Canadian Game of the Week

Happy 50th Birthday: Evgeny Bareev

Evgeny Bareev turns 50 today: November 21, 2016.
To mark the occasion, we have a sort of "reverse present": a gift from the birthday boy to you. Evgeny Bareev annotates one of his wins from the 2016 Baku Olympiad.

GOTW: Marin - Sambuev, National Capital Open, 2016

The Canadian Game of the Week is Marin - Sambuev, from the 2016 National Capital Open in Ottawa.
Elias Oussedik explains how the former Canadian Champion gave up his Queen, avoided a repetition, and still won with R+N vs Q against a 2100+ opponent.

GOTW: Shimanov-Hambleton, Millionaire Chess, 2016

The third Millionaire Open was held in Atlantic City in August. It promised large prizes for section winners -- even the U1600 winner would pocket over $10,000 -- topped by a chance to win a 1/64 chance to win $1,000,000. 

GOTW: Morozov - Cao, 2016 BC Championship

FM Jason Cao won his third consecutive BC Championship in October, 2016.
Jason annotates his fascinating 6th round win over the third seed, Grigoriy Morozov, for the CFC Newsfeed.

GOTW: Atanasov - Ansat, World Cadet, 2016.

Our Canadian Game of the Week comes from the 2016 World Cadet Chess Championship, now on in Batumi, Georgia until October 30.
The position is Black to play from the game Atanasov (CAN) - Ansat (KAZ), U8 round 4.
Try to play as well as these Under 8 boys and figure out what happens after 16...d4 17.Bh6...

GOTW: Le Siège - Massé, Varennes 2016

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Alexandre Le Siège's annotations to his win over Hugues Massé at October's Varennes Open, which Alexandre won with 4.5/5.

The diagrammed position arose at move 17. Neither King can be attacked and there are no tricky tactics, but this is a critical position: White has a slight development advantage but has to find a plan which turns that into a long-term positional/endgame advantage. Alex's notes show how both sides should play.

GOTW: Zhou - Matras-Clement, Women's Zonal 2016.

The Canadian Women's Championship (Zonal 2.2) ran September 22-25, 2016 at the RA Centre in Ottawa.
The key game between the #1 and #2 seeds was in the fourth round. WIM Qiyu Zhou annotates her round 4 win over WIM Agnieszka Matras-Clement.

GOTW: Disney Princesses

Move 30

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the game featured in the 2016 film "Queen of Katwe": Mutesi - Kagramanov, Khanty-Mansiysk Ol, 2010.

Sometimes it's hard to know which one is the real Disney princess....

Tactics: Deep Water Fishing

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from the final round game between David Gordon and Armando Valdizon at the RA Fall Open (Sept.2016).
White has just played h2-h4, a tactic nicknamed "the fishingpole": the Bg5 is the bait, the pawn that takes on g5 is the hook, and the open h-file is the line to reel in the "fish".
But does it? Can Black take on g5? If not now, when?

GOTW: Cunningham - Oussedik, NC Open.

The Canadian Game of the Week comes from the North Carolina Open, where Elias Oussedik is working, and playing, and annotating.
It's opposite-coloured Bishops and opposite-side castling, so you know it's going to be all about the attack. Black to play...

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