Canadian Game of the Week

GOTW: Hansen - MacKinnon, Nanaimo 2018.

Our Canadian Game of the Week is GM Eric Hansen's round 4 win over NM Keith MacKinnon at the 2018 Nanaimo Spring Open.

GOTW: Vogt - Piasetski, HD Bank Cup, 2018.

IM Leon Piasetski annotates his topsy-turvy round 5 game against German GM Lothar Vogt from the 2018 HD Bank Cup Open in Vietnam...  

Tactics: Wreckjavik

Our Canadian Tactic comes from IM Shiyam Thavandiran's round 4 game at the 2018 Reykjavik Open.  In the diagram, Shiyam is threatening Qxg7#; what happens after  18...g6 19.Rae1 ...?

GOTW: Dukic - Qin, CUCC 2018

Our Canadian Game of the Week comes from the final round of the Canadian University Chess Championship, between Ottawa U's Zach Dukic and Waterloo's Joey Qin.

Anti-Grunfelds at the 2018 Ontario Junior Championship

The 2018 Ontario Junior was held January 27-29, 2018. FM Nicholas Vettese won with 5/5.
Details, links, and two annotated games, both featuring anti-Grunfelds...

GOTW: +2 and lost!

Inspired by (and including) Magnus Carlsen's amazing hang-a-piece-and-still-beat-a-2630 on Sunday, our Game(s) of the Week are all Dragons which start from the position in the diagram and where one side had an advantage of at least +2, and yet failed to win. Games and notes include: Carlsen-Jones, Leko-Carlsen, Lugovoi-Sambuev, Ganguly-Richard Wang, as well as an opening survey on this line...

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...

Tactics: (RB vs RB) X2

Round 4 of last weekend's RA December Open saw two complex endings of Rook and B vs Rook and B on the top boards. The coloured circles in the lower left corner of the diagrams indicate the player to move. Take some time to at least come up with some ideas before looking at the games and analysis...

GOTW: Bohatirchuk - Botvinnik, Leningrad,1933

This week -- November 27, 2017 to be precise -- marked the 125th anniversary of the birth of Fedor Bohatirchuk, the Ukrainian-born Canadian Champion.
Our Canadian Game of the Week is the second of Bohatirchuk's three wins over future World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik...

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