2018 Canadian Women's Zonal

The 2018 Canadian Women's Zonal will be December 26-31, 2017 in Montréal.
Details and links...

Upcoming Events: 2017.11

Can you guess how many tournaments there are across Canada this November?

Halloween Gambit?!

Boo?
Boo-Hoo, here's what to do...

Canada's Next IM: Shiyam Thavandiran!

FM Shiyam Thavandiran had his second strong performance this fall to push his FIDE rating over 2400 at the 2017 SPICE Cup, thereby filling the last of his qualifications for the IM title! Our Game of the Week is FM Shiyam's win over Philippine GM Rogelio Barcenilla in the 8th round of the 2017 SPICE Cup Open.

GOTW: Amateur vs Master!?

Our GOTW is the final round board 1 game at the 2017 Aurora Open between Sam Marin and IM Nikolay Noritsyn.
With a 495 point rating difference between them it would be reasonable to expect this would be another instructive Master vs Amateur game. It is instructive, but probably not the way you expect...

BOTW: 2017.10.21

The start of the Schachbundesliga, two matches in the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, and the opening Round Robin in the world's strongest computer chess championship are this week's Best of the Web.
From the diagram, White to mate in 10.

Two FIDE Titles for Canadians

The 88th FIDE Congress in Turkey ended October 15, 2017, with two new titles for Canadians: IM for Michael Kleinman, FA for Vadim Tsypin.

Qiyu Zhou report on Jamaica Chess Festival

GM Maurice Ashley's Jamaica International Chess Festival took place Oct. 12-15, 2017.
Canadian WGM Qiyu Zhou wrote a report, illustrated by photos from her mom Penny, which you can read on ChessBase...

Phil Haley: 60 Years Playing Against Canadian Titlests

Phil Haley, long-time Canadian chess organizer, International Arbiter, Olympiad official, and chess player, has died at the age of 94.
Links to his obituary, and analysis of six of Phil Haley's games played against top Canadians between 1945 and 2005...

Tactics: Endgame Tactics (again!)

Our Canadian Tactic comes from the game Sambuev - Perez-Garcia, from the board 1 round 3 game of the still-in-progress, 2017 Varennes International -- the strongest weekend Swiss in Canada. It's Black to play.

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