Caregiver Holiday Event – Dec 29

Day:     Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Time:   8:00pm to 10:00pm Open House Where: Online – register here for details Cost:   Free! Chess Institute of Canada invites all parents and caregivers of CIC students,

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Give the Gift of Chess!

This Giving Tuesday, and throughout the holiday season, we’re soliciting donations to help keep our programs accessible to all! Donations to our Subsidy Fund will help provide individual and program subsidies to families who

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Mental Health Awareness

Christine Andreopoulos lost her son Kye during the pandemic due to a mental health challenge. In memory of her son, she worked with the City of Toronto in raising money for new Chess tables

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GM Elshan Moradi sits at a chess board wearing a red shirt and a grey fedora

Sony teams up with US GM and helps CIC

GM Elshan Moradi Abadi was the second Iranian-born chess grandmaster to join the highest echelons of competitive chess by hitting a rating of 2600 FIDE. He now lives in North Carolina, USA, with his

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Return To National Chess Camp!

When COVID-19 struck many of our favourite activities came to a stop. CIC’s founder Ted Winick, has created many chess events and initiatives over the years, including National Chess Camp, founded fourteen years ago

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Chess superstar to visit CIC Chess Camp

Maili-Jade Ouellet is a chess player from Saint-Lambert, Québec, just across the St Lawrence from Montréal. She won the Canadian Women’s Chess Championship in 2017, when she was just 15. She won the Continental

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Remembering Ted Winick

Talking Chess to Life™ is a video series with Michael Sutton and George Supol. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at some of the thinking we put into our own game here at CIC. As we

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Talking Chess to Life™

Talking Chess to Life™ is a video series with Michael Sutton and George Supol. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at some of the thinking we put into our own game here at CIC. The first

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In this Chess960 starting position, what surprising first move could you make as White?

(Click puzzle for solution)
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