Canadian Game of the Week

GOTW: Sambuev - Le Siège, Carnaval 2017

Our Game of the Week is GMs Bator Sambuev vs Alexandre Le Siège, 2017 Tournoi du Carnaval, with notes by GM Sambuev.

 

Best Canadian Women's Miniatures

As a small celebration of International Women's Day, here are three miniatures from Canada's three most successful women chess players: Nava Starr, Yuanling Yuan, and Qiyu Zhou.

GOTW: Hansen - Smirin, TATA Steel, 2017

Our Canadian Game of the Week is GM Eric Hansen's last round win over GM Ilya Smirin at the 2017 TATA Steel Challengers event, with annotations by GM Eric Hansen.

GOTW: IM Yang vs FM Plotkin, Hart House, 2017.

IM Kaiqi Yang won the 2017 Hart House Reading Week Open with 5.5/6. Our Game of the Week is his round 3 win over FM Victor Plotkin. The diagram only hints at White's accelerated approach to the anti-Meran... see the rest of the game for the details.

2017 WWCh Rd.1.1: Pogonina - Zhou

Round 1.1 of the 2017 Women's World Championship was played today in Tehran.
Canadian Champion Qiyu Zhou was responsible for one of the upsets: holding 2014 runner-up Natalia Pogonina to a draw with Black. Game with notes...

GOTW: Dr.O defangs a Cobra

Elias Oussedik is one of the highest-rated players ever from Eastern Canada. He is currently doing post-graduate work in North Carolina, but is sill serious about chess.
For our Canadian Game of the Week: Elias Oussedik annotates his third win from week 4 of the PRO Chess League. Black to play.

GOTW: Kleinman - Qin, CUCC, 2017.

Canada has a new 2500+ CFC-rated player: Joey Qin, who was in crushing form at the 2017 Canadian University Chess Championship.
Our Canadian Game of the Week is Kleinman - Qin, annotated by the winner.

GOTW: Razvan 3 - ChessBrahs 1

In round 2 of the PRO Chess League, the Montreal ChessBrahs defeated the Toronto Dragons 9-7. Almost half of Toronto's points came from one player: Razvan Preotu. The Seventeen-year-old Canadian GM scored 3/4 against the ChessBrah team, good for a 2685 TPR. Here are his games.

Tactics: Benoni Bombs

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from the final round board 1 game of the 2017 Ottawa Winter Open.
White has just played 26.Nc4, going after Black's backward d6-pawn. What should Black do?

GOTW: Charbonneau 3, Toronto 1

On Wednesday January 11, 2017, the Toronto Dragons played the Montclair Sopranos in the PRO Chess League. GM Pascal Charbonneau played, 4 games against his fellow Canadians. The diagram shows four critical positions from each of those games. The side at the bottom is to move.

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