2020 Oakville IM Norm Invitational

Oakville IM Norm Invitational
February 19-23, 2020 in Oakville, ON.

A 10-player RR with the chance for IM Norms. Organized by Elevate My Chess.


Canadians at Gibraltar 2020

Which is more impressive: and IM Norm, or a perfect score and TPR of 2900+?
Luckily, Canadian chess fans don't have to choose...

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: 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...

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 WYCC: Canadian Results

The 2019 World Youth Chess Championship was held October 1-12 in Mumbai, India. Full Canadian results and links...


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...

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...

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....


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