Canadian Chess Newsletter - News - Canadian - Issue #8

Published and copyright 2009 by David Cohen.
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5th Pan-American Championship 2009

The 270 player 2009 Pan-American Championship was held July 25 - August 2 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The qualifier to the 2009 World Cup was won by GM Alexander Shabalov of the USA and GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez of Cuba with 9/11.

Leonid Gerzhoy Ron Livshits

Photo (Gerzhoy): Hart House, Toronto, 2008. Copyright 2008 by the photographer David Cohen.

Photo (Livshits): copyright 2008 by Ron Livshits.

IM Ron Livshits, of Pickering, Ontario, and IM Leonid Gerzhoy, of Toronto, Ontario, represented Canada. Both scored 7 points (+5 =4 -2) to finish =29th. Livshits had a Round 2 draw on Board 1 with GM Julio Granda Zuniga of Peru, and in Round 9 beat GM Manuel Leon Hoyos of Mexico.


Thanks to Leonid Gerzhoy and Ron Livshits for photos.

Sources: Confederation Chess of America, The Week in Chess 769.