Canadian Open Chess Championship
The Canadian Open starts in a week in Ottawa. More than 250 players have signed up. We will see strong GMs. Two of them are well known faces from the past Valjevo cup – Viorel Iordachescu and Suat Atalik. We will also see the new old Dutch champion Sergei Tiviakov, who won the national title again a few days ago. Of course we will see the local star Mark Bluvshtein, the English GMs Nigel Short and David Howell, and Alex Yermolinsky. For more information visit the Canadian Open page.
Quebec Open Chess Championship
The Quebec Open Chess Championship will take place at Hilton Doubletree, Montreal, July 20-29. The prize fund is $25,000. 14 grandmasters have confirmed their participation: I. Nataf (FRA), A. Huzman (ISR), V. Iordachescu (NDA), T. Likavsky (SVK), E. Rozentalis (LTU), Andrey Rychagov (RUS), Chanda Sandipan (IND) etc. The tournament is organized by André Langlois in collaboration with the Quebec Chess Federation & Chess’n Math. Montreal hosts the largest Comedy Festival in July, and is internationally reputed to have the best nightlife in the world. The Quebec Open Master Section is a perfect opportunity to win norms!
8th Montreal International Chess Tournament
The 8th Montreal International Chess Tournament is projected category 17. Hilton Doubletree, Montreal will host the games July 19-29. The prize fund is $25,000 + $30,000 appearance fees. Eight of top 70 players in the world will meet two Canadian grandmasters: Vassily Ivanchuk UKR FIDE 2729, Gata Kamsky USA 2705, Nigel Short ENG 2691, Pavel Elyanov UKR 2686, Sergey Tiviakov NED 2663, Kamil Miton POL 2653, Pentala Harikrishna IND 2650, Emil Sutovsky ISR 2648, Mark Bluvshtein CAN 2520, Pascal Charbonneau CAN 2502. The tournament is organized by André Langlois in collaboration with Empresa.