Meet the Candidates

April 4, 2017 • Featured, Features, News157

Meet the GCA Board Candidates

By Laura Doman The election of new members to the Board will be the primary focus of the 2017 annual meeting of the Georgia Chess Association (GCA), which will be held on Sunday, April 30 at 2:30 pm in Cox...

Pattern recognition

April 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board623

Review: Pattern Recognition, and Typical Plans, by Adrian Mikhalchishin

By Davide Nastasio Mikhalchishin begins the first video with an introduction to the chess world in which he grew up. He mentions also the chess players with whom he shared time studying, and the victories they...

Beast image

April 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board160

Endgame Fundamentals: The Beast

By Donny Gray After 35+ years of teaching chess I have developed many exercises that I make my students do. One is called “The Beast.”  In this exercise, the student gets all of their pawns and all...

April 1, 2017 • Featured, Features, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments110

2017 Georgia K-8 Team State Championship 

By Laura Doman The annual battle of Georgia’s top K-8 school chess teams came to Peachtree Ridge High School on Saturday, March 25. Sixty-six teams from across Georgia were invited to compete for the 2017...

Fun Fong Article

March 12, 2017 • Event Announcements, Featured, Features, From The President, News, Scholastics, Tournaments185

Postponement of the 1st Annual Rex Demers Individual / Team...

By Fun Fong, GCA President It is with a heavy heart that due to circumstances beyond my control we were not able to hold the 1st Annual Rex Demers Individual/Team Scholastic Championship. We are POSTPONING...


March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board842

Review: The Wicked Veresov Attack, by Andrew Martin

By Davide Nastasio I would like to tell a funny anecdote that happened today. I wanted to know more about the Veresov, and Andrew Martin is a very pragmatic teacher.  He really provides a broad base of basic...


March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board452

Review: Crushing Isolated Queen’s pawn tactics, By Robert Ris

By Davide Nastasio The topic of this DVD is absolutely a MUST-KNOW for anyone who is serious about chess. There is no excuse. Nonetheless, I must admit my personal reluctance in entering the study of such a...


March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board710

Review: Revision & Exam, The Fundamentals 1, by Artur Yusupov

By Davide Nastasio Quality Chess 2016, 208 pages I must tell you a strange story of which I am the subject. I heard the mailman coming and I went to get the mail.  Nothing new.  It happens everyday.  Then...


March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1397

Review: Improve your Tactics with Tania Sachdev

By Davide Nastasio This is the second DVD authored by IM Sachdev. The first was on how to improve one’s positional game, and better understand and evaluate games through positional concepts and the...


March 3, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board634

Review: The Sicilian Dragon Move by Move, by Carsten Hansen

By Davide Nastasio Everyman Chess, 2016 464 pages One of my desires, written in a hypothetical bucket list, would be to play the Sicilian. From time to time I try and then give up, because the next tournament...


March 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board582

Review: Your Opponent is Overrated – a practical guide to...

By Davide Nastasio Everyman Chess 2016, 220 pages This title made me curious, because in some of the open tournaments I play I find a lot of sandbaggers who are underrated, and I wish they were overrated! I...


March 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board250

Review: Chessbase Magazine 175

By Davide Nastasio Generally I don’t review magazines, because they are not like books: they get outdated with time.  In this case, however, I must make an exception. Why? Because in this Chessbase...

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