GOTW5: Kovalyov KO's Anand!

Anton Kovalyov won his round 2 match against Vishy Anand by drawing their second game. This is a huge upset both in terms of experience and rating: Anand is the five time World Champion, and outrated Kovalyov by 245 points. Game with notes below...

GOTW4: Anand - Kovalyov, World Cup 2017

Canadian GM Anton Kovalyov scored the upset of round 2 by defeating five-time World Champion Vishy Anand, with Black!
Game, notes and links...

GOTW3: 2017 World Cup - Rd1 tiebreak

The round 1 rapid tiebreaks were played today in Tibilisi. Most of the rating favourites advanced, including Wei Yi, who eliminated Canadian GM Bator Sambuev.
Games and links below...

GOTW2: 2017 World Cup - Rd1.2

Canadian games from round 1.2 at the 2017 World Cup: Anton Kovalyov drew to advance to the second round, Bator Sambuev lost to go to tie-breaks tomorrow. Games and notes and links...

GOTW: 2017 World Cup - Rd1.1

Both Canadians won their opening round games at the 2017 World Cup in Tbilisi today. Games and links below...

BOTW: 2017.09.03

The 2017 World Cup -- the 128-player knock-out tournament for a seat in the Candidates -- starts in Tbilisi...

Tactics: Blomqvist - Kleinman, Sants 2017.

Our Canadian Tactic of the Week comes from the game GM Erik Blomqvist - FM Michael Kleinman, Sants 2017.
White to play: attack with Qxf7 or defend with Re1?

Upcoming Events: 2017.09

What better way to "celebrate" the end of summer than with one (or more!) of the 16 tournaments across Canada this September...

Michael Kleinman: Canada's Next IM!

FM Michael Kleinman will become Canada's next IM after earning his last Norm and pushing his rating over 2400 at the Barcelona Sants Open, Sunday August 27, 2017! 

Still in transit, Michael annotates the game that pushed him over the line here...

BOTW: 2017.08.23

A busy week in the Chess.com Speed Championship -- with three matches in eight days -- and a look back at the Sinquefield Cup and St.Louis Rapid and Blitz events through the player interviews are this week's Best of the Web...

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