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Written by Steve Sperry on Sat, Jul 17 2010 (04:10)

July 14 10:29 PM



 There will be a Lexus Brilliancy prize of Blue Jay tickets, Deliotte prize of Michael Buble concert tickets for the best game of the Canadian Open.
There's also the CN Tower upset award (meal at the top of the CN tower), Strategy Games trivia contest ($100 gift certificate),Mark's Best Dressed ($100 Mark's Clothing Gift Certificate) and some lucky draw prize to be announced.

This double round-robin was a fun event. There were more spectators than players. Players were polite, no screaming or clock pounding (or complaints about the pairings). Two teams used the strategy of speaking in Bulgarian or German but the idea that a piece mates clearly came out.

July 14, 1:48 AM
Tied for first and second with 8-2
Team Chess (Aman Hambleton, Elias Oussedik) ahead on tie-break as willing to have a playoff No Names (FM Dale Hassel, Karl Sellars)
6 Team Hart House (Kyle Morrison, Bindi Cheng)
4.5 Team Ordanje (WCM Alexandra Botez, Alexander Florea)
3.5 Team Durlach (Bernd Wagner, Helmut Fritzsche) 0 Team Girl Power (Melissa Giblon, Rebecca Giblon) Melissa finally got a win in casual games with Karl as her partner.

Chess Quotes

And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

-Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941)

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