International News Today - May 18, 2012

Another day, another draw at the World Champinoship in Moscow. At the half way point it is all locked up at 3-3 and CCN International Reporter, Deen Hergott is going to have his work cut out for him in his write up on the Match in the June issue. We can only hope that the players come out swinging in the second half, although it may be that both are content to go to the rapid play-offs.

International Chess News - May 25, 2012

Tomorrow sees the 11th game in the World Championship Match. Gelfand has white. Anand played the Rossolimo Variation (finally an opening I've played) against Gelfand's Sicilian in round 10.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of May 25 - 31/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 30/12 - Canadian Olympiad Teams.

Istanbul, Turkey 27-Aug-2012 to 10-Sep-2012


1. GM Bator Sambuev, Montreal, Quebec - 2011 Canadian Champion.
2. IM Leonid Gerzhoy, Toronto, Ont. – 2006 Canadian Championship Runner-Up.
3. IM Nikolay Noritsyn, Richmond Hill, Ont – 2007 Canadian Champion

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of June 1 - 7/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – June 6/12 – Toronto Closed Championship.

This 10-player round robin was played at the Annex Chess Club from March to June, on consecutive Mondays. It was one of the strongest Closeds in recent memory. IM Artiom Samsonkin won clear first. There was a three-way tie for second: FM Victor Plotkin, junior Master Michael Song ( undefeated! ; drew with Plotkin in the last round – was 2011 WYCC – U 12 Bronze Medallist ), and FM Michael Kleinman.

International News Today - June 7, 2012

I can't imagine this is news to anyone, but as widely expected Vishy Anand was able to prevail in the rapid play-off to retain his title, last Wednesday. Both players returned home to heroes' welcomes.

Today the Tal Memorial started .... in the form of a blitz tournament. This tournament was used to determine which 5 players would get an all important extra white in the 10 player round-robin. From a mere sporting view we note that Morozevich tied for 1st with Carlsen. The three other "top" players were Grischuk, Radjabov, and Aronian. Play in the main event starts tomorrow.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of June 8 - 14/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – June 11/12 – OCA AGM ( On-line ).

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of June 15 - 21/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – June 20/12 – Guelph Summer Pro-Am.

Starts Saturday!

June 23-24, 2012
Room 442, Guelph University Centre
5 Round Swiss; A SWOCL Grand Prix Event

3 Sections: FIDE Rated Pro, FIDE Rated U2000, U1600
Players may play up if current rating is within 100 points of rating floor.
Cost is $20, proceeds to the Olympic Fund.

Round Times: Saturday 10:00am, 1:30pm, 6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am, 2:00pm

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of June 22 - 28/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – June 28/12 – 3rd Annual Chess in the Library Festival.

( press release submitted by founder, and top-rated Canadian Woman, WIM Yuanling Yuan )

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of June 29 - July 5/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 5/12 – Article – WCM Jackie Peng.

A very nice article in the Globe and Mail on-line by John Allemang, date June 29/12 on WCM Jackie Peng, playing 2nd board on the Canadian Women’s Chess Olympiad Team this Fall -

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of July 6 -12/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 6/12 – 49th Annual Canadian Open Chess Tournament.

Starts Sunday!!

Pre-Registrations: 135 ( as of July 4 ) – includes 3 GM’s & 1 WGM
Dates: July 8 - 13, 2012
Location: Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria, BC Canada
Prize Fund: $15,000 Guaranteed
Type: A 9 Round Swiss in 3 sections: premier; U 2000; U 1600.