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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Happy Birthday Mark Bluvshtein!

We are thrilled to wish Canadian Grandmaster Mark Bluvshtein a happy birthday! Mr. Bluvshtein distinguished himself in the chess world as a young man, winning numerous tournaments in Israel. After moving to Toronto, he

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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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