Featured Tournaments

2018 Canadian Summer Majors

If you haven't done so yet, it's not too late to book your summer chess trips to the major Canadian tournaments of the year: Quebec City, Montréal, Calgary, and Toronto await...

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: 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: 2018.1.12

The 80th running of the Dutch by-the-sea classic is the first major chess event of 2018, and this week's Best of the Web...

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...

BOTW: 2017.12.27

The World Rapid and Blitz Championship, the Canadian Women's Zonal, the Carlsen - Nakamura chess.com blitz match, and The Debearding are this week's Best of the Web...

AlphaZero

All 10 available games, with notes, from the epoch-making AlphaZero - Stockfish match...

Tactics: Endgame Tactics (again!)

Our Canadian Tactic comes from the game Sambuev - Perez-Garcia, from the board 1 round 3 game of the still-in-progress, 2017 Varennes International -- the strongest weekend Swiss in Canada. It's Black to play.

2017 WYCC: Results

16 Canadians played in the 2017 WYCC in Uruguay, bringing home a total of 560 FIDE rating points! Details, Canadian crosstable, photos and links here...

BOTW: 2017.09.23

The 2017 Isle of Man International -- one of the strongest Swiss tournaments ever -- and the WYCC are this week's Best of the Web...

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