Summer Chess Camps!

Summer is coming, and with it comes online summer chess camps and tournaments! All summer long, CIC will be running a series of fun, educational chess camps for young players of all ages and

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Queen on Board

We celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this week. And I’ve been thinking about the women and girls in my life even more than usual.   The Queen Some say it’s the most powerful and

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The Marvin Rosenhek Community Chess Fund

Marvin Rosenhek (1929-2021) practiced law in Montréal for sixty-five years, specializing in the field of professional negligence. Marvin enjoyed spending time with his family, loved the country and nature, enjoyed beekeeping, bridge, spy novels, and

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The 2022 Reykjavik Open

The 2022 Reykjavik Open got underway on April 6, with 245 competitors from thirty-nine countries, including twenty-two Grandmasters. Four players are from Canada, including one of Chess Institute of Canada’s very own instructors, National

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In this puzzle composition published in 1873, how many different 2-move checkmates can you find for White?

(Click puzzle for more on Black problemist, Theophilus Thompson)

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