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Quebec Open Chess Championship – Round 7

The Quebec Chess Federation (FQE) is organizing the Quebec Open Chess Championship from 21st to 28th July, 2012, at the beautiful venue College Brebeuf in Montreal, Canada.

Canada’s most successful tournament attracted 9 GMs and 1 WGM, as well as 10 IMs looking for GM norms. 32 players are competing in the invitational section for a first prize of $4 000.

GM Wesley So from the Philippines defeated GM Dejan Bojkov in the 7th round of the competition to join GM Lazaro Bruzon on the shared first place.

Lazaro Bruzon

GM Lazaro Bruzon

The two leaders are on 5.5 points each, while IM Leonid Gerzhoy is the only to maintain the pace being half a point behind. Results and standings bellow.

The prize fund is 18 000$ guaranteed.
Invitational: 4 000$, 2 000, 1 000, 500, 200, 100 – 1500$ for the best Quebecer (Gowlings Prize)
Open: 1 000$, 600$, 500$, 400$, 300$, 200$, 100$, 350 (U2200), 250 (U2100)
Section A (U2000): 800$, 500, 300, 200, 250 (U1900), 150 (U1800)
Section B (U1700): 600$, 400, 200, 100, 150 (U1500), 100 (U1400)
Section C (U1300 and unrated): 400$, 300, 200, 100, 100 (U1200), 75 (U1100)
Mini-COQ : 300$, 200, 100

Pictures and live broadcasting are available on the MonRoi website.

Wesley So

Wesley So

Playing venue College Brebeuf

Playing venue College Brebeuf

Round 7 top results:

GM SUMETS Andrey 2618 – GM BRUZON BATISTA Lazaro 2711 ½ – ½
GM SO Wesley 2650 – GM BOJKOV Dejan 2556 1 – 0
IM GERZHOY Leonid 2459 – IM PANJWANI Raja 2392 1 – 0
IM PEREZ GARCIA Rodney Oscar 2412 – IM SMITH Bryan G 2441 ½ – ½
GM KOVALYOV Anton 2614 – GM VERA GONZALEZ-QUEVEDO Reynaldo 2489 1 – 0
IM NARODITSKY Daniel 2486 – GM ROZENTALIS Eduardas 2600 ½ – ½

Round 7 standings:

1-2. GM BRUZON BATISTA Lazaro CUB 2711 and GM SO Wesley PHI 2650 – 5.5

3. IM GERZHOY Leonid CAN 2459 – 5.0

4-7. GM SUMETS Andrey UKR 2618, IM SMITH Bryan G USA 2441, FM OLIVA CASTANEDA Kevel CUB 2320 and GM KOVALYOV Anton ARG 2614 – 4.5

8-15. IM NORITSYN Nikolay CAN 2460, IM HANSEN Eric CAN 2460, GM BOJKOV Dejan BUL 2556, IM PANJWANI Raja CAN 2392, IM NARODITSKY Daniel USA 2486, GM ROZENTALIS Eduardas LTU 2600, GM SAMBUEV Bator CAN 2542 and IM PEREZ GARCIA Rodney Oscar CUB 2412 – 4.0 etc

Round 8 top pairings:

IM GERZHOY Leonid 2459 – GM SO Wesley 2650
GM BRUZON BATISTA Lazaro 2711 – FM OLIVA CASTANEDA Kevel 2320
IM SMITH Bryan G 2441 – GM SUMETS Andrey 2618
GM ROZENTALIS Eduardas 2600 – GM KOVALYOV Anton 2614
GM BOJKOV Dejan 2556 – IM PEREZ GARCIA Rodney Oscar 2412
IM NORITSYN Nikolay 2460 – GM SAMBUEV Bator 2542
IM NARODITSKY Daniel 2486 – IM HANSEN Eric 2460

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