Submitted by John Upper on Fri, 12/02/2016 - 20:25
Our Game of the Week is Canadian Women's Champion Qiyu Zhou's crazily complicated Ruy Lopez from round 6 against WIM Ayelen Martinez from Argentina.
It is White to move in the diagram. White had played a strong Novelty on move 19 to improve on a Judit Polgar game, and Black (Qiyu) has just played 21...d5 to get some counterplay in the center. What should White play now?
Submitted by John Upper on Wed, 11/30/2016 - 21:08
Magnus Carlsen celebrated his 26th birthday by winning the four-game tie-breaks over Sergei Karjakin in New York, and so retains his World Championship title.
The position is from game 4 of the Rapid tie-breaks. Karjakin had been forced to overpress as Black to win and tie the match. Here it is White to move. Can you find the way to end the match in style the way Magnus Carlsen did here as White?
Submitted by John Upper on Sun, 11/20/2016 - 19:04
Evgeny Bareev turns 50 today: November 21, 2016.
To mark the occasion, we have a sort of "reverse present": a gift from the birthday boy to you. Evgeny Bareev annotates one of his wins from the 2016 Baku Olympiad.
Submitted by John Upper on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 17:27
The Canadian Game of the Week is Marin - Sambuev, from the 2016 National Capital Open in Ottawa.
Elias Oussedik explains how the former Canadian Champion gave up his Queen, avoided a repetition, and still won with R+N vs Q against a 2100+ opponent.
Submitted by John Upper on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 14:02
The third Millionaire Open was held in Atlantic City in August. It promised large prizes for section winners -- even the U1600 winner would pocket over $10,000 -- topped by a chance to win a 1/64 chance to win $1,000,000.