About Us

Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 12.50.16 AMThe Georgia Chess Association (GCA) is the official Georgia state affiliate of the United States Chess Federation (USCF), the ruling chess body in the United States. The GCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of chess in Georgia. Opinions expressed on this blog are solely those of the editor or contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Georgia Chess Association.

The Georgia Chess News (online publication) publishes new articles once a month, on the first of each month. Georgia tournament results and articles are posted weekly, if received and in the proper format. To have your tournament results published, please send a review of the tournament and results to in an MS Word document or RTF. Additionally, although not required, it is helpful to include up to three photos with the article.

If you are interested in becoming a regular contributor for the GCA online publication, you
may begin by submitting an original article.  Articles should be submitted either as plain, unformatted text: RTF or MS Word. Game files should be submitted in their proper .PGN format. Any submitted photos should be sharp, well-exposed and of high-resolution (minimum 300). After two original articles have been approved and published within a four month period, the Editor may contact you to become a regular contributor (you can also express interest in attaining this position). Regular contributors are offered a stipend per article with an additional bonus if the material is received by the deadline. For more information email



Editor: Michael Muzquiz (

Regular Contributors: WIM Carolina BlancoLaura Doman, Donny Gray, Jim Mundy,  Davide Nastasio, Grant Oen,  Momir Radovic


GCA Board

President: Fun Fong

1st Vice President: Thad Rogers

2nd Vice President: David Hater

Treasurer: Amrita Kumar

Secretary: Michael Muzquiz

1st Member-At-Large: Parnell Watkins

2nd Member-At-Large: Ashley Thomas

Go to for information about becoming a GCA member.

3 Responses to About Us

  1. Michael Bacon says:

    Congratulations on joining the 21st century! This website is a quantum leap forward for Georgia chess. I would like to bring to your attention a remarkable result by Georgia Expert Sanjay Ghatti at the recent Ron Simpson Memorial in Cary, NC. Sanjay beat Grandmaster Maurice Ashely in the last round to win the tournament 5-0! Unfortunately there were problems with the live game transmission during the last round and all that is known is that the game was a Najdorf Sicilian, with Mr. Ghatti playing White. I would hope to see the game online, hopefully with annotations by the winner, who earned the National Master title, raising his rating to 2247. Congratulations are in order to Mr. Ghatti!

  2. Michael Bacon says:

    Kazim Gulamali finished 5 1/2-3 1/2 in the 16th Dubai Open by winning his last round game with his “first love,” the Smith-Morra Gambit!

    Gulamali, Kazim (2293) – Kanter, Eduard (2406)
    16th Dubai Open 2014 Dubai UAE (9.29), 2014.04.15
    1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 d3 4.c4 Nc6 5.Bxd3 g6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 d6 8.h3 Nf6 9.O-O Nd7 10.Qe2 Nc5 11.Rd1 O-O 12.Bc2 Bxc3 13.bxc3 Qc7 14.Bh6 Re8 15.Nd4 a6 16.f4 e5 17.Nxc6 Qxc6 18.f5 f6 19.Rd5 Qc7 20.Rad1 Rd8 21.Qf2 Qe7 22.Qxc5 1-0

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