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Quebec Open Chess Championship – Wesley So in the lead

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.

After 4 rounds, the tournament leader is GM Wesley So from the Philippines, followed closely by GM Lazaro Bruzon from Cuba (ranked 35th in the World) and IMs Bryan G Smith, Eric Hansen, Leonid Gerzhoy and Daniel Naroditsky.

Wesley So

Wesley So

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

277 players participate in the event, which is held at the beautiful College Brebeuf in Montreal.

Pairings, results, pictures and live broadcasting are available on the MonRoi website. Also, live games from DGT.

Eduardas Rozentalis

Eduardas Rozentalis

Playing venue College Brebeuf

Playing venue College Brebeuf

Invitational Section, round 4 standings:

1. GM SO Wesley PHI 2650 – 3.5

2-7. GM BRUZON BATISTA Lazaro CUB 2711, GM SUMETS Andrey UKR 2618, IM SMITH Bryan G USA 2441, IM HANSEN Eric CAN 2460, IM GERZHOY Leonid CAN 2459 and IM NARODITSKY Daniel USA 2486 – 3

8-13. GM ARENCIBIA RODRIGUEZ Walter CUB 2526, GM KOVALYOV Anton ARG 2614, FM JIANG Louie CAN 2337, GM ROZENTALIS Eduardas LTU 2600, GM BOJKOV Dejan BUL 2556 and FM OLIVA CASTANEDA Kevel CUB 2320 – 2.5

14-20. IM NORITSYN Nikolay CAN 2460, IM YANG Darwin USA 2498, IM PEREZ GARCIA Rodney Oscar CUB 2412, IM CALUGAR Arthur CAN 2273, GM VERA GONZALEZ-QUEVEDO Reynaldo CUB 2489, IM PANJWANI Raja CAN 2392 and GM SAMBUEV Bator CAN 2542 – 2

21-26. MASSE Hugues CAN 2232, BERUBE Antoine CAN 2152, IM PIASETSKI Leon CAN 2290, FM KLEINMAN Michael CAN 2293, FM LEVEILLE Francois CAN 2301 and FM THAVANDIRAN Shiyam CAN 2301 – 1.5

27-30. QIN Zi Yi Joey CAN 2198, FM VOSKANYAN Vahagn CAN 2240, HUMPHREYS Michael CAN 2179 and WGM GREEFF Melissa RSA 2091 – 1

31. KRAIOUCHKINE Nikita CAN 2204 – 0.5

32. PRAHOV Valentin BUL 2209 – 0

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