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Review: The Complete French Advance, by Evgeny and Vladimir Sveshnikov

by • November 20, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top BoardComments (0)516

New In Chess 2017 286 pages By Davide Nastasio My interest in this book sparked from a review I wrote a couple of months ago on another great book which taught me the basics of the Open Sicilian. My goal is that I’d like to follow these modern GMs like Carlsen, who seems to have [&hellip...

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Tactical Chigorin

Review: The Tactical Chigorin, by Simon Williams

November 18, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board659

Chessbase, 2017 By Davide Nastasio Williams is one of the most notorious GMs and event commentators. He is not one of the top 10 players in the world, but he has a gift like the best players on the planet. He can convey chess ideas, especially opening...


Review: The King’s Indian Defence Move by Move, By Sam Collins

November 18, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board712

Everyman Chess, 2017 239 pages   By Davide Nastasio If the first question that pops into your mind is “Aren’t there enough books on the King’s Indian Defence?” (from now on abbreviated as KID), you are in good company because this...

Chess for a Cause

Chess For a Cause

November 13, 2017 • Featured, Features65

By Venu Madhav   Chess for a Cause ( ) is a volunteering organization started by students in the Metro-Atlanta area with the goal of providing balanced brain exercises to seniors 65 years old and older. The brain, like any...

queen and knight

Endgame Fundamentals: Queen & Knight

November 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board154

By Donny Gray As you progress in chess you will discover that certain combinations of pieces work well together. For example, using doubled rooks or the two bishops is extremely strong. Today we will look at another case of pieces working in harmony. The...

chess coach

The Role of a Chess Coach

October 21, 2017 • Featured, Features258

By Xiao Cheng “What should I look for in a chess coach?”  This is one of the most popular questions from chess parents.  The short version?  A coach should provide the following: Knowledge Transfer (KT) – Showing a new player from basic...


Review: A to Z Chess tactics – every chess move explained, by George Huczek

October 21, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1038

Batsford 2017 347 pages By Davide Nastasio I generally buy the books or DVDs that I review.  This time, however, to my surprise the marketing assistant from Batsford, Ms. Hannah Perry, kindly asked our editor if Georgia Chess News would review one of...


Review: Gyula Breyer – The Chess Revolutionary, by Jimmy Adams

October 21, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board679

New in Chess, 2017 876 pages   By  Davide Nastasio Today the young player’s goal in their chess journey is the rating.  After a tournament, many just consult their smart phones incessantly to know if they gained 10-15 points, or if they reached...


Review: Extreme Chess Tactics, by Yochanan Afek

October 21, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board836

Gambit Publications 2017 143 pages By Davide Nastasio If you have the word “Extreme” in a book title, it is bound to be fun.  If to that we add that the author is one of the greatest chess composers of our time, as well as the author of...


Women success in Chess

October 9, 2017 • Featured, Features871

By Davide Nastasio This is the beginning of August 2017.  In the beginning of the week I read about the results from different tournaments.  I watched some of the new games, and it struck me that some women, great players, had great results but nobody spoke...