Tactics: (RB vs RB) X2

Round 4 of last weekend's RA December Open saw two complex endings of Rook and B vs Rook and B on the top boards. The coloured circles in the lower left corner of the diagrams indicate the player to move. Take some time to at least come up with some ideas before looking at the games and analysis...

BOTW: 2017.12.15

Karjakin - Nakamura in the chess.com Blitz Championship semi-final, Jeremy Silman annotating games played by four Canadians, and whatever is becoming of Alexandra Botez... are this week's Best of the Web.


All 10 available games, with notes, from the epoch-making AlphaZero - Stockfish match...

Tactics: Bohatirchuk vs Canadian Champions

The diagrams show positions from games between Fedor Bohatirchuk and four Canadian Chess Champions. The coloured circle in the bottom left of each board shows the player to move. Solutions and analysis...

BOTW: 2017.12.03

This week's Best of the Web is The London Chess Festival, which includes a FIDE Open, the British Knockout Championship, Rapid and Blitz tournaments, simuls, lectures, and more, all topped by London Chess Classic, a 10-player RR featuring 5 of the world's top six:..

GOTW: Bohatirchuk - Botvinnik, Leningrad,1933

This week -- November 27, 2017 to be precise -- marked the 125th anniversary of the birth of Fedor Bohatirchuk, the Ukrainian-born Canadian Champion.
Our Canadian Game of the Week is the second of Bohatirchuk's three wins over future World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik...

Upcoming Events: 2017.12 - 2018.01

22  24 chess tournaments across Canada this December 2017 and January 2018.
If you can't quit, you might as well play...  

GOTW: Piasetski - Pashayan, 2017 World Senior 65+

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Piasetski - Pashayan, from the 27th World Senior Championship, which just finished in Acqui Terme, Italy.

BOTW: 2017.11.21

Another mostly-Magnus Best of the Web, with a live Blitz match against Grischuk and two other recent appearances on YouTube, as well as the Grand Prix Final and the start of the TCEC Super-Final....

GOTW: Sambuev - Demchenko, National Capital Open, 2017

Our Game of the Week is from the National Capital Open, where 2017 Canadian Champion GM Bator Sambuev was White against Svitlana Demchenko.
White is up a pawn, but Black's Rook is ready to counter-attack; what should White play?


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