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GOTW: Atanasov - Ansat, World Cadet, 2016.

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...

BOTW: 2016.10.26

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.

GOTW: Le Siège - Massé, Varennes 2016

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.

BOTW: 2016.10.19

The World Cadets, Russian Superfinal and Veterans vs Youngsters matches at Hoogeveen are this week's Best Of The Web.

GOTW: Zhou - Matras-Clement, Women's Zonal 2016.

The Canadian Women's Championship (Zonal 2.2) ran September 22-25, 2016 at the RA Centre in Ottawa.
The key game between the #1 and #2 seeds was in the fourth round. WIM Qiyu Zhou annotates her round 4 win over WIM Agnieszka Matras-Clement.

GOTW: Disney Princesses

Move 30

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the game featured in the 2016 film "Queen of Katwe": Mutesi - Kagramanov, Khanty-Mansiysk Ol, 2010.

Sometimes it's hard to know which one is the real Disney princess....

2016 WYCC - Results

2016 WYCC Canadian Team

Results and medal counts from the 2016 WYCC in Khanty-Mansiysk, which ended October 4, 2016.

Tactics: Deep Water Fishing

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from the final round game between David Gordon and Armando Valdizon at the RA Fall Open (Sept.2016).
White has just played h2-h4, a tactic nicknamed "the fishingpole": the Bg5 is the bait, the pawn that takes on g5 is the hook, and the open h-file is the line to reel in the "fish".
But does it? Can Black take on g5? If not now, when?

Upcoming Events: October 2016

With 11 tournaments across Canada this month, October is a good time to cash in those air-miles...

GOTW: Cunningham - Oussedik, NC Open.

The Canadian Game of the Week comes from the North Carolina Open, where Elias Oussedik is working, and playing, and annotating.
It's opposite-coloured Bishops and opposite-side castling, so you know it's going to be all about the attack. Black to play...

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