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Georgian Arthur Guo Selected for 2014 Pan American Youth Festival

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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 10-17, 2014 at the Hotel Club Dorados Oaxtepec in the State of [&hellip...

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From the President: GCA May 2014 Update

May 3, 2014 • Featured, From The President3996

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, News2403

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, News178371

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....


The Candidates Tournament

April 30, 2014 • Featured, News13346

By Carolina Blanco The Candidates Tournament was an eight players double round-robin event played over fourteen rounds in all. It was held in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk between 03/13-03/30/2014. The winner, Anand Viswanathan, will now challenge...

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King in the Center

April 25, 2014 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured1382

By Donny Gray Back in the olden days, late 1970’s, GM Larry Christiansen came to Little Rock Arkansas to give an exhibition and lecture. My rating then was around 1800 give or take a rating point or two. Two things stand out about his visit to me that...

Aviva Smith earns 8th place at the Girls Nationals in Chicago April 2014. Seen here with USCF President and WIM Ruth Haring.

Georgia Girls Play in National Girl’s Tournament

April 25, 2014 • Featured, News2036

By Laura Doman Women and girls are a distinct minority among the players in a chess tournament hall. This is most noticeable at Scholastic tournaments, especially when round pairings are first posted on the walls. Within seconds, crowds of boisterous boys are...


GM Alonso Zapata Wins Southeast Chess Open

April 8, 2014 • Featured, News, Open Events, Tournament Results3081

Southeast Chess held its first long time control tournament on 5 Apr 2014.  5 rounds, all of game in 120 minutes were held, beginning on Saturday, breaking the Georgia tradition of having a Game 90 first round on Saturday.  The organizers report that this...

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Walton High School Wins!

April 7, 2014 • Featured, News, Tournament Results2383

by Ted Wieber Congratulations to Walton High School of Cobb County on winning the 2014 Team Chess Championship! A record 28 five-student teams from 22 different schools competed at this annual state championship event held on Saturday, March 29th at Emory...


Welcome to

March 31, 2014 • Featured, From The President, News, News1503

In our efforts to continue to grow and improve, Georgia Chess Association would like to take this moment to announce one particularly exciting development that has recently launched. As many of you know, the Georgia Chess magazine has consistently been...