Best of the Web: Week 10

Letterman Chess

Hi everyone!

There is some exciting chess being played in Canada this week!

Game of the Week - Valdizon,A vs. Arencibia,W

Crazy is the best way to describe this week's 8th round game from the recently concluded Canadian Open in Ottawa. The quick time control of 90 + 30s led to some wild games.

Piece or Pawn?

This week we’ll be showcasing a couple games of rising Canadian IM Bindi Cheng. Recently, he’s been performing quite well in the international scene, with a plus score against titled players across the recent DC International and World Open.


8th Kitchener Chess Festival

The City of Kitchener is hosting the 8th edition of its Kitchener Chess Festival, a combination of two major 7 rounds tournaments and numerous side-events.

When ? : August 2-5. Round 1 on Aug 2 at 6 pm, then 10 AM and 3 PM daily.
Where ? : Kitchener City Hall

CO 2013 : GM Hansen and GM Sokolov leading after 6 rounds

IMs Hambleton and Gerzhoy are following (along with GMs Short, Rozentalis and Bruzon) with 5/6. Their norm chances are very slim, as most of their opponents are Canadian, but they can still win some big money.

Simul with a CYCC champion and giant chess sets in Montreal

The Quebec Chess Federation and the Just For Laughs festival have very often cooperated in the past. This year, thanks to this cooperation, Maïli-Jade Ouellet was invited to give a simul at the Complexe Desjardins (a huge shopping mall in Montreal).

Game of the Week - GM Vera vs. Gao,C

Christine Gao and Reynaldo Vera
Lefong Hua and Christine Gao

As I was browsing my Facebook newsfeed the other day, I recalled that I still needed to find a game to annotate for this week's Game of the Week.

Follow the 2013 Canadian Open

The Canadian Open is taking place in Ottawa, on July 13-20. It is a one-section 9 rounds swiss tournament, featuring 181 players, including 12 GMs and 18 IM/FM. They will be playing one game a day, fighting for the $5000 first prize (based on 200 entries).

Canadian IM Tomas Krnan shines in Banska Stiavnica

IM Tomas Krnan surprised everyone by winning the International Championship of Slovakia 2013, earning at the same time a GM norm.

More details here :

Is Greed Good?

M. Dougherty (2312) – M. Humphreys (2273), Canadian Closed Championship 2011



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