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.

Best of the Web: Week 7

Hi everyone,

This week my fellow contributors basically took over my job, since Félix Dumont and John Upper offered two suggestions each! 

BC Girls Chess Foundation


Game of the Week - Shebetah vs. Orlova

This week's game between Wajdy Shebetah and WNM Liza Orlova from the Hart House Winter Open back in January is one of the most interesting games I have annotated to date. Be sure not to miss it!

July CCN Preview: Hansen - Yam (Calgary 2013)

The July CCN heads to Alberta for tournaments and annotators:
    • IM Edward Porper on the Calgary International
    • FM Vladimir Pechenkin returns with "Canadians Abroad"
    • GM Eric Hansen makes two contributions:
      • two games from the Calgary International
      • four games and a tournament diary from the Edmonton International.

Pigs on the Seventh

D. Southam (2180) – P. Manalo (1845), Annex CC Summer Love 2012

White’s advantage in this position is obvious. With Black’s last move, 1. … f6?, he has only weakened his seventh rank further, allowing for decisive penetration.

Click below for a hint:


Follow the 2013 Edmonton International Chess Festival

The 8th Edmonton International Chess Festival will be held at the Edmonton Chess Club on June 22-July 1st.

Mini Quebec Open

The Quebec Chess Federation organizes a small tournament during the Quebec Open, called the ''Mini-COQ'' (COQ = Championnat Ouvert du Québec).

Montreal Chess Club Championship - Results

The Montreal Chess Club (CEM) is the biggest chess club in Quebec. Its members meet two times a week at the Strategy Games building on St-Denis St. (Wednesday and Friday) to play one standard game in a monthly rotation tournament. Contact reti@videotron.ca for further information.


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