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  • Follow the live games of the 2019 MSCC!

    Follow the round 1 live games which begins at 1pm. Big matchup between FM Dagur Ragnarsson vs FM Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratté, the winners from the previous edition. They both have two IM norms and could earn the International Master title at this tournament!

    Chess24: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-to...sic-2019/1/1/3
    DGT: http://view.livechesscloud.com/65bc9...0-807e08b03ab6

    Best regards,

    Lefong Hua

  • #2
    Hi Lefong:

    Seems like your organizing is going well - good luck with both tournaments.

    Maybe next year again.

    Bob A

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    • #3
      Photos after days 1&2: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LigueEli...47722858786684

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      • #4
        Mark Plotkin is off to a rocketing 4-0!! start! Congratulations!

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        • #5
          FM Mark Plotkin is currently sitting at 5/7. He needs 1.5/2 today to earn an IM norm!

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          • #6
            Exciting endgame between Mark Plotkin and Peter Giannatos

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            • #7
              Montreal Summer Chess Classic 2019

              August 4, 2019

              Round 1, July 31
              Eckert, Doug – Plotkin, Mark
              E92 King’s Indian, Petrosian System

              1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.e4 d6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.d5 c5 8.O-O Nh5 9.Ne1 Nf4 10.Bf3 f5 11.Nd3 Nxd3 12.Qxd3 Nd7 13.Bd2 Nf6 14.g3 f4 15.Bg2 g5 16.f3 h5 17.Rab1 a5 18.Ne2 Bd7 19.b3 b5 20.cxb5 Qb6 21.Qc2 Bxb5 22.Rf2 Qa6 23.Re1 Bd3 24.Qd1 a4 25.Nc3 axb3 26.axb3 g4 27.fxg4 Nxg4 28.Rf3 c4 29.Bh3 Qb6+ 30.Kh1 Rf6 31.bxc4 Nf2+ 32.Rxf2 Qxf2 33.gxf4 exf4 34.Rg1 f3 35.Bg5 Qxg1+ 36.Qxg1 f2 37.Qd1 f1=Q+ 0-1

              Round 2, August 1
              Plotkin, Mark – Duong, Thanh Nha
              A28 English, Four Knights

              1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3 Bb4 5.Qc2 O-O 6.Nd5 Bc5 7.Ng5 g6 8.h4 d6 9.a3 Bf5 10.Bd3 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 h6 12.Nxf6+ Qxf6 13.Ne4 Qe7 14.h5 g5 15.b4 Bb6 16.g4 Qe6 17.Bb2 Ne7 18.f4 f6 19.O-O-O Rad8 20.Qc2 c5 21.d4 cxd4 22.exd4 Bxd4 23.Bxd4 exd4 24.Rhe1 Qf7 25.Rxd4 d5 26.Red1 f5 27.Nc3 fxg4 28.fxg5 hxg5 29.Rxg4 Kh8 30.Rxg5 Qf4+ 31.Qd2 dxc4 32.Qxf4 Rxd1+ 33.Nxd1 Rxf4 34.Ne3 Nc8 35.Rf5 Re4 36.Rf8+ Kg7 37.Rxc8 Rxe3 38.Rxc4 Rxa3 39.Rc7+ Kh6 40.Kb2 Ra6 41.Rxb7 Kxh5 42.Rg7 Kh6 43.Rg1 Rg6 44.Ra1 a6 45.Kb3 Kg7 46.Rf1 Rg5 47.Ka4 Rb5 48.Rd1 Rb6 49.Rd5 Kf7 50.Ka5 Re6 51.Rd7+ Ke8 52.Ra7 Kd8 53.Rxa6 Re4 54.Rc6 Kd7 55.Rc1 Re8 56.b5 Re6 57.b6 Re2 58.Ka6 Ra2+ 59.Kb7 Rd2 60.Kb8 Rb2 61.b7 Ra2 62.Rd1+ Ke6 63.Rd4 Ke5 64.Rd7 Ke6 65.Kc8 Rb2 66.Rc7 1-0

              Round 3, August 1
              Kaufman, Raymond – Plotkin, Mark
              B06 Robatsch Defence

