Upcoming Events: 2020.01-02

With 32 chess events across Canada in the coldest and darkest months of the year, it looks like Canadian chess organizers have not resolved to give up on the game this early in the new decade...

GOTW: Ajith - Papneja, Ont.Jr, 2020

Arul Papneja scored 4.5/5 to claim the title of 2020 Ontario Junior Champion. His second-round win over second-place finisher Aayush Ajith is our Canadian Game of the Week.
From the diagram: should White play Na4 to control the c-file, or centralize with Rfd1 and Bb2, Rac1?

GOTW: Ouellet - Beaulieu, Pere Noel, 2019

Our Canadian Game of the Week features current Canadian Women's Champion Maili-Jade Ouellet as White against NM Eric Beaulieu from the 2019 Pere Noel Swiss in Montreal.
From the Diagram: Black is down a pawn but has both minors developed and Rooks connected; where should Black develop the Rooks?

GOTW: Noritsyn - Vettese, Chess-to-Remember 2019

Our Canadian Game of the Week is IM Nikolay Noritsyn vs FM Nicholas Vettese from the 2019 Chess-to-Remember Rapid in Toronto.
In the diagram White has just played c2-c4; what should Black do?

Upcoming Events: 2019.12-2020.01

With 27 chess events across Canada this December and January, it might not be too cold for chess.... you decide:

 

2019 Continental Women's Champion: Maili-Jade Ouellet

Canadian WIM Maili-Jade Ouellet won the 2019 FIDE Women's North American Continental Championship in Mexico!
The win earns her the WGM title and qualifies her for the 2020 FIDE Women's World Cup...

GOTW: Li - M.Plotkin, 2019

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Li-M.Plotkin, the winner of the Best Game Award at the 2019 Ivy League Challenge held at Hart House at the University of Toronto.
It is White to move in the diagram...

GOTW: Nalbant - Talukdar, U16 Olympiad Turkey, 2019

Our Canadian Game of the Week comes from the 2019 U16 Olympiad in Turkey. FM Rohan Talukdar was Black on board 1 against an IM who has just played a computer-approved Novelty on move 17 (!) in the Najdorf.
Find a sensible plan for Black...

2019 U16 Olympiad

The 2019 World Youth Chess Olympiad runs October 28 - November 6 in Corum, Turkey. It is FIDE's annual U16 Team Championship. Standings and links after 5 of 9 rounds...

Upcoming Events: 2019.11-12

With 33 tournaments across Canada in November and December it's not too cold for chess. Events and links...

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