Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Quebec Open Chess Championship

The Quebec Open took place on July 7th-16th in Montreal, Canada. Guest star Alexander Moiseenko was merciless to win the tournament with 8 points out of 9 rounds. IM Michael Schleifer, who is also WCN admin, achieved fine result tied on 2nd place. Some of the best Quebec players missed this event; GM Alexandre Lesi├Ęge quit chess to play poker, while young lions IM Thomas Roussel-Roozmon and IM Eric Lawson preferred to play Canadian Open which takes place in Kitchener.


Final standings:
1. GM Alexander Moiseenko (UKR 2662) 8.0
2-4. GM Abhijit Kunte (IND 2535), WGM Swathi Ghate (IND 2376) and IM Michael Schleifer (CAN 2303) 6.5
5-7. NM Roland Chabot (CAN 2287), NM Steve Bolduc (CAN 2277) and FM Sam Kleinplatz (CAN 2263) with 6.0 etc


IM Michael Schleifer 2303 - GM Alexander Moiseenko 2662
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. b4 Bxb4 9. Qc2 O-O 10. Rb1 Qe7 11. a3 Bd6 12. Nb5 Bg4 13. d3 Bc5 14. Ng5 Bf5 15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Nxc7 Rac8 17. Na6 Bd6 18. e4 Bg4 19. h3 Bd7 20. Kg2 c5 21. Qc3 h6 22. Nf3 f5 23. Nh4 f4 24. Nf3 Qe6 25. g4 h5 26. Nh2 Rc6 27. Qa5 Qf6 28. f3 Qh4 29. Rb2 Qg3+ 30. Kh1 Qxh3 31. g5 Qe6 32. Bd2 c4 0-1

FM Sylvain Barbeau 2442 - IM Michael Schleifer 2303
1. e4 e6 2. d4 c5 3. Nf3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. f4 a6 7. Qf3 Qc7 8. g4 b5 9. Bd3 Bb7 10. a3 Nc6 11. Nxc6 Qxc6 12. Bd2 Be7 13. O-O-O O-O-O 14. Rhe1 Kb8 15. Kb1 Nd7 16. Qf2 Nb6 17. Bc1 Nc4 18. Na2 Rc8 19. b3 Nb6 20. Bb2 Rhg8 21. Nb4 Qc7 22. Bf1 Ka8 23. Re2 Nd7 24. Nd3 Nf6 25. Bg2 Nxg4 26. Qg3 Nf6 27. Nf2 g6 28. Qd3 Rgd8 29. Qh3 Nh5 30. Qe3 Bf6 31. Red2 Be7 32. Bd4 Re8 33. Kb2 Bf8 34. Bb6 Qc6 35. Nd3 0-1


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