Submitted by John Upper on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:04
This week's Canadian Game of the Week comes from the game Sergey Noritsyn vs Tom Bark at the May 7 Mississauga Standard. A Petroff has turned into opposite-side pawn storms, and White has to decide which way to capture: axb3 or cxb3.
Submitted by John Upper on Sun, 05/22/2016 - 20:55
With a lull between super-tournaments, the BOTW turns to other chess news: stories and interviews with GM Evgeny Bareev, Lev Aronian, and Hou Yifan.
Teaser: “There is always (a) price, so I paid my price. I thought I would die.”
Submitted by John Upper on Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:32
Today's Canadian Game of the Week comes from the 2016 Tournoi Ouvert de Gatineau, and features two former Canadian Champions: GM Bator Sambuev vs IM Jean Hébert. More reason to enjoy: it's annotated by a new member of the Newsfeed team: Elias Oussedik!
Submitted by John Upper on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 00:00
Both the annual Keres Memorial in Surrey BC, and the 2016 Ontario Open in Toronto take place this weekend (May 21-23); and the 33rd Trumpeter Classic is in Grand Prairie May 21-22. There's still time, so pick one and enter!
Submitted by Michael Kleinman on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 18:49
Longtime readers of the newsfeed may recall that I created an endgame column awhile back for the newsfeed. You can find it here. Around that time (three years ago!), I had created an additional endgame column, which I have presented here.
Submitted by Keith MacKinnon on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:28
The 2016 Toronto Closed is a round-robin event played over two months, with one game per week. After five rounds, the leader is Mike Ivanov, with 4.5/5. Here is his first round win (featuring the Schliemann Attack) with the Black pieces against newly-minted IM Michael Barron.
Submitted by John Upper on Sat, 05/07/2016 - 09:51
It's an all-European Best of the Web: Stockholm for the last rounds of the Hasselbacken Open, Sochi for the second half of the Russian Teams, and Kosovo for upcoming European Individual Chess Championship.