|2012 Canadian Open Championship - Marquee Players|
Names of Marquee Players will be posted here as they are confirmed.
GM Eugene Perelshteyn 2542 USA (Boston), born in Russia, moved to the U.S. in 1994, 2000 US Junior Champion, Samford Chess Fellowship 2002, co-author of 2 chess books, graduated University of Maryland 2002. Previously played in the 2003, 2009, and 2011 Canadian Opens.
Born in Belarus in 1972, immigrated to Israel in 1991. Israeli Junior Champion 1991 and 1992. Tied for first in the Israeli championship in 1996. Tied for first in the 2008 Canadian Open in Montreal and the 2009 Edmonton International. Previously played in the 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 Canadian Opens.
IM Eric Hansen 2447 Canada (Calgary) The 2011 Canadian Closed co-champion. Currently a student at the University of Texas.
IM Edward Porper 2448 (Edmonton) The co-winner of the 2009 Canadian Open. Previously also played in the 2003 Canadian Open.