Albert Liang

June 18, 2017 • Featured, Features, News327

Board Vision: A Conversation With NM Albert Liang

By Michael Muzquiz When it comes to barbecues, I love a good skewer.  I’ll make a good kebab with chicken, shrimp, vegetables — delicious!  However, when it comes to playing chess against NM...


June 2, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board785

Review: Bologan’s King’s Indian – A modern repertoire for Black

New In Chess 2017 448 pages By Davide Nastasio When I switched from a 1.e4 to 1.d4 player, I must admit I felt the biggest pressure when I played against someone who was adopting a King’s Indian setup...


June 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board444

Review: Training with Moska – Practical Chess Exercises: Tactics, Strategy,...

New in Chess, 2017 349 pages By Davide Nastasio When I began to read this book, it seemed to me to be a new Fundamentals, the exceptional book written by Capablanca, which every chess player should read at...


June 1, 2017 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board135

Endgame Fundamentals: Rule of the Square

By Donny Gray Back in the 1700s, the famous chess player Philidor said that pawns were the soul of chess. This is extremely accurate on many levels. If you have a bad pawn structure, you will most assuredly...


May 26, 2017 • Featured, Features, News817

Shanmukha Meruga at the KIIT!

By Davide Nastasio One of our best Georgia chess players (he is the 14th best player in our state), NM Shanmukha Meruga, is currently playing at one of the most prestigious events in India: the 10th Edition...

Chess for Seniors

May 20, 2017 • Featured, Features218

Chess for a Cause

By Anuhya Tadepalli There hasn’t been a better time than now to bring Chess to relieve age-related mental health issues in a rapidly-aging America. The world’s population is aging at a fast pace. Between...


May 12, 2017 • Featured, Features545

Endgame study time!

By Davide Nastasio The idea for this article came during the night. As always, the purpose is to improve our visualization skills, our calculation power, and, of course, be ready to be surprised and awed...


May 12, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board649

Review: The English, by David Cummings

2016, 399 pages Everyman Chess By Davide Nastasio I learned the English using 2 DVDs by GM Williams for Chessbase around 2 years ago.       I tried it for 6 months, nearly a year in various...

aikido (1)

May 12, 2017 • Featured, Features526


By Davide Nastasio For kids Santa comes on Christmas. But for me Christmas happens nearly every Monday with the Deal of the Week!  Chessbase wants to get rid of some old stuff, and they mark it half price! So...


May 5, 2017 • Featured, Features, News, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments260

Northview High “Titans” Take 2017 Georgia HS Chess Team Title:...

By Ted Wieber     Twenty-six student teams from a 24 different high schools competed at this annual state team-format chess championship held on Saturday, March 25th at Emory University. The Georgia...

GA Scholastic Invitational 2017

May 1, 2017 • Featured, Features, Rankings, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments291

Georgia Scholastic Invitational Championship 2017

By Laura Doman  Georgia’s top scholastic players converged on the Iron Yard in downtown Atlanta on April 22-23 in a “best of the best” competition for state title championships.  Based on their...

Opmaak 1

May 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board708

Winning With the Slow (but Venomous) Italian, by Karsten Müller...

New in Chess 2016, 234 pages By Davide Nastasio I was a 1.e4 player, and I switched to 1.d4 because I couldn’t keep up with the amount of theory one had to learn. However, lately I noticed a young future...

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