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🏆 11th Edmonton International (2016)

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Player: Richard Wang

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Shirov vs R Wang 1-024201611th Edmonton InternationalC02 French, Advance
2. R Wang vs Banerjee Bitan  ½-½35201611th Edmonton InternationalE60 King's Indian Defense
3. S P Sethuraman vs R Wang  1-039201611th Edmonton InternationalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. R Wang vs I Findlay  0-140201611th Edmonton InternationalD05 Queen's Pawn Game
5. B Sambuev vs R Wang  1-063201611th Edmonton InternationalB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. R Wang vs D Haessel  1-037201611th Edmonton InternationalA36 English
7. Ganguly vs R Wang 1-025201611th Edmonton InternationalB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. Belsar Valencia vs R Wang  0-140201611th Edmonton InternationalA04 Reti Opening
9. R Wang vs S Shankland  ½-½29201611th Edmonton InternationalA47 Queen's Indian
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Jun-21-16  posoo: at LAST a tornament with PLENTY of SMASHING!
Jun-21-16  posoo: FIRST by da WAY
Jun-22-16
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  HeMateMe: Watch out where those huskies go!
Jun-22-16
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  offramp: Even at the height of summer temperatures in Edmonton rarely go above minus 10 degrees Celsius. People regularly die on their feet at bus stops, some even dying in mid-hail as the bus arrives. It is not unusual for people to die in mid-sentence and for their last icy breath to kill their interlocutor.
Jun-22-16
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  HeMateMe: well, I hope at LEAST the chess playing halls are heated.
Jun-22-16  gauer: My sister says their climate out there was pretty dry 6-12 weeks ago: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard... (Fort McMurray is about a 4-6 hour drive northeast of their airport - does anyone else recall hearing about how far the smoke cloud travelled altogether? - my brother-in-law was on shift for the oil electrical team outside of Fort McKay during the big evacuation), but Monday's weather forecast said today might expect to see a balmy 23*C in the foothills of the Rockies.

Here's hoping that Bator Sambuev their city club's other guests are enjoying their summer stay. Alexey Shirov and Surya Shekhar Ganguly are no newcomers to their summer weather, but one might try visiting the arctic circle (ie Yellowknife in June/July) if one likes 18-21 or more hours of daylight heat. Winter, on the other hand, makes for a nice sight of twilight aurora, for those looking for it on those latitudes. Or one could ask engineering student Banerjee Bitan, who moved in there recently from the Philippines to pursue some sort of degree out of U of A to see how they enjoy the metro area.

Jun-22-16  Beholder: <offramp: Even at the height of summer temperatures in Edmonton rarely go above minus 10 degrees Celsius. People regularly die on their feet at bus stops, some even dying in mid-hail as the bus arrives. It is not unusual for people to die in mid-sentence and for their last icy breath to kill their interlocutor.>

That's almost as cold as we have here in Moscow. Not quite so cold of course because your buses are still running. Here the gasoline freezes over, so they stop wherever they happened to be when the frost sets and become encased in ice. Not everyone manages to escape the bus before that happens.

Jun-22-16
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  perfidious: An old friend lives in High Level, which is equidistant from Edmonton and Yellowknife.
Jun-23-16  Beholder: <perfidious: An old friend lives in High Level, which is equidistant from Edmonton and Yellowknife.>

You can call him 'my High Level friend'.

Jun-23-16
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  offramp: I was a witness to the incident that gave Yellowknife its name.

That <was> a cold day.

Jun-23-16
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  thegoodanarchist: <People regularly die on their feet at bus stops, some even dying in mid-hail as the bus arrives. >

See, that right there is the problem. Edmontoners (Edmonites?) have to hail the bus at scheduled stops. Here in America the bus stops at the bus stop even if the people waiting are mute.

America leads the world.

Jun-24-16  siggemannen: Ganguly doing quite well here
Jun-24-16  dumbgai: Edmontonians.
Jun-24-16  gauer: Or at their Coliseum station ( http://www.esks.com/schedule/ ), one might hear Eskimo cheers, presuming of course, that the average Canuck lives in igloos all year around. Such silly stereotypes of the locals are abound in many regions, but maybe there's still a chance for the locals to hit a norm chance.
Jun-24-16
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  eternaloptimist: Ganguly still hasn't played Shankland & Shirov yet so it's doubtful that he will run the table by defeating every player in the tournament. Although he plays Wang today w/ the white pieces so he should keep his winning streak intact at least until tomorrow.
Jun-24-16  ajile: <eternaloptimist: Ganguly still hasn't played Shankland & Shirov yet so it's doubtful that he will run the table by defeating every player in the tournament.>

I just noticed this also. He hasn't played his most serious competition yet.

Jun-24-16  brankat: Of course he has not. He's only 33 :-)
Jun-24-16
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  eternaloptimist: <ajile> Exactly...u r as observant as I am! 😎

<brankat> 😃

Jun-25-16  PhilFeeley: First table I've ever seen where there are no ties for any position.
Jun-25-16
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  perfidious: Valencia actually has two draws, not one, when his games are merged.
Jun-25-16
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  HeMateMe: we have 2 B. Valencias in the cross table.
Jun-25-16
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  perfidious: < sonia91: <no ties for any position.> Findlay and Valencia are tied for last on 1/7 :) >

As noted above.

Jun-25-16  sonia91: <no ties for any position.> Findlay and Valencia are tied for last on 1/7 ;) but, yes, it's a impressive table (and Ganguly did "a Caruana").
Jun-26-16  Keshav Murali: Shankland seems to have broken Ganguly's "caruana" run
Jun-26-16  Shams: Ganguly went in for a dubious opening and Shankland destroyed him.
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