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🏆 77th Canadian Championship (2004)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Kevin Spraggett, Mark Bluvshtein, Nikolay Noritsyn, Dimitri Markovich Tyomkin, Pascal Charbonneau, Bill Bogle, Igor Zugic, Shiyam Thavandiran, Igor Vasilievich Ivanov, Raja Panjwani, John C Yoos, Zhe Quan, Tomas Krnan, Lawrence Day, Eric Lawson, Christian Stevens, Gregory Huber, Goran Milicevic, Michael Barron, David Filipovich, Robert Hamilton, Doug Bailey, Igor Divljan, Jura Ochkoos, Michael Dougherty, Gary Ng, Goran Mikanovic, John MacPhail, Liam Henry, Hans Rudolf Jung, Robert Sasata, Vahagn Voskanian, Robert Gardner, Hugues Masse, Simon Gravel, Miladin Djerkovic, David Yu Peng, Samuel Lipnowski, Paul Saint-Amand, Sebastian Predescu, Roman Jiganchine, David Lavin, David McTavish, Vincentiu Tipu, David Wang, Eddie Urquhart, Nava Starr, Marc Cazelais, Roger Patterson, Roman Golts, Lucas Davies, Andrei Moskvitch, Ang Meng, Dmitri Feoktistov, Noam Davies, Olivier Tessier-Desrosiers, David Southam, Ted Kret, Nikola Anastasovski, Dinara Khaziyeva, Tom Schmidt, Ozren Nezirovic, Jonathan MacDonald, Hazel Smith, Andrew Boik, Valentina Goutor, Sam Cleto, Gerald Aspler, Sid Belzberg

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 327  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Cleto vs S Predescu 0-145200477th Canadian ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
2. V Tipu vs P Saint-Amand 1-024200477th Canadian ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
3. G Aspler vs C Stevens  0-137200477th Canadian ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. N Noritsyn vs Jonathan MacDonald  1-028200477th Canadian ChampionshipC66 Ruy Lopez
5. O Nezirovic vs E Lawson  ½-½45200477th Canadian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
6. D Bailey vs B Bogle  ½-½25200477th Canadian ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
7. D Y Peng vs R Golts  ½-½31200477th Canadian ChampionshipD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
8. M Djerkovic vs D Khaziyeva 1-041200477th Canadian ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
9. S Lipnowski vs R Gardner  ½-½62200477th Canadian ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
10. G Huber vs N Anastasovski 1-021200477th Canadian ChampionshipC25 Vienna
11. O Tessier-Desrosiers vs E Urquhart  1-067200477th Canadian ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
12. M Dougherty vs V Goutor  1-035200477th Canadian ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
13. A Boik vs V Voskanian  0-160200477th Canadian ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
14. D Filipovich vs S Belzberg  1-041200477th Canadian ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
15. Hazel Smith vs T Kret  ½-½77200477th Canadian ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
16. M Barron vs N Davies  1-024200477th Canadian ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
17. A Moskvitch vs I Divljan  1-055200477th Canadian ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
18. G Milicevic vs A Meng  1-024200477th Canadian ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
19. K Spraggett vs R Jiganchine  1-036200477th Canadian ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
20. Tom Schmidt vs D Tyomkin  0-132200477th Canadian ChampionshipB68 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7
21. I Zugic vs H R Jung  1-040200477th Canadian ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
22. L Davies vs P Charbonneau  0-135200477th Canadian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
23. M Bluvshtein vs M Cazelais  1-044200477th Canadian ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
24. H Masse vs Igor Ivanov  0-133200477th Canadian ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Zhe Quan vs R Patterson  1-054200477th Canadian ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member We now have the games from the 2004 Canadian Championship won Pascal Charbonneau (see his games here: 77th Canadian Championship (2004)/Pascal Charbonneau)

This also includes some games from our very own Lawrence Day: 77th Canadian Championship (2004)/Lawrence Day

Oct-19-04  Knight13: Pascal Charbonneau won the Championship!?

As you can see, there are lots of Master Level players in this tournaments. Pascal Charbonneau won because he was a strong International Master. I can't believe Canadians are weak players! By the way, are there any GMs at Canada?

Thanks, <>, for posting the 77th Canadian Championship (2004), wich requires interesting games!

Oct-21-04  tldr3: <> Thanks for these games from the Canadian championship. However, the list of players at the top of the page is not sorted by highest rating. For example, Ozren Nezerovic does not have a rating of 2500 and I belive Sid Belzberg was the lowest rated player at the tournament not the # 2. Cheers
Oct-21-04  sandyobrien: i live in edmonton, alberta, canada(1 FM) and to my knowledge no GMs live in canada right now. i'm afraid all of the talent we get moves out pretty fast.

also, since we're not a very populous country, this doesn' t happen that often.

Oct-21-04  clapperrail: Kevin Spraggett is a GM. The CFC lists him as Toronto ON Canada
Oct-21-04  sandyobrien: gah, i can't believe i forgot about spraggett. i believe he is the only gm we have though. he is decently active, i think.

i think that tyomkin is a gm too now that i think about it.

Oct-21-04  ConLaMismaMano: Another canadian GM is Lesiege.
Oct-21-04  tldr3: <sandyobrien> Spraggett, Lesiege, Tyomkin and Suttles are Canadian grandmasters. Mark Bluvshtein has the 3 norms and the 2500 rating and will be given the GM title at the next FIDE meeting(age 16!) Pascal Charbonneau(Canadian champion) Igor Zugic and Yan Teplitsky all have several norms and may get titles depending on how they do during the olympics.
Oct-21-04  sandyobrien: <tldr3> cool, i assume they are all either from ontario or quebec.
Oct-21-04  Pawsome: LeSiege won a recent Canadian title, but he didn't play in the latest championship or at the Olympiad. His highest rating achievement was 2600+. He must be missed by the Canadians competing in Spain. Incidentally, Charbonneau is playing at the 2600 level on board one for the Canucks as of round 5.
Oct-22-04  ruylopez900: <Knight 13> Thanks for holding us in such high regard!

<Charbonneau> Belated congrats for winning the Closed, do Canada proud!

Canada has three current GMs, Spraggett, LeSiege and Tyomkin. Suttles is alive and has the GM title, but no longer plays chess.

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  tpstar: <ruylopez900> Please consider the possibility of an honest syntax error. Replace "can't" with "refuse to" and notice the difference. Either way, the intended meaning probably could have been stated more precisely, or at least more politely. Peace out.
Oct-24-04  sandyobrien: and apparently we have a new GM, at only 16 (also my age)

Mark Bluvshtein

Nov-08-04  ruylopez900: yes, congrats to Mark Bluvshtein for his GM title, makes it 4 active GMs now in Canada, though Spraggett and LeSiege seem to be at the end of their ball. Hopefully he can keep the beacon of Canadian Chess bright :)
Feb-01-05  schnarre: Though I reside below the border most of the time, I still make every endeavor to visit Canada (I have family in Calgary & Edmonton) when the opportunity presents itself. I do not hear much about Canadian Chess, & would like for this to change. Any tournaments in the near future?
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  Penguincw: Does have any other Canadian Championships?
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