Tournament Reports

GOTW: IM Yang vs FM Plotkin, Hart House, 2017.

IM Kaiqi Yang won the 2017 Hart House Reading Week Open with 5.5/6. Our Game of the Week is his round 3 win over FM Victor Plotkin. The diagram only hints at White's accelerated approach to the anti-Meran... see the rest of the game for the details.

2017 WWCh Rd.1.2: Zhou - Pogonina

Game 2 between Canadian Champion WIM Qiyu Zhou and Russian WGM Natalia Pogonina from the Women's World Championship in Tehran, Iran.

GOTW: Dr.O defangs a Cobra

Elias Oussedik is one of the highest-rated players ever from Eastern Canada. He is currently doing post-graduate work in North Carolina, but is sill serious about chess.
For our Canadian Game of the Week: Elias Oussedik annotates his third win from week 4 of the PRO Chess League. Black to play.

GOTW: Kleinman - Qin, CUCC, 2017.

Canada has a new 2500+ CFC-rated player: Joey Qin, who was in crushing form at the 2017 Canadian University Chess Championship.
Our Canadian Game of the Week is Kleinman - Qin, annotated by the winner.

GOTW: Beaulieu - Le Siège, Pere Noel 2016

GM Alexandre Le Siège continued his successful comeback by topping the 2016 Pere Noel tournament in Montreal.
Our Canadian Game of the Week features Alex's notes to his round 2 win over Eric Beaulieu. White to move.

Chess Canada - 2016 Olympiad

The latest issue of Chess Canada is here!
It's free for everyone, and it's BIG...

Happy Birthday Magnus Carlsen ...and still WC!

Magnus Carlsen celebrated his 26th birthday by winning the four-game tie-breaks over Sergei Karjakin in New York, and so retains his World Championship title.

The position is from game 4 of the Rapid tie-breaks. Karjakin had been forced to overpress as Black to win and tie the match. Here it is White to move. Can you find the way to end the match in style the way Magnus Carlsen did here as White?

GOTW: Marin - Sambuev, National Capital Open, 2016

The Canadian Game of the Week is Marin - Sambuev, from the 2016 National Capital Open in Ottawa.
Elias Oussedik explains how the former Canadian Champion gave up his Queen, avoided a repetition, and still won with R+N vs Q against a 2100+ opponent.

GOTW: Morozov - Cao, 2016 BC Championship

FM Jason Cao won his third consecutive BC Championship in October, 2016.
Jason annotates his fascinating 6th round win over the third seed, Grigoriy Morozov, for the CFC Newsfeed.

2016 World Cadet Results

The 2016 World Cadet Chess Championship ended today in Batumi, Georgia.
India, the USA and Russia each won multiple medals. Top Canadians were Anthony Atanasov (5th in U8), and Nameer Issani (9th, U10).
Details and links.

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