BOTW: 2017.10.04

Magnus Carlsen plays Gadir Guseinov in the last match in the first round of the Chess.Com Speed Chess Championship; the trailer to a documentary on the 1978 Karpov-Kortchnoi World Championship match; and TED talks by Judit Polgar and Jen Shahade are this week's Best of the Web...

Upcoming Events: 2017.10

Winter is coming... but here are 15 Fall tournaments this October to give you something to look forward to...

2017 WYCC: Results

16 Canadians played in the 2017 WYCC in Uruguay, bringing home a total of 560 FIDE rating points! Details, Canadian crosstable, photos and links here...

BOTW: 2017.09.23

The 2017 Isle of Man International -- one of the strongest Swiss tournaments ever -- and the WYCC are this week's Best of the Web...

CFC President's Letter to FIDE on the Zurab Incident

CFC President Vlad Drkulec has sent an Open Letter to FIDE regarding the treatment of Canadian GM Anton Kovalyov at the 2017 World Cup.
Read it or download it here...

BOTW: 2017.09.12

Our Best of the Web is a translation of the Russian Sport-Express story on the Azmaiparashvili Incident at the 2017 FIDE World Cup...

Zurab eliminates Kovalyov!

Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the steely ruler of Georgian chess, has imposed his mighty will on the World Cup, and did what five-time World Champion Vishy Anand could not do: stop Anton Kovalyov.

Rd3.1: Kovalyov Forfeited After Dress Code Violation

Anton Kovalyov was forfeited in Round 3.1 at the 2017 World Cup in Tibilisi Georgia today.
UPDATE: Anton has left the World Cup to protest his treatment by organizer Zurab Azmaiparashvili.

GOTW5: Kovalyov KO's Anand!

Anton Kovalyov won his round 2 match against Vishy Anand by drawing their second game. This is a huge upset both in terms of experience and rating: Anand is the five time World Champion, and outrated Kovalyov by 245 points. Game with notes below...

GOTW4: Anand - Kovalyov, World Cup 2017

Canadian GM Anton Kovalyov scored the upset of round 2 by defeating five-time World Champion Vishy Anand, with Black!
Game, notes and links...

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