A Canadian is hoping to cap off his prolonged match profession with a victory this month on the World Senior Chess Championship in Italy.
Jean Hébert, a two-time Canadian champion and considered one of Quebec’s strongest gamers for many years, competes within the 11-round match that runs Nov. 14-27 in Assisi.
Whereas there’s a modest money prize for successful the occasion, the true incentive is that the highest participant robotically qualifies for the grandmaster title. For Hébert, a global grasp, that may be the crowning achievement of his profession.
The Quebec Chess Federation is subsidizing his airfare, and a fundraising marketing campaign helped him set up the funds to make the journey. He turns 65 simply earlier than the match and has been targeted on the occasion since successful the Canadian Seniors Championship in Halifax this summer season.
The world chess federation created the annual match in 1991, and the primary winner was former world champion Vasily Smyslov. The match has since been cut up into two sections, for gamers over 50 and over 65. Competitors in each is fierce.
In September one other Quebecer, Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux, received the world under-18 championships in Romania. With a win, Hébert would display that Quebec excels at all ages degree in chess.
Vasily Smyslov v. Vladimir Liberzon, Riga, 1968
Smyslov as White finds a delicate method to pressure the difficulty. What’s it?
Smyslov performed 37.Bd2 Qb1 38.Bd5+ Kh8 39.Bc3+ Ne5 40.Nxe5 dxe5 41.Rxe5 and Black resigned.