GOTW: Dukic - Chen, 2017 Canadian Junior

Pictured are 2017 Canadian Junior Champions Richard Chen and Cynthia Cui. Our Game of the Week is Richard's third round game against tournament co-leader Zac Dukic: a long, theoretical and complicated Taimanov Sicilian...

BOTW: 2017.08.14

Garry Kasparov returns in the St.Louis Rapid and Blitz, and Lev Aronian is profiled in the New Yorker in this week's Best of the Web...

GOTW: Bhavatharshan - Mirabelli, Canadian Junior Reserves, 2017

The 2017 Canadian Junior Championship, August 9-13 at the Erindale United Church, Mississauga, ON. consists of two events: the 9-round Open section and the 6-round Reserves (U1600). 

2017 Calgary International: Results

GM Victor Mikhalevski won the 2017 Calgary International. He scored 7.5/9 to finish clear first in a field of 34, including five GMs. Mikhalevski won the Calgary International in 2010 and 2014.

GOTW: Shi - Miyasaka, SPFGI 2017

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Linda Shi's brilliancy prize winner from the recently concluded Susan Polgar Foundation Girl's Invitational, from July in St.Louis. If you want to see how to play with pawns in the Ruy Lopez, this is the game for you...

BOTW: 2017.08.02

The 2017 Sinquefield Cup and the Chess.com blitz match between Grischuk and Rapport are this week's Best of the Web.

Upcoming Events: 2017.08

August is the month when foreign GMs play in Canada. See where, at the 6 tournaments and 2 Chess Festivals that are on the calendar for August 2017....

GOTW: Hambleton - Ivanisevic, Biel Masters 201

Our Game of the Week is IM Aman Hambleton's Round 5 win over Serbian GM Ivan Ivanisevic (2623) at the 2017 Biel Masters.
From the diagram it is White to play.

BOTW: 2017.07.24

Our Best of the Web this week includes the 50th Biel Chess Festival and the 17th Susan Polgar Foundation Girl's Invitational...

GOTW: Vivas - Song, 2017 PanAms

Canadian IM Michael Song won the 2017 Pan-American Youth Championship U18 in Costa Rica this month. For our Canadian Game of the Week, IM Michael Song annotates his round 7 win with Black in a very theoretical Scotch. 

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