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Upcoming Events: 2017.04

29 chess events across Canada in an absolutely jam-packed April...

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.

Announcing the McGill Open Rapid Championship April 2017

The McGill Chess Club is pleased to announce the $1000 McGill Open Rapid Championship to be held Saturday, April 29, 2017. It will be a 5-round Swiss, 25 min+5 second increment; FQE semi-rapid rated. Sets provided, please bring your clock!

Upcoming Events: 2017.03

17 tournaments across Canada this March (and first two days of April). Find them all here...

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.

2017 WWCh Rd.1.2: Zhou - Pogonina

Game 2 between Canadian Champion WIM Qiyu Zhou and Russian WGM Natalia Pogonina from the Women's World Championship in Tehran, Iran.

BOTW: 2017.02.09

The 2017 Women's World Chess Championship, a PRO Chess match featuring Carlsen and Caruana, and the not-too-successful attempts to sexy-up Fabiano Caruana's public image are this week's Best of the Web.

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