2017 Canadian Open Upset: Preotu - Itkin

The 2017 Canadian Open began July 8 in Sault Ste. Marie and runs until July 16.

The upset of round 1 was in the game between two Canadians. GM Razvan Preotu (2633 CFC) is competing in after a rather long layoff as he finished his last year of highschool. He was paired against David Itkin, who just established a new personal best CFC rating (2357) by finishing clear 5th at the 2017 Canadian Closed in Montreal last week.

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Canadian Open

Format: 9 round Swiss
Sections: Master, U2200, U1800, U1400
TC: 40/90 + SD/30 + 30s

Two Schedules Available: 9-day (July 8-16) or 6-day (July 11-16; with 2 rds/day on first 3 days)

FIDE Titled Players

Visitors

  1. GM Andreiy Vovk 2630
  2. GM Alex Lenderman 2585
  3. GM Aryan Chopra 2491
  4. GM Alexander Cherniaev 2427
  5. IM Kaiqi Yang 2415
  6. GM James Tarjan 2408
  7. IM Michael Mulyar 2395
  8. FM Dagur Ragnarsson 2355
  9. IM Rodney Perez 2288

Canadians

  1. GM Razvan Preotu 2496
  2. IM Aman Hambleton 2471
  3. IM Artiom Samsonkin 2426
  4. IM David Cummings 2313
  5. FM Diwen Shi 2293
  6. FM Victor Plotkin 2265
  7. FM Michael Dougherty 2204
  8. IM Michael Barron 2178

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