Rd. 1 – Sept. 28 – Can. GM Mark Bluvshtein ( ranked # 89 ) lost to Alexander Riazantsev ( Russia, ranked # 40 ). Can. IM Eric Hansen ( ranked # 124 ), lost to Vugar Gashimov ( Azerbaijan, ranked # 5 ).
Rd. 2 – Sept. 29 – Mark drew, and lost the match, and is eliminated. Eric lost and is eliminated.
Thanks to both for carrying the Canadian standard in this prestigious tournament, to determine entry into the 2012 Candidates’ Matches.
Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator
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