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Upcoming Events: 2017.05

After a crazy 31 tournaments across Canada in April, May settles down with a more sedate 10. Find a couple, and warm up before the big events in the summer...

2 Norms in Reykjavik!

Canadians are doing exceptionally well at the 2017 Reykjavik Open, topped by Aman Hambleton's GM Norm and Michael Kleinman's IM Norm...

GTOW2: GM Firat - FM Kleinman, Reykjavik, 2017

Two days, two Games of the Week! The photo shows Canadian FM Michael Kleinman explaining his round 5 game to commentator WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni.
Tactics: from the analysis board in the photo, what happens after 18.Nxf8 Qxg2?

GOTW: Shirov - Hambleton, Reykjavik 2017

Our GOTW is IM Aman Hambleton's excellent win over GM Alexi Shirov in round 4.

BOTW: 2017.04.13

Four World Class events start in the next seven days, including the Korchnoi Zurich Challenge. A pre-event exhibition game between sponsor Oleg Skvortsov and Vishy Anand provides our position. Black to play.

BOTW: 2017.04.08

The final two rounds of the US Championship, Wesley So's latest brilliancy, and a newly-available interview with Bobby Fischer are this week's Best of the Web.

GOTW: Kleinman - Vigorito, 2017

Three Canadians played in the GM/IM Norm Invitational at the Charlotte Chess Centre and Scolastic Academy in South Carolina in March. Our Game of the Week is FM Michael Kleinman's sacrificial win over IM David Vigorito.

BOTW: 2017.03.30

This week's Best of the Web is arguably the strongest national championship in the world, featuring world #2 Wesley So, world #3 Fabiano Caruana, and world #6 Hikaru Nakamura.

Upcoming Events: 2017.04

31 chess events across Canada in an absolutely jam-packed April...

BOTW: 2017.03.21

On a slow week for live chess, our Best of the Web is a set of advertisements featuring World Champions (and three challengers). 

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