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2017 Canadian Open: Results

The 2017 Canadian Open Chess Championship ended July 16 in Sault Ste. Marie with two Canadians atop the podium: GM Razvan Preotu and IM Aman Hambleton.
Details and crosstables...

2017 Zonal Tie-Break Appeal Decision

The CFC's National Appeals Committee has rendered its decision on IM Nikolay Noritsyn's appeal concerning the end of the second blitz play-off game at the 2017 Canadian Championship. Their decision, along with links to photos and videos, here...

2017 PanAmerican Youth: Canadian Results

The 2017 PanAmerican Youth Chess Championship took place in Costa Rica, June 30- July 7, 2017.
19 Canadians played, coming away with 5 individual medals and a bronze for the 3rd best Team result...

GOTW: Hambleton - L'Ami, Reykjavik 2017

Our Canadian Game of the Week is IM Aman Hambleton's round 5 win over GM Erwin L'Ami at the 2017 Reykjavik Open, with notes by IM Aman Hambleton

GOTW: Kleinman - Vigorito, 2017

Three Canadians played in the GM/IM Norm Invitational at the Charlotte Chess Centre and Scolastic Academy in South Carolina in March. Our Game of the Week is FM Michael Kleinman's sacrificial win over IM David Vigorito.

GOTW: Sambuev - Le Siège, Carnaval 2017

Our Game of the Week is GMs Bator Sambuev vs Alexandre Le Siège, 2017 Tournoi du Carnaval, with notes by GM Sambuev.

 

Tactics: Attack 2 Mate U

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from the first round of the PRO Chess League playoffs. GM Aryam Abreu Delgado of the Miami Champions has just played e4 against GM Razvan Preotu of the Toronto Dragons.

GOTW: Hansen - Smirin, TATA Steel, 2017

Our Canadian Game of the Week is GM Eric Hansen's last round win over GM Ilya Smirin at the 2017 TATA Steel Challengers event, with annotations by GM Eric Hansen.

Tactics: Defeat the Kraken!

Our Canadian Tactic comes from the game between Raven Sturt (Montreal ChessBrahs) and GM Andrey Vovk (Buenos Aires Krakens) from the last round of the PRO Chess League. It's White to play in the diagram.

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.

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