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    Canadian in St Louis

    https://en.chessbase.com/post/saint-...-congress-2018 Qiyu Zhou is playing in an IM norm tournament in St Louis. Good Luck Qiyu!

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    Canadian in St. Louis

    February 10, 2018

    Rounds 1 to 4

    St. Louis IM Norm 2018
    Round 1, Feb. 8
    Zhou, Qiyu - Matsenko, Sergei
    C01 French, Exchange

    1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.exd5 exd5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.a3 Ba5 7.Ne2 Nge7 8.O-O O-O 9.Na4 Nf5 10.c3 Nce7 11.b4 Bb6 12.Bf4 Ng6 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qd2 Nd6 15.Ng3 Be6 16.Rfe1 Qd7 17.h3 Rfe8 18.Kh2 f6 19.Nh5 Nxf4 20.Qxf4 Bf7 21.Qh4 Bg6 22.Red1 Qf7 23.Ng3 Bxd3 24.Rxd3 Qg6 25.Rf3 b5 26.Rf4 Kh8 27.Qg4 Qxg4 28.hxg4 h6 29.Rf3 Nc4 30.Rd3 Kg8 31.Rdd1 Kf7 32.Ra2 g6 33.Kg1 c6 34.Kf1 Ra4 35.Re1 Rxe1+ 36.Kxe1 Nxa3 37.Ke2 Nc4 38.Rc2 Ra1 39.Nf1 Na3 40.Rb2 Rc1 41.Rb3 Rc2+ 42.Kd3 Ra2 43.Ng3 Nc4 44.Nf1 Rxf2 45.Rb1 Rxg2 0-1

    Round 2, Feb. 9
    Torres Rosas, Luis Carlos - Zhou, Qiyu
    E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical variation

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 O-O 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 b6 7.Bg5 Bb7 8.Nf3 d6 9.e3 Nbd7 10.Be2 Rc8 11.Bh4 c5 12.O-O Qc7 13.Rfd1 d5 14.Rac1 Ne4 15.Qe1 Qb8 16.cxd5 Bxd5 17.Ba6 Rc7 18.Qe2 Ndf6 19.dxc5 Rxc5 20.Nd4 Qc7 21.Nb5 Qc6 22.Nd4 Qc7 23.Nb5 Qc6 0.5-0.5

    Round 3, Feb. 9
    Zhou, Qiyu - Stearman, Josiah
    B33 Sicilian, Pelikan, Chelyabinsk variation

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c3 Ne7 12.Nc2 Nxd5 13.Qxd5 Rb8 14.Ne3 Bg5 15.Qd3 O-O 16.Be2 Qb6 17.Nd5 Qc5 18.O-O f5 19.Bf3 Kh8 20.Rad1 Be6 21.exf5 Bxf5 22.Be4 Bg4 23.Rde1 Be6 24.Rd1 Rbd8 25.Qg3 Bh6 26.b3 Bf5 27.Qd3 Bxe4 28.Qxe4 Rf7 29.Rde1 Bd2 30.Re2 Bxc3 31.Rc1 b4 32.Nxc3 bxc3 33.Re3 Rdf8 34.f3 Rf4 35.Qd3 e4 36.Qxc3 Qa7 37.Kh1 d5 38.Rd1 Qb7 39.Kg1 Qb6 40.Qd4 Qg6 41.Qxd5 exf3 42.g3 R4f5 43.Qd6 f2+ 44.Kf1 Qg4 0-1

    Round 4, Feb. 10
    Wang, Justin - Zhou, Qiyu
    C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.O-O d6 8.a4 b4 9.Nbd2 O-O 10.Nc4 a5 11.Re1 Be6 12.h3 h6 13.Be3 Re8 14.Qe2 Nd7 15.Ncd2 Bf6 16.Bxe6 Rxe6 17.c3 Re8 18.d4 bxc3 19.bxc3 exd4 20.cxd4 Nb4 21.Red1 Qe7 22.Rac1 Nb6 23.Qb5 c6 24.Qh5 Nxa4 25.e5 dxe5 26.dxe5 Bxe5 27.Nc4 Bc7 28.Bxh6 gxh6 29.Ne3 Qf6 30.Ng4 Qg6 31.Qxg6+ fxg6 32.Rd7 Bf4 33.Nf6+ Kf8 34.Nh7+ Kg8 35.Nf6+ Kf8 36.Nh7+ Kg8 37.Nf6+ 0.5-0.5


