Canadian Game of the Week

Game of the Week - Valdizon,A vs. Arencibia,W

Crazy is the best way to describe this week's 8th round game from the recently concluded Canadian Open in Ottawa. The quick time control of 90 + 30s led to some wild games.

Game of the Week - GM Vera vs. Gao,C

Christine Gao and Reynaldo Vera
Lefong Hua and Christine Gao

As I was browsing my Facebook newsfeed the other day, I recalled that I still needed to find a game to annotate for this week's Game of the Week.

Game of the Week - Haessel vs. Short

This year's Edmonton International featured its strongest field ever. When I played the event back in 2009, the tournament boasted a 2600+ rated player (Victor Mikhalevski). He was back again this year, along with Eric Hansen, and two 2700s, Lazaro Bruzon and Nigel Short.

Game of the Week - Zhu,H vs. Luo,Z

The "Jeunes Espoirs" tournament which translates to Young Hopes was held in late June to give Quebec chess juniors a chance to play against one another. I chose a game which features an attack which could have been parried but ends up working due to several inaccuracies by black.

Game of the Week - Shebetah vs. Orlova

This week's game between Wajdy Shebetah and WNM Liza Orlova from the Hart House Winter Open back in January is one of the most interesting games I have annotated to date. Be sure not to miss it!

Game of the Week - Hambleton vs. Berson

One of Canada's strongest players of late is my good friend Aman Hambleton. He has been playing all over South America and Europe, and, fortunately, he has still had time to play here in Canada.

Game of the Week - Harris vs. McLaren

An exciting game from the BC Senior Championship early this year is on the menu this week. The following game is a fight back and forth where the advantage changes hands several times. If you play the Queen's Gambit, this game should be of particular interest.

Game of the Week - Doubleday vs. Zhou,Q

Today, I will annotate a game from the Gatineau Open between the current Canadian Senior Champion and the top rated 13-year-old girl in the country. White's opening is appropriate for such an occasion (solid and strategic), yet he is unable to avoid tactics altogether as is often the case.

Game of the Week - Daniluk vs. Persaud

Good evening chess fans. This week's game was played at the March of Kings, a yearly tradition at the Calgary Chess Club. Black's opening goes wrong in the following game, and white exploits his troubles with some neat moves. Have a look.

Game of the Week - Derraugh vs. Preotu

Hi, everyone. I hope you all had a good long weekend. The game I chose for this week's game of the week was from March at the Kitchener Winter Open.

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