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BOTW: 2017.09.03

The 2017 World Cup -- the 128-player knock-out tournament for a seat in the Candidates -- starts in Tbilisi...

BOTW: 2017.08.23

A busy week in the Chess.com Speed Championship -- with three matches in eight days -- and a look back at the Sinquefield Cup and St.Louis Rapid and Blitz events through the player interviews are this week's Best of the Web...

2017 Calgary International: Results

GM Victor Mikhalevski won the 2017 Calgary International. He scored 7.5/9 to finish clear first in a field of 34, including five GMs. Mikhalevski won the Calgary International in 2010 and 2014.

GOTW: Shi - Miyasaka, SPFGI 2017

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Linda Shi's brilliancy prize winner from the recently concluded Susan Polgar Foundation Girl's Invitational, from July in St.Louis. If you want to see how to play with pawns in the Ruy Lopez, this is the game for you...

GOTW: Hambleton - Ivanisevic, Biel Masters 201

Our Game of the Week is IM Aman Hambleton's Round 5 win over Serbian GM Ivan Ivanisevic (2623) at the 2017 Biel Masters.
From the diagram it is White to play.

BOTW: 2017.07.24

Our Best of the Web this week includes the 50th Biel Chess Festival and the 17th Susan Polgar Foundation Girl's Invitational...

2017 PanAmerican Youth: Canadian Results

The 2017 PanAmerican Youth Chess Championship took place in Costa Rica, June 30- July 7, 2017.
19 Canadians played, coming away with 5 individual medals and a bronze for the 3rd best Team result...

BOTW: 2017.06.17

The regular appearance of well-sponsored events may have spoiled chess fans for anything less than the best: live games, video and GM commentary. That kind of production take money, but even events with smaller budgets can still do a lot with social media (photos and video) and chess software (game posts). Or not...

Tactics: Only a King and Pawn Ending

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from Torres - Kovalyov from the 2017 Continental Championship, currently underway in Colombia. White to play.

BOTW: 2017.06.05

With 10 of the world's top 12 players, the strongest 10-player RR of the year starts Monday, June 5 in Norway

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