonton International||A48 King's Indian|
|12. Banerjee Bitan vs S Shankland
||0-1||40||2016||11th Edmonton International||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|13. S P Sethuraman vs R Wang
|| ||1-0||39||2016||11th Edmonton International||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|14. I Findlay vs Ganguly
||0-1||32||2016||11th Edmonton International||B94 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|15. Shirov vs Belsar Valencia
||1-0||33||2016||11th Edmonton International||E91 King's Indian|
|16. Shirov vs Banerjee Bitan
|| ||½-½||47||2016||11th Edmonton International||C02 French, Advance|
|17. Ganguly vs B Sambuev
||1-0||44||2016||11th Edmonton International||C18 French, Winawer|
|18. S Shankland vs S P Sethuraman
|| ||1-0||40||2016||11th Edmonton International||E84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line|
|19. R Wang vs I Findlay
|| ||0-1||40||2016||11th Edmonton International||D05 Queen's Pawn Game|
|20. Belsar Valencia vs D Haessel
|| ||½-½||41||2016||11th Edmonton International||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|21. B Sambuev vs R Wang
|| ||1-0||63||2016||11th Edmonton International||B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|22. Banerjee Bitan vs Belsar Valencia
|| ||½-½||31||2016||11th Edmonton International||E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)|
|23. I Findlay vs S Shankland
|| ||0-1||42||2016||11th Edmonton International||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|24. D Haessel vs Ganguly
|| ||0-1||37||2016||11th Edmonton International||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|25. S P Sethuraman vs Shirov
||1-0||22||2016||11th Edmonton International||D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
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|Jun-23-16|| ||Beholder: <perfidious: An old friend lives in High Level, which is equidistant from Edmonton and Yellowknife.>|
You can call him 'my High Level friend'.
|Jun-23-16|| ||offramp: I was a witness to the incident that gave Yellowknife its name.|
That <was> a cold day.
|Jun-23-16|| ||thegoodanarchist: <People regularly die on their feet at bus stops, some even dying in mid-hail as the bus arrives. >|
See, that right there is the problem. Edmontoners (Edmonites?) have to hail the bus at scheduled stops. Here in America the bus stops at the bus stop even if the people waiting are mute.
America leads the world.
|Jun-24-16|| ||siggemannen: Ganguly doing quite well here|
|Jun-24-16|| ||dumbgai: Edmontonians.|
|Jun-24-16|| ||gauer: Or at their Coliseum station ( http://www.esks.com/schedule/ ), one might hear Eskimo cheers, presuming of course, that the average Canuck lives in igloos all year around. Such silly stereotypes of the locals are abound in many regions, but maybe there's still a chance for the locals to hit a norm chance.|
|Jun-24-16|| ||eternaloptimist: Ganguly still hasn't played Shankland & Shirov yet so it's doubtful that he will run the table by defeating every player in the tournament. Although he plays Wang today w/ the white pieces so he should keep his winning streak intact at least until tomorrow.|
|Jun-24-16|| ||ajile: <eternaloptimist: Ganguly still hasn't played Shankland & Shirov yet so it's doubtful that he will run the table by defeating every player in the tournament.>|
I just noticed this also. He hasn't played his most serious competition yet.
|Jun-24-16|| ||brankat: Of course he has not. He's only 33 :-)|
|Jun-24-16|| ||eternaloptimist: <ajile> Exactly...u r as observant as I am! 😎|
|Jun-25-16|| ||PhilFeeley: First table I've ever seen where there are no ties for any position.|
|Jun-25-16|| ||perfidious: Valencia actually has two draws, not one, when his games are merged.|
|Jun-25-16|| ||HeMateMe: we have 2 B. Valencias in the cross table.|
|Jun-25-16|| ||perfidious: < sonia91: <no ties for any position.> Findlay and Valencia are tied for last on 1/7 :) >|
As noted above.
|Jun-25-16|| ||sonia91: <no ties for any position.> Findlay and Valencia are tied for last on 1/7 ;) but, yes, it's a impressive table (and Ganguly did "a Caruana").|
|Jun-26-16|| ||Keshav Murali: Shankland seems to have broken Ganguly's "caruana" run|
|Jun-26-16|| ||Shams: Ganguly went in for a dubious opening and Shankland destroyed him.|
|Jun-26-16|| ||thegoodanarchist: <dumbgai: Edmontonians.>|
Edmund, Tony and I...
|Jun-26-16|| ||Jambow: Shankland looking stronger than ever. Could pull out a 3,000 +TPR after 9 rounds...|
|Jun-26-16|| ||Shams: Shankland will play the struggling youngster Richard Wang in the final round whereas Ganguly is up against Shirov. Looks like Longshanks will be king once again!|
|Jun-26-16|| ||Jambow: Actually if he wins the last round his TPR will be slightly under 3k but a magnificent tournament For Shankland.|
|Jun-27-16|| ||Bruce Graham: Shankland draws- throwing another pigeon among the cats. Now what?|
|Jun-27-16|| ||dumbgai: Good tournament for Banerjee, 4.5/9 and holding 3 GMs to draws. Also a nice final round win for Sambuev, beating the higher rated Sethuraman (who struggled, losing 3 games).|
|Jun-28-16|| ||Bruce Graham: Shankland wins it! : http://en.chessbase.com/post/edmont...|
|Jun-28-16|| ||eternaloptimist: Congrats to Shankland for winning this tournament! This has to be a heartbreaker for Ganguly since he was in the lead for almost the entire tournament.|
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