Candidates Matches Update - Sept 13, 2011

Could this be Peter Svidler's hour to shine? After eliminating the crowd favourite, Judit Polgar in tound 5, he has gone on to eliminate Ruslan Ponomariov in round 6 and advance to the final. Win or lose he will be a participant in the next Canadidates matches.

Vassily Ivanchuk has some winning chances today with the white pieces (Q&pawns vs RB&pawns), but Alexander Grischuk was able to build a fortress ,and they go to the tie-breakers tomorrow.


The CFC Regular Chess Post - Week of Sept. 16 - 22 ( for more, click on this heading )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 20/11 – Can. Chess News Editor. To interested parties, The Chess Federation of Canada (CFC) is currently seeking an editor for our monthly newsletter, Canadian Chess News, starting with the publication of the January 2012 issue.

International News Today - Sept 20, 2011

It's becoming obvious that a daily update has proven sufficiently taxing, but I will continue with this thread, and try to get back on track.Peter Svidler has followed up his recent win in the Russian Super-Final with a victory in the World Cup of Chess. He defeated fellow Russian GM, Alexander Grischuk, by a score of 2.5-1.5. Both players qualify for the 2012 Candidates Tournament, along with Vassily Ivanchuk who captured 3rd place, by defeating Ruslan Ponomariov 2.5-1.5 in the consolation match.

Youth Chess Tournament for Peace - Sept 7, 2011

A full pictorial report on this exhibition tournament is available on the MonRoi website

CFC Ratings Updated - Sept 23, 2011

The CFC website and ratings database were moved to an improved server about 10 days ago, and we've finally resolved the resultant technical difficulties loading the Ratings Database from the CFC local machine.

Some results from this past weekend:

Medicine Hat Open: Sean Perron, Vlad Rekhson and Jordan Schibler tie for 1st.

KW Fall Open: IM Thomas Krnan takes 1st, one half point ahead of FM Michael Kleinman.





The CFC Regular Chess Post - Wk of Sept. 23 - Sept. 29.

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 29/11 - Ottawa Autumn Open. Starts tomorrow – Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. 5 round round-robin and swiss. 4 sections, with A being a top 6-player RR. At the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa. Rd. 1 @ 7:30 PM. 1st tournament of the Eastern Ontario Chess Association Grand Prix. Website: .

International News Today - September 29, 2011

Three of the 10 rounds at the Grand Slam Masters are complete. With the first half taking place in Brazil, it's possible for those of us in North America to actually watch the games in the evening. This may rank as the highest rated 6 player tournament on record.

The surprise leader is Vassily Ivanchuk, who seems to be continuing his good form from the World Cup, with 2 wins and a draw he has a score of 7 points.

CFC Ratings Update - Week of Sept 26, 2011

The CFC Ratings were updated early this morning.....

I'm under the impression from reading elsewhere that Team North defeated Team South in the Battle of Alberta. Most of Alberta's top rated players participted.

In the monthly Winnipeg tournament, Les Mundwiler tied for 1st with unrated Alex Platt.

Istvan Kiraly played in two tournaments in Windsor, winning one outright and tying for 1st in the other. How do those guys find time to play so much....

Active Swiss events were won in Sudbury by Bob Kiviaho and in Charlottetown by Fred McKim.




Follow Canada's WYCC Team

Robert Song has created a blog to disseminate information pertaining to this year's WYCC.


The CFC Regular Chess Post - Wk of September 30 - October 6/11.

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Oct. 6/11 – Toronto Thanksgiving Open. Starts Saturday October 8 and goes to Monday October 10. 6 rd. swiss in 3 Sections: Open, U2000, and U1600. 52 pre-registrations as of Oct. 5. Location: Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5.