Eric Hansen, Aman Hambleton - BIG NEWS

Here's what IM Aman Hambleton wrote on Chesstalk yesterday.

 

As the title says, Eric and I have some big news to report!

Best of the Web: Week 8

Dear readers,

We've decided to add another type of content to this column: international news articles. There always are exciting tournaments going on, and we thought you might be interested in handpicked articles and news website recommendations!

2013 Fort McMurray Open and AB Women's championship

Jina Burn, from the Fort McMurray Chess Club and the Alberta Chess, is organizing two tournaments, an open and a women's championship, on July 6-7.

GM Bruzon wins the 8th Edmonton International

Lazaro Bruzon convincingly won the 8th Edmonton International with 7 wins and 2 draws.

Canadians at the DC International

A few Canadians participated at the 2nd DC International.

Game of the Week - Zhu,H vs. Luo,Z

The "Jeunes Espoirs" tournament which translates to Young Hopes was held in late June to give Quebec chess juniors a chance to play against one another. I chose a game which features an attack which could have been parried but ends up working due to several inaccuracies by black.

Eric Hansen to play for a German team

If you still do not follow GM Hansen on Facebook, you might have missed one of his recent annoucements.

 

The Poisoned Knight

M. Chang (1775) – J. D. Castaneda Jimenez (2100), Père Noël Montreal 2012

Black’s advantage in space on the kingside give him good attacking possibilities. Furthermore, his best option is to follow through with it, as White is superior elsewhere on the board.

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6th NY International (a norm for a Canadian player and games analysis!)

Congratulations to Raven Sturt, a McGill student, for his 1st IM norm obtained at the NY International in his hometown.

Michael Song is 2013 Toronto Champion !

After seven weeks of play, the Toronto Closed recently came to an end, crowning young star Michael Song who scored 5.5/7, only losing to runner-up FM Roman Sapozhnikov, and drawing against the other runner-up, FM Victor Plotkin. Both finished at 5/7.

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