    Pairings

    Round 5, Feb. 10

    Zhou, Qiyu (2240) - Grabinsky, Aaron (2359)

    Round 6, Feb. 11

    Zhou, Qiyu (2240) - Colas, Joshua (2240)

    Round 7, Feb. 11

    Turgut, Tansel (2240) - Zhou, Qiyu (2240)

    Round 8, Feb. 12

    Zhou, Qiyu (2240) - Jacobson, Brandon (2376)

    Round 9, Feb. 13

    Banawa, Joel (2397) - Zhou, Qiyu (2240)

    Ranking after Round Four

    1-3 Matsenko, Banawa, Torees Rosas 3.0
    4 Colas 2.5
    5-7 Stearman, Grabinsky, Turgut 2.0
    8 Wang 1.5
    9 Zhou 1.0
    10 Jacobson 0.0

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    Canadian in St. Louis

    February 11, 2018

    Round 5, Feb 10, 2018
    Zhou, Qiyu - Grabinsky, Aaron
    B12 Caro-Kann, Advance variation

    1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Ne7 6.O-O Nd7 7.Nbd2 Bg6 8.Nb3 Nc8 9.a4 Be7 10.Ne1 O-O 11.f4 f6 12.Bg4 Bf7 13.a5 a6 14.Be3 Na7 15.Nd3 f5 16.Be2 Nb5 17.c3 Rc8 18.Kh1 Kh8 19.Rg1 Rg8 20.Qf1 Nc7 21.Nd2 Qf8 22.b4 Qe8 23.Qd1 Nb5 24.Qc2 Bh5 25.Bf3 Bxf3 26.Nxf3 Qh5 27.Bd2 h6 28.Qd1 g5 29.Nfe1 Qf7 30.Nc2 Nf8 31.g4 Nh7 32.Qf3 gxf4 33.Bxf4 fxg4 34.Rxg4 Nxc3 35.Rag1 Ng5 36.Qg2 Qh7 37.h4 Nf7 38.Rxg8+ Rxg8 39.Qxg8+ Qxg8 40.Rxg8+ Kxg8 41.h5 Na4 42.Kg2 Ng5 43.Bc1 Kg7 44.Nf4 Bd8 45.Kf1 Kf7 46.Nd3 Ne4 47.Bxh6 Ng3+ 48.Kg2 Nxh5 49.Kf3 Nc3 50.Nc5 b6 51.axb6 Bxb6 52.Nxa6 Ba7 53.Nc7 Bb6 54.Na6 Nb5 55.Nc5 Kg6 56.Bf8 Kf7 57.Bh6 Kg6 58.Bf8 Bxc5 59.bxc5 Kf5 60.Bh6 Kg6 61.Bf8 Kg5 62.Ke3 Ng3 63.Be7+ Kg4 64.Kd3 Kf3 65.Bg5 Nf5 66.Bc1 Ng3 67.Be3 Nf1 68.Bc1 Nh2 69.Nb4 Na7 70.Bd2 Ng4 71.Be1 Ne3 72.Na6 Ng2 73.Bd2 Nb5 0.5-0.5

    Final position Zhou-Grabinsky



    Stockfish evaluates this position as 1.27. Does White really have anything?

