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Upcoming Events: 2018.09-10

 More evidence that over-the-board chess isn't dying as fast as nay-sayers would have it: 31 32 chess tournaments across Canada in September and October 2018. Play in a couple, so you'll have something to tell your grandchildren about...

2018 Canadian Olympiad Teams and Board Order

The Canadian teams for the 2018 Batumi Olympiad, including board orders...

GOTW: Vettese - Samsonkin, Toronto 2018

Our Canadian Game of the Week comes from the 2018 Toronto Open, and features cowinner Nicholas Vettese beating IM Artiom Samsonkin in an endgame stemming from a rare line in the French...

2018 Calgary International: GOTW

The 11th Calgary International Chess Classic was held August 14-19, 2018 at the Calgary Chess Club. It was won by GMs Victor Mikhalevski and Steven Zierk... but not without some very anxious moments for Victor in the last round against a player he out-rated by 579 points.
Links, and game analysis... [Black to play]...

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2018 Canadian Junior: Results

The Canadian Junior Chess Championship ran August 8-12, 2018 at Humber College, Toronto. Results, links, and a few photos...

BOTW: 2018.08.09

Our Best of the Web includes the 2018 Canadian Junior, the preliminary rounds of the world's top computer chess engine tournament, and a rapid and blitz tournament featuring 9 of the world's top 14 players....

Upcoming Events 2018.08-09

28 chess events across Canada in August and September 2018. Choose wisely...

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.
Report and links...

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.
Results and links...

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. 

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