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2017 Zonal Games: Rd.9 Hambleton - Sambuev

A dramatic final round at the 2017 Canadian Championship (Zonal 2.2) saw GM Bator Sambuev and IM Nikolay Noritsyn both win with Black to tie for first with 8/9 and advance to a playoff.

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...

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

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,

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...

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.

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.

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). 

BOTW: 2017.03.01

Starts, ends, returns and reruns are this week's Best of the Web.

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