smothered mate

August 1, 2016 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Top Board149

Endgame Fundamentals: Smothered Mate

By Donny Gray Smothered mate is a term in chess that is used when checkmate is given by a knight in which the mated king is unable to move because he is surrounded by his own pieces. Most players would...

deepak aaron

August 1, 2016 • Featured, News239

A Letter From the Georgia Tech Chess Club President

Hello, chess players! My name is Deepak Aaron and I’m the President of the Georgia Tech Chess Club. We’re new on the Georgia Tech scene and we’re thrilled to invite the Atlanta community to our...


August 1, 2016 • Booked Up, Featured, Top Board354

Review: Isaac Kashdan, American Chess Grandmaster, by Peter P. Lahde

360 Pages Library binding McFarland, 2009   By Davide Nastasio Time and again chess gurus have advised players to learn the classics, because with the classics we actually...

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August 1, 2016 • Booked Up, Featured, Top Board297

Review: Legendary Chess Careers: Eugenio Torre, by Tibor Károlyi

By Davide Nastasio This agile volume details the life and games of one of the most extraordinary grandmasters: Eugenio Torre. Globalization has many advantages. I discovered such a book existed thanks to a...

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August 1, 2016 • Event Announcements, Featured, Open Events, Scholastics, Tournaments, Tournaments171

2016-17 GCA Scholastic and Open Tournaments (Tentative Schedule)

By Laura Doman   The Georgia Chess Association is pleased to present its 2016-17 schedule of scholastic and open tournaments.  A few of the dates are still awaiting contracts, so those events are marked...

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July 1, 2016 • Featured, Open Events, Tournaments276

2016 Castle Chess Grand Prix

By Davide Nastasio One of the strongest chess tournaments in Georgia is the Castle Chess Grand Prix, where more than ten different titled players (GMs, IMs, FM, etc.) teach for one week at the Castle Chess...

two bishop mate

July 1, 2016 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Top Board213

Endgame Fundamentals: Two Bishop Checkmate

By Donny Gray Mating with the two bishops can be confusing on your first try, but once you see how it is done, you will realize that it is not that hard.  As in other basic mates, you push the king towards...


June 6, 2016 • Booked Up, Featured, Top Board298

Review: Simple but Powerful: Exchange on D5 in the Slav...

By Davide Nastasio Williams is one of those GMs who, in my opinion, has a lot to give.  His DVDs are full of his enthusiasm for the openings he plays, and he actively conveys such enthusiasm through his...


June 1, 2016 • Booked Up, Featured, Top Board214

Review: Fitz Trainer Master Class Vol. 6: Anatoly Karpov

By Davide Nastasio This DVD is what a book will never be able to be, or what all the books written about Karpov cannot really compete with.  It is the entire life of a world champion, with all the games he...


June 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Open Events247

Atlanta Kings 2016-17

By Grant Oen The smashing success of the recent 2016 Phillip Taylor Georgia State Championship, which awarded an unprecedented $10,000 prize fund to a record 175+ players, proves that the Georgia chess...

Giving a Chess Simjul at the High school nationals Hyatt april 2016

June 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Rankings, Scholastics, Tournament Results259

2016 All Girls High School and Elementary Chess National Championship

By WIM Carolina Blanco After a fructiferous year in training and playing in local tournaments, a group of my students got motivated to play at three national events in a row!   I decided to go with them to...


June 1, 2016 • Booked Up, Featured, Top Board221

Review: Typical mistakes by 1800-2000 players, by Nick Pert

By Davide Nastasio I was looking forward to this product because I reviewed the previous one, and I was interested in the typical mistakes made by players in my rating range.  I also thought this would give...

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