February 10, 2018 • Featured, Features, News2826

Karpov vs. Hou Yifan, The Match!

By Davide Nastasio On February 5th and 6th, in the city of Harbin, capital of Heilongjian province, China, former world champion Anatoly Karpov played a rapid match with women world champion Hou Yifan.  It...


February 10, 2018 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1370

Review: The Modern Sämisch, by Eric Montany

Everyman Chess 2017 368 pages By Davide Nastasio One exciting trend of the chess world is the continuous, uninterrupted publishing of opening books! Do we need another opening book? The answer is a simple YYY...


February 6, 2018 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board2026

Review: Fundamental Chess: Logical Decision Making, by GM R.B. Ramesh

2017 Metropolitan Chess Publishing 288 pages By Davide Nastasio I was quite curious about this book, and I wanted to have a copy as soon as possible in order to study it and use the information gained in all...


February 3, 2018 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board970

DVD Review: Magic of Chess Tactics 2, by Meyer and...

By Davide Nastasio Let me tell you a story from the long forgotten past! On May 24, 2016, I had one of the best surprises of that year, what we could define as Christmas for a chess player.  The candy shop...


February 2, 2018 • Booked Up, Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board142

Endgame Fundamentals: Creating a Passed Pawn

By Donny Gray Of course, the main objective in chess is to checkmate your opponent. However many things must happen before you can reach that point. In most endings the main idea is to queen a pawn, but to do...


January 30, 2018 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board862

Review: The Magic of Chess Tactics 2, By Claus Dieter...

Russell Enterprises 2017 192 pages By Davide Nastasio I was trying to write a combined review of the DVD and this book, which is based on the Chessbase DVD with the same title, but the two mediums are quite...


January 22, 2018 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1000

Review: Rocket Repertoire: The Four Knights, by Simon Williams

Chessbase 2017 By Davide Nastasio Williams admits right away that he didn’t play the Four Knights much, but found it interesting because he learned a lot while preparing the material for the DVD.  ...


January 20, 2018 • Featured, Features1328

First Thanksgiving Open at the CCSCATL

By Davide Nastasio I never get it right, so I had to copy and paste it: CCSCATL stands for Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta, The Chess Center is what true chess fighters,...


January 9, 2018 • Featured, Features1225

Why you need to learn XiangQi for playing better chess!

By Davide Nastasio On April 24th, Fabiano Caruana tweeted, “After a long month of chess, time to relax with some XiangQi.” (XiangQi are the words used in the Chinese language to describe the game...


January 4, 2018 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board247

Endgame Fundamentals: Pins

By Donny Gray Most beginners love to fork their opponent’s pieces. However, as your opponents become stronger you will soon find out that forks are rare. Most good players see forks coming a mile away. What...

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December 22, 2017 • About Us, Featured, Features, News510

The GCA Bids Farewell to Dr. Fun Fong

By Michael Muzquiz After 6 years of untiring service as president of the Georgia Chess Association, Dr. Fun Fong has announced his resignation.  As 1st vice president, Thad Rogers will fulfill the duties of...

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December 16, 2017 • Featured, Features528

Chess Camps: How to Learn Actively

By Xiao Cheng As chess gets popular in the United States, the opportunity to participate in chess camps has also increased. Camps can be grouped by age or, more commonly, chess levels. Here are three common...

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