Wesley So Wins Quebec Open Chess Championship

The Quebec Chess Federation (FQE) organized 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 competed in the invitational section for a first prize of $4 000.

Wesley So from Philippines took a clear first place after winning in the final round against GM Bator Sambuev, Canada’s top board in the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.

So finished on 7.5 points, leaving the earlier co-leader Lazaro Bruzon from Cuba half a point behind. Bruzon took a quick draw with black against Anton Kovalyov.

Wesley So

GM Wesley So

This is another excellent achievement for the young Filipino, who already won the Toronto International tournament last week, also in Canada.

So missed the Battle of Grandmasters on his native Philippines, but he was guaranteed the first board for the national team at the Olympiad.

The prize fund of the Quebec Open Chess Championship 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

A total of 277 players participated in all groups.

All results and games on the MonRoi website.

Playing venue College Brebeuf

Playing venue College Brebeuf

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