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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...

 

BOTW (not!): 2018.05.18

Not the Best of the Web features two competitions which ought to create some buzz, but bad internet presence makes them both evidence for the prosecution...

2018 Canadian Olympiad Teams

The players for both the Canadian men's and women's Olympiad teams have been announced. Here they are...

Three FIDE Titles for Canada

Aman Hambleton, Bernard Ouimet and Vadim Tsypin were awarded FIDE titles at the Presidential Board of the FIDE, which ended April 9, 2018. Details and links...

BOTW: No Match for World Champion

With the 2018 Candidates ending with seven of the eight players not qualifying for a World Championship match, our Best of the Web this week focuses on two great players who, despite their best efforts, never got to play a match against the world's best player....

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