              1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.c4 e5 5.Nc3 exd4 6.Nxd4 Ne7 7.Be2 Nbc6 8.Be3 O-O 9.O-O f5 10.Qd2 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 f4 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13.Rfd1 Be6 14.Qd4+ Kh6 15.Nd5 Nc6 16.Qc3 Ne5 17.c5 Rf7 18.Rac1 Qg5 19.f3 c6 20.Nb4 a5 21.Nd3 Nxd3 22.Bxd3 Qxc5+ 23.Qxc5 dxc5 24.Bc4 Bxc4 25.Rxc4 b6 26.Rd6 Rc8 27.e5 Kg5 28.e6 Re7 29.g3 fxg3 30.hxg3 Rce8 31.Re4 Kf5 32.Rxc6 Rxe6 33.Rxb6 Rxb6 34.Rxe8 Rxb2 35.Rc8 Rc2 36.a4 Ke5 37.Rc7 c4 38.Rxh7 c3 39.Rc7 Kd4 0-1

              Round 4, August 2
              Plotkin, Mark – Rodrigue-Lemieux, Shawn
              A18 English, Mikenas-Carls, Flohr variation

              1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.e5 d4 5.exf6 dxc3 6.bxc3 Qxf6 7.Nf3 b6 8.d4 Bb7 9.Ne5 Bd6 10.Qa4+ c6 11.f4 O-O 12.Bd3 Qh4+ 13.g3 Qe7 14.Qc2 f5 15.O-O Nd7 16.Re1 Nf6 17.Rb1 c5 18.d5 exd5 19.cxd5 Bxd5 20.Bxf5 c4 21.Be3 g6 22.Bh3 Be4 23.Qe2 Bxb1 24.Qxc4+ Kg7 25.Rxb1 Qc7 26.Qxc7+ Bxc7 27.Nc6 Bd6 28.Kg2 Bc5 29.Bxc5 bxc5 30.Be6 Rfe8 31.Rb7+ Kh8 32.Bb3 Ng4 33.h3 Ne3+ 34.Kf3 c4 35.Ba4 Nf5 36.g4 Nd6 37.Rc7 Rac8 38.Rd7 Ne4 39.Nxa7 Nxc3 40.Nxc8 Rxc8 41.Bc2 Nxa2 42.Rb7 c3 43.h4 Rc4 44.g5 Rb4 45.Rc7 Kg8 46.h5 Rb6 47.Be4 Rd6 48.h6 Rd8 49.Bb1 Nb4 50.Rxc3 Rf8 51.Be4 Kh8 52.Rc4 Nd5 53.Bd3 Ne7 54.Kg4 Nd5 55.Rd4 Ne7 56.Rd7 Nc6 57.Be4 Nb4 58.Rb7 Na6 59.f5 Nc5 60.Rxh7+ Kg8 61.Rg7+ Kh8 62.Bc2 gxf5+ 63.Bxf5 Ne6 64.Re7 Nd4 65.g6 1-0

              Round 5, August 2
              Ragnarsson, Dagur – Plotkin, Mark
              E69 King’s Indian, Fianchetto, Classical main line

              1.d4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.c4 d6 4.Nc3 c6 5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 O-O 7.O-O Nbd7 8.e4 e5 9.h3 exd4 10.Nxd4 Re8 11.Re1 Nc5 12.Bf4 Ne6 13.Nxe6 Bxe6 14.Qd3 Nd7 15.b3 Qa5 16.Rac1 Rad8 17.Qc2 Ne5 18.Bd2 c5 19.Nd5 Qa3 20.Bg5 Bxd5 21.Bxd8 Bxc4 22.Bc7 Bd3 23.Qd2 Ba6 24.Bxd6 Nd3 25.e5 Nxc1 26.Rxc1 b6 27.Bc6 Rd8 28.Qg5 Rc8 29.Bd7 h6 30.Qf4 Qxa2 31.e6 fxe6 32.Bxe6+ Kh7 33.Bxc8 Bxc8 34.Be5 Be6 35.Bxg7 Kxg7 36.Qe5+ Kf7 37.Ra1 Qd2 38.Rxa7+ Bd7 39.Ra1 Bxh3 40.Re1 Qd7 41.Qh8 h5 42.Qb8 Qc6 43.Qf4+ Bf5 44.f3 Qf6 45.Qc7+ Kf8 46.Rd1 Qe7 47.Rd8+ Kf7 48.Qxe7+ Kxe7 49.Rb8 Kd6 50.Rxb6+ Kd5 51.Kf2 Kd4 52.b4 cxb4 53.Rxb4+ Ke5 54.Ke3 Kf6 55.Kf4 g5+ 56.Ke3 Bd7 57.Rb7 Be6 58.Rb4 Bd5 59.f4 g4 60.Rb5 Bf7 61.Ke4 Bg6+ 62.f5 Be8 63.Rb8 Bd7 64.Rb6+ Kf7 65.Rh6 Be8 66.Rxh5 Kf6 67.Rh8 1-0

