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December 4, 2016 • Featured, Open Events, Rankings, Tournament Results, Tournaments21

2016 Georgia Class Championship

By Laura Doman Nearly 100 chess players competed in the 2016 Georgia Class Championship on November 18-20 at Emory University.  Congratulations to our top finishers, by section:  ...

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December 1, 2016 • Event Announcements, Featured, Scholastics, Tournament Results50

The 2016 QuickStart! and Grade Level Championship Tournaments

By Laura Doman The scholastic calendar begins every fall with two tournaments: the QuickStart! competition and the Grade Level Championships. This year, the QuickStart! was held Sunday, October 2 and the Grade...

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December 1, 2016 • Booked Up, Featured, Top Board157

Review: Morphy move by move, by Zenón Franco

By Davide Nastasio Everyman Chess 2016, 343 pages   I believe through GM Zenón writings, I discovered many ideas about chess that I didn’t have before.     For example, in this book (at...

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December 1, 2016 • Booked Up, Featured, Top Board138

Review: Powerplay 23: A Repertoire for Black With the Queen’s...

By Davide Nastasio On this chess journey there is never a boring moment. There are always new openings to learn, new ideas to acquire, and new ways to experiment in Black and White!  Thanks to GM Williams, I...

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December 1, 2016 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Top Board30

Endgame Fundamentals: Smyslov’s Rooks

By Donny Gray Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (March 24, 1921 – March 27, 2010) was a Russian chess grandmaster, and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He was a candidate for the World Chess...

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December 1, 2016 • Booked Up, Featured, Top Board169

Review: The Semi-Slav, a Grandmaster guide for the tournament player,...

By Davide Nastasio I was interested in this DVD because in one of my last tournament games, due to my faulty memory, I entered into a Semi-Slav instead of the Slav. I realized after the game that I should have...

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November 21, 2016 • Booked Up, Featured, Top Board144

Double Review: The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes, and The...

By Davide Nastasio ThinkersPublishing, 2014, 228 pages I came to know ThinkersPublishing because I casually stumbled upon the book Ivan’s Chess Journey on the internet.  It is an autobiographical book...

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November 11, 2016 • Featured, News114

2017 All-America Team Announced

By US Chess|October 21, 2016|Kids, News, US Chess Press (Crossville, TN) The United States Chess Federation (US Chess) is pleased to announce the 2017 All-America Chess Team sponsored by Trophies Plus. Team...

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November 8, 2016 • Booked Up, Featured, Top Board275

Review: Nona Gaprindashvili: Legendary chess careers, by Tibor Károlyi

By Davide Nastasio 130 pages, Chess Evolution, 2016 I was born in a world (and historical period) where women were quite undervalued. Often women had a limited set of roles, and the male world was clearly...

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November 1, 2016 • Featured, News131

Chess XBoxing @ Microsoft Store Perimeter Mall

By Ashley Thomas  At Microsoft, education is a huge piece of the core mission in order to empower the world to do and achieve more. Similarly, at Georgia Chess Association, we believe that playing chess has...

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November 1, 2016 • Featured, News217

In memory of Mark Dvoretsky, Legendary Chess Trainer (1947-2016)

By Davide Nastasio At the moment, I am writing about a funny occurrence regarding this tragic circumstance. Today is September 26th , 9:00 am, and I received the terrible news of Dvoretsky’s death...

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November 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Scholastics, Tournaments90

Sutton Middle School, North Atlanta High School chess teams host...

Atlanta, September 17, 2017– Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School’s chess teams jointly hosted the inaugural session of Chess Girls Rook! Scholastic Tournament on September 17, 2016 at...

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