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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...

Zurab eliminates Kovalyov!

Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the steely ruler of Georgian chess, has imposed his mighty will on the World Cup, and did what five-time World Champion Vishy Anand could not do: stop Anton Kovalyov.

Rd3.1: Kovalyov Forfeited After Dress Code Violation

Anton Kovalyov was forfeited in Round 3.1 at the 2017 World Cup in Tibilisi Georgia today.
UPDATE: Anton has left the World Cup to protest his treatment by organizer Zurab Azmaiparashvili.

GOTW5: Kovalyov KO's Anand!

Anton Kovalyov won his round 2 match against Vishy Anand by drawing their second game. This is a huge upset both in terms of experience and rating: Anand is the five time World Champion, and outrated Kovalyov by 245 points. Game with notes below...

GOTW4: Anand - Kovalyov, World Cup 2017

Canadian GM Anton Kovalyov scored the upset of round 2 by defeating five-time World Champion Vishy Anand, with Black!
Game, notes and links...

GOTW3: 2017 World Cup - Rd1 tiebreak

The round 1 rapid tiebreaks were played today in Tibilisi. Most of the rating favourites advanced, including Wei Yi, who eliminated Canadian GM Bator Sambuev.
Games and links below...

Michael Kleinman: Canada's Next IM!

FM Michael Kleinman will become Canada's next IM after earning his last Norm and pushing his rating over 2400 at the Barcelona Sants Open, Sunday August 27, 2017! 

Still in transit, Michael annotates the game that pushed him over the line here...

BOTW: 2017.08.23

A busy week in the Chess.com Speed Championship -- with three matches in eight days -- and a look back at the Sinquefield Cup and St.Louis Rapid and Blitz events through the player interviews are this week's Best of the Web...

GOTW: Dukic - Chen, 2017 Canadian Junior

Pictured are 2017 Canadian Junior Champions Richard Chen and Cynthia Cui. Our Game of the Week is Richard's third round game against tournament co-leader Zac Dukic: a long, theoretical and complicated Taimanov Sicilian...

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