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Tactics: Wreckjavik

Our Canadian Tactic comes from IM Shiyam Thavandiran's round 4 game at the 2018 Reykjavik Open.  In the diagram, Shiyam is threatening Qxg7#; what happens after  18...g6 19.Rae1 ...?

2017 Christmas Theme Puzzles

A star and a tree make the patterns in these two Christmas themed puzzles.
On the left, White to mate in 2, on the right, Black to mate in 2...

Tactics: (RB vs RB) X2

Round 4 of last weekend's RA December Open saw two complex endings of Rook and B vs Rook and B on the top boards. The coloured circles in the lower left corner of the diagrams indicate the player to move. Take some time to at least come up with some ideas before looking at the games and analysis...

Tactics: Bohatirchuk vs Canadian Champions

The diagrams show positions from games between Fedor Bohatirchuk and four Canadian Chess Champions. The coloured circle in the bottom left of each board shows the player to move. Solutions and analysis...

Tactics: Endgame Tactics (again!)

Our Canadian Tactic comes from the game Sambuev - Perez-Garcia, from the board 1 round 3 game of the still-in-progress, 2017 Varennes International -- the strongest weekend Swiss in Canada. It's Black to play.

Tactics: Blomqvist - Kleinman, Sants 2017.

Our Canadian Tactic of the Week comes from the game GM Erik Blomqvist - FM Michael Kleinman, Sants 2017.
White to play: attack with Qxf7 or defend with Re1?

2017 Canadian Open: Hambleton - Vovk

Today's position comes from the tactical slug-fest between IM Aman Hambleton and top seed GM Andriy Vovk during their round 6 game at the 2017 Canadian Open. In the diagram it is Black to move. What happens after 31... Rb1?

2017 Canadian Open Upset: Preotu - Itkin

The 2017 Canadian Open began July 8 in Sault Ste. Marie.
The upset of round 1 was in the game between two Canadians: GM Razvan Preotu vs David Itkin. It is Black to move in the diagram...

Tactics: Only a King and Pawn Ending

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from Torres - Kovalyov from the 2017 Continental Championship, currently underway in Colombia. White to play.

GTOW2: GM Firat - FM Kleinman, Reykjavik, 2017

Two days, two Games of the Week! The photo shows Canadian FM Michael Kleinman explaining his round 5 game to commentator WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni.
Tactics: from the analysis board in the photo, what happens after 18.Nxf8 Qxg2?

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