GOTW: Ouellet - LeSiege, Longueuil 2019

The big result from the Quebec Open was from current Canadian Women's Champion WIM Maili-Jade Ouellet, who finished 5th behind the four GMs who won. Our Canadian Game of the Week is WIM Maili-Jade Oullete vs GM Alexandre Le Siege from the second-last round at the 2019 Quebec Open. In the diagram, White has an extra pawn and the move, so it is "just a matter of technique". But which technique?

Canadian Women's Champion WIM Maili-Jade Ouellet, who finished 5th on TB wih 6/9. Along the way she beat GM Luis Manuel Perez (CUB) and drew with co-winner Le Siege, suffering her only loss in the last round on board 2 against co-winner Roussel-Roozmon. All that strong opposition resulted in a TPR of 2422 and earned her an incredible 132 FIDE rating points

The Quebec Open was held July 20-27, 2019 at the Sandman Hotel in Longeuil, the same location as last year. It was a 9-round Swiss in five sections, each with a TC of 40/90 + G30 + 30s.  It attracted 184 competitors, including 5 GMs, 3 IMs, and 5 FMs. The top section ended with a four-way tie for first between GMs Alexandre Le Siege, Bator Sambuev, Thomas Roussel-Roozmon (all Canada) and GM Reynaldo Vera of Cuba.

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Oullete - Le Siege from the second-last round at the 2019 Quebec Open.

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