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2016 New Brunswick Open results

Thirty-five players participated in the New Brunswick Open Chess Championship, including 20 juniors !!
Top seed Sam Song won with 5/5. Results and summary...

2016 Edmonton International Results

GM Sam Shankland won the 2016 Edmonton International with 8/9. GM Surya Ganguly equaled his score, but lost their individual game to finish second on tie-break.
Results and summary...

Chessiest Weekend of 2016

The last weekend of June is once again the most chess-packed of the year, with seven tournaments across the country!

Tactics: A time to attack or a time to defend?

Today's Canadian Tactic of the Week is from the round 1 game between FM Dale Haessel and FM Ian Findlay at the 11th Edmonton International. Black is up two pawns, but his Bg2 is offside and both Kings are under pressure. What should Black play?

BOTW: 2016.06.16

The second part of the 2016 World Chess Tour goes from June 17-20 in in Leuven, Belgium; and Boris Spassky recalls "a very embarrassing devil on the doorstep" in this week's Best of the Web.

Upcoming June Tournaments

Eight events from BC to Alberta to Ontario and Quebec. Plan your June tournaments before they're all booked up!

GOTW: IM Liang vs. IM Hambleton

IM Aman Hambleton is currently finishing off a GM norm tournament in the chess mecca of the United States (St. Louis of course!). Though we typically focus on wins by Canadian players, this week, we're looking at a game he lost in the third round.

BOTW: 2016.06.09

Victor Korchnoi obituaries, the Paris stop on the Grand Chess Tour and more are this week's Best of the Web.

GOTW: 2016.06.08

White to move.

It's White to play in our Game of the Week: Jason Manley vs Adam Dorrance, from the 2016 Nova Scotia Open in Halifax.
Annotations by Elias Oussedik.

Kovalyov Qualifies at Continental

For the second year in a row, Canadian GM Anton Kovalyov has advanced through the Continental Championship to qualify for the next stage of the FIDE World Cup.

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