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GOTW: Hambleton - L'Ami, Reykjavik 2017

Our Canadian Game of the Week is IM Aman Hambleton's round 5 win over GM Erwin L'Ami at the 2017 Reykjavik Open, with notes by IM Aman Hambleton

2 Norms in Reykjavik!

Canadians are doing exceptionally well at the 2017 Reykjavik Open, topped by Aman Hambleton's GM Norm and Michael Kleinman's IM Norm...

GTOW2: GM Firat - FM Kleinman, Reykjavik, 2017

Two days, two Games of the Week! The photo shows Canadian FM Michael Kleinman explaining his round 5 game to commentator WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni.
Tactics: from the analysis board in the photo, what happens after 18.Nxf8 Qxg2?

GOTW: Shirov - Hambleton, Reykjavik 2017

Our GOTW is IM Aman Hambleton's excellent win over GM Alexi Shirov in round 4.

BOTW: 2017.04.13

Four World Class events start in the next seven days, including the Korchnoi Zurich Challenge. A pre-event exhibition game between sponsor Oleg Skvortsov and Vishy Anand provides our position. Black to play.

BOTW: 2017.04.08

The final two rounds of the US Championship, Wesley So's latest brilliancy, and a newly-available interview with Bobby Fischer are this week's Best of the Web.

GOTW: Kleinman - Vigorito, 2017

Three Canadians played in the GM/IM Norm Invitational at the Charlotte Chess Centre and Scolastic Academy in South Carolina in March. Our Game of the Week is FM Michael Kleinman's sacrificial win over IM David Vigorito.

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.

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