Lethbridge Judge Sentences Young Offenders to... chess!

Based on advice from professors of nursing and education at the University of Lethbridge, a Lethbridge Judge has sentenced five young offenders to study chess with instructors once a week. 

The "Chess For Life" program ran from February to May of 2018, and may be renewed. 

Speelman analyzes Stefanovic

ChessBase asks readers to send in their games for GM Jon Speelman's "Agony" column. This week, Speelman analyzes three games by Canadian Miroslav Stefanovic, against three Canadian opponents: Alex Ferreira, David Southam, and Nameer Issani... all of whose names are misspelled :(

GOTW; 2018.06.02

Our Canadian Game of the Week is between Eric Ning and IM Tomas Krnan, from round 2 of the Golden Horseshoe Championship in Mississauga (still in progress!).
From the diagram, White played an early g4 against a KID and has a protected passed pawn and a nice outpost on c4. Black's pieces are all poised, but is there any way to break through that light-square stonewall to feast on the juicy juicy dark squares?...

Qiyu Zhou: Pattern Recognition in Chess

Another interesting chess study by Canadian WGM Qiyu Zhou published on ChessBase.

Upcoming Events: 2018.06-07

With only 22 chess events acrosss Canada in June and July, who can doubt this is the end of the beginning of the end of chess in Canada?! 

Find an event, and pay your last respects, while there's still time...*

 

BOTW: 2018.05.27

You know it's going to be a monstrously strong tournament when five-time World Champion Vishy Anand is the bottom seed!  Altibox Norway and Karpov Poikovsky are this week's Best of the Web...

 

2018 Canadian Summer Majors

If you haven't done so yet, it's not too late to book your summer chess trips to the major Canadian tournaments of the year: Quebec City, Montréal, Calgary, and Toronto await...

BOTW (not!): 2018.05.18

Not the Best of the Web features two competitions which ought to create some buzz, but bad internet presence makes them both evidence for the prosecution...

GOTW: Dorrance - Hansen, Halifax 2018.

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Adam Dorrance vs Eric Hansen, from the 2018 Bluenose Open in Halifax, annotated by Adam Dorrance.

 

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2018 Canadian Olympiad Teams

The players for both the Canadian men's and women's Olympiad teams have been announced. Here they are...

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