              Round 8, August 4
              Plotkin, Mark – Giannatos, Peter
              C11 French, Steinitz, Boleslavsky variation

              1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bc5 9.Qd2 O-O 10.g3 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Bxd4 12.Qxd4 Nb8 13.Bg2 Nc6 14.Qf2 Qe7 15.O-O b6 16.Rfe1 Bd7 17.Rad1 Rac8 18.f5 Qg5 19.h4 Qxf5 20.Qxf5 exf5 21.Nxd5 Be6 22.c3 Rfe8 23.Kf2 Kf8 24.a3 Na5 25.Bf1 Bxd5 26.Rxd5 Nc4 27.b3 Na5 28.Bb5 Re7 29.b4 Nc4 30.Red1 Rec7 31.Rd8+ Ke7 32.Rxc8 Rxc8 33.Rd7+ Ke6 34.Rxa7 Nxe5 35.Rb7 Rxc3 36.Rxb6+ Kd5 37.a4 Ke4 38.a5 Ng4+ 39.Ke1 Ke3 40.Rc6 Rb3 41.Kd1 Rxb4 42.Rb6 Rb2 43.Bc4 Rd2+ 44.Kc1 Rd4 45.Bb3 Ne5 46.a6 Nd7 47.Rb5 Rd6 48.Ra5 Nb6 49.a7 Kf3 50.Rxf5+ Kxg3 51.Rxf7 Kxh4 52.Rxg7 Rd8 53.Rxh7+ Kg5 54.Rb7 Ra8 55.Rxb6 Rxa7 56.Kd2 Kf5 57.Ke3 Ke5 58.Rb5+ Kf6 59.Kf4 Ra1 60.Rb6+ Ke7 61.Bd5 Re1 62.Be4 Rd1 63.Ke5 Re1 64.Rb7+ Ke8 65.Kd5 Re2 66.Bg6+ Kf8 67.Kd6 Re1 68.Bf5 Re2 69.Be6 Rf2 70.Ke5 Ke8 71.Rg7 Kf8 72.Rh7 Rf1 73.Rc7 Ke8 74.Bf5 Kd8 75.Rd7+ Ke8 76.Rg7 Kd8 77.Be6 Rd1 78.Bd5 Rf1 79.Kd6 Ke8 80.Rg8+ Rf8 81.Rg2 Rf1 82.Be6 Rd1+ 83.Ke5 Re1+ 84.Kf6 Rf1+ 85.Bf5 Kf8 86.Rh2 Rg1 87.Rc2 Re1 88.Rc8+ Re8 89.Rc4 Re1 90.Rc7 Re2 91.Rf7+ Kg8 92.Rh7 Re1 93.Rh2 Rg1 94.Be6+ 1-0

              Position after White’s 72.Rh7

              

              Round 9, August 4
              Yu, Zong Yang – Plotkin, Mark
              E04 Catalan, open

              1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 c5 6.O-O Nc6 7.dxc5 Qxd1 8.Rxd1 Bxc5 9.Nfd2 Ne5 10.Nc3 O-O 11.Nde4 Nxe4 12.Nxe4 Bb4 13.Bf4 Nc6 14.Bd6 Bxd6 15.Nxd6 Rd8 16.Rac1 Kf8 17.Nxc4 Rxd1+ 18.Rxd1 Ke8 19.Bxc6+ bxc6 20.Ne5 c5 21.Rc1 f6 22.Nd3 Rb8 23.b3 Ke7 24.Nxc5 e5 25.f3 a5 26.Kf2 h6 27.g4 g6 28.Rc4 Bd7 29.Nxd7 Kxd7 30.Rc5 Ra8 31.Rb5 a4 32.Rb7+ Ke6 33.Rb6+ Ke7 34.b4 a3 35.Ke3 Rd8 36.Rb7+ Ke6 37.Ra7 Rd4 38.b5 Rb4 39.Rxa3 Rxb5 40.Ra6+ Ke7 41.Ra7+ Ke6 42.Rg7 g5 43.Ra7 Rb1 44.a4 Rb3+ 45.Kd2 e4 46.fxe4 Ra3 47.Ra5 Kd6 48.Rd5+ Ke6 49.a5 Ra4 50.Kd3 Ra3+ 51.Kc4 Ra2 52.Kb5 Rb2+ 53.Kc6 Rxe2 54.a6 Rxe4 55.Ra5 Rc4+ 56.Kb6 Rb4+ 57.Rb5 Rxg4 58.a7 Ra4 59.Ra5 Rb4+ 60.Ka6 1-0

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              • #8
                Unfortunate ending for Mark in last round but congrats on tie for first.

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