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Quebec Open Chess Championship – Round 8

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.

Grandmasters Lazaro Bruzon (Cuba) and Wesley So (Philippines) defeated their respective opponents in the 8th round of the competition to maintain the joint lead and widen the margin to a full point ahead of the nearest follower.

Wesley So

Wesley So

The final round starts Saturday at 11am local time, follow the games live on MonRoi website.

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

Playing venue College Brebeuf

Playing venue College Brebeuf

Round 8 standings:

1-2. GM BRUZON BATISTA Lazaro CUB 2711 and GM SO Wesley PHI 2650 – 6.5

3. GM SUMETS Andrey UKR 2618 – 5.5

4-7. GM KOVALYOV Anton ARG 2614, IM NARODITSKY Daniel USA 2486, IM GERZHOY Leonid CAN 2459 and GM SAMBUEV Bator CAN 2542 – 5.0

8-15. IM SMITH Bryan G USA 2441, GM ARENCIBIA RODRIGUEZ Walter CUB 2526, GM BOJKOV Dejan BUL 2556, GM ROZENTALIS Eduardas LTU 2600, FM OLIVA CASTANEDA Kevel CUB 2320, IM PANJWANI Raja CAN 2392, FM THAVANDIRAN Shiyam CAN 2301 and IM PEREZ GARCIA Rodney Oscar CUB 2412 – 4.5 etc

Round 9 top pairings:

GM KOVALYOV Anton 2614 – GM BRUZON BATISTA Lazaro 2711
GM SO Wesley 2650 – GM SAMBUEV Bator 2542
GM SUMETS Andrey 2618 – IM NARODITSKY Daniel 2486
GM ARENCIBIA RODRIGUEZ Walter 2526 – IM GERZHOY Leonid 2459
IM PEREZ GARCIA Rodney Oscar 2412 – GM ROZENTALIS Eduardas 2600
IM PANJWANI Raja 2392 – GM BOJKOV Dejan 2556
FM THAVANDIRAN Shiyam 2301 – IM SMITH Bryan G 2441

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