An Interview with FIDE Master Marc Ghannoum by Victoria Jung-Doknjas

FM Marc Ghannoum has travelled the world to play chess and today is a physician.  Like many young Canadians, his first tournament was organized by Chess’n Math, or Échecs et Maths as it is known in Quebec.  He offers some insightful comments on what chess can teach us in terms of humility, determination, and capacity for objective analysis.

GM Kasparov vs FM Ghannoum play blitz:

Attacking the Castled King by National Master John Doknjas

Attacking the King is one of the most exciting parts of chess.  But it is important to know how to attack the King, because if you do not attack well then you will not be able to checkmate.  There are a few guidelines to follow in order to have a successful attack.

1.  First of all, make sure you have more pieces attacking your opponent’s King than your opponent has defending the King. 

Interview with Lauri Lintott, Member of the 2016 CCC Organizing Team by Victoria Jung-Doknjas

Many of our provinces are well underway with their regional chess challenges.  Qualifiers from these regionals will compete in their provincial chess challenge to determine the champion for each of the twelve grades.  These provincial champions will move forward as a team to represent their provinces at the Canadian Chess Challenge (CCC) on May 22-23, 2016 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Lauri Lintott is one of the Organizers for the 2016 CCC.  Here’s my interview with Lauri:


About us

The Chess and Math Association (CMA) is a non-profit organization which, with our provincial coordinators, aims to promote chess in schools in Canada.