2012 Canadian Open Championship - Marquee Players PDF Print E-mail

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.

GM Victor Mikhalevski 
   2542    Israel 

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.

GM  John Fedorowicz    2440    USA (New York), born in New York in 1958, US Junior champion in 1977 and 1978.  Twice captain of the US Olympiad Team, winner of 5 World Open events, author of numerous chess articles and two books.  Member of the US Chess Hall of Fame.  Previously played in the 2011 Canadian Open.


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.

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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