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GOTW: Shirov - Hambleton, Reykjavik 2017

Our GOTW is IM Aman Hambleton's excellent win over GM Alexi Shirov in round 4.

BOTW: 2017.04.13

Four World Class events start in the next seven days, including the Korchnoi Zurich Challenge. A pre-event exhibition game between sponsor Oleg Skvortsov and Vishy Anand provides our position. Black to play.

BOTW: 2017.04.08

The final two rounds of the US Championship, Wesley So's latest brilliancy, and a newly-available interview with Bobby Fischer are this week's Best of the Web.

GOTW: Kleinman - Vigorito, 2017

Three Canadians played in the GM/IM Norm Invitational at the Charlotte Chess Centre and Scolastic Academy in South Carolina in March. Our Game of the Week is FM Michael Kleinman's sacrificial win over IM David Vigorito.

Canada's first WGM: Qiyu Zhou

Congratulations to Qiyu Zhou, and her parents Jiehan and Penny.

GOTW: Hansen - Smirin, TATA Steel, 2017

Our Canadian Game of the Week is GM Eric Hansen's last round win over GM Ilya Smirin at the 2017 TATA Steel Challengers event, with annotations by GM Eric Hansen.

BOTW: 2017.02.20

The first stage of the 2017 FIDE World Chess Grand Prix in UAE, the Women's World Championship in Tehran, the 15th Aeroflot Open in Moscow, and the Winter Invitational in Saint Louis are in this week's underwhelming Best of the Web.

Tactics: Penguin eats Dragon

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from the round 6 PRO Chess League game between Toronto Dragons' FM Shiyam Thavandiran and the Patgoniai Penguins' GM Fernando Peralta. Black has just played ...Nd4. What should White do? (very complex)

2017 WWCh Rd.1.2: Zhou - Pogonina

Game 2 between Canadian Champion WIM Qiyu Zhou and Russian WGM Natalia Pogonina from the Women's World Championship in Tehran, Iran.

2017 WWCh Rd.1.1: Pogonina - Zhou

Round 1.1 of the 2017 Women's World Championship was played today in Tehran.
Canadian Champion Qiyu Zhou was responsible for one of the upsets: holding 2014 runner-up Natalia Pogonina to a draw with Black. Game with notes...

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