2018 Almonte Open: Report and Games

The diagrams are both Black to Play; from the games Gordon - Pace and Ramesh - Balasooniya, both played at the 2018 Almonte Open.
Full analysis of both in the game player below.

The 2018 Almonte Open took place October 13 – 14 at the Mill of Kintail Museum and Gatehouse in Almonte, Ontario.

33 players competed. Zach Dukic and David Gordon were =1st with 4.5/5, but they didn't play each other due to earlier draws and a four-way tie for the lead going into the final round.  Christopher Pace, William Doubleday, Dusan Simic, Daniel Xu, and Houji Yao tied for 3rd-7th with 3.5/5.

Alexandre Khan was top U1900 and Herb Langer topped the U1600s.

Note: the first day was played in the Mill of Kintail Museum, an 1830s stone-grinding river mill which has been turned into a Museum, including an exhibition showing off Almonte's most famous son: the inventor of basketball, James Naismith. You can see pix from both days at the link below.



Our Canadian Game(s) of the Week are two crazy slug-fests from the Almonte Open. The first one -- Gordon - Pace -- was with first prize on the line...


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