GOTW: Sambuev - Demchenko, National Capital Open, 2017

Our Game of the Week is from the National Capital Open, where 2017 Canadian Champion GM Bator Sambuev was White against Svitlana Demchenko

White is up a pawn, but Black's Rook is ready to counter-attack; what should White play? Complete game and notes below.

2017 National Capital Open

61 players competed in the National Capital Open, November 10-12, 2017 at the RA Centre in Ottawa. The Open section had 6 Masters, topped by Canadian Champon GM Bator Sambuev, who also topped the final standings:

  1. GM Bator Sambuev won the Open section with 4.5/5.  ($500)
  2. Svitlana Demchenko was clear second with 4/5.  ($300)
  3. David Gordon and Sam Marin were =3-4 with 3.5/5. ($70 each)

Larry Ju and Jean Bigras 4/5  ($260 each)

Alexandre Khan was clear first with 4.5/5. ($240)


results and games:


Thanks to TD and Org. Halldor Palsson for running the tournament and posting the games online.



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