Short Wins 2012 Edmonton International

Short Wins 2012 Edmonton International

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The 7th Edmonton International Chess Festival took place from 27 June - 2 July in Alberta, Canada.

The competition was a 10-player single round robin using the 3-1-0 scoring system.  The profile of the event was raised considerably by the participation of Nigel Short who was the strongest player by some distance.

However the English GM didn't have it all his own way, starting with a shock loss in the first round to Israeli GM Victor Mikhalevski, rated nearly 200 points lower.  Despite this setback Short went on to claim first place as expected, only giving up draws to GM Anton Kovalyov and IM Irina Krush.

The time control was 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to a finish with a 30 second increment from the start.

The final standings:

# Name Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts
1 Short, Nigel 2705 * 0 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 20
2 Mikhalevski, Victor 2519 3 * 1 0 3 1 3 3 3 0 17
3 Kovalyov, Anton 2619 1 1 * 1 0 1 3 3 3 3 16
4 Krush, Irina 2457 1 3 1 * 1 3 0 1 1 3 14
5 Gardner, Robert 2202 0 0 3 1 * 1 3 1 1 3 13
6 Porper, Edward 2414 0 1 1 0 1 * 3 3 1 3 13
7 Wang, Richard 2307 0 0 0 3 0 0 * 1 3 1 8
8 Pechenkin, Vladimir 2312 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 * 1 3 7
9 Piasetski, Leon 2304 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 * 1 5
10 Haessel, Dale 2161 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 5

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The big shock in the first round: Nigel Short (right) loses

2012 Edmonton Nigel Short Round 1 loss.jpg

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Competitors at the 2012 Edmonton International

2012 Edmonton line-up.JPG


Photos from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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