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BOTW: 2017.01.23

More than half of the world's 2700+ players are competing this week, and you can watch their games live online
Gibraltar, TATA Steel, and round 3 of the PRO Chess League are this week's Best of the Web.

Chess Canada - 2016 Olympiad

The latest issue of Chess Canada is here!
It's free for everyone, and it's BIG...

BOTW: 2016.12.09

This week's Best of the Web: 8 of the world's top 10 play in the London Classic (Dec. 9-18, 2016); interviews with the late Mark Dvoretsky; videos of the late Mark Taimanov; and an excerpt from "Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual" where he analyzes an excellent rook ending played by Taimanov.

Lefong Hua scores first IM Norm

Canadian FM Lefong Hua earned his first IM Norm in the 2016 Autumn Invitational at the St.Louis Chess Club, November 17-22, 2016.
Lefong scored 6.5/9 to tie atop the IM Norm group with US FM Konstantin Kavutskiy, each earning an IM Norm.

Happy Birthday Magnus Carlsen ...and still WC!

Magnus Carlsen celebrated his 26th birthday by winning the four-game tie-breaks over Sergei Karjakin in New York, and so retains his World Championship title.

The position is from game 4 of the Rapid tie-breaks. Karjakin had been forced to overpress as Black to win and tie the match. Here it is White to move. Can you find the way to end the match in style the way Magnus Carlsen did here as White?

BOTW: 2016.11.30

The World Championship tie-break -- Wed. Nov. 30, 2 pm EST -- is the Best of the Web.

BOTW: 2016.11.18

Houdini Returns from the Dead (sort of), Stockfish 8 released, and the top two computers and humans continue to battle it out in the biggest matches of 2016... in this week's Best of the Web.

BOTW: 2016.11.07

There's a super-abundance of world class chess this week: with the Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship match being the highest profile, but perhaps only the second-strongest match this week.

2016 World Cadet Results

The 2016 World Cadet Chess Championship ended today in Batumi, Georgia.
India, the USA and Russia each won multiple medals. Top Canadians were Anthony Atanasov (5th in U8), and Nameer Issani (9th, U10).
Details and links.

GOTW: Atanasov - Ansat, World Cadet, 2016.

Our Canadian Game of the Week comes from the 2016 World Cadet Chess Championship, now on in Batumi, Georgia until October 30.
The position is Black to play from the game Atanasov (CAN) - Ansat (KAZ), U8 round 4.
Try to play as well as these Under 8 boys and figure out what happens after 16...d4 17.Bh6...

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