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Atlanta Kings 2016-17

by • June 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Open EventsComments (0)766

By Grant Oen The smashing success of the recent 2016 Phillip Taylor Georgia State Championship, which awarded an unprecedented $10,000 prize fund to a record 175+ players, proves that the Georgia chess community is still alive and kicking. The strength of the Championship section was clear: 1 GM, 2 IMs, and 4 other masters over [&hellip...

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Land of the Sky XXIX, Asheville, NC, January 29th-31st 2016

March 1, 2016 • Featured, News, Open Events1160

By Davide Nastasio The Land of the Sky tournament attracts a lot of players from nearby states, to a certain extent for the nice location, and in part for the monetary prizes.  This year 166 players fought in this great tournament.  GM Elshan Moradiabadi...

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Georgia Senior Open: September 26-27

September 6, 2015 • Featured, News, Open Events, Tournaments1141

At 87 years old, Raymond Shapira is sharp, and has a level of energy that matches his younger opponents as they play chess with the Atlanta Chess Club at O’brian’s Tavern in Dunwoody.  He has his eyes set toward the 12th Annual Georgia Senior Open,...

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2015 Women’s Open Set on September 12

August 5, 2015 • Featured, News, Open Events2246

By Herky Del Mundo The 2015 Georgia Women’s Open promises to be an exciting tournament, drawing strong competitors like WIM Carolina Blanco and Rachelle Pascua. The annual, one-day tournament will be held on September 12, 2015, in a four-round Swiss...

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2015 Top 100 FIDE Classic Rapid and Blitz Chess Rating

February 1, 2015 • Featured, News1681

By Carolina Blanco Officially the world chess federation publishes the top 100 by categories at the beginning of every new year. I want to highlight the consistency in the top 10 players in the main classic ranking as well as in the rapid and blitz ranking....

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The DGT Electronic Chess Board

January 1, 2015 • Featured, News, News2179

By Laura Doman If you’ve attended any of the Georgia Open or Scholastic tournaments in the past few months, you may have noticed a little more excitement in the Skittles rooms. With the introduction of the DGT electronic chess boards – and a little help...

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Don’t Throw Away Your Invested Chess Capital: Center of Gravity Part 3

December 1, 2014 • Featured, News2025

By Momir Radovic What Makes Chess Masters Masters Indeed, very little, in stark contrast with its supreme importance for playing good chess, can be found on the CoG concept in all chess literature (here are Part1 and Part2 of the exclusive coverage right here...


Impressions from the Millionaire Chess Open

December 1, 2014 • Featured, News1430

By WIM Carolina Blanco The first ever Millionaire Chess Open was held this year in Las Vegas from October 9-13th. The mastermind of this wonderful event was the American and exceptional GM Maurice Ashley. He managed to make his dream come true with his...


New USCF and ICC Blitz Tournaments

December 1, 2014 • Featured, News16226

By Davide Nastasio I believe we live in a golden age for chess. With a click of the mouse, I can watch thousands of games, see the Chess Olympiads live, buy chess books online or download them, listen to comments by top GMs–not to mention all the...

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Georgia Represents at Millionaire Chess Tournament in Vegas

November 1, 2014 • Featured, News, Tournament Results1452

By Davide Nastasio GM Maurice Ashley had the great idea of revolutionizing chess and making it more into a spectator sport by using what typically attract crowds—a huge money prize. This is the first chess tournament in history to offer a total of...