    Round 6, Feb. 11
    Zhou, Qiyu - Colas, Joshua
    B03 Alekhine's Defence, Exchange variation

    1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.exd6 cxd6 6.Nc3 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.Be3 O-O 9.Be2 Nc6 10.O-O Bg4 11.c5 Bxf3 12.Bxf3 dxc5 13.dxc5 Nc4 14.Qb3 Nxe3 15.fxe3 Rb8 16.Rad1 Qa5 17.Ne4 Ne5 18.Be2 b6 19.c6 Nxc6 20.Rd5 Qb4 21.Qxb4 Nxb4 22.Rd7 f5 23.Bc4+ Kh8 24.Ng5 Bf6 25.Ne6 Rfc8 26.Bb3 a5 27.h3 b5 28.a4 bxa4 29.Bxa4 Na6 30.Rfd1 Kg8 31.R7d5 Nc7 32.Nxc7 Rxc7 33.b3 Ra8 34.Kf2 Kf7 35.Ke2 h5 36.R1d2 h4 37.Bb5 Kg7 38.Ra2 Raa7 39.Kd2 Bc3+ 40.Kd3 Bb4 41.Bc4 e6 42.Rd4 g5 43.Bxe6 Rc3+ 44.Ke2 Re7 45.Rd7 Rxd7 46.Bxd7 Kf6 47.Ba4 Bc5 48.Rd2 Rxe3+ 49.Kf1 Bb4 50.Re2 Rd3 51.Kf2 g4 52.hxg4 fxg4 53.Rc2 Kg5 54.Ke2 Rd6 55.Bb5 Re6+ 56.Kf2 Re5 57.Be2 Bc5+ 58.Kf1 Rf5+ 59.Ke1 Bf2+ 60.Kd1 h3 61.gxh3 gxh3 62.Rc3 Rd5+ 63.Kc2 Be1 64.Rd3 Rxd3 65.Bxd3 Kf4 66.Ba6 h2 67.Bb7 Ke3 68.Kd1 Kf2 69.Kc2 Kg1 70.Kd3 h1=Q 71.Bxh1 Kxh1 72.Ke2 Bb4 73.Kf1 Bc5 74.Ke2 Kg2 0-1

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    Re: Canadian in St Louis

    In Zhou - Grabinsky in the diagram position 74.Nb8 Na7 75.Ba5 Nf4+ 76.Kd2 Ke4 77.Bb6 Nb5 78.Nxc6 Nxd4 79.Nxd4 Kxd4 80.c6+ looks interesting.

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    Canadian in St. Louis

    February 13, 2018

    Rounds Seven and Eight

    Round 7, Feb. 11
    Turgut, Tansel - Zhou, Qiyu
    D02 Queen's Pawn, London System

    1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bf4 c5 4.e3 cxd4 5.exd4 b6 6.Bd3 Bb7 7.O-O Be7 8.h3 O-O 9.Re1 d6 10.a4 a6 11.Qe2 Nbd7 12.Bh2 Re8 13.Nbd2 Nf8 14.c3 Ng6 15.Ng5 Bf8 16.Ndf3 Qd7 17.Qc2 Rac8 18.h4 Be7 19.Re2 Nf8 20.Rae1 h6 21.Ne4 Ng4 22.Bg3 Kh8 23.Nh2 Nxh2 24.Kxh2 Ng6 25.h5 Nh4 26.f3 Nf5 27.Bf2 d5 28.Nd2 Nd6 29.g4 b5 30.axb5 axb5 31.Qd1 Nc4 32.Nf1 b4 33.Bb1 f5 34.Qd3 Bd6+ 35.Bg3 Qf7 36.Kg2 Nxb2 37.Rxb2 Rxc3 38.Bxd6 Rxd3 39.Bxd3 Ra8 40.Ng3 Ba6 41.Ra1 fxg4 42.fxg4 Bb7 43.Rxa8+ Bxa8 44.Rf2 1-0

    Position after White's 36.Kg2



    Round 8, Feb. 12
    Zhou, Qiyu - Jacobson, Brandon
    B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky Attack

