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Atlanta Kings Win Debut USCL Match

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by Grant Oen In our debut into the US Chess League, the Atlanta Kings were victorious Tuesday night against the Carolina Cobras. The Kings, who brought a strong 2399 lineup, edged out the Cobras 2.5-1.5, who featured 2400+ IMs on boards 1 and 2 and a 2407 lineup. The USCL is an online league, played [&hellip...

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Volunteering for Scholastic Tournaments

August 1, 2014 • Featured, News1464

By Tricia Hill About 18 months ago I accepted a Facebook friend request from a very enthusiastic man you may have heard of: Fun Fong. I thought it would be harmless, right? So I lurked upon his posts, somewhat unsure why he had so much passion for this game...

Vilnius, Lithuania: Palace of Grand Dukes

World Senior Team Chess Championship

August 1, 2014 • Featured, News1125

By WIM Carolina Blanco The first World Senior Team Chess Championship was organized on the Isle of Man by IO Stewart Reuben in 2004 for players aged 60 and over. In 2013 FIDE Congress in Tallinn decided to accept proposals from the cities of Vilnius and...

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Endgame Fundamentals…Sort of

August 1, 2014 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured1576

By Donny Gray Psssst. Keep this to yourself. Don’t tell anyone but this article is not about endings! Well, I guess it technically is since I DO talk about a queen and king mate at the end. So maybe I won’t get in trouble with the authorities when...

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Atlanta Kings Join U.S. Chess League

August 1, 2014 • Featured, News1658

By Grant Oen Atlanta has been awarded a US Chess League team! The Atlanta Kings is one of two new teams invited to join this most competitive league of 18 squads from around the country. The Atlanta Kings will be managed by Grant Oen, with former Arizona...

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Gearing up for the New Scholastic Chess Year

August 1, 2014 • Featured, News1903

By Laura Doman August … time for kids to find their way back into the classroom as a new school year gets underway.  It’s also the time for the new scholastic chess year to begin, with fall kick-off and quick start tournaments to help both beginning and...

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Internet Chess Club Open

July 21, 2014 • Featured, News2461

By Davide Nastasio Three years ago, the Internet Chess Club (ICC) began to organize a yearly, very strong, open online tournament. In that time I was just beginning to play chess, but I heard wonderful things about the ICC. One of the common rumors was that...

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16th Dubai Chess Open

July 1, 2014 • Featured, News1122

By WIM Carolina Blanco This was my third year playing the Dubai Chess Open tournament and I had a great time both playing in the tournament and during my free time. Many players had the opportunity to get to know more about the amazing development of the city...

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Chris Ferrante Shares Round 2 Game from Georgia State Championship 2014

July 1, 2014 • Featured, News1156

By Chris Ferrante Chris Ferrante (1948=>1977) – Charles Thompson (1674P15=>1776) Georgia State Championship, Reserve Section, Atlanta Marriott Northwest This game occurred early in the tournament – it was only round 2. Despite being an early...

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The Lucena Position

July 1, 2014 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured1378

By Donny Gray The Lucena position is one of the most famous and important rook endings that exists in chess. If the side with the pawn can reach this type of position, he can forcibly win the game. The position is named after the Spaniard Luis Ramirez de...