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Albert Liang

Board Vision: A Conversation With NM Albert Liang

by • June 18, 2017 • Featured, Features, NewsComments (0)2580

By Michael Muzquiz When it comes to barbecues, I love a good skewer.  I’ll make a good kebab with chicken, shrimp, vegetables — delicious!  However, when it comes to playing chess against NM Albert Liang, I am much less fond of skewers, especially when I end up losing a rook.   I had the pleasure of sitting [&hellip...

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Shanmukha Meruga at the KIIT!

May 26, 2017 • Featured, Features, News1243

By Davide Nastasio One of our best Georgia chess players (he is the 14th best player in our state), NM Shanmukha Meruga, is currently playing at one of the most prestigious events in India: the 10th Edition of the KIIT International Chess Festival, which...

Chess Camps

Summer 2017 Chess Camps

April 27, 2017 • Featured, Features, News, News, Scholastics380

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...

Meet the Candidates

Meet the GCA Board Candidates

April 4, 2017 • Featured, Features, News564

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,...


2017 All-America Team Announced

November 11, 2016 • Featured, News786

By US Chess|October 21, 2016|Kids, News, US Chess Press (Crossville, TN) The United States Chess Federation (US Chess) is pleased to announce the 2017 All-America Chess Team sponsored by Trophies Plus. Team members will be presented with their team jackets...


Chess XBoxing @ Microsoft Store Perimeter Mall

November 1, 2016 • Featured, News753

By Ashley Thomas  At Microsoft, education is a huge piece of the core mission in order to empower the world to do and achieve more. Similarly, at Georgia Chess Association, we believe that playing chess has many benefits in developing young growing minds and...


In memory of Mark Dvoretsky, Legendary Chess Trainer (1947-2016)

November 1, 2016 • Featured, News733

By Davide Nastasio At the moment, I am writing about a funny occurrence regarding this tragic circumstance. Today is September 26th , 9:00 am, and I received the terrible news of Dvoretsky’s death through a message by GM Shankland which was sent via...


Georgia’s Vedic Panda: A Challenge to Magnus!

November 1, 2016 • Featured, News957

By Davide Nastasio On September 22nd, a simul against 11 players was held in New York city at the Liberty Science Center. The GM helding the simul was the World Champion Magnus Carlsen. The 11 players participating in such simul were chosen in quite a...

deepak aaron

A Letter From the Georgia Tech Chess Club President

August 1, 2016 • Featured, News977

Hello, chess players! My name is Deepak Aaron and I’m the President of the Georgia Tech Chess Club. We’re new on the Georgia Tech scene and we’re thrilled to invite the Atlanta community to our tournaments.  After a year of trial and error in learning...

2016 Phillip Taylor Georgia State Championship and Election of GCA Board Officers

May 5, 2016 • Featured, News, Open Events, Tournament Results937

By Laura Doman Congratulations to all the winners in the 2016 Georgia State Championship, held at Emory University from April 29 through May 1. The tournament was a partnership between American Chess Promotions and the Georgia Chess Association, with Thad...