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Canadians in places you might not expect...

Canadians at the 44th World Open, at the World Senior Teams, and in the New in Chess Yearbook!

Kovalyov Qualifies at Continental

For the second year in a row, Canadian GM Anton Kovalyov has advanced through the Continental Championship to qualify for the next stage of the FIDE World Cup.

BOTW 2016.04.23

Twelve of the world's top sixteen players are active this week -- 9 in Norway and 3 in the US -- , and Garry Kasparov returns to play (blitz) against the top players in the US in this week's Best of the Web.

WCM Ouellet newest member of CAN Women's Olympiad Team

Maïli-Jade Ouellet, 13, from St. Lambert, Qc, will be selected to join the Women's Olympiad Team 2016 as the fourth member.

Women's Olympiad team almost complete!

Similar to the Men's side, the women's team is all but finalized. The selection process is 4 players by rating + a wild card. The wild card has yet to be selected.

 

Congratulations to these four women:

Olympiad: Selection of the 5th spot of National team narrows down to 6 people

The 42nd Chess Olymiad will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 1 september to 14 septermber (moved from original schedule of late Sept.). The CFC will send one team of 5 to Baku.

Follow the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival!

The 14th edition of the Chess Festival in Gibraltar has begun today and will conclude on Feb. 4th. It has 5 sections: Masters (Open; 10 round FIDE Swiss), Challengers A & B (U2250; 5 round FIDE Swiss each), and Amateurs A & B (U1900; 5 round FIDE Swiss Each).

IM norm for FM Michael Song at the 2015 NA Open

FM Michael Song secured an IM norm before even playing the last round at the NA Open in Las Vegas, Nevada. He unfortunately lost his last round to finish with 5.5/9. At 4.5/9 were young masters FM Olivier-Kenta Chiku Ratté and Hong Rui Zhu from Quebec.

Business Insider article by GM Mark Bluvshtein

Canadian grandmaster Mark Bluvshtein published an article on the Business Insider website.

Eric Hansen ties for 2nd place in London

Eric hansen finished with 7/9 in the London FIDE open (held at the same time as the London Chess Classic) and tied for the second place. The tournament winner was GM Benjamin Bok, who defeated Eric in round 8 and GM Lenderman in round 9.

 

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