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Qiyu Zhou: Pattern Recognition in Chess

Another interesting chess study by Canadian WGM Qiyu Zhou published on ChessBase.

GOTW: Dorrance - Hansen, Halifax 2018.

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Adam Dorrance vs Eric Hansen, from the 2018 Bluenose Open in Halifax, annotated by Adam Dorrance.

 

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GM-Elect Hambleton Annotates

GM-elect Aman Hambleton annotates three of his games from his 2017 European campaign to gain his final Grandmaster Norm...

2017-18 Canadian Women's Champion: Maili-Jade Ouellet

Maili-Jade Ouellet won the 2017-18 Canadian Women's Chanpionship (Zonal 2.2) with 7/9 (+6 = 2 -1). Report and annotated games...

Canada's Next IM: Shiyam Thavandiran!

FM Shiyam Thavandiran had his second strong performance this fall to push his FIDE rating over 2400 at the 2017 SPICE Cup, thereby filling the last of his qualifications for the IM title! Our Game of the Week is FM Shiyam's win over Philippine GM Rogelio Barcenilla in the 8th round of the 2017 SPICE Cup Open.

Phil Haley: 60 Years Playing Against Canadian Titlests

Phil Haley, long-time Canadian chess organizer, International Arbiter, Olympiad official, and chess player, has died at the age of 94.
Links to his obituary, and analysis of six of Phil Haley's games played against top Canadians between 1945 and 2005...

CFC President's Letter to FIDE on the Zurab Incident

CFC President Vlad Drkulec has sent an Open Letter to FIDE regarding the treatment of Canadian GM Anton Kovalyov at the 2017 World Cup.
Read it or download it here...

GOTW: Hambleton - Ivanisevic, Biel Masters 201

Our Game of the Week is IM Aman Hambleton's Round 5 win over Serbian GM Ivan Ivanisevic (2623) at the 2017 Biel Masters.
From the diagram it is White to play.

GOTW: Vivas - Song, 2017 PanAms

Canadian IM Michael Song won the 2017 Pan-American Youth Championship U18 in Costa Rica this month. For our Canadian Game of the Week, IM Michael Song annotates his round 7 win with Black in a very theoretical Scotch. 

2017 Zonal: Tie-Break Controversy

The 2017 Canadian Closed Chess Championship (Zonal 2.2) took place June 27 - July 1, 2017 in Montreal. GM Bator Sambev won the 6th tie-break game over IM Nikolay Noritsyn, but there is some controversy over the last few seconds of that game. Game, photos and links...

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