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2018 Calgary International: GOTW

The 11th Calgary International Chess Classic was held August 14-19, 2018 at the Calgary Chess Club. It was won by GMs Victor Mikhalevski and Steven Zierk... but not without some very anxious moments for Victor in the last round against a player he out-rated by 579 points.
Links, and game analysis... [Black to play]...

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2018 Quebec Open

The 2018 Québec Open was held July 21-28, 2018, at the Sandman Hotel in Longueuil, Québec, just across the river from Montréal. GM Razvan Preotu (CAN) -- smiling in post-mortem photo with GM Cherniaev after their 8th round draw -- won with an undefeated 7.5/9, including wins over 2nd and 4th place GMs Edouard and Mikhalevski.
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GOTW: Manley - Sasata, Charlottetown 2018

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the final round board 1 pairing at the 2018 Charlottetown Open between top seeds Robert Sasata (2336) and Jason Manley (2157).

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...

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