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BOTW: 2019 FIDE World Cup

The 128-player knock-out FIDE World Cup is the BIG chess event of 2019, and it runs for over three weeks...

BOTW: Fast, Faster, Fastest...?

This week's Best of the Web features three of the fastest versions of 21st century chess: a Rapid and Blitz round-robin featuring several of the world's best, and the online competition to be the world's fastest Puzzle Rusher...

2019 Canadian Chess Hall of Fame

The Canadian Chess Hall of Fame has inducted Charles Frederick Stubbs. Report, photos, and 14 problems from his 1890 book "Canadian Chess Problems"...

2019 Zonal: Round 1

The 2019 Canadian Championship (Zonal 2.2) kicked off in Kingston with 3 GMs, 3 IMs, 12 FMs, and one big upset....

BOTW: 2019.04.03

A classical Round Robin featuring five of the world's top 6, an online bullet championship, and a classical Open Swiss with dozens of GMs are this week's Best of the Web....

BOTW: 2019.03.20

It's a Chess in the USA-themed Best of the Web: the 2019 US Chess Championship, a homeless New York state chess champion, and the new benchmark in chess book reviews...

BOTW: 2019.01.22

Gibraltar, the PRO League match between Montreal and Saint Louis, and the last rounds of TATA Steel are this week's Best of the Web...

BOTW: 2019.01.12

The 81st annual tournament at Wijk aan Zee includes six of the world's top 8 players, and is this week's Best of the Web...

2018 Banff Open Report on Chessbase

Chessbase has posted a report by WIM Agnieszka Matras-Clement on the 2018 Banff Open, with pictures, a game annotated by tournament winner Mark Ginsburg, and even Canadian chess personality bobbleheads...!

BOTW: 2018.11.30

Stockfish 10 Released, AlphaZero Returns, the Chess.com Speed Championship semis and finals, and a fascinating KID between Stockfish and Leela are this week's Best of the Web...

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