Canadian Game of the Week

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 Canadian Open: Hambleton - Vovk

Today's position comes from the tactical slug-fest between IM Aman Hambleton and top seed GM Andriy Vovk during their round 6 game at the 2017 Canadian Open. In the diagram it is Black to move. What happens after 31... Rb1?

2017 Canadian Open Upset: Preotu - Itkin

The 2017 Canadian Open began July 8 in Sault Ste. Marie.
The upset of round 1 was in the game between two Canadians: GM Razvan Preotu vs David Itkin. It is Black to move in the diagram...

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...

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.

2017 Zonal Games: Rd.3 Le Siege - Noritsyn

The 2017 Canadian Championship (Zonal 2.2) runs June 27-July 1 at Olympic Stadium in Montréal.
The diagram is Black to move from LeSiege - Noritsyn (rd.3).

Zonal Games Rd1: Hambleton - Chabot, 2017

The Canadian Championship (Zonal 2.2) started today at Olympic Stadium in Montréal.
Our diagram comes from the round 1 game between IM Aman Hambleton and Roland Chabot. Black to play...

GOTW: Kempen - Sarosy, Pacific Teams 1999

Zoltan Sarosy
1906.08.23 - 2017.06.19

Supercentenarian (110+ years) chess master Zoltan Sarosy died June 19, two months shy of his 111th birthday.

Book Review: Panjwani, "The Hyper Accelerated Dragon"

Last week, Thinkers Publishing released "The Hyper Accelerated Dragon" by Canadian IM Raja Panjwani. I bought it at Strategy Games on Sunday and have been going over it since. Here’s a review and a playable excerpt.

GOTW: Hambleton - L'Ami, Reykjavik 2017

Our Canadian Game of the Week is IM Aman Hambleton's round 5 win over GM Erwin L'Ami at the 2017 Reykjavik Open, with notes by IM Aman Hambleton

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