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.a4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.O-O Bg7 7.a5 a6 8.Be2 O-O 9.d3 e6 10.h3 b5 11.axb6 Qxb6 12.Ra2 Bb7 13.b3 Qc6 14.Bb2 d5 15.exd5 exd5 16.d4 Ne4 17.Na4 c4 18.c3 Rfe8 19.Bc1 Nb6 20.Bb2 cxb3 21.Qxb3 Nxa4 22.Rxa4 Nxc3 23.Bxc3 Rxe2 24.Rb1 Bc8 25.Ra5 Be6 26.Rc5 Qd6 27.Kf1 Re4 28.Qb6 Bf8 29.Rc6 Qf4 30.Bd2 Qf5 31.Rb3 Bd7 32.g4 Rxg4 33.hxg4 Qxg4 34.Ne5 Qd1+ 35.Kg2 Bf5 36.Bf4 Be4+ 37.Nf3 a5 38.Rc1 Qe2 39.Re3 Qa2 40.Kg3 h6 41.Ne5 Bg7 42.Qb7 Rf8 43.Rc8 Rxc8 44.Qxc8+ Kh7 45.Qh3 Qa1 46.Qh2 f6 47.Nf3 g5 48.Bxg5 Bxf3 49.Bxh6 Bxh6 50.Re7+ Kg6 51.Kxf3 Qa3+ 52.Re3 Bxe3 53.fxe3 Qe7 54.Qg2+ Kf7 55.Qa2 Qe4+ 56.Kf2 Ke6 57.Qxa5 Kf5 58.Qd2 Qh4+ 59.Ke2 Qh5+ 60.Kd3 Qf3 61.Qe1 Qe4+ 62.Kd2 Qg2+ 63.Kd3 Kg4 64.Qd1+ Qf3 65.Qg1+ Kf5 66.Kd2 Qg4 67.Qh1 Ke6 68.Qf1 Qe4 69.Qa6+ Kf5 70.Qc8+ Qe6 71.Qh8 Kg4 72.Qh1 Qd6 73.Qg2+ Kf5 74.Qh3+ Kg5 75.Qg2+ Kh6 76.Qh3+ Kg7 77.Qg4+ Kf8 78.Qh5 Kg7 79.Qg4+ Kf8 0.5-0.5

    Standing after Round Eight

    1 Matsenko 6.5
    2 Colas 5.0
    3-8 Torres Rosas, Grabinsky, Wang, Banawa, Turgut, Stearman 4.0
    9 Jacobson 2.5
    10 Zhou 2.0

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    Canadian in St. Louis

    February 13, 2018

    Round Nine

    Round 9, Feb. 13, 2018
    Banawa, Joel - Zhou, Qiyu
    A20 English Opening

    1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 Bc5 4.Nc3 a6 5.e3 d6 6.Nf3 Ba7 7.O-O Nge7 8.d4 exd4 9.Nxd4 Nxd4 10.exd4 O-O 11.b3 Nf5 12.Ne2 Rb8 13.a4 Re8 14.Bb2 Qg5 15.Qd3 Bd7 16.h4 Qf6 17.Bc3 h5 18.Rae1 b5 19.axb5 axb5 20.Ra1 Bb6 21.c5 Qe7 22.cxb6 Qxe2 23.Qxe2 Rxe2 24.bxc7 Rc8 25.Ba5 Nxd4 26.Rad1 Nf5 27.Rfe1 Rce8 28.Rxe2 Rxe2 29.Bc6 Bc8 30.b4 Re5 31.Bb6 Kf8 32.Ra1 Ke7 33.Ra8 Re1+ 34.Kh2 Rc1 35.Rxc8 Rxc6 36.Rd8 d5 37.c8=Q 1-0

    Position after 21.c5



    Is there a better move for Black than ...Qe7?

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    Final Standing

    Player Score Rating TPR

    1 Matsenko 7.0 2557 2548
    2 Banawa 5.0 2397 2389
    3 Stearman 5.0 2361 2393
    4 Colas 5.0 2240 2406
    5 Turgut 5.0 2240 2406
    6 Wang 4.5 2352 2351
    7 Torres 4.0 2388 2304
    8 Grabinsky4.0 2359 2307
    9 Jacobson 3.5 2376 2268
    10 Zhou 2.0 2240 2143

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