Game of the Week - Le Dorze vs. Kernetsky

Hi, all. I hope you enjoyed your long weekend (for those of you outside of Quebec). After my annotations of games from the big Canadian tournaments this summer, we have a game from the monthly TNT series in Winnipeg. Take a look at a game where a pawn weakness dictates play and eventually determines the result.

Best of the Web: Week 11

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Hook and Ladder

Conrad Holt (2531) – Bindi Cheng (2406), DC International 2013

White just played Red1. What’s wrong with this move and how can Black take advantage of it?

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Canadian Amateur and Seniors Chess Championships 2013 : Standings

Follow the games from the Canadian Amateur Chess Championship 2013 and the Canadian Seniors Chess Championship 2013 in Kitchener.

Maritime Open Championship Results

Turnout of 29 players in Charlottetown this past weekend. Accelerated pairings were used for the first two rounds with 16 (1) and 13 (0).

WFM Jackie Peng wins $52K Webster University Scholarship

Jackie Peng and Susan Polgar

WFM Jackie Peng just played at the 10th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational Chess Championship from July 21 to 25 in St Louis.

Jackie finished with 4.5/6 and received a $52K Webster University Scholarship!

Quebec Open : Final Report

The favorite, GM Lazaro Bruzon (7/9, $4000), from Cuba, won the Invitational Section, the strongest ever in a Quebec Open (+2350 average FIDE rating).

Game of the Week - Kraiouchkine vs. Kiewra

It's not over until it's over... That is the theme to this week's game from this year's Quebec Open between Nikita Kraiouchkine and IM Keaton Kiewra. Take a look at a game where even a master fails to win a completely winning position up a queen!

Fundraiser at CFS Leitrim

Congratulations to Master-Corporal Philippe Leveillée who won the NATO Chess Fundraiser held at the Canadian Forces Station Leitrim 24 July 2013. This fundraiser was to help support his trip to the 24th NATO Chess Championship in Poland.

Critical Squares

Samuel Lipnowski (2229) – Leor Wasserman (1988), July TNT 2013

The following position was reached with a promising junior, Leor Wasserman, as Black, playing against his former coach.

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