Submitted by John Upper on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 17:27
The Canadian Game of the Week is Marin - Sambuev, from the 2016 National Capital Open in Ottawa.
Elias Oussedik explains how the former Canadian Champion gave up his Queen, avoided a repetition, and still won with R+N vs Q against a 2100+ opponent.
Submitted by John Upper on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 14:02
The third Millionaire Open was held in Atlantic City in August. It promised large prizes for section winners -- even the U1600 winner would pocket over $10,000 -- topped by a chance to win a 1/64 chance to win $1,000,000.
Submitted by John Upper on Sun, 10/30/2016 - 05:56
The 2016 World Cadet Chess Championship ended today in Batumi, Georgia.
India, the USA and Russia each won multiple medals. Top Canadians were Anthony Atanasov (5th in U8), and Nameer Issani (9th, U10).
Details and links.
Submitted by John Upper on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 21:02
Our Canadian Game of the Week comes from the 2016 World Cadet Chess Championship, now on in Batumi, Georgia until October 30.
The position is Black to play from the game Atanasov (CAN) - Ansat (KAZ), U8 round 4.
Try to play as well as these Under 8 boys and figure out what happens after 16...d4 17.Bh6...
Submitted by John Upper on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 21:35
It's a choice between 20th century and 21st century chess this week.
The Russian Superfinal continues, but the men's event might set a record for most draws: after 9 rounds, Alexander Riazantsev leads with +2, 1/2 a point ahead of four players who have each scored 1 win and 8 draws.
At the cutting edge of 21st century chess is the ultimate online blitz match: World Champion Magnus Carlsen plays GM Hikaru Nakamura for online blitz bragging rights.
Submitted by John Upper on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:16
Our Canadian Game of the Week is Alexandre Le Siège's annotations to his win over Hugues Massé at October's Varennes Open, which Alexandre won with 4.5/5.
The diagrammed position arose at move 17. Neither King can be attacked and there are no tricky tactics, but this is a critical position: White has a slight development advantage but has to find a plan which turns that into a long-term positional/endgame advantage. Alex's notes show how both sides should play.