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GOTW: Razvan 3 - ChessBrahs 1

In round 2 of the PRO Chess League, the Montreal ChessBrahs defeated the Toronto Dragons 9-7. Almost half of Toronto's points came from one player: Razvan Preotu. The Seventeen-year-old Canadian GM scored 3/4 against the ChessBrah team, good for a 2685 TPR. Here are his games.

BOTW: 2017.01.23

More than half of the world's 2700+ players are competing this week, and you can watch their games live online
Gibraltar, TATA Steel, and round 3 of the PRO Chess League are this week's Best of the Web.

Tactics: Benoni Bombs

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from the final round board 1 game of the 2017 Ottawa Winter Open.
White has just played 26.Nc4, going after Black's backward d6-pawn. What should Black do?

BOTW: 2017.01.18

GM post-mortems at TATA Steel, and the live Toronto vs Montreal PRO Chess match are this week's Best of the Web.

New Book by Canadian Author: Cummings, the English

Canadian IM David Cummings has published a chess book with Everyman: Opening Repertoire: The English

GOTW: Charbonneau 3, Toronto 1

On Wednesday January 11, 2017, the Toronto Dragons played the Montclair Sopranos in the PRO Chess League. GM Pascal Charbonneau played, 4 games against his fellow Canadians. The diagram shows four critical positions from each of those games. The side at the bottom is to move.

BOTW: 2017.01.11

The PRO Chess League and the 79th annual TATA Steel Chess tournament are this week's Best of the Web...

GOTW: Beaulieu - Le Siège, Pere Noel 2016

GM Alexandre Le Siège continued his successful comeback by topping the 2016 Pere Noel tournament in Montreal.
Our Canadian Game of the Week features Alex's notes to his round 2 win over Eric Beaulieu. White to move.

Upcoming Events: 2017.01

12 tournaments across Canada in January.
If your New Year's resolution is to play more tournaments, this is the link you've been looking for...

BOTW: 2016.12.27

The World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Qatar, December 25-30; and a BBC documentary on FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov are this week's Best of the Web.

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