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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...

GOTW: Ajith - Papneja, Ont.Jr, 2020

Arul Papneja scored 4.5/5 to claim the title of 2020 Ontario Junior Champion. His second-round win over second-place finisher Aayush Ajith is our Canadian Game of the Week.
From the diagram: should White play Na4 to control the c-file, or centralize with Rfd1 and Bb2, Rac1?

GOTW: Noritsyn - Vettese, Chess-to-Remember 2019

Our Canadian Game of the Week is IM Nikolay Noritsyn vs FM Nicholas Vettese from the 2019 Chess-to-Remember Rapid in Toronto.
In the diagram White has just played c2-c4; what should Black do?

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: Li - M.Plotkin, 2019

Our Canadian Game of the Week is Li-M.Plotkin, the winner of the Best Game Award at the 2019 Ivy League Challenge held at Hart House at the University of Toronto.
It is White to move in the diagram...

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...

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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...

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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