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Canadian Championship Tournament

Pascal Charbonneau7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Eric Lawson7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Mark Bluvshtein6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Igor Zugic6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Dimitri Tyomkin6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Tomas Krnan6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Christian Stevens6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Igor Ivanov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Kevin Spraggett6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Goran Milicevic6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Gregory Huber5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Sebastian Predescu5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Michael Dougherty5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Nikolay Noritsyn5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Jura Ochkoos5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Dmitri Feoktistov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Robert Hamilton5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
David Filipovich5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Roman Jiganchine5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Lawrence Day5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Zhe Quan5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
John MacPhail5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
John C Yoos5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Roger Patterson5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Doug Bailey5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Lucas Davies5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Goran Mikanovic5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Vincentiu Tipu5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Michael Barron5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
David Wang4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Raja Panjwani4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Simon Gravel4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
* (69 players total; 37 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Canadian Championship (2004)

Charbonneau won the CAN-ch playoff (2004). Bluvshtein won the CAN-ch playoff 3rd place (2004).

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 306  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Spraggett vs R Jiganchine  1-0362004Canadian ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
2. T Schmidt vs D Tyomkin  0-1322004Canadian ChampionshipB68 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7
3. I Zugic vs H R Jung  1-0402004Canadian ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
4. L Davies vs P Charbonneau  0-1352004Canadian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
5. M Bluvshtein vs M Cazelais  1-0442004Canadian ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
6. H Masse vs I Ivanov  0-1332004Canadian ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Zhe Quan vs R Patterson  1-0542004Canadian ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. R Panjwani vs J Yoos  1-0392004Canadian ChampionshipB54 Sicilian
9. T Krnan vs D Southam  1-0312004Canadian ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
10. D Wang vs R Hamilton  0-1562004Canadian ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. R Sasata vs G Ng  1-0722004Canadian ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
12. D Feoktistov vs G Mikanovic  0-1802004Canadian ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
13. J Ochkoos vs L Henry  0-1472004Canadian ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. D Lavin vs L Day  ½-½142004Canadian ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
15. J MacPhail vs S Thavandiran 0-1272004Canadian ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
16. D McTavish vs S Gravel ½-½512004Canadian ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
17. G Milicevic vs A Meng  1-0242004Canadian ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
18. A Moskvitch vs I Divljan  1-0552004Canadian ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
19. V Tipu vs P Saint-Amand 1-0242004Canadian ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
20. G Aspler vs C Stevens  0-1372004Canadian ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. N Noritsyn vs J MacDonald  1-0282004Canadian ChampionshipC66 Ruy Lopez
22. O Nezirovic vs E Lawson  ½-½452004Canadian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
23. D Bailey vs B Bogle  ½-½252004Canadian ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
24. D Y Peng vs R Golts  ½-½312004Canadian ChampionshipD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
25. M Djerkovic vs D Khaziyeva 1-0412004Canadian ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
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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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