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WFM Jackie Peng wins $52K Webster University Scholarship

Jackie Peng and Susan Polgar

WFM Jackie Peng just played at the 10th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational Chess Championship from July 21 to 25 in St Louis.

Jackie finished with 4.5/6 and received a $52K Webster University Scholarship!

Canadian IM Tomas Krnan shines in Banska Stiavnica

IM Tomas Krnan surprised everyone by winning the International Championship of Slovakia 2013, earning at the same time a GM norm.

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Canadians at the World Open : Results

A few Canadians played in the World Open (thanks to Hugh Brodie for finding the results).

IM Bindi Cheng and IM Leonid Gerzhoy both ended up with 5.5/9 - winning $462.50 each. 6.5 was enough to win the Open section.

Eric Hansen, Aman Hambleton - BIG NEWS

Here's what IM Aman Hambleton wrote on Chesstalk yesterday.

 

As the title says, Eric and I have some big news to report!

Canadians at the DC International

A few Canadians participated at the 2nd DC International.

Eric Hansen to play for a German team

If you still do not follow GM Hansen on Facebook, you might have missed one of his recent annoucements.

 

6th NY International (a norm for a Canadian player and games analysis!)

Congratulations to Raven Sturt, a McGill student, for his 1st IM norm obtained at the NY International in his hometown.

Canadians Abroad : Server24 Chess Festival

Three Canadians, GM Eric Hansen, IM Aman Hambleton and Elias Oussedik are playing in the 2nd Server24 Chess Festival, in Ortisei, Italy.

So far, GM Eric Hansen is having a good tournament, with 4/5. 

 

Endgame Lesson by FM Michael Kleinman

Endgame Lesson by FM Michael Kleinman

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Two norms for Canadian players

This weekend was definitely a great weekend for many Canadian players. 

IM Edward Porper, from Alberta, scored a GM norm at the Chicago Open, with an impressive 6.5/9! He finishes ahead of 18 GMs.

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