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BOTW: 2018.02.03

The PRO Chess League returns with a special weekend of chess, and GM Pascal Charbonneau is interviewed on Perpetual Chess, this week's Best of the Web...

BOTW: 2018.01.24

Gibraltar 2018, the PRO Chess League rounds 2 and 3, and the last three rounds of TATA Steel/Wijk aan Zee are this week's Best of the Web...

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...

BOTW: 2018.1.12

The 80th running of the Dutch by-the-sea classic is the first major chess event of 2018, and this week's Best of the Web...

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...

BOTW: 2017.12.27

The World Rapid and Blitz Championship, the Canadian Women's Zonal, the Carlsen - Nakamura chess.com blitz match, and The Debearding are this week's Best of the Web...

Canada's Next GM: Aman Hambleton!

With one round to go IM Aman Hambleton has guaranteed his final GM Norm at the Sunway Sitges International in Spain!

AlphaZero

All 10 available games, with notes, from the epoch-making AlphaZero - Stockfish match...

BOTW: 2017.12.03

This week's Best of the Web is The London Chess Festival, which includes a FIDE Open, the British Knockout Championship, Rapid and Blitz tournaments, simuls, lectures, and more, all topped by London Chess Classic, a 10-player RR featuring 5 of the world's top six:..

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