Thursday, September 15, 2011

Photos and Videos from 2011 City of Montreal Open Chess Championships

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More videos, including this interview with the charming Allison Tsypin and her Dad.  Allison was going to have her 8th birthday the day after the interview - during the Championnat (I don't know the exact date -- the Championnat ran from September 9 - 11, 2011).  Near the middle of this video, Allison and her Dad are talking about the chess lessons she has been taken and some of the tools and resources she has used to improve her chess play.  She mentions several authors by name, including GM Susan Polgar, who have helped her.  I sincerely hope that Allison continues to play chess into that "gap" of ages she mentioned - between 25 and 65 - where there are so few players at local tournaments.  I would like to see her play on one of the Canadian Chess Olympiad Teams!  Go, Allison, Go!  Allison completed the Championnat in the D Section with 2 wins and 3 losses.

This photo gives an idea of the diversity of the players:

Here is a photo of WGM Alina L'Ami and Emile Trottier (Round 3 action - Alina defeated Emile):

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