Canadian Chess Biographies

Researched, compiled, written and copyright 2000-10 by David Cohen. Last updated: 2010.07.08.
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Brett Campbell

Brett Campbell

Photo: At Zoltan Sarosy 100th birthday party, Toronto. Copyright 2006 by the photographer David Cohen.


Murray Campbell

Here is Deep Blue's first win over World Champion Garry Kasparov, the first time that a computer beat a reigning World Champion:

Deep Blue - Garry Kasparov
ACM Chess Challenge, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Round 1, 1996.02.10

Here is Deep Blue's win over World Champion Garry Kasparov, in a game which Deep Blue team member GM Joel Benjamin, referring to the move 37. Be4, claimed (in the 2003 film Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine) was the first game in which a computer showed that it could play Grandmaster level chess:

Deep Blue - Garry Kasparov
IBM Man-Machine, New York, NY, USA, Round 2, 1997.05.04

Here is the final game of the match, which won the match for the computer, the first time that a computer beat a reigning World Champion:

Deep Blue - Garry Kasparov
IBM Man-Machine, New York, NY, USA, Round 6, 1997.05.10


Richard Anthony Cayford


Marie-Thérèse Chaput


Pascal Charbonneau

Pascal Charbonneau

Photo: 2004 Canadian Championship, Toronto. Copyright 2004 by the photographer David Cohen.

Here is the game that won Pascal Charbonneau the 2002 Canadian Championship:

Pascal Charbonneau - Kevin Spraggett
Canadian Championship playoff, Richmond, British Columbia, Round 2, 2002.04.01

Here is Pascal Charbonneau's win over former World Champion Anand:

Pascal Charbonneau - Viswanathan Anand
Olympiad, Board 1, Canada - India, Turin, Italy, Round 12, 2006.06.03


Johanne Charest


Alexandre de Chaumont

Source: Article on the history of chess in Canada by Leopold Christin in Championnat Canadien des Échecs 1947, 1947.


Bindi Cheng

Bindi Cheng

Photo: 2009 Toronto Open Championship. Copyright 2009 by the photographer David Cohen.


John Cherriman

(1823-1908)

John Cherriman

Photo: The University of Toronto - A History by Martin L. Friedland, University of Toronto Press, 2002, p.48, from University of Toronto Archives A73-0003/001 (21).

Sources: Chess Player’s Chronicle 1884.03.12 p.321-2; Hamilton Spectator 1872.09.25; University of Toronto Archives; plaque on University of Toronto main campus marking the site of the Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory (1840-1908); Suzanne Zeller, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, 1901-1910 (Volume XIII), University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2000.


Stefanie Chu

Here is Stefanie Chu's choice for her best game:

Alfred Veltmann - Stefanie Chu
International Open, North Bay, Ontario, 1996


John F. Cleeve

(1926-1995)

John Cleeve

Photo: En Passant 100, 1990.02. Copyright 1990 by the photographer Jonathan Berry. Thanks to Jonathan Berry.

Here is John Cleeve's selection of his best game, which won the best game prize:

A.B. Middlemass - John Cleeve
English Counties Correspondence Championship 1954-1955

Here are three more of John Cleeve's best games:

John Cleeve - K. Tandai
Correspondence PATT II

R.W. Baumgartner - John Cleeve
Correspondence, PATT II

Raimo Lindroos - John Cleeve
Correspondence, Finland - Canada match

Sources: John Cleeve interview with Jonathan Berry, En Passant #100, 1990.02 (game selection); CHECK! 514, 1995.04, edited by J. Ken MacDonald (game selection); The History of Correspondence Chess in Canada by Leonard Zehr, J. Ken MacDonald, 2006.

Contributors: Jonathan Berry (photo), Ralph Marconi.


David Cohen

David Cohen

Photo: copyright 2008 by the photographer Lisette Lu.


Joseph Cooke

(1858-1913)


Jocelyn Coté


Camille Coudari

Camille Coudari

Photo: Chess Canada 1970.05.


David Creemer

(1902-53)

David Creemer

Photo: 1951 Canadian Championship, Vancouver.

Contributor: Stephen Wright. Source (photo): Family of Frank Anderson.


Ioan Crisan


Charles Crompton

(1912-75)


David Cummings

David Cummings

Photo: 2009 Toronto Open Championship. Copyright 2009 by the photographer David Cohen.