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A) Instruction: Zhaoqin Peng (GM) vs Anna Burtasova (WGM) – Dec 2022

Anna Burtasova (FIDE 2261, w/black), Resident WGM of Annex Chess Club, reviews her Canadian team chess game against Zhaoqin Peng (GM, FIDE 2358, w/white) of the Netherlands team, in the 2021 Online Olympiad Top DivD Team Rapid event. The opening is an English Symmetrical game.

This 21-minute video is very instructional. We're sure you'll enjoy Anna's careful analysis and her charming and warm personality. A link to the game moves is also available here.

B) Hikaru Nakamura at ACC – Nov 2022

This is a video of Hikaru Nakamura playing blitz chess against Evgeny Bareev at Annex Chess Club. This was part of Hikaru’s 3-day visit to Toronto (Oct 15-17), in which he visited Pub Chess (at The Madisson), Chess in the Park (at High Park) and Annex Chess Club (at 918 Bathurst Centre for Creative Arts).

C) Tournament Overviews: ACC 2022 Ontario Open – Two Videos – May 2022

To the left and below are two videos that we did with the help of Ken Remark for the Ontario Open. The first video is a recap of the tournament. The second video contains player interviews.

Together, these videos confirm that this was a very special chess event, held at the beautiful Masonic Temple in Toronto—the first major over-the-board chess tournament in Ontario, after the COVID-19 pandemic.


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