Eric Hansen is Canada National Chess Champion 2012
IM Eric Hansen has become the Canada Chess Champion 2012 after winning the tournament held from July 8-13 in Victoria, BC, Canada. The Championship was organised by Brian Raymer, Paul Leblanc, Roger Patterson. Chief Arbiter was IA Mark S. Dutton.
A total of 78 players competed in the Premier Section. Hansen also won $2,000 for the effort.
Final standings in Premier section:1. IM Eric Hansen - 7.5
2. GM Eugene Perelshteyn - 7.0
3-7. FM Richard Wang, GM Victor Mikhalevski, GM John Peter Fedorowicz, IM Steven C. Zierk and IM Edward Porper - 6.5
8-11. NM Howard Wu, FM John C. [Jack] Yoos, IM Leon Piasetski and FM Loren Brigham Laceste - 6.0 etc
The U2000 Section had 46 players. Robert North, Paul Leblanc, Yifei Han and Darren Bates shared the first place with 6.5 points each.
The U1600 Section had 32 players. Kajan Thanabalachandran and Kristijan Gjorgjevik shared the first place with 7 points each.
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