GM-Elect Hambleton Annotates

Everyone following Canadian chess will know that IM Aman Hambleton scored his final GM Norm in late December in Spain. That result not only earns him FIDE's Grandmaster title, but also pushed his rating back over 2500, and allowed him to finally shave the beard he had promised to let grow until making his final Norm. 

Aman has annotated many of his games for an upcoming issue of Chess Canada. Here are three -- a draw, a loss, and a win -- from three different 2017 tournaments along the way. None of them are opening knockouts. Each is a complex, back-and-forth fight, each with at least one phase of time-pressure and (in two of them) long battles into the endgame.

photo: Aman at the 2017 RTU Open.

For more on Aman's final norm, including links to more of his annotated games, see

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