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🏆 Canadian Open (2007)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Bu Xiangzhi, David Howell, Nigel Short, Vadim Milov, Sergei Tiviakov, Alex Yermolinsky, Anton Kovalyov, Sandipan Chanda, Kamil Miton, Suat Atalik, Victor Mikhalevski, Eric Hansen, Mark Bluvshtein, Sipke Ernst, Andrey Rychagov, Anton Shomoev, Nikolay Noritsyn, Abhijit Kunte, Bator Sambuev, Valeriy Aveskulov, Leonid Gerzhoy, Borislav Ivkov, Hoang Thong Tu, Tomas Likavsky, Aman Hambleton, Thomas Roussel-Roozmon, Frank de la Paz Perdomo, Bindi Cheng, Alexander Reprintsev, Ekaterina Atalik, Shiyam Thavandiran, Raja Panjwani, Joseph Bradford, Arkadi Eremeevich Vul, Tomas Krnan, Daniel Rensch, Artiom Samsonkin, Lawrence Day, Joost Michielsen, Rick Lahaye, Lefong Hua, Victor Plotkin, Jonathan Tayar, James M Critelli, Tom O'Donnell, Gregory Huber, Kubra Ozturk, Yuanling Yuan, Michael Barron, Louie Jiang, Nikita Kraiouchkine, Minhea Voloaca, Michael Dougherty, Victor Kaminski, Goran Mikanovic, Thanh Nha Duong, Liam Henry, Lloyd Mai, John D Bick, Zi Yi Joey Qin, Dusan Simic, Timon van Dijk, David Gordon, Robert Gardner, Maher Saleh, Peter Taylor, Jeff Reeve, Kevin Pacey, Miladin Djerkovic, Saeid Sadeghi, Paul Saint-Amand, Sebastian Predescu, Keith MacKinnon, Trevor Vincent, Avinaash Sundar, Jerry Xiong, Josh Guo, William G Doubleday, Elias Oussedik, Wayne Barclay, Karoly Szalay, Alex Davies, Lucas Davies, Richard Ziegler, Geordie Derraugh, Ray Kuryliw, Vladimir Semyonov, Steve Demmery, Vladimir G Pestov, Helmut Fritzsche, Noam Davies, Dina Kagramanov, Peter Hum, Ian Aird, Haonan Zhou, Gilles Groleau, Ralf Ostermeier, Thomas Kaminski, Laurentiu Grigorescu, Dane Mattson plus 44 more players.

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 356  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Day vs W Barclay 1-0182007Canadian OpenC00 French Defense
2. S Chanda vs J Tayar  1-0472007Canadian OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. S Thavandiran vs A Shomoev  ½-½872007Canadian OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Mikhalevski vs D Simic  1-0302007Canadian OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. T van Dijk vs S Atalik ½-½572007Canadian OpenA20 English
6. R Panjwani vs Tiviakov  0-1392007Canadian OpenB54 Sicilian
7. K Miton vs T Duong  1-0482007Canadian OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
8. G Mikanovic vs Milov  0-1712007Canadian OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. A Vul vs Bu Xiangzhi  0-1512007Canadian OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Rychagov vs L Day 1-0342007Canadian OpenA56 Benoni Defense
11. J Critelli vs S Ernst  ½-½662007Canadian OpenC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. V Aveskulov vs K Pacey  1-0312007Canadian OpenC18 French, Winawer
13. D Howell vs M Djerkovic  1-0342007Canadian OpenC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. D Gordon vs A Kunte 1-0452007Canadian OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Yermolinsky vs B Cheng  ½-½512007Canadian OpenA06 Reti Opening
16. S Predescu vs A Kovalyov 0-1402007Canadian OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. T Likavsky vs M Voloaca  0-1552007Canadian OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. M Barron vs Hoang Thong Tu 0-1422007Canadian OpenB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
19. W Doubleday vs De la Paz Perdomo  1-0462007Canadian OpenE91 King's Indian
20. T Krnan vs J Bick 1-0372007Canadian OpenC47 Four Knights
21. A Reprintsev vs J Guo  1-0342007Canadian OpenB20 Sicilian
22. G Huber vs T Roussel-Roozmon  0-1602007Canadian OpenC26 Vienna
23. L Gerzhoy vs M Dougherty  1-0402007Canadian OpenA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
24. L Mai vs J Bradford 0-1452007Canadian OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
25. E Atalik vs P Taylor  1-0622007Canadian OpenA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
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Jul-15-07  Pulse: Bu wins! Congratulations to him!
Jul-15-07  chessmoron: Bu Xiangzhi wins. 8/10. Milton vs Chanda:

