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Upcoming Events: 2017.06

15 chess events across Canada in June, from charity events, to simuls, to blitz tournaments to the National Zonal Championship.
Find an event now, or start making excuses....

BOTW: 2017.06.17

The regular appearance of well-sponsored events may have spoiled chess fans for anything less than the best: live games, video and GM commentary. That kind of production take money, but even events with smaller budgets can still do a lot with social media (photos and video) and chess software (game posts). Or not...

Tactics: Only a King and Pawn Ending

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from Torres - Kovalyov from the 2017 Continental Championship, currently underway in Colombia. White to play.

BOTW: 2017.06.05

With 10 of the world's top 12 players, the strongest 10-player RR of the year starts Monday, June 5 in Norway

Book Review: Panjwani, "The Hyper Accelerated Dragon"

Last week, Thinkers Publishing released "The Hyper Accelerated Dragon" by Canadian IM Raja Panjwani. I bought it at Strategy Games on Sunday and have been going over it since. Here’s a review and a playable excerpt.

BOTW: Chess Podcasts

Chess is not a natural fit for podcasts -- no diagrams! -- so what can a chess podcast possibly offer? Actually, quite a lot when the interviewer and interviewee are interesting and on the ball. Here are five to try... plus a game Kasparov played against his podcast interviewer,

Chess for Charity in BC

Five young BC chess champions donate their time and skills for charity this June 10 in Delta, BC.
If you can't be there, maybe you'll want to copy this idea in your community!?

2017 Canadian Closed

There will be a 2017 Canadian Closed Chess Championship -- a Zonal -- this Summer in Montréal. Details here...

GOTW: Hambleton - L'Ami, Reykjavik 2017

Our Canadian Game of the Week is IM Aman Hambleton's round 5 win over GM Erwin L'Ami at the 2017 Reykjavik Open, with notes by IM Aman Hambleton

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...

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