Tactics

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?

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.

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.

Tactics: Penguin eats Dragon

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from the round 6 PRO Chess League game between Toronto Dragons' FM Shiyam Thavandiran and the Patgoniai Penguins' GM Fernando Peralta. Black has just played ...Nd4. What should White do? (very complex)

Tactics: Benoni Bombs

This week's Canadian Tactic comes from the final round board 1 game of the 2017 Ottawa Winter Open.
White has just played 26.Nc4, going after Black's backward d6-pawn. What should Black do?

GOTW: Charbonneau 3, Toronto 1

On Wednesday January 11, 2017, the Toronto Dragons played the Montclair Sopranos in the PRO Chess League. GM Pascal Charbonneau played, 4 games against his fellow Canadians. The diagram shows four critical positions from each of those games. The side at the bottom is to move.

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