Please draw. HEHE!

Jul-15-07  Pulse: Chanda is defending very well. Miton needs to be careful not to overextend.
Jul-15-07  hitman84: Congrats to Bu and <chessmoron> :) Looks like Chanda is winning.
Jul-15-07  chessmoron: I hope that Milton sees Qg3! and not to worry about the horse. If 38...fxe5? 39 Qxg7+ Bf7 40 Rd7+! and getting the Queen.
Jul-15-07  hitman84: Looks like Milton found a better move. He played Bd7.
Jul-15-07  Pulse: Uh oh. I think 38. Bd7 was bad. Chanda should now have two pieces for the rook, although for the moment the rook is more active. I'm not sure how long that will last, though.
Jul-15-07  chessmoron: <hitman84> But I feel that Chanda's ♘ and ♗ is superior to the one ♖
Jul-15-07  hitman84: Yes. Chanda will have to coordinate his pieces. Milton will pick up the e5 pawn and with his control over the d file and pawn majority has more winning chances than Chanda.
Jul-15-07  chessmoron: DRAW! Bu Xiangzhi--Winner of 2007 Canadian Open. Good Luck in Biel 2007 next! Go China!
Jul-15-07  yalie: draw in miton-chanda. Bu wins the tourney
Jul-15-07  slomarko: come on guys stop with these <I think>, <I feel>.. you all have the engine running hehe
Jul-15-07  hitman84: Game drawn. Congrats to BU!
Jul-15-07  Pulse: Congratulations to Bu for a well-played tournament. I hope he does well in Biel and gets more rating points. :)
Jul-15-07  Marmot PFL: Looks like Nigel might win the rook ending.
Jul-15-07  arunjangity: niggle won!
Jul-15-07  Marmot PFL: Looked to be a drawn ending but it shows the difference between GM and IM.
Jul-15-07  notyetagm: <chessmoron: DRAW! Bu Xiangzhi--Winner of 2007 Canadian Open. Good Luck in Biel 2007 next! Go China!>

Go Bu! Woohoo! Looks like China may soon have =two= 2700-rated GMs, Bu Xiangzhi and Wang Yue.

Jul-15-07  doremi: Well, there are more than a billion Chinese! On the other hand, almost nobody plays chess in China. They all play Chinese chess which is different from the chess we are talking about here.
Jul-15-07  trapdor: There must be something wrong with the live game website I was looking at. Sorry for the confusing message. But I am more than happy to know Xiangzhi Bu won!!
Jul-15-07  DUS: Congrats to GM Xiangzhi Bu of China!! It was predictable success of course.
Jul-16-07  Dr.Lecter: <doremi> The Chinese chess is different from chess, but not altogether different. When I play Chinese chess, I am sometimes able to use my almost non-nonexistent chess knowledge on it.
Jul-16-07  anandr: Not a bad performance and result for Sandipan, given his current ELO rating. I wonder how many ELO points he takes away from this tournament.

Rising Chinese power is beginning to show, though they admittedly still have some way to go. I'm sure tournaments like the M-Tel will start featuring some of them very soon.

Jul-16-07  Akuni: <DUS> Not completely predictable, Short was =1 last year, and I think the top players average Elo was much higher. :)
Jul-18-07  DUS: <Akuni> You are right, in sport nothing is completely predictable. :)
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