Zurab eliminates Kovalyov!

Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the steely ruler of Georgian chess, has imposed his mighty will on the World Cup, and did what five-time World Champion Vishy Anand could not do: stop Anton Kovalyov.

Rd3.1: Kovalyov Forfeited After Dress Code Violation

Anton Kovalyov was forfeited in Round 3.1 at the 2017 World Cup in Tibilisi Georgia today.
UPDATE: Anton has left the World Cup to protest his treatment by organizer Zurab Azmaiparashvili.

GOTW5: Kovalyov KO's Anand!

Anton Kovalyov won his round 2 match against Vishy Anand by drawing their second game. This is a huge upset both in terms of experience and rating: Anand is the five time World Champion, and outrated Kovalyov by 245 points. Game with notes below...

GOTW4: Anand - Kovalyov, World Cup 2017

Canadian GM Anton Kovalyov scored the upset of round 2 by defeating five-time World Champion Vishy Anand, with Black!
Game, notes and links...

GOTW3: 2017 World Cup - Rd1 tiebreak

The round 1 rapid tiebreaks were played today in Tibilisi. Most of the rating favourites advanced, including Wei Yi, who eliminated Canadian GM Bator Sambuev.
Games and links below...

GOTW2: 2017 World Cup - Rd1.2

Canadian games from round 1.2 at the 2017 World Cup: Anton Kovalyov drew to advance to the second round, Bator Sambuev lost to go to tie-breaks tomorrow. Games and notes and links...

GOTW: 2017 World Cup - Rd1.1

Both Canadians won their opening round games at the 2017 World Cup in Tbilisi today. Games and links below...

BOTW: 2017.09.03

The 2017 World Cup -- the 128-player knock-out tournament for a seat in the Candidates -- starts in Tbilisi...

Tactics: Blomqvist - Kleinman, Sants 2017.

Our Canadian Tactic of the Week comes from the game GM Erik Blomqvist - FM Michael Kleinman, Sants 2017.
White to play: attack with Qxf7 or defend with Re1?

Upcoming Events: 2017.09

What better way to "celebrate" the end of summer than with one (or more!) of the 16 tournaments across Canada this September...

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