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Upcoming Events 2018.08-09

28 chess events across Canada in August and September 2018. Choose wisely...

2018 Calgary International: GOTW

The 11th Calgary International Chess Classic was held August 14-19, 2018 at the Calgary Chess Club. It was won by GMs Victor Mikhalevski and Steven Zierk... but not without some very anxious moments for Victor in the last round against a player he out-rated by 579 points.
Links, and game analysis... [Black to play]...

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2018 Canadian Junior: Results

The Canadian Junior Chess Championship ran August 8-12, 2018 at Humber College, Toronto. Results, links, and a few photos...

BOTW: 2018.08.09

Our Best of the Web includes the 2018 Canadian Junior, the preliminary rounds of the world's top computer chess engine tournament, and a rapid and blitz tournament featuring 9 of the world's top 14 players....

2018 Quebec Open

The 2018 Québec Open was held July 21-28, 2018, at the Sandman Hotel in Longueuil, Québec, just across the river from Montréal. GM Razvan Preotu (CAN) -- smiling in post-mortem photo with GM Cherniaev after their 8th round draw -- won with an undefeated 7.5/9, including wins over 2nd and 4th place GMs Edouard and Mikhalevski.
Report and links...

2018 Canadian Open Results

The 2018 Canadian Open was won by Bitan Banerjee (CAN) and IM Raymond Kaufman (USA), with Banerjee taking the title on first tie-break, having beaten Kaufman in round 5.
Results and links...

Tactics: Dragon' White Down

Our Canadian Tactic comes from a first-round game between Canada and TSG Markkleeberg at the World Senior Team Chess Championship (+50). It is FM Ian Findlay as Black to move in the diagram. 

2018 CYCC Results

Complete cross-tables from the 2018 Canadian Youth Chess Championships, which finished July 5, 2018 and featured a record 363 players!

Upcoming Events: 2018.07-08

19 chess events across Canada from Canada Day to Labour Day....

GOTW; 2018.06.02

Our Canadian Game of the Week is between Eric Ning and IM Tomas Krnan, from round 2 of the Golden Horseshoe Championship in Mississauga (still in progress!).
From the diagram, White played an early g4 against a KID and has a protected passed pawn and a nice outpost on c4. Black's pieces are all poised, but is there any way to break through that light-square stonewall to feast on the juicy juicy dark squares?...

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