Submitted by Keith MacKinnon on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 17:51
The top performer at this year's Battle of Alberta, held annually in Red Deer, was the South's board 4 player, NM Diwen Shi, with a score of 2-0 against his higher-rated opponent from the North of the province, Jeff Reeve.
Submitted by John Upper on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 19:32
The Canadian Game of the Week comes from the 2016 Maritime Open, and is a good example of how a Master plays to beat a lower-rated opponent.
It is Black to move in the diagram: find plans for both players.
Submitted by John Upper on Tue, 08/30/2016 - 09:29
The 42nd Chess Olympiad runs Sept. 1 - 13, 2016, in Baku, Azerbaijan. 180 National Teams and 140 Women's Teams are entered. Current standings and Canadian results and links to live games.
Rd.1 Canadian teams both won 4-0!. Rd.2: Men won 4-0; Women lost 1-3. Rd.3: Men lost to England: +1 =1 -2; Women beat Puerto Rico: +2 =2 -0. Rd.4 Men beat Indonesia 4-0, Women drew vs Philippines +1 =2 -1.
Rd.5 (Sept 6): Men beat Cuba (+3 =0 -1); Women lose to Bolivia (+1 =1 -2).
Sept 7: REST DAY.
Rd 6: Men defeat Belarus (2.5-1.5); Women defeat Portugal (2.5-1.5)
Rd.7: Men lost to Ukraine (+1 =1 -2); Women defeat Slovenia (+2 =1 -1)
Rd. 8: Men drew Vietnam (+0 =4 -0); Women lost to Serbia (+1 =0 -3)
Rd. 9: Men beat Denmark (+3 =1 -0); Women lost to Belarus (+0 =2 -2)
Rd.10: Men beat Latvia (+3 =0 -1); Women beat Japan (4-0).
Rd.11: FINAL: Men lost to USA on board 1 (+1 =1 -2); Women beat South Africa (4-0)
USA wins Gold. Canadian Men finish 11th!! Kovalyov wins silver on board 2!
Submitted by John Upper on Sat, 08/27/2016 - 20:44
This week's Canadian Tactic comes from round 2 of the Almonte Open (still underway!) between two CYCC champions. White had just pushed e3-e4 and after the exchanges following ...dxe4 both sides are left with isolated pawns. What should White play now:
a) Rfd1 (developing the R and supporting d4);
b) Nb1 (attacking c4 and defending a3 in anticipation of ...Rfb8);
c) something else?