BOTW: 2017.12.27

The World Rapid and Blitz Championship, the Canadian Women's Zonal, the Carlsen - Nakamura blitz match, and The Debearding are this week's Best of the Web...

2017 Christmas Theme Puzzles

A star and a tree make the patterns in these two Christmas themed puzzles.
On the left, White to mate in 2, on the right, Black to mate in 2...

2017-18 Women's Zonal

Canada's Women's Zonal runs December 26-31, 2017 in Montréal. Full line-up. pairings, and current standings...

Canada's Next GM: Aman Hambleton!

With one round to go IM Aman Hambleton has guaranteed his final GM Norm at the Sunway Sitges International in Spain!

Tactics: (RB vs RB) X2

Round 4 of last weekend's RA December Open saw two complex endings of Rook and B vs Rook and B on the top boards. The coloured circles in the lower left corner of the diagrams indicate the player to move. Take some time to at least come up with some ideas before looking at the games and analysis...

BOTW: 2017.12.15

Karjakin - Nakamura in the Blitz Championship semi-final, Jeremy Silman annotating games played by four Canadians, and whatever is becoming of Alexandra Botez... are this week's Best of the Web.


All 10 available games, with notes, from the epoch-making AlphaZero - Stockfish match...

Tactics: Bohatirchuk vs Canadian Champions

The diagrams show positions from games between Fedor Bohatirchuk and four Canadian Chess Champions. The coloured circle in the bottom left of each board shows the player to move. Solutions and analysis...

BOTW: 2017.12.03

This week's Best of the Web is The London Chess Festival, which includes a FIDE Open, the British Knockout Championship, Rapid and Blitz tournaments, simuls, lectures, and more, all topped by London Chess Classic, a 10-player RR featuring 5 of the world's top six:..

GOTW: Bohatirchuk - Botvinnik, Leningrad,1933

This week -- November 27, 2017 to be precise -- marked the 125th anniversary of the birth of Fedor Bohatirchuk, the Ukrainian-born Canadian Champion.
Our Canadian Game of the Week is the second of Bohatirchuk's three wins over future World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik...


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