Canadian Game of the Week

GOTW: Talukdar - Barbosa, Philadelphia 2019

Our Canadian Game of the Week is FM Rohan Talukdar's fascinating 4th round game against Philippino GM Olivier Barbosa. They follow theory for 20 moves in a Caro-Kann when Rohan sacs a Bishop for two pawns. Black doesn't defend the best way, and the game goes to a RRB7 v RBBN5 ending... when Rohan sacs an exchange!

GOTW: Sambuev - K.Zhong, Ottawa 2019.

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the final round board 1 game between GM Bator Sambuev and his student Kevin Zhong at the 2019 Eastern Ontario Open. This one has a seriously deep sac...

GOTW: Noritsyn - Samsonkin, 2019 Zonal

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the round 6 board 1 pairing between IM Nikolay Noritsyn and IM Artiom Samsonkin at the 2019 Canadian Zonal.
As shown in the diagram, White had the opportunity to play Bxh5. Would that be a good move? What should Black do?

GOTW: Noritsyn - Hambleton, 2019 Zonal

Our Canadian Game of the Week is penultimate round board two pairing at the 2019 Canadian Zonal between IM Nikolay Noritsyn and GM Aman Hambleton, annotated by Aman...

2019 Zonal: Round 2

Round 2 of the 2019 Canadian Championship started at 10am, Friday April 19.
All games from the Zonal are replayable in the game viewer below.

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....

GOTW: Abrahams - Kanarek, Reykjavik 2019

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Abrahams - Kanarek, from round 1 of the 2019 Reykjavik Open.
White to play...

GOTW: Hansen - Liem, 2019

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Eric Hansen vs Le Quang Liem, from the 3rd round of the 2019 St.Louis Spring Classic, currently underway...
In the diagram it is Black to move...

GOTW: Demchenko - Sambuev, Ottawa 2018

The board 1 game the final round of the RA Winter Open featured a rare match-up in Canadian chess: the current Canadian Champion played the #1 CFC-rated woman.
It was a fascinating game that did not go according to script. Annotated game and more...

GOTW: Petran - Dougherty, Bled 2018

Our Canadian Game of the Week comes from the 2018 World Senior Championship, currently underway in Bled, Slovenia.
White has just played 18.Ng3. What happens if 18... Nd3? What should Black play?

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