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9th Edmonton International Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk8/9(+7 -0 =2)[games]
Wesley So7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Samuel Shankland5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Anton Kovalyov5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Raja Panjwani4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Irina Krush4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Richard Wang4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Vladimir Pechenkin3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Alex Yam1.5/9(+1 -7 =1)[games]
Dale R Haessel1/9(+0 -7 =2)[games]
* Chess Event Description
9th Edmonton International (2014)

The 9th Edmonton International (Canada) was played 21-29 June 2014. It was won by Vassily Ivanchuk.


(1) (FIDE event page)
(2) (Canadian Federation crosstable)
(3) (Organizer's history page)
(4) (FIDE crosstable)
(5) (tournament advertisement).

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Wang vs W So 0-13620149th Edmonton InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. D Haessel vs V Pechenkin  0-14220149th Edmonton InternationalA04 Reti Opening
3. I Krush vs A Kovalyov  ½-½5420149th Edmonton InternationalE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
4. S Shankland vs A Yam  1-04120149th Edmonton InternationalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. R Panjwani vs Ivanchuk 0-13720149th Edmonton InternationalA30 English, Symmetrical
6. A Kovalyov vs Ivanchuk 0-13520149th Edmonton InternationalD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
7. A Yam vs R Panjwani  0-12520149th Edmonton InternationalB30 Sicilian
8. V Pechenkin vs R Wang  ½-½4420149th Edmonton InternationalA37 English, Symmetrical
9. I Krush vs D Haessel 1-03120149th Edmonton InternationalA34 English, Symmetrical
10. W So vs S Shankland 1-03620149th Edmonton InternationalE60 King's Indian Defense
11. R Wang vs I Krush ½-½5120149th Edmonton InternationalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. S Shankland vs V Pechenkin 1-03620149th Edmonton InternationalC03 French, Tarrasch
13. D Haessel vs A Kovalyov 0-12320149th Edmonton InternationalA04 Reti Opening
14. R Panjwani vs W So 0-12320149th Edmonton InternationalA09 Reti Opening
15. Ivanchuk vs A Yam 1-03520149th Edmonton InternationalA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
16. V Pechenkin vs R Panjwani 0-15620149th Edmonton InternationalA37 English, Symmetrical
17. D Haessel vs R Wang 0-14320149th Edmonton InternationalD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. A Kovalyov vs A Yam 1-03520149th Edmonton InternationalE91 King's Indian
19. I Krush vs S Shankland ½-½6520149th Edmonton InternationalD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. W So vs Ivanchuk ½-½5920149th Edmonton InternationalB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. S Shankland vs D Haessel 1-01120149th Edmonton InternationalA37 English, Symmetrical
22. R Panjwani vs I Krush 1-03120149th Edmonton InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. R Wang vs A Kovalyov 0-16620149th Edmonton InternationalA47 Queen's Indian
24. A Yam vs W So 0-14320149th Edmonton InternationalE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
25. Ivanchuk vs V Pechenkin 1-03420149th Edmonton InternationalC14 French, Classical
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  FSR: <SimonWebbsTiger> You're no fun! But good to know that, anyway.
Jun-30-14  QueentakesKing: It's a pity that Ivan was left way far far far behind by Vishy. Tsk! tsk!
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  HeMateMe: I'd demonstrate how to make a pitcher of beer disappear, before everyone's eyes, after the stress of a week long tournament.

If every tournament had such an active correspondent as we have had with E.C., the big tournaments would be even more interesting than they are now. Well done!

Jun-30-14  Kanatahodets: <PhilFeeley: <At the other end of the table, Krush, Shankland, Panjwani and Kovalyov are talking about players that they don't like, and why.> I'd really like to be a fly on the wall for that conversation!> this is just a primitive vanity talk. I observe it each time when I go to the conference. Smaller guys are very hierarchical.
Jun-30-14  john barleycorn: <HeMateMe: ...

If every tournament had such an active correspondent as we have had with E.C., the big tournaments would be even more interesting than they are now. Well done!>

100% agreed. Thanks to <Edmontonchessclub> and its fabulous webmaster.

Jun-30-14  torrefan: I concur. Now he sends us the souvenir t-shirts...
Jun-30-14  john barleycorn: < torrefan: I concur. Now he sends us the souvenir t-shirts...>

You are not corrupt, are you? :-)

Jun-30-14  torrefan: juz nekid. dont ya want one?
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  HeMateMe: id like one. Are Huskie dogs involved?
Jun-30-14  SimonWebbsTiger: @<FSR>

<FSR: <SimonWebbsTiger> You're no fun! But good to know that, anyway.>

Oh you're no fun anymore.

Jun-30-14  john barleycorn: <torrefan: juz nekid. dont ya want one?>

XXL please.

Jun-30-14  siggemannen: Congrats to Chucky and thanks to <Edmontonchessclub> for insights into the tourney
Jun-30-14  vkk: We need Ivanchuk in the next candidates tournament.
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  plang: Ivanchuk was pretty controversial in the last Candidates he played in - doubt there would be a lot of support for a repeat performance
Jun-30-14  vkk: He makes things interesting

On a good day he can beat carlsen how carslen beats nakamura

On a bad day it's terrible

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  PhilFeeley: Yes, thanks <E.C> for the great reports. If we only had pictures we'd have the Chessbase report!

(Why was a guy in Brazil able to report on a tournament in Edmonton - with pictures? Was he there?)

Jul-01-14  capafischer1: The fact that krush held ivanchuk and SO to a draw is pretty impressive. She is a legitimate grandmaster. Very few women in the world have accomplished as much as her.
Jul-01-14  Caissanist: Well, her performance in this particular tournament wasn't so impressive, she lost about 15 rating points.
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  perfidious: Not at all, for all the talk of a great achievement by Krush in holding the two super GMs with White.
Jul-01-14  Edmontonchessclub: <Philfeeley> The Brazilian reporter used photos from the official webpage, with permission.

Thanks everyone. We'll do it again next year.

I'll be commenting on plenty of chess games between now and then. I've been a member for longer than I've been a chess organizer.

Jul-02-14  chesssalamander: Congrats to Ivanchuk!!!
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  Check It Out: <Edmontonchessclub> Thanks for the chatty comments on the tournament, they made is very interesting!
Jul-05-14  parisattack: Yes, most enjoyable the blogging from <Edmontonchessclub>!

It would be nice to see other tournaments use as a blogging tool in the same manner...

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  Sokrates: Congrats to Ivanchuk for another impressive performance. But even higher praise should be given to Wesley So, who would have won convincingly, if Vassily hadn't been in his best playing mood. Ivanchuk's performances really vary like ebb and flow, and it's only unfortunate for WS that he was in his flow in this tournament.

Chesswise it's always a special pleasure to follow the good games by the "old" master, since they are packed with unique, unusual and imaginative solutions.

Jul-07-14  Edmontonchessclub: A video from TV in the Philippines, covering the recent Edmonton International tournament:
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