Phil Haley: 60 Years Playing Against Canadian Titlests

Phil Haley, long-time Canadian chess organizer, International Arbiter, Olympiad official, and chess player, has died at the age of 94.
Links to his obituary, and analysis of six of Phil Haley's games played against top Canadians between 1945 and 2005...

Tactics: Endgame Tactics (again!)

Our Canadian Tactic comes from the game Sambuev - Perez-Garcia, from the board 1 round 3 game of the still-in-progress, 2017 Varennes International -- the strongest weekend Swiss in Canada. It's Black to play.

BOTW: 2017.10.04

Magnus Carlsen plays Gadir Guseinov in the last match in the first round of the Chess.Com Speed Chess Championship; the trailer to a documentary on the 1978 Karpov-Kortchnoi World Championship match; and TED talks by Judit Polgar and Jen Shahade are this week's Best of the Web...

Upcoming Events: 2017.10

Winter is coming... but here are 15 Fall tournaments this October to give you something to look forward to...

2017 WYCC: Results

16 Canadians played in the 2017 WYCC in Uruguay, bringing home a total of 560 FIDE rating points! Details, Canadian crosstable, photos and links here...

BOTW: 2017.09.23

The 2017 Isle of Man International -- one of the strongest Swiss tournaments ever -- and the WYCC are this week's Best of the Web...

CFC President's Letter to FIDE on the Zurab Incident

CFC President Vlad Drkulec has sent an Open Letter to FIDE regarding the treatment of Canadian GM Anton Kovalyov at the 2017 World Cup.
Read it or download it here...

BOTW: 2017.09.12

Our Best of the Web is a translation of the Russian Sport-Express story on the Azmaiparashvili Incident at the 2017 FIDE World Cup...

Zurab eliminates Kovalyov!

Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the steely ruler of Georgian chess, has imposed his mighty will on the World Cup, and did what five-time World Champion Vishy Anand could not do: stop Anton Kovalyov.

Rd3.1: Kovalyov Forfeited After Dress Code Violation

Anton Kovalyov was forfeited in Round 3.1 at the 2017 World Cup in Tibilisi Georgia today.
UPDATE: Anton has left the World Cup to protest his treatment by organizer Zurab Azmaiparashvili.

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