Upcoming Events: 2018.09-10

 More evidence that over-the-board chess isn't dying as fast as nay-sayers would have it: 31 32 chess tournaments across Canada in September and October 2018. Play in a couple, so you'll have something to tell your grandchildren about...

Upcoming book by John and Joshua Doknjas

Everyman Chess has announced an upcoming publication written by Canadians: "Opening Repertoire: The Najdorf", by brothers Joshua Doknjas and FM John Doknjas.
Info, thoughts, and a Doknjas-annotated Najdorf game...

2018 Canadian Olympiad Teams and Board Order

The Canadian teams for the 2018 Batumi Olympiad, including board orders...

GOTW: Vettese - Samsonkin, Toronto 2018

Our Canadian Game of the Week comes from the 2018 Toronto Open, and features cowinner Nicholas Vettese beating IM Artiom Samsonkin in an endgame stemming from a rare line in the French...

BOTW: 2018.08.31

Machine vs Machine, Man vs Machine, Man vs Man, and Woman vs all comers _and_ exhaustion, are this week's Best of the Web...

2018 Calgary International: GOTW

The 11th Calgary International Chess Classic was held August 14-19, 2018 at the Calgary Chess Club. It was won by GMs Victor Mikhalevski and Steven Zierk... but not without some very anxious moments for Victor in the last round against a player he out-rated by 579 points.
Links, and game analysis... [Black to play]...

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2018 Canadian Junior: Results

The Canadian Junior Chess Championship ran August 8-12, 2018 at Humber College, Toronto. Results, links, and a few photos...

BOTW: 2018.08.09

Our Best of the Web includes the 2018 Canadian Junior, the preliminary rounds of the world's top computer chess engine tournament, and a rapid and blitz tournament featuring 9 of the world's top 14 players....

Upcoming Events 2018.08-09

28 chess events across Canada in August and September 2018. Choose wisely...

2018 Quebec Open

The 2018 Québec Open was held July 21-28, 2018, at the Sandman Hotel in Longueuil, Québec, just across the river from Montréal. GM Razvan Preotu (CAN) -- smiling in post-mortem photo with GM Cherniaev after their 8th round draw -- won with an undefeated 7.5/9, including wins over 2nd and 4th place GMs Edouard and Mikhalevski.
Report and links...

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