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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:..

GOTW: Piasetski - Pashayan, 2017 World Senior 65+

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Piasetski - Pashayan, from the 27th World Senior Championship, which just finished in Acqui Terme, Italy.

BOTW: 2017.11.21

Another mostly-Magnus Best of the Web, with a live Blitz match against Grischuk and two other recent appearances on YouTube, as well as the Grand Prix Final and the start of the TCEC Super-Final....

Canada's Next IM: Shiyam Thavandiran!

FM Shiyam Thavandiran had his second strong performance this fall to push his FIDE rating over 2400 at the 2017 SPICE Cup, thereby filling the last of his qualifications for the IM title! Our Game of the Week is FM Shiyam's win over Philippine GM Rogelio Barcenilla in the 8th round of the 2017 SPICE Cup Open.

BOTW: 2017.10.21

The start of the Schachbundesliga, two matches in the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, and the opening Round Robin in the world's strongest computer chess championship are this week's Best of the Web.
From the diagram, White to mate in 10.

Two FIDE Titles for Canadians

The 88th FIDE Congress in Turkey ended October 15, 2017, with two new titles for Canadians: IM for Michael Kleinman, FA for Vadim Tsypin.

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