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Upcoming Events: 2017.06

15 chess events across Canada in June, from charity events, to simuls, to blitz tournaments to the National Zonal Championship.
Find an event now, or start making excuses....

BOTW: Chess Podcasts

Chess is not a natural fit for podcasts -- no diagrams! -- so what can a chess podcast possibly offer? Actually, quite a lot when the interviewer and interviewee are interesting and on the ball. Here are five to try... plus a game Kasparov played against his podcast interviewer,

Chess for Charity in BC

Five young BC chess champions donate their time and skills for charity this June 10 in Delta, BC.
If you can't be there, maybe you'll want to copy this idea in your community!?

2017 Canadian Closed

There will be a 2017 Canadian Closed Chess Championship -- a Zonal -- this Summer in Montréal. Details here...

GOTW: Hambleton - L'Ami, Reykjavik 2017

Our Canadian Game of the Week is IM Aman Hambleton's round 5 win over GM Erwin L'Ami at the 2017 Reykjavik Open, with notes by IM Aman Hambleton

Upcoming Events: 2017.05

After a crazy 31 tournaments across Canada in April, May settles down with a more sedate 10. Find a couple, and warm up before the big events in the summer...

2 Norms in Reykjavik!

Canadians are doing exceptionally well at the 2017 Reykjavik Open, topped by Aman Hambleton's GM Norm and Michael Kleinman's IM Norm...

GTOW2: GM Firat - FM Kleinman, Reykjavik, 2017

Two days, two Games of the Week! The photo shows Canadian FM Michael Kleinman explaining his round 5 game to commentator WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni.
Tactics: from the analysis board in the photo, what happens after 18.Nxf8 Qxg2?

GOTW: Shirov - Hambleton, Reykjavik 2017

Our GOTW is IM Aman Hambleton's excellent win over GM Alexi Shirov in round 4.

BOTW: 2017.04.13

Four World Class events start in the next seven days, including the Korchnoi Zurich Challenge. A pre-event exhibition game between sponsor Oleg Skvortsov and Vishy Anand provides our position. Black to play.

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