Saturday, August 8, 2009

Canadian Closed

We will be following the Canadian Closed in Guelph where Manitoba champion Trevor Vincent had Black against IM Artiom Samsonkin (2584) in today's Round 1.

Trevor's father Dwight says, "Trevor played Samsonkin, the 2nd highest rated player. It went the full 5 hours and Trevor resigned with about 20 seconds on his clock in an endgame position he thought wasn't great.
This is a very strong tournament in everyone's agreement. So far it's being
run very well in my opinion."

Note: I see the gamescore overlapping at the right - I will attempt to fix.

[Event "Canadian Closed"]
[Site "Canada"]
[Date ""]
[Round "1"]
[White "Artiom Samsonkin"]
[Black "Trevor Vincent"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2612"]
[BlackElo "2290"]
[Source "MonRoi"]
[EventDate ""]
[TimeSpend "18181"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Nd4 5.a4 a6 6.Bc4 Nf6 7.d3 d5 8.Ba2 Be7 9.O-O O-O 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nxd5 exd5 12.Nxd4 cxd4 13.f4 f5 14.Re1 Qd6 15.Qf3 Rd8 16.Re5 Be6 17.Qe2 Kf7 18.g4 g6 19.gxf5 gxf5 20.Qh5 Kg7 21.Bd2 Bf6 22.Kh1 Rg8 23.Rae1 Bd7 24.R5e2 Kh8 25.Qf3 Bh4 26.Rf1 Bxa4 27.Bxd5 Rad8 28.c4 Rg6 29.Re5 Qd7 30.Bb4 Bf6 31.Re6 Qg7 32.Ree1 Bh4 33.Re5 Bf6 34.Re2 Rg8 35.Rg2 Rxg2 36.Qxg2 Qxg2 37.Bxg2 Bc2 38.Rf3 Re8 39.Bf1 b6 40.Rf2 Bd1 41.Bd6 Kg8 42.b4 Kf7 43.Ra2 Re6 44.Bc7 Bf3 45.Kg1 Rc6 46.Kf2 Rxc7 47.Kxf3 Ra7 48.Bh3 Be7 49.c5 bxc5 50.b5 a5 51.Bxf5 h6 52.Bc8 Bd8 53.Ke4 Bb6 54.Kd5 Rc7 55.Be6 Kf6 56.Kd6 Rb7 57.f5 Rb8 58.Rg2 Rd8 59.Kc6 Rb8 60.Rg8 1-0

Trevor survived early pressure and equalizes after tripling on the g-file. Rybka didn't like 45...Rc6, preferring 45...Bh4, keeping the White king at home. In the game, the king quickly becomes White's best piece.

Sunday Trevor has White against Joey Qin (2240)

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