2017-18 Canadian Women's Champion: Maili-Jade Ouellet

Maili-Jade Ouellet won the 2017-18 Canadian Women's Chanpionship (Zonal 2.2) with 7/9 (+6 = 2 -1). 

She earns the right to represent Canada at the next Women's World Cup and automatically qualifies for Canadian Women's Olympiad Team (she played in the Baku Olympiad on fifth board).

The 2017-18 Canadian Women's Zonal/Championnat Zonal Féminin was held December 26-31, 2017 in Montréal. It was a 10-player Round-Robin, which included both the 2016 Champion, WGM Qiyu Zhou, and 2016 runner-up, WIM Agnieszka Matras-Clement. Full crosstable below. 

Thanks to Organizer Richard Bérubé (FQE DG) and TD's Bernard Ouimet and Vadim Tsypin. They not only ran the event, but managed to cope with a forced change in venue between rounds 1 and 2 due to a water pipe that burst in the exceptionally cold weather.

Rk.   Name FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1 WIM OUELLET Maili-Jade 2062 * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 7,0
2 WGM ZHOU Qiyu 2240 1 * ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 6,5
  WIM MATRAS-CLEMENT Agnieszka 2260 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 6,5
4 WFM DEMCHENKO Svitlana 2081 ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 5,5
5 WIM KHOUDGARIAN Natalia 2100 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 ½ 0 1 4,5
6   XU Ruoying 2020 0 1 0 ½ 0 * 0 ½ 1 1 4,0
    CUI Cynthia 1604 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 * ½ 1 1 4,0
    TIAN Shi Yuan 1661 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 4,0
9   WANG Jiaying 1919 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 3,0
10   CHAO Lucy 1331 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 0,0

Details and links:  http://chess.ca/newsfeed/node/1029 


Games

The top 4 games of each round were played on DGT boards, and could be followed live online. Below are five key games from the Zonal, including the winner's games against her nearest three rivals and two critical last-round games. Interestingly, four of the five games were decided in major piece endings. 
Select the game by clicking the triangular key next to the players' names...

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