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Stepping Into a Larger World

by • June 2, 2014 • Featured, NewsComments (1)1366

by Jim Mundy If you’ll allow me a quick introduction, I am CM Jim Mundy, a local champion, an Intercontinental Bronze Medalist, a chess promoter, and a coach. I’ve been writing articles, with the guidance of many dedicated editors such as Daniel Lucas, David Woolf, and Mark Taylor, for the multiple award winning Georgia Chess [&hellip...

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From the New GCA Director of Communications

June 1, 2014 • Featured, News1154

by Laura Doman “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw How would you rate the Georgia Chess Association’s ability to keep you informed on a timely basis about relevant chess events,...

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A GM in Town

June 1, 2014 • Featured, News1926

by IM Carlos Perdomo If names like Anand and Nakamura sound familiar to you, you have some knowledge about the Chess World. But did you know that the current Georgia State Champion GM Alonso Zapata has the record of beating former world champion GM...

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Queen and Pawns in the Endgame

June 1, 2014 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured2220

By Donny Gray Many times after a long hard fought battle, your chess game becomes a race to Queen a pawn. But no matter what the position, someone will Queen first. Let’s take a look at some of the resulting endings when someone Queens first. If both...

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Chess in Films

June 1, 2014 • Featured2166

by WIM Carolina Blanco Chess has been part of numerous films around the world and although sometimes it is not the subject of the movie, there are many scenes in non-chess movies featuring a chess set or something related to the game. Below are my favorites...

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USCF Elementary Nationals, Dallas, TX

May 20, 2014 • Featured, News1713

The National Elementary Championship was held May 9-11, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Eleven Georgia scholastic players traveled to Dallas, Texas to participate in this event. Over 300 Georgia scholastic players had attended the Junior High Championship in Atlanta...

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Georgian Arthur Guo Selected for 2014 Pan American Youth Festival

May 10, 2014 • Featured, News2794

By Jerry Nash April 28, 2014 (CROSSVILLE, TN)  The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce that 12 players have qualified to represent the United States of America in their age categories at the 2014 Pan American Youth Festival & Blitz July...


From the President: GCA May 2014 Update

May 3, 2014 • Featured, From The President3903

I try to keep up with players and people through social media. I am very active and respond to any chess player that contacts me. I am always open to listen and discuss GCA matters. There are a number of misconceptions about the Georgia Chess Association....

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Georgia Represents at USCF Jr. National Tournament in Atlanta

May 1, 2014 • Featured, News2283

by Tricia Hill The USCF Jr. National Tournament was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta April 25 -27, 2014. Georgia had the highest representation of kids at 301 followed by New York (199) and Michigan (85). A total of about 1,485 K-9 students from...

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Tournament Director (TD) Training Sessions

May 1, 2014 • Featured, News174123

By Suhasini Sundar On March 22nd the GCA had a successful Tournament Director (TD) training seminar at Emory’s Callaway building. Guest instructor and National TD David Hater led the seminar and provided comprehensive tournament case studies for analysis....