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Northview High “Titans” Take 2017 Georgia HS Chess Team Title: Walton Streak Ends at Three

by • May 5, 2017 • Featured, Features, News, Scholastics, Tournament Results, TournamentsComments (0)777

By Ted Wieber     Twenty-six student teams from a 24 different high schools competed at this annual state team-format chess championship held on Saturday, March 25th at Emory University. The Georgia Chess Association (GCA), the official state affiliate of the US Chess Federation (USCF), organizes this championship each year. A powerful Northview...

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GA Scholastic Invitational 2017

Georgia Scholastic Invitational Championship 2017

May 1, 2017 • Featured, Features, Rankings, Scholastics, Tournament Results, Tournaments735

By Laura Doman  Georgia’s top scholastic players converged on the Iron Yard in downtown Atlanta on April 22-23 in a “best of the best” competition for state title championships.  Based on their published US Chess Federation ratings, students were...

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Winning With the Slow (but Venomous) Italian, by Karsten Müller and Georgios Souleidis

May 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1492

New in Chess 2016, 234 pages By Davide Nastasio I was a 1.e4 player, and I switched to 1.d4 because I couldn’t keep up with the amount of theory one had to learn. However, lately I noticed a young future IM (he is already over 2400, and just need to...

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Review: The Stonewall Dutch: a fighting repertoire against 1.d4, by Erwin L’Ami

May 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1296

By Davide Nastasio Foreword: I realized this review has become more similar to a theoretical article. The reason is simple: If one is serious about playing the Stonewall Dutch, he or she must consider the homework which comes with learning this quite...

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Endgame Fundamentals: Chess Quotes

May 1, 2017 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board981

By Donny Gray A while back I did an article on quotes by world champions.  They mostly were serious quotes on how to play better; however, not all chess quotes are helpful. Some of the following quotes are very helpful and thoughtful, while others are...

Chess Camps

Summer 2017 Chess Camps

April 27, 2017 • Featured, Features, News, News, Scholastics438

By Laura Doman Looking to help your child keep his hard-won chess skills sharp over the summer?  Check out these chess camps, Summer 2017 Chess Camps, as well as the Scholastic tournaments that will be posted on the GCA calendar throughout the summer...

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Meet the GCA Board Candidates

April 4, 2017 • Featured, Features, News649

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,...

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

April 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1175

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 Board441

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, Tournaments434

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:...