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    A Game of Repeated Patterns: The Fork

    September 10, 2017 • Featured, Features197

    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, Features318

    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, Features687

    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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    2017 All-America Team Announced

    November 11, 2016 • Featured, News680

    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, Tournaments538

    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 • Uncategorized431

    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...

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    A Letter From the Georgia Tech Chess Club President

    August 1, 2016 • Featured, News881

    Hello, chess players! My name is Deepak Aaron and I’m the President of the Georgia Tech Chess Club. We’re new on the Georgia Tech scene and we’re thrilled to invite the Atlanta community to our tournaments.  After a year of trial and error in learning...

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    Volunteering at the 2016 MLK Scholastics Tournament

    February 1, 2016 • Featured, Scholastics, Tournaments703

    By Anish Kumar and Anand Srinivasan On January 18th 2016, the Georgia Chess Association held its 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Tournament. It was a bright sunny day with temperatures in the low thirties. Despite the wind chill, more than...

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    Youth Chess Club at the East Atlanta Library

    November 21, 2015 • Chess Clubs1091

    Oscar Gittemeier, Youth Services Librarian at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, is starting a youth chess club at the Library’s East Atlanta branch located at 400 Flat Shoals Avenue SE.   The club will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 pm....

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    Fundraising for the Georgia Chess Association

    October 23, 2015 • Featured731

    By Katie Hartley The GCA does not have a fundraising committee (hint hint), but we have to do something. The price for tournament venues keeps increasing. We want to run tournaments to bring people together to play chess. Finding an affordable space to do...