2017 Canadian Open Upset: Preotu - Itkin

The 2017 Canadian Open began July 8 in Sault Ste. Marie.
The upset of round 1 was in the game between two Canadians: GM Razvan Preotu vs David Itkin. It is Black to move in the diagram...

2017 Zonal: Tie-Break Controversy

The 2017 Canadian Closed Chess Championship (Zonal 2.2) took place June 27 - July 1, 2017 in Montreal. GM Bator Sambev won the 6th tie-break game over IM Nikolay Noritsyn, but there is some controversy over the last few seconds of that game. Game, photos and links...

2017 Zonal Games: Rd.9 Hambleton - Sambuev

A dramatic final round at the 2017 Canadian Championship (Zonal 2.2) saw GM Bator Sambuev and IM Nikolay Noritsyn both win with Black to tie for first with 8/9 and advance to a playoff.

2017 Zonal Games: Rd.3 Le Siege - Noritsyn

The 2017 Canadian Championship (Zonal 2.2) runs June 27-July 1 at Olympic Stadium in Montréal.
The diagram is Black to move from LeSiege - Noritsyn (rd.3).

Zonal Games Rd1: Hambleton - Chabot, 2017

The Canadian Championship (Zonal 2.2) started today at Olympic Stadium in Montréal.
Our diagram comes from the round 1 game between IM Aman Hambleton and Roland Chabot. Black to play...

Upcoming Events: 2017.07 (Updated)

12 events across Canada this July, including your best chances to play against GMs this summer in Sault Ste Marie...

GOTW: Kempen - Sarosy, Pacific Teams 1999

Zoltan Sarosy
1906.08.23 - 2017.06.19

Supercentenarian (110+ years) chess master Zoltan Sarosy died June 19, two months shy of his 111th birthday.

BOTW: 2017.06.17

The regular appearance of well-sponsored events may have spoiled chess fans for anything less than the best: live games, video and GM commentary. That kind of production take money, but even events with smaller budgets can still do a lot with social media (photos and video) and chess software (game posts). Or not...

Tactics: Only a King and Pawn Ending

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from Torres - Kovalyov from the 2017 Continental Championship, currently underway in Colombia. White to play.

BOTW: 2017.06.05

With 10 of the world's top 12 players, the strongest 10-player RR of the year starts Monday, June 5 in Norway

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