2013 World Open

The 41st annual World Open will take place from June 29th to July 7th, in Arlington VA (a few miles from Washington DC).

We usually limit ourselves to Canadian tournaments, but numerous Canadians participate every year and it is not uncommon to see them achieve a norm.


Chess Canada: June issue online here

The CFC Executive approved making the June Chess Canada Newsletter available to everyone. And here it is....

Since the E.D. is currently very busy dealing with CFC ratings-database issues, they've let me post it on the Newsfeed.

Canadians Abroad : Server24 Chess Festival

Three Canadians, GM Eric Hansen, IM Aman Hambleton and Elias Oussedik are playing in the 2nd Server24 Chess Festival, in Ortisei, Italy.

So far, GM Eric Hansen is having a good tournament, with 4/5. 


Game of the Week - Doubleday vs. Zhou,Q

Today, I will annotate a game from the Gatineau Open between the current Canadian Senior Champion and the top rated 13-year-old girl in the country. White's opening is appropriate for such an occasion (solid and strategic), yet he is unable to avoid tactics altogether as is often the case.

Best of the Web: Week 4


Hello everyone!

2013 Eastern Ontario Open

June 21-23, 2013, in Ottawa 

Development Over Material

E. Hansen (2588) – V. Pechenkin (2428), Alberta Closed 2013

This week, we will be looking at a game from the 2013 Alberta Open. One of Canada’s strongest players, GM Eric Hansen, has White in the above tactical position.

Endgame Lesson by FM Michael Kleinman

Endgame Lesson by FM Michael Kleinman


Two norms for Canadian players

This weekend was definitely a great weekend for many Canadian players. 

IM Edward Porper, from Alberta, scored a GM norm at the Chicago Open, with an impressive 6.5/9! He finishes ahead of 18 GMs.

Game of the Week - Daniluk vs. Persaud

Good evening chess fans. This week's game was played at the March of Kings, a yearly tradition at the Calgary Chess Club. Black's opening goes wrong in the following game, and white exploits his troubles with some neat moves. Have a look.


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