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2017-18 Canadian Women's Champion: Maili-Jade Ouellet

Maili-Jade Ouellet won the 2017-18 Canadian Women's Chanpionship (Zonal 2.2) with 7/9 (+6 = 2 -1). Report and annotated games...

Canada's Next GM: Aman Hambleton!

With one round to go IM Aman Hambleton has guaranteed his final GM Norm at the Sunway Sitges International in Spain!

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.

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?

Canada's Next IM: Shiyam Thavandiran!

FM Shiyam Thavandiran had his second strong performance this fall to push his FIDE rating over 2400 at the 2017 SPICE Cup, thereby filling the last of his qualifications for the IM title! Our Game of the Week is FM Shiyam's win over Philippine GM Rogelio Barcenilla in the 8th round of the 2017 SPICE Cup Open.

GOTW: Amateur vs Master!?

Our GOTW is the final round board 1 game at the 2017 Aurora Open between Sam Marin and IM Nikolay Noritsyn.
With a 495 point rating difference between them it would be reasonable to expect this would be another instructive Master vs Amateur game. It is instructive, but probably not the way you expect...

Qiyu Zhou report on Jamaica Chess Festival

GM Maurice Ashley's Jamaica International Chess Festival took place Oct. 12-15, 2017.
Canadian WGM Qiyu Zhou wrote a report, illustrated by photos from her mom Penny, which you can read on ChessBase...

2017 WYCC: Results

16 Canadians played in the 2017 WYCC in Uruguay, bringing home a total of 560 FIDE rating points! Details, Canadian crosstable, photos and links here...

CFC President's Letter to FIDE on the Zurab Incident

CFC President Vlad Drkulec has sent an Open Letter to FIDE regarding the treatment of Canadian GM Anton Kovalyov at the 2017 World Cup.
Read it or download it here...

BOTW: 2017.09.12

Our Best of the Web is a translation of the Russian Sport-Express story on the Azmaiparashvili Incident at the 2017 FIDE World Cup...

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