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...!

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...

Upcoming Events: 2018.12-2019.01

17 tournaments across Canada in December 2018 and January 2019.
Last chances to end the year right... and first chances to begin the New Year right.


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...

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?

DGT Discount Offer

Are you a CFC tournament organizer? DGT has made a very significant discount offer for its digital clocks and boards when bought via the CFC.
Prices can't be listed here, but contact CFC officials with your credentials and they'll send you details...

2018 Women's World Championship: Rd 1.2

Our second Canadian Game of the Week is the Round 1.2 game between Canadian Champion WIM Maili-Jade Ouellet and Russian GM Aleksandra Goryachkina at the 2018 Women's World Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk Russia.&n


2018 Women's World Championship: Rd 1.1

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the Round 1.1 game between Russian GM Aleksandra Goryachkina and Canadian Champion WIM Maili-Jade Ouellet at the 2018 Women's World Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk Russia. 



BOTW: 2018.11.03

With eight World Chess Championships being contested this week, what's not to watch...?

Tactics: 2018 WYCC

Our Canadian Tactics come from the 2018 World Youth Chess Championship, currently underway in Greece.
It is Black to move in both diagrams. Games and notes below...


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