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January 9, 2018 • Featured, Features966

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...

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January 4, 2018 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board126

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, News405

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, Features456

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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December 3, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board856

Review: The Hedgehog – a universal system against 1.Nf3 and...

Chessbase 2017 By Davide Nastasio   It is nice that in the beginning GM Pellettier informs us of his achievements and career. I didn’t know he won the Swiss National Championship five times!...

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December 3, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1099

Review: The Sniper, by Charlie Storey

By Davide Nastasio       After this review, Charlie Storey and I will end up on the FBI watch list.  When one writes the word “Sniper” over and over in a book, it may get you...

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December 3, 2017 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board230

Endgame Fundamentals: Opposition

By Donny Gray In chess, opposition is when the two kings face each other and have only one square between them. In such a situation, the player not having to move is said to have the opposition. This usually...

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November 20, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1124

Review: The Complete French Advance, by Evgeny and Vladimir Sveshnikov

New In Chess 2017 286 pages By Davide Nastasio My interest in this book sparked from a review I wrote a couple of months ago on another great book which taught me the basics of the Open Sicilian. My goal is...

Tactical Chigorin

November 18, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1010

Review: The Tactical Chigorin, by Simon Williams

Chessbase, 2017 By Davide Nastasio Williams is one of the most notorious GMs and event commentators. He is not one of the top 10 players in the world, but he has a gift like the best players on the planet. He...

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November 18, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1285

Review: The King’s Indian Defence Move by Move, By Sam...

Everyman Chess, 2017 239 pages   By Davide Nastasio If the first question that pops into your mind is “Aren’t there enough books on the King’s Indian Defence?” (from now on...

Chess for a Cause

November 13, 2017 • Featured, Features187

Chess For a Cause

By Venu Madhav   Chess for a Cause (http://www.chessforacause.com ) is a volunteering organization started by students in the Metro-Atlanta area with the goal of providing balanced brain exercises to...

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November 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board295

Endgame Fundamentals: Queen & Knight

By Donny Gray As you progress in chess you will discover that certain combinations of pieces work well together. For example, using doubled rooks or the two bishops is extremely strong. Today we will look at...

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