Tactics: Endgame Tactics (again!)

The 10th Championnat international d'échecs de Varennes, Oct 6-8, 2017, will be the strongest weekend swiss in Canada this year, and may be the strongest ever: 7 GMs, 5 IMs, 8 FMs, and 1 WIM, including: 

1 GM BRUZON Lazaro CUB 2660
2 GM LENDERMAN Aleksandr USA 2591
3 GM SAMBUEV Bator CAN 2535
4 GM ORTIZ SUAREZ Isan Reynaldo CUB 2528
5 GM ALVAREZ PEDRAZA Aramis CUB 2489
6 IM HAMBLETON Aman CAN 2479
7 GM VERA  Reynald CUB 2446
8 IM RUIZ SANCHEZ Orlen CUB 2409
9 FM THAVANDIRAN Shiyam CAN 2385
10 IM HEBERT Jean CAN 2376
11 FM SAI Krishna G V IND 2369
12 GM PEREZ RODRIGUEZ Luis Manuel CUB 2368
13 FM CHIKU-RATTE Olivier-Kenta CAN 2317
14 IM PEREZ GARCIA Rodney Oscar CUB 2315
15 FM MORELLA CABRERA Julio Antonio CUB 2248

The only surprise (for me, anyway) is why this event ends Sunday, rather than add 1 or 2 more rounds on Holiday Monday.

Homepage
http://www.echecsvarennes.ca/Home.php

Crosstables and Results
http://chess-results.com/tnr306180.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=3&flag=30&wi=821

Live Games
http://lavariante.ca/varennes/tfd.htm

 


Our Canadian Tactic comes from the game GM Bator Sambuev - GM Louis Manuel Perez-Garcia, from the board 1 round 3 game of the still-in-progress, 2017 Varennes International.

White has just played Bb2 and now it is Black to play.

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