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Meet the GCA Board Candidates

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By Laura Doman The election of new members to the Board will be the primary focus of the 2017 annual meeting of the Georgia Chess Association (GCA), which will be held on Sunday, April 30 at 2:30 pm in Cox Hall of Emory University, 569 Ashbury Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.  As in previous years, the [&hellip...

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Review: Pattern Recognition, and Typical Plans, by Adrian Mikhalchishin

April 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board634

By Davide Nastasio Mikhalchishin begins the first video with an introduction to the chess world in which he grew up. He mentions also the chess players with whom he shared time studying, and the victories they had in the end of the 70s and beginning of the...

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Endgame Fundamentals: The Beast

April 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board163

By Donny Gray After 35+ years of teaching chess I have developed many exercises that I make my students do. One is called “The Beast.”  In this exercise, the student gets all of their pawns and all four minor pieces.  As the teacher, I get all of my...

2017 Georgia K-8 Team State Championship 

April 1, 2017 • Featured, Features, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments114

By Laura Doman The annual battle of Georgia’s top K-8 school chess teams came to Peachtree Ridge High School on Saturday, March 25. Sixty-six teams from across Georgia were invited to compete for the 2017 Georgia Championship titles in four sections:...

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Postponement of the 1st Annual Rex Demers Individual / Team Scholastic Championship — Blow by Blow

March 12, 2017 • Event Announcements, Featured, Features, From The President, News, Scholastics, Tournaments191

By Fun Fong, GCA President It is with a heavy heart that due to circumstances beyond my control we were not able to hold the 1st Annual Rex Demers Individual/Team Scholastic Championship. We are POSTPONING this event until April 15 (Saturday).  Current...

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Review: The Wicked Veresov Attack, by Andrew Martin

March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board848

By Davide Nastasio I would like to tell a funny anecdote that happened today. I wanted to know more about the Veresov, and Andrew Martin is a very pragmatic teacher.  He really provides a broad base of basic knowledge, and then if one wants to delve further,...

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Review: Crushing Isolated Queen’s pawn tactics, By Robert Ris

March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board456

By Davide Nastasio The topic of this DVD is absolutely a MUST-KNOW for anyone who is serious about chess. There is no excuse. Nonetheless, I must admit my personal reluctance in entering the study of such a complex topic, until the moment I felt ready. I know...

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Review: Revision & Exam, The Fundamentals 1, by Artur Yusupov

March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board714

By Davide Nastasio Quality Chess 2016, 208 pages I must tell you a strange story of which I am the subject. I heard the mailman coming and I went to get the mail.  Nothing new.  It happens everyday.  Then I’m in my office getting ready to go to walk...

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Review: Improve your Tactics with Tania Sachdev

March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1401

By Davide Nastasio This is the second DVD authored by IM Sachdev. The first was on how to improve one’s positional game, and better understand and evaluate games through positional concepts and the element she explained so well.     Tactics is...

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Review: The Sicilian Dragon Move by Move, by Carsten Hansen

March 3, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board638

By Davide Nastasio Everyman Chess, 2016 464 pages One of my desires, written in a hypothetical bucket list, would be to play the Sicilian. From time to time I try and then give up, because the next tournament is coming and my preparation is not complete....