CCN August 2013 Teaser: Critical Positions

CCN August 2013 Teaser: "Critical Positions": 18 positions to challenge and entertain.

Game of the Week - Roussel-Roozmon vs. Arencibia

This past weekend's Labour Day events are over, but without available games, I have had to choose a game from this summer's Quebec Open Invitational section. But fear not, I found some real excitement in the following grandmaster game. Take a look!

Canadian player wins 2013 Oregon Open

Alexandra Botez (BC) is the first Canadian player and the second female player to win Oregon Open, after WGM Elena Donaldson Akhmylovskaia

Coordination Discoordination

A. Todd (1723) – K. Chung (2286), Canadian University Chess Championship 2013


Sants International : GM Hansen, GM Spraggett and IM Hambleton

Three Canadian players are in Spain for this major tournament :
GM Spraggett (4.5/7 ; perf 2324)
GM Eric Hansen (5.5/7 ; perf 2569)
IM Hambleton (5.5/7 ; perf 2370)

Game of the Week - Sapozhnikov vs. Humphreys

Looking back at games from this spring, I was really intrigued by a game in the French Tarrasch from the Toronto Closed where White's daring pawn play was not rewarded. His early pawn sacrifice in a somewhat theoretical line just didn't turn out well at all. Try to find out where it all goes wrong!

Open Lines

M. Pang (1829) – A. Green (2010), Abe Yanofsky Memorial 2011

White’s previous move, 1. exd5, was a mistake—with the simple 1. Be2, he could have kept a large advantage against Black’s forlorn king. What must Black do to seize a decisive advantage?


Mississauga Open 2013 : Results

- As posted by Bob Gillanders on Chesstalk -

A new Canadian GM!

Grand Master Kovalyov, who has been living in Quebec for the last 7 years, can now play under the Canadian flag!

He's officially the highest rated player in the country.

Best of the Web: the mutilated chessboard

The mutilated chessboard

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