Game of the Week - Doubleday vs. Zhou,Q

Today, I will annotate a game from the Gatineau Open between the current Canadian Senior Champion and the top rated 13-year-old girl in the country. White's opening is appropriate for such an occasion (solid and strategic), yet he is unable to avoid tactics altogether as is often the case.

Best of the Web: Week 4


Hello everyone!

2013 Eastern Ontario Open

June 21-23, 2013, in Ottawa 

Development Over Material

E. Hansen (2588) – V. Pechenkin (2428), Alberta Closed 2013

This week, we will be looking at a game from the 2013 Alberta Open. One of Canada’s strongest players, GM Eric Hansen, has White in the above tactical position.

Endgame Lesson by FM Michael Kleinman

Endgame Lesson by FM Michael Kleinman


Two norms for Canadian players

This weekend was definitely a great weekend for many Canadian players. 

IM Edward Porper, from Alberta, scored a GM norm at the Chicago Open, with an impressive 6.5/9! He finishes ahead of 18 GMs.

Game of the Week - Daniluk vs. Persaud

Good evening chess fans. This week's game was played at the March of Kings, a yearly tradition at the Calgary Chess Club. Black's opening goes wrong in the following game, and white exploits his troubles with some neat moves. Have a look.

25th Canadian Chess Challenge

The PDF here is a photo report on the 25th Canadian Chess Challenge, held in Ottawa May 18-20. It is also a sneak peek at the new format for the CFC Newsletter (CCN).

Less Is More


In the following endgames, these players make full use of all their options to obtain the best possible result. Can you spot these surprising moves?


2013 Outaouais Open (T.O.R.O.)

The 2013 Outaouais Open will be taking place in Gatineau (Hull), on 7-9 June, 2013.




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