Montreal Winter Chess Classic (January 2-6, 2019)

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  • Montreal Winter Chess Classic (January 2-6, 2019)

    We have the pleasure to announce that the Montreal Winter Chess Classic will be held from January 2-6, 2019, at college Jean-de-Brebeuf. This tournament is open to everyone and will feature an IM Norm invitation section (10 players, round-robin). The main goal of this tournament is to provide local players an opportunity to earn an International Master norm.

    All information can be found on the FQE website (English PDF available for download): http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/regions/cl...ub=92&id=13719
    Follow all the tournament updates by GOING on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2024023361170136/

    For any other information, please do not hesitate to communicate with me by email at: lefong.hua@gmail.com

    Best regards,

    Lefong Hua


  • #2
    Hello everyone,

    As of today, we have 7 players confirmed for the IM Norm Invitation section. We are honored to welcome the 2017 U16g World Champion, WIM Annie Wang. Our Canadian juniors FM Zong Yang Yu, FM Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratté and FM Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux are all persuing the International Master title. All games from this section will be played on DGT boards and be live online.

    Confirmed players:

    -IM Jean Hébert (Canada)
    -IM Thanh Nha Duong (Canada)
    -FM Zong Yang Yu (Canada)
    -FM Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratté (Canada)
    -WIM Annie Wang (USA)
    -FM Dagur Ragnarsson (Iceland)
    -FM Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux (Canada)

    I remind you that this tournament is open to everyone and offers 3 other sections: Open (FIDE rated), U1800, U1200. Register by November 30th and save!

    Thank you so much for supporting the cause of local IM norm tournament!

    Best regards,

    Lefong Hua

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    • #3
      Hi Lefong: Good luck with both the RR & the Swiss. Sorry that I won't be able to make this classic - enjoyed playing in the Open section in the 2018 Summer version.

      And the pic you took of me during that tournament is loved by my wife, and is now my cover photo on my Fb Account!

      Bob A

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      • #4
        Thank you for your kind words Bob. I am glad that you liked your experience, and you are always welcome here in Montreal.

        Best regards,

        Lefong Hua

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        • #5
          Last reminder for the early registration rebate! Entry fees go up tonight at midnight. Please note that FM Sylvain Barbeau has registered in the Open section!

          Pre-registered and online registration on the tournament website: http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/regions/cl...ub=92&id=13719

          Best regards,

          Lefong Hua

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          • #6
            43 pre-registered players as of today!

            A drawing of lots for the IM Norm Invitation section was performed on December 2nd, 2018. Here is the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVUN_J2CV9A

            Chief Arbiter Bernard Ouimet uploaded all sections on Chess-results. IM Norm Invitation section pairings are already available: http://chess-results.com/tnr397491.a...&art=2&flag=30

            Best regards,

            Lefong Hua

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