Simul with a CYCC champion and giant chess sets in Montreal

The Quebec Chess Federation and the Just For Laughs festival have very often cooperated in the past. This year, thanks to this cooperation, Maïli-Jade Ouellet was invited to give a simul at the Complexe Desjardins (a huge shopping mall in Montreal).

Game of the Week - GM Vera vs. Gao,C

Christine Gao and Reynaldo Vera
Lefong Hua and Christine Gao

As I was browsing my Facebook newsfeed the other day, I recalled that I still needed to find a game to annotate for this week's Game of the Week.

Follow the 2013 Canadian Open

The Canadian Open is taking place in Ottawa, on July 13-20. It is a one-section 9 rounds swiss tournament, featuring 181 players, including 12 GMs and 18 IM/FM. They will be playing one game a day, fighting for the $5000 first prize (based on 200 entries).

Canadian IM Tomas Krnan shines in Banska Stiavnica

IM Tomas Krnan surprised everyone by winning the International Championship of Slovakia 2013, earning at the same time a GM norm.

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Is Greed Good?

M. Dougherty (2312) – M. Humphreys (2273), Canadian Closed Championship 2011

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Best of the Web: Week 9

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2013 CYCC

The Canadian Youth Chess Championship has started! This is a record-breaking event with 278 players.

Aurora Summer Open Results

IM Nikolay Noritsyn dominated the Open section, beating 5 masters on his way to a perfect 5/5 score, one full point point ahead of WIM Yuanling Yuan, clear second at 4/5

CCN July 2013 sample: Edmonton Chess Festival

To tide you over until the full July CCN is released, here is the illustrated and annotated report on the 2013 Edmonton Chess Festival.

Canadians at the World Open : Results

A few Canadians played in the World Open (thanks to Hugh Brodie for finding the results).

IM Bindi Cheng and IM Leonid Gerzhoy both ended up with 5.5/9 - winning $462.50 each. 6.5 was enough to win the Open section.

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