2018 Quebec Open

The 2018 Québec Open was held July 21-28, 2018, at the Sandman Hotel in Longueuil, Québec, just across the river from Montréal. GM Razvan Preotu (CAN) -- smiling in post-mortem photo with GM Cherniaev after their 8th round draw -- won with an undefeated 7.5/9, including wins over 2nd and 4th place GMs Edouard and Mikhalevski.
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2018 Canadian Open Results

The 2018 Canadian Open was won by Bitan Banerjee (CAN) and IM Raymond Kaufman (USA), with Banerjee taking the title on first tie-break, having beaten Kaufman in round 5.
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Tactics: Dragon' White Down

Our Canadian Tactic comes from a first-round game between Canada and TSG Markkleeberg at the World Senior Team Chess Championship (+50). It is FM Ian Findlay as Black to move in the diagram. 

2018 CYCC Results

Complete cross-tables from the 2018 Canadian Youth Chess Championships, which finished July 5, 2018 and featured a record 363 players!

Upcoming Events: 2018.07-08

19 chess events across Canada from Canada Day to Labour Day....

GOTW: Manley - Sasata, Charlottetown 2018

Our Canadian Game of the Week is the final round board 1 pairing at the 2018 Charlottetown Open between top seeds Robert Sasata (2336) and Jason Manley (2157).

BOTW: 2018.06.26

Our Best of the Web is the Chess.com knockout qualifier, June 26, 2018 at 1pm, featuring four GMs, including Canada's Eric Hansen...

Lethbridge Judge Sentences Young Offenders to... chess!

Based on advice from professors of nursing and education at the University of Lethbridge, a Lethbridge Judge has sentenced five young offenders to study chess with instructors once a week. 

The "Chess For Life" program ran from February to May of 2018, and may be renewed. 

Speelman analyzes Stefanovic

ChessBase asks readers to send in their games for GM Jon Speelman's "Agony" column. This week, Speelman analyzes three games by Canadian Miroslav Stefanovic, against three Canadian opponents: Alex Ferreira, David Southam, and Nameer Issani... all of whose names are misspelled :(

GOTW; 2018.06.02

Our Canadian Game of the Week is between Eric Ning and IM Tomas Krnan, from round 2 of the Golden Horseshoe Championship in Mississauga (still in progress!).
From the diagram, White played an early g4 against a KID and has a protected passed pawn and a nice outpost on c4. Black's pieces are all poised, but is there any way to break through that light-square stonewall to feast on the juicy juicy dark squares?...

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