Canadians at the World Cup

Hansen, Eric (2449) - Gashimov, Vugar (2760)
FIDE World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (1.1), 2011.08.28
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nf3 g6 7.h3 a6 8.a4 Qe7 9.Nd2 Nbd7 10.e4 Ne5 11.Be2 g5 12.Nf1 h6 13.Ng3 Bg7 14.Qc2 O-O 15.Bd2 Bd7 16.O-O g4 17.Rae1 gxh3 18.f4 Ng6 19.Nf5 Bxf5 20.exf5 Nh4 21.Bd1 Qd8 22.g4 Ng2 23.g5 Nxe1 24.Rxe1 Re8 25.gxf6 Rxe1+ 26.Bxe1 Qxf6 27.Kh2 Qd4 28.Ne4 Re8 29.Bf3 Qe3 30.Nxd6 Re7 31.Qd1 Qxe1 32.Qxe1 Rxe1 33.Nxb7 Re3 34.Bh1 Bf8 35.d6 Rd3 36.Nxc5 Rxd6 37.Kxh3 a5 38.Ne4 Rb6 39.Kg4 Rxb2 40.Nf6+ Kh8 41.Bd5 Rb4 42.Bc6 Rb6 0-1

Eric has to win tomorrow with black to go to the tie-breakers.

Riazantsev, Alexander (2611) - Bluvstein, Mark (2688)
FIDE World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (1.1), 2011.08.28
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 Nc6 7. Ne2 Bf5 8. Nbc3 e6 9. O-O Qd7 10. Be3 O-O-O 11. a3 Kb8 12. Qc1 f6 13. exf6 gxf6 14. Rd1 Bd6 15. Ng3 Bxg3 16. hxg3 Ne7 17. Bh6 Rhg8 18. a4 Nbd5 19. a5 Nxc3 20. bxc3 Be4 21. Re1 Bd5 22. Rb1 Nf5 23. c4 Bc6 24. d5 exd5 25. cxd5 Bxd5 26. Rd1 Ne7 27. Be3 Qe6 28. Qc5 b6 29. Bf4 Ka8 30. Qxc7 Rd7 31. Qc3 Rc8 32. Bxd5+ Rxd5 33. Qf3 Qc6 34. axb6 Rxd1+ 35. Qxd1 axb6 36. Qe2 Qd7 37. Ra1+ Kb7 38. Qa6+ 1-0

Mark has to win tomorrow with white to go to the tie-breakers.