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...

GOTW: Disney Princesses

Move 30

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the game featured in the 2016 film "Queen of Katwe": Mutesi - Kagramanov, Khanty-Mansiysk Ol, 2010.

Sometimes it's hard to know which one is the real Disney princess....

Razvan Preotu - GRANDMASTER

Congratulations to Razvan Preotu, now the youngest Grandmaster in Canada!
He was awarded the Grandmaster title at the FIDE Congress in Baku after scoring his final norm this summer.

GOTW: So - Le Siège, 42nd Olympiad, 2016

Alexandre Le Siège, regretting not playing ...Bxc3

Today's Canadian Game of the Week comes from the last round of the 42nd Olympiad.
GM Alexandre Le Siège annotates his topsy-turvy game against GM Wesley So.

Baku Olympiad: Results

Results of the 42nd Chess Olympiad. Canadian men with best finish ever...!

Baku Chess Olympiad

The 42nd Chess Olympiad runs Sept. 1 - 13, 2016, in Baku, Azerbaijan. 180 National Teams and 140 Women's Teams are entered. Current standings and Canadian results and links to live games.
Rd.1 Canadian teams both won 4-0!. Rd.2: Men won 4-0; Women lost 1-3. Rd.3: Men lost to England: +1 =1 -2; Women beat Puerto Rico: +2 =2 -0. Rd.4 Men beat Indonesia 4-0, Women drew vs Philippines +1 =2 -1.
Rd.5 (Sept 6): Men beat Cuba (+3 =0 -1); Women lose to Bolivia (+1 =1 -2).
Sept 7: REST DAY.
Rd 6: Men defeat Belarus (2.5-1.5); Women defeat Portugal (2.5-1.5)
Rd.7: Men lost to Ukraine (+1 =1 -2); Women defeat Slovenia (+2 =1 -1)
Rd. 8: Men drew Vietnam (+0 =4 -0); Women lost to Serbia (+1 =0 -3)
Rd. 9: Men beat Denmark (+3 =1 -0); Women lost to Belarus (+0 =2 -2)
Rd.10: Men beat Latvia (+3 =0 -1); Women beat Japan (4-0).
Rd.11: FINAL: Men lost to USA on board 1 (+1 =1 -2); Women beat South Africa (4-0)
USA wins Gold. Canadian Men finish 11th!! Kovalyov wins silver on board 2!


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