6th Edition-2011

The 6th edition once again was held in August.  The tournament had 2 GMs thus GM norms were not possible, but this time it included two top American female players among the participants.  American GM, Joel Benjamin was first with 7/9.  Another US representative, GM Alexander Shabalov finished second with 6.5/9.  Third was taken by Edmonton IM, Edward Porper with 5.5/9.  Another Edmontonian, FM Vladimir Pechenkin, had quite a remarkable event.  He scored a very impressive 5/9, but it was even more impressive how he has done that.  Vlad finished the tournament with a super solid 8 draws and one victory!

Gardner,Robert (2188) - FM Melekhina,Alisa (2263)
6th Edmonton International Festival Edmonton - Canada (3), 28.07.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.h3 e5 7.d5 Na6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Be3 Nc5 10.Nd2 a5 11.g4 c6 12.Qf3 Bd7 13.Be2 a4 14.g5 Nh7 15.gxh6 Bf6 16.0-0-0 Qa5 17.Ndb1 Be7 18.h4 Rac8 19.Rdg1 b5 20.Bxc5 b4 21.Bxb4 Qxb4 22.a3 Qa5 23.dxc6 Bxc6 24.Nd5 Bxd5 25.exd5 Rb8 26.Bd3 Qb6 27.Qf5 Qxb2+ 28.Kd1 Ng5 29.Rxg5 Bxg5 30.Qxg5 Qb3+ 31.Ke2 e4 32.Bxe4 Qxc4+ 33.Ke3 Rb3+ 34.Kf4 Qd4 35.f3 Qe3+ 36.Kg3 Qxe4 37.Nd2 f6 38.Nxe4 fxg5 39.Nxg5 Rxa3 40.Re1 Rd3 41.Re7 Rxd5 42.Rg7+ Kh8 43.Rh7+ Kg8 44.Rg7+ Kh8 ½-½
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