Best of the Web

BOTW: 2018.08.09

Our Best of the Web includes the 2018 Canadian Junior, the preliminary rounds of the world's top computer chess engine tournament, and a rapid and blitz tournament featuring 9 of the world's top 14 players....

BOTW: 2018.06.26

Our Best of the Web is the Chess.com knockout qualifier, June 26, 2018 at 1pm, featuring four GMs, including Canada's Eric Hansen...

Lethbridge Judge Sentences Young Offenders to... chess!

Based on advice from professors of nursing and education at the University of Lethbridge, a Lethbridge Judge has sentenced five young offenders to study chess with instructors once a week. 

The "Chess For Life" program ran from February to May of 2018, and may be renewed. 

Speelman analyzes Stefanovic

ChessBase asks readers to send in their games for GM Jon Speelman's "Agony" column. This week, Speelman analyzes three games by Canadian Miroslav Stefanovic, against three Canadian opponents: Alex Ferreira, David Southam, and Nameer Issani... all of whose names are misspelled :(

BOTW: 2018.05.27

You know it's going to be a monstrously strong tournament when five-time World Champion Vishy Anand is the bottom seed!  Altibox Norway and Karpov Poikovsky are this week's Best of the Web...

 

BOTW (not!): 2018.05.18

Not the Best of the Web features two competitions which ought to create some buzz, but bad internet presence makes them both evidence for the prosecution...

BOTW: 2018.04.18

Eight of the world's top 10 players compete this week in two tournaments in St.Louis and Shamkir, Azerbaijan, on this week's Best of the Web...

BOTW: No Match for World Champion

With the 2018 Candidates ending with seven of the eight players not qualifying for a World Championship match, our Best of the Web this week focuses on two great players who, despite their best efforts, never got to play a match against the world's best player....

BOTW: Candidates 2018

The 8-player double RR to determine the Challenger for Magnus Carlsen in the next World Championship match is this week's Best of the Web...

BOTW: Bonus

Carlsen vs Nakamura in Fischer Random Match, Stockfish 9 released, and Qiyu Zhou at the St.Louis Norm Congress are a bonus Best of the Web...

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