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🏆 Edmonton International (2012)

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Player: Vladimir Pechenkin

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Pechenkin vs I Krush  ½-½442012Edmonton InternationalA20 English
2. V Pechenkin vs Mikhalevski  0-1332012Edmonton InternationalB20 Sicilian
3. A Kovalyov vs V Pechenkin 1-0342012Edmonton InternationalA04 Reti Opening
4. E Porper vs V Pechenkin 1-0192012Edmonton InternationalA04 Reti Opening
5. V Pechenkin vs Short 0-1262012Edmonton InternationalB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. L Piasetski vs V Pechenkin  ½-½442012Edmonton InternationalA90 Dutch
7. V Pechenkin vs R Wang  ½-½492012Edmonton InternationalA03 Bird's Opening
8. V Pechenkin vs R Gardner  ½-½192012Edmonton InternationalA13 English
9. D Haessel vs V Pechenkin  0-1292012Edmonton InternationalA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
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Jun-29-12  Edmontonchessclub: The 4th round starts in 20 minutes (6 PM local, 8 PM Eastern, Midnight GMT)

Click "Live Games" on the following link:

http://www.albertachess.org/2012EIC...

Jun-29-12  Edmontonchessclub: Some photos from the tournament are available here:
http://www.albertachess.org/2012EIC...
Jun-29-12  Edmontonchessclub: Some observations during round 4:
- There have been two miniatures so far, Short-Haessel and Porper-Pechenkin, both 1-0. - GM Kovalyov won his game, finishing with more time than he had at the start!
Jun-29-12  AgentRgent: Irina escaped (for the moment) from a certain loss. Black missed 33. Qb3 Qf1+ 34. Kf3 Qh1+ 35. Ke3 Re1+! 36. Kd4 Re4+!! 37. Kc5 Qc1+ 38. Rc3 Qxc3+ 39. Qxc3 Rc8+ 40. Kb5 Rxc3


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Jun-30-12
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  HeMateMe: Nice photos, ECC. It would appear that Nigel Short comes to the board each day wearing a suit and tie. He does stand out, that way.

I was just thinking, that if john Fedorowicz or Tony Miles were at this tournament, you might have to be more careful about your reporting from the bars or hotel rooms at 2:00am. Just sayin...

Jun-30-12  Edmontonchessclub: Sometimes he wears a suit and tie. Not today.
Jun-30-12  Edmontonchessclub: Round 5 starts in two hours (11 am local, 1 PM Eastern, 5 PM GMT). I'm leaving home now for the chess club to help set up. The rest of the tournament will be played in front of a larger audience, as an Open Swiss tournament starts this morning and runs through Monday. Both tournaments will be played in the same room.
Jun-30-12  Edmontonchessclub: Also, we had our first visitor from <Chessgames.com> at the tournament (as far as I know), as <"Albertan"> came down to watch.
Jun-30-12  Edmontonchessclub: At 1 PM Eastern, 5 PM GMT, click "live games" on the following link: http://www.albertachess.org/2012EIC...
Jun-30-12  Shams: "Rocket" Robert Gardner has just defeated the co-leader Kovalyov in a splendid game! He will be over the moon after this.
Jun-30-12  Shams: Gardner - Kovalyov final position deserves a diagram:


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I would pee my pants if I got that pawn pair against a Grandmaster.

Jun-30-12  Deus Ex Alekhina: I was just watching one of the games. What is the time control?
Jun-30-12
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  OBIT: Sheesh... in the ChessBookie game, Gardner's odds to beat Kovalyov were only 7:2 despite being rated 400 points lower than Kovalyov. I thought the guys betting on Gardner were fools. Who IS this Gardner character, anyway?
Jun-30-12
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  OBIT: Hmm, just pulled up the Web site for this tournament, and Gardner is back to being a mere mortal - just got mated in 19 moves by Mikhalevski.
Jun-30-12  Edmontonchessclub: <Deus Ex Alekhina>
The time control: Start with 90 minutes, add 30 minutes after move 40, add 30 seconds increment from the beginning.
Jun-30-12  savagerules: I like the scoring system, very few draws in this tournament for example. In this case though the few draws are probably because of the wide ratings difference more than the scoring. Petrosian would never have come close to winning a tourney if this scoring had been in place back in the day.
Jul-01-12  Edmontonchessclub: There have been no short draws, and no draws by Short.

...so far.

Jul-01-12  PhilFeeley: I wonder if this scoring system makes it easier to spread out the points better and determine placing. Right now, no one has the same amount, a very unusual situation for a chess tournament.
Jul-01-12
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  OBIT: <PhilFeeley>You are correct - fewer equal scores will be a byproduct of this scoring system. In the traditional system, a win and a loss gives the same score as two draws, but in this W=3, D=1, L=0 system, W+L scores higher. You have to go to three game combinations to have a situation where unequal results can produce equal scores: W+L+L=3D.
Jul-01-12  PhilFeeley: <ECC> No short draws, but short wins I see. Some terrific chess. Any guesses why so many English openings?
Jul-01-12  kramputz: 1. c4 is for chickens
Jul-01-12  Edmontonchessclub: <PhilFeeley>
Before the tournament, FM Pechenkin predicted that there would be a lot of English openings. Two of the local players (Porper and Pechenkin) and a visiting Calgarian (Haessel) play the English regularly, and so does GM Mikhalevsky.

The tournament's top player happens to be from England, which may have inspired some extra English openings.

Jul-01-12  King Death: <PhilFeeley> Also there are 2 players that have played 1 more game so that should unbalance things too.
Jul-01-12
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  OBIT: Short has won, while Mikhalevski has a major hassle against bottom seed Haessel. It looks like Short will be tied for first with two rounds to go.
Jul-01-12  Triptolemus: Splendid double exchange sac 2 Rs for 2 Ns from Nigel v Wang. If Q+N is usually a dangerous combination, Q+N+N proves deadly!

In Krush v Kovalyov, on move 27, the comp. suggests the synapse-meltingly odd pawn sacrifice ..h6, to decoy the Be3 away. Then 28 Bxh6 cxb4 29. axb4 Qb6+ gets black back a better pawn.

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