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2018 Olympiad: Rd2 Canadian Games

All Canadian games from round 2 of the 2018 Olympiad, annotated...

2018 Olympiad: Rd1 Canadian Games

All Canadian games from round 1 of the 2018 Olympiad, annotated; plus links to live coverage, results, and photos...

Upcoming book by John and Joshua Doknjas

Everyman Chess has announced an upcoming publication written by Canadians: "Opening Repertoire: The Najdorf", by brothers Joshua Doknjas and FM John Doknjas.
Info, thoughts, and a Doknjas-annotated Najdorf game...

2018 Canadian Olympiad Teams and Board Order

The Canadian teams for the 2018 Batumi Olympiad, including board orders...

BOTW: 2018.08.31

Machine vs Machine, Man vs Machine, Man vs Man, and Woman vs all comers _and_ exhaustion, are this week's Best of the Web...

2018 Calgary International: GOTW

The 11th Calgary International Chess Classic was held August 14-19, 2018 at the Calgary Chess Club. It was won by GMs Victor Mikhalevski and Steven Zierk... but not without some very anxious moments for Victor in the last round against a player he out-rated by 579 points.
Links, and game analysis... [Black to play]...

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BOTW: 2018.08.09

Our Best of the Web includes the 2018 Canadian Junior, the preliminary rounds of the world's top computer chess engine tournament, and a rapid and blitz tournament featuring 9 of the world's top 14 players....

Tactics: Dragon' White Down

Our Canadian Tactic comes from a first-round game between Canada and TSG Markkleeberg at the World Senior Team Chess Championship (+50). It is FM Ian Findlay as Black to move in the diagram. 

Lethbridge Judge Sentences Young Offenders to... chess!

Based on advice from professors of nursing and education at the University of Lethbridge, a Lethbridge Judge has sentenced five young offenders to study chess with instructors once a week. 

The "Chess For Life" program ran from February to May of 2018, and may be renewed. 

BOTW: 2018.05.27

You know it's going to be a monstrously strong tournament when five-time World Champion Vishy Anand is the bottom seed!  Altibox Norway and Karpov Poikovsky are this week's Best of the Web...

 

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