Sambuev wins Canadian Title
Sambuev edges out Noritsyn in blitz
Just a short note to congratulate Sambuev and Noritsyn for scoring 8 points from 9 games (each) and tieing for first place in the 2017 Canadian Zonal held this past week in Montreal. In the subsequent tie-break (a series of four 15-minute games (2-2) followed by two blitz games (1.5-0.5) ) for the title of Canadian Champion, Sambuev emerged victorious. Congratulations. This is the 3rd time that Sambuev has won the Canadian title.
They played in a windowless storage room in a basement!