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  • Quebec Open

    The Quebec Open this year will be 9 rounds over 6 days (Thu. Sept. 1 to Tue. Sept. 6). 132 advance entries as of today (Aug. 26). With a $15k guaranteed prize fund, it will need 150-200 entries just to break even on the prize fund.

    Advance entries:

  • #2
    Going into round 6 (out of 9), GM Bator Sambuev leads with 4.5/5. Close behind at 4/5 are GM Reynaldo Vera, GM Perez Rodriguez, IM Olivier-Kenta Chiiku-Ratte, and expert Jonathan Han. O-K beat Vera in round 5.

    IM Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux only played 3 games (he won them all) due to a commitment to play in another event (I'm not sure where or what). He also won the 54-player blitz tournament with a perfect 10/10.



    • #3
      For information, Shawn will play in Romania (World Youth Chess Championship U18). See chess-results and FIDE web site.


      • #4
        Thanks for info. We want to wish Shawn Rodrigue Lemieux all the best in this great opportunity.


        • #5
          With two rounds to go, it's still Bator Sambuev - a full point ahead of the field with 6.5/7.

          Round 8 pairings:

          Round 9 will be Tuesday at 6 pm.

          Games available soon.


          • #6
            The last round is tonight (Tuesday). Bator still leads by a full point with 7.5/8. Out of the original 46 players in the Open section, 19 have withdrawn before the last round. Site and schedule were not convenient to many players - the traditional week-long event in July at a central Montreal location would have doubled the number of players.

            Two important upcoming tournaments are being held soon in Contrecoeur - but it's 55 km from Montreal.
            Some tournaments may be held at the FQE's new office, which is now 12 km from downtown, and no Metro access (at least not until the Blue Line extension is finished in several years).


            • #7
              One of the players who withdrew had 5.5/8. He was still in the running for a prize of several hundred dollars, possibly even with a loss. Another had 5/8 - still in the running for something.


              • #8
                Hugh, looking at the FQE calendar, hoping to find a Quebec event on weekend of September 16th-18th.

                Or a NB/PEI/NS event. Does anyone know of an OTB event that hasn't been listed on FQE/CFC sites yet?



                • #9
                  All 170 Open section games are available at: Open the link in a new tab. Chesstalk often abbreviates long file names, so be sure that it reads "http (colon)(slash)(slash)"

                  Final crosstable is at:


                  • #10
                    Dominating performance by GM Bator Sambuev. Congratulations!