Upcoming Events: 2020.02-03

With 39 chess events in February and March, some difficult choices will have to be made...

2020 Canadian Majors

It may be a cold and dark winter, but that doesn't mean you can't start planning for warmer days, and hotter events...

Canada's Next IM: Mark Plotkin!

FM Mark Plotkin earns third IM Norm in Oakville!

2020 Oakville IM Norm Invitational

Oakville IM Norm Invitational
February 19-23, 2020 in Oakville, ON.

A 10-player RR with the chance for IM Norms. Organized by Elevate My Chess.


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?

Upcoming Events: 2020.01-02

With 32 chess events across Canada in the coldest and darkest months of the year, it looks like Canadian chess organizers have not resolved to give up on the game this early in the new decade...

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?

Upcoming Events: 2019.12-2020.01

With 27 chess events across Canada this December and January, it might not be too cold for chess.... you decide:


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...


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