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    Chess Camps: How to Learn Actively

    December 16, 2017 • Featured, Features191

    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 chess levels: 1. True beginner:  learning the rules...

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    Chess For a Cause

    November 13, 2017 • Featured, Features135

    By Venu Madhav   Chess for a Cause ( ) is a volunteering organization started by students in the Metro-Atlanta area with the goal of providing balanced brain exercises to seniors 65 years old and older. The brain, like any...

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    The Role of a Chess Coach

    October 21, 2017 • Featured, Features344

    By Xiao Cheng “What should I look for in a chess coach?”  This is one of the most popular questions from chess parents.  The short version?  A coach should provide the following: Knowledge Transfer (KT) – Showing a new player from basic...

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    A Game of Repeated Patterns: The Fork

    September 10, 2017 • Featured, Features323

    By Xiao Cheng You learned the basic chess rules. What to do next? For a beginner, this Wikipedia page gives a glimpse through all the chess concepts. But that’s like asking a first grader to take a look at all the math terms he will have to learn from...

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    Question Your Way to Rating 1000

    August 5, 2017 • Featured, Features433

    By Xiao Cheng Chess is a complex game and it takes many games to become a stronger player. However, for a new player to improve, what is the best place to start?   Whether at home training or playing at tournaments, many young players like to move pieces...

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    New Chess Center Opens September 9, 2017

    August 1, 2017 • Chess Clubs, Featured, Features900

    By Karen Boyd Photo above:  GM Ben Finegold and Deepak Aaron play a friendly game while The Usual Suspects look on.    There’s a new kid on the block in the thriving metro-Atlanta chess community: Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta...

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    Chess for a Cause

    May 20, 2017 • Featured, Features576

    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 2015 and 2050, the global population of people aged...

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    2017 All-America Team Announced

    November 11, 2016 • Featured, News786

    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 members will be presented with their team jackets...

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    Sutton Middle School, North Atlanta High School chess teams host inaugural all-girls scholastic chess tournament

    November 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Scholastics, Tournaments630

    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 the Sutton Middle School Sixth Grade campus. Chess...

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    2016 Quickstart! Tournament Results

    October 4, 2016 • Uncategorized509

    Results compiled by Ben Johnson   K-1 No. Name Rate Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 1 Pasumarthi, Sriharsha 4 W5 W9 W4 W2 2 Morosanu, Alexander 3 W13 W6 W7 L1 3 Pursley, Landon 3 L9 -B- W10 W7 4 Ghelani, Saavan 2.5 D8 W12 L1 W11 5 Karthik, Nikhil 2.5 L1 W13 W11...