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Calgary International Qualifier

Ian Zhao

Alberta Open champion and runner-up in the Steinitz Menchik Classic, NM Ian Zhao (2310) finished first with 5/5. Ian is only 14 years of age and amassed a huge 2477 performance in the process! 31 players participated in the event, which was directed by Dale Haessel.

FM Ian Findlay (2353) finished tied for second through fourth with Maxim Vasic (2099) and James Windram (2064), who all collected 4/5. Spoiling Ian's own perfect record was a second round loss to NM Kim Nguyen (2077), with the same single loss blemish also shared by Maxim Vasic and James Windram.

Another notable result was achieved by Calgary's newest female star Helen Chen, the sister of talented junior Andrew Chen, who performed at 1700+ level. Calgary's youngest junior talents Jonathan Wu and Jerry Ming also performed several hundred points above their current rankings.

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