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Tactics: Squeezed or Chopped?

Today's Canadian Tactic comes from the final round of the Washington International (Aug 13-17, 2016. Still underway!).
In the diagram, the FM playing Black spent 22 minutes choosing between ...Nf6 and ...Nc7. Calculate the tactics on each.

GOTW: Giblon - Cao, Polgar Invitational, 2016

It's Black to move and save the game. From R.Giblon - Cao, Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational (July 23-28, 2016) in St.Louis.
Rebecca Giblon annotates her round 4 win for Chess Canada.

2016 NAYCC Results

Results, photos, links, and a list of new FIDE titlists from the 2016 North American Youth Chess Championship in Windsor, Ontario.

GOTW: Sambuev - Le Siège, Quebec Open, 2016.

GM Alexandre Le Siège annotates his win over GM Bator Sambuev, en route to winning the 2016 Quebec Open.

BOTW: 2016.08.04

The last round of the 103rd British Chess Championship, and all 9 rounds of the super strong Sinquefield Cup are this weeks' Best of the Web.

July 2016 Tournament Results

July 2016 tournament results from at home and around the world:
World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad, Quebec Open, PanAmerican Youth Festival, Calgary International, and the 2016 Maritime Open.

Razvan Preotu wins 2016 Calgary International

IM Razvan Preotu won the 9th Calgary International. He scored 7/9 to finish 1/2 a point ahead of GMs Kayden Troff and Gata Kamsky (both USA), and Gil Popilski (ISR).

GOTW: James Li - Ethan Lowe, 2016 World Open

The Canadian Game of the Week is an all-BC encounter between U1800 section winner James Li and Ethan Lowe at the 2016 World Open.
Annotations by Elias Oussedik.

Canadian Juniors Abroad

Not all the chess action is happening at home. This summer, Canadian Juniors are playing around the world and collecting norms, including what is shaping up to be Canada's first WGM!

GOTW: Vettese - Tarjan, Canadian Open 2016

The Canadian Game of the Week comes from the second round of the 2016 Canadian Open in Windsor. GM James Tarjan annotates his second round game against young Canadian Master Nicholas Vettese.


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