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Canada's first WGM: Qiyu Zhou

Congratulations to Qiyu Zhou, and her parents Jiehan and Penny.

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.

BOTW: 2017.02.20

The first stage of the 2017 FIDE World Chess Grand Prix in UAE, the Women's World Championship in Tehran, the 15th Aeroflot Open in Moscow, and the Winter Invitational in Saint Louis are in this week's underwhelming Best of the Web.

Tactics: Penguin eats Dragon

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from the round 6 PRO Chess League game between Toronto Dragons' FM Shiyam Thavandiran and the Patgoniai Penguins' GM Fernando Peralta. Black has just played ...Nd4. What should White do? (very complex)

2017 WWCh Rd.1.2: Zhou - Pogonina

Game 2 between Canadian Champion WIM Qiyu Zhou and Russian WGM Natalia Pogonina from the Women's World Championship in Tehran, Iran.

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...

BOTW: 2017.01.23

More than half of the world's 2700+ players are competing this week, and you can watch their games live online
Gibraltar, TATA Steel, and round 3 of the PRO Chess League are this week's Best of the Web.

Chess Canada - 2016 Olympiad

The latest issue of Chess Canada is here!
It's free for everyone, and it's BIG...

BOTW: 2016.12.09

This week's Best of the Web: 8 of the world's top 10 play in the London Classic (Dec. 9-18, 2016); interviews with the late Mark Dvoretsky; videos of the late Mark Taimanov; and an excerpt from "Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual" where he analyzes an excellent rook ending played by Taimanov.

Lefong Hua scores first IM Norm

Canadian FM Lefong Hua earned his first IM Norm in the 2016 Autumn Invitational at the St.Louis Chess Club, November 17-22, 2016.
Lefong scored 6.5/9 to tie atop the IM Norm group with US FM Konstantin Kavutskiy, each earning an IM Norm.

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