Canadian Game of the Week

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...

GOTW: Sambuev - Le Siege, Canadian International, 2019

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the final round board 2 pairing between GMs Bator Sambuev and Alexander Le Siege at the Canadian International Championship (October 11-13, 2019, Longueuil).
In the diagram it is Black to play....

2019 World Cup: Bareev eliminated

Canadian Champion GM Evgeny Bareev was eliminated in round 1 of the 2019 World Cup by GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov, 1.5 - 0.5. Games with full analysis...

Canada's Next IM: Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratté!

Canada's next International Master will be Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratté after he earned his final IM Norm at the 2019 US Masters, which included a win over GM Victor Mikhalevski, annotated below....

GOTW: Y.Zhang - Josh Doknjas, 2019 NAYCC, Kingston

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the final round board 1 game in the U18 section of the 2019 NAYCC between Yuanchen Zhang and Joshua Doknjas. Both were part of a six-way tie for first, and there was a FIDE IM title on the line...

GOTW: Ouellet - LeSiege, Longueuil 2019

The big result from the Quebec Open was from current Canadian Women's Champion WIM Maili-Jade Ouellet, who finished 5th behind the four GMs who won. Our Canadian Game of the Week is WIM Maili-Jade Oullete vs GM Alexandre Le Siege from the second-last round at the 2019 Quebec Open. In the diagram, White has an extra pawn and the move, so it is "just a matter of technique". But which technique?

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?

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