Upcoming Events: 2018.01-02

40 chess tournaments scheduled for the two worst weather months of the year!?
An intervention may be necessary, but until then...

BOTW: 2018.1.12

The 80th running of the Dutch by-the-sea classic is the first major chess event of 2018, and this week's Best of the Web...

2017-18 Canadian Women's Champion: Maili-Jade Ouellet

Maili-Jade Ouellet won the 2017-18 Canadian Women's Chanpionship (Zonal 2.2) with 7/9 (+6 = 2 -1). Report and annotated games...

BOTW: 2017.12.27

The World Rapid and Blitz Championship, the Canadian Women's Zonal, the Carlsen - Nakamura blitz match, and The Debearding are this week's Best of the Web...

2017-18 Women's Zonal

Canada's Women's Zonal runs December 26-31, 2017 in Montréal. Full line-up. pairings, and current standings...

Canada's Next GM: Aman Hambleton!

With one round to go IM Aman Hambleton has guaranteed his final GM Norm at the Sunway Sitges International in Spain!


All 10 available games, with notes, from the epoch-making AlphaZero - Stockfish match...

Upcoming Events: 2017.12 - 2018.01

22  24 chess tournaments across Canada this December 2017 and January 2018.
If you can't quit, you might as well play...  

GOTW: Piasetski - Pashayan, 2017 World Senior 65+

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Piasetski - Pashayan, from the 27th World Senior Championship, which just finished in Acqui Terme, Italy.

GOTW: Sambuev - Demchenko, National Capital Open, 2017

Our Game of the Week is from the National Capital Open, where 2017 Canadian Champion GM Bator Sambuev was White against Svitlana Demchenko.
White is up a pawn, but Black's Rook is ready to counter-attack; what should White play?


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