Post Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:36 pm

7th Edmonton International Chess Festival

7th Edmonton International Chess Festival

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.

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Some cool matches of Nigel Short....

Mikhalevski, Victor (2519) vs. Short, Nigel D (2705)
7th Edmonton International
Edmonton CAN
Round 1
27 Jun 2012
[Result1-0
]

1. c4 e5 2. g3 d6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bg2 g6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Nge2 f5 7. d3 Nf6 8. O-O O-O 9. Nd5 h6 10. Be3 Kh7 11. Rc1 g5 12. exf5 Bxf5 13. d4 Ng4 14. dxe5 Bxe5 15. b4 Bg6 16. Bd4 Qd7 17. Bxe5 Ncxe5 18. f4 c6 19. fxe5 Rxf1+ 20. Qxf1 cxd5 21. Nc3 [/b][/color]Qg7 22. Qe2 Nxe5 23. Nxd5 Re8 24. Qf2 Ng4 25. Qxa7 h5 26. h3 Qb2 27. Rf1 Re2 28. Qxb7+ Kh6 29. Ne7 Rxg2+ 30. Qxg2 Qd4+ 31. Kh1 Ne3 32. Qf2 Qe4+ 33. Kg1 Qxe7 34. Re1 d5 35. Rxe3 Qxb4 36. cxd5 Qc5 37. Re6

Short, Nigel D (2705) vs. Gardner, Robert (2202)
7th Edmonton International
Edmonton CAN
Round 2
28 Jun 2012
[Result 1-0]

1. e4 d6 2. Nc3 g6 3. f4 Bg7 4. Bc4 e6 5. Nf3 c5 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 a6 8. Bb3 Nc6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Be3 Ne7 11. Qd2 O-O 12. O-O-O d5 13. Bc5 Re8 14. Qe3 Rb8 15. h4 Qa5 16. h5 dxe4 17. hxg6 hxg6 18. Nxe4 Nf5 19. Qh3 Nh6 20. Bd6 Rb5 21. g4 f5 22. Nf6+ Bxf6 23. Qxh6 Kf7 24. Qh7+ Bg7 25. Rh6

Porper, Edward (2414) vs. Short, Nigel D (2705)
7th Edmonton International
Edmonton CAN
Round 3
28 Jun 2012
[result 0-1]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. e4 Bb7 4. Qc2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Nc6 6. Nf3 Qf6 7. Bxb4 Nxb4 8. Qd2 c5 9. Nc3 Ne7 10. d5 O-O 11. a3 Na6 12. Be2 Ng6 13. O-O d6 14. Rfe1 Nc7 15. Rad1 Rad8 16. b4 Bc8 17. Bf1 e5 18. Re3 Qe7 19. bxc5 bxc5 20. Rb1 Ne8 21. Rb8 f5 22. exf5 Bxf5 23. Rxd8 Qxd8 24. Qb2 Nf6 25. h3 h6 26. Ne2 Bd7 27. Nd2 a5 28. Rb3 a4 29. Rb6 e4 30. Ng3 Qe7 31. Qc3 Re8 32. Qe3 Qe5 33. Nb1 h5 34. Nc3 h4 35. Nge2 Ne7 36. Qf4 Qxf4 37. Nxf4 Nf5 38. Nfe2 e3 39. Rb7 exf2+ 40. Kxf2 Re3 41. Ra7 Kf8 42. Ra6 g5 43. Ke1 Rd3 44. Nxa4 Ne4 45. Nb6 Be8 46. Nc1 Re3+ 47. Kd1 Rc3 48. Ne2 Ne3+ 49. Ke1 Rb3

Short, Nigel D (2705) vs. Haessel, Dale R. (2161)
7th Edmonton International
Edmonton CAN
Round 4
29 Jun 2012
[result 1-0]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 d5 5. e3 O-O 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. O-O c5 8. c3 b6 9. a4 a5 10. Re1 Re8 11. Bb5 Ba6 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. Bc6 Rc8 14. Bxd5 cxd4 15. exd4 e6 16. Bb3 h5 17. Ne4 Be7 18. d5 exd5 19. Qxd5 Rf8 20. Rad1 Nc5 21. Qe5 Qc7 22. Nxc5 Bxc5 23. Qf6
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