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Cornerstone of Chess: Center of Gravity Part 2

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By Momir Radovic Last time we identified one critical skill chess masters possess that provides a huge competitive edge over amateurs: it is center of gravity, a concept developed by the Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz that works in all situations where two or more parties compete. In the same way that CoG is [&hellip...

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Center of Gravity, in Chess?

October 1, 2014 • Featured, News, News1910

By Momir Radovic What Makes Chess Masters Superior? Center of Gravity? There is CoG in physics that we learned about back in school. It deals with masses and forces distributed in space. The CoG is the point where the resultant of all individual forces is...

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Atlanta Kings Draw in Match 2

September 4, 2014 • Featured, News1490

By Grant Oen, Manager of Atlanta Kings In the Week 2 US Chess League action on Wednesday night (9/3), the Atlanta Kings drew our match against the Connecticut Dreadnoughts. The Kings, who brought the same 2399 lineup as week 1, won on boards 2+4 with Black...

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41st Chess Olympiad Tromso, NORWAY 2014

September 2, 2014 • Featured, News, Open Events8178

by WIM Carolina Blanco The Chess Olympiad, the major festivity of the chess world, is celebrated every two years. This year the event was held August 3-15th in Tromso, Norway, a country well known for their endless summer days and for being the native country...

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North Carolina Open 2014 – A Perspective

September 2, 2014 • Featured, News, Open Events1441

by Davide Nastasio Last year when I played this tournament, I had bad results and I thought it was my fault because I didn’t prepare for it well. This year it happened again! But I did my homework, so evidently Walter High is able to organize a...

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World Senior Team Chess Championship

August 1, 2014 • Featured, News1047

By WIM Carolina Blanco The first World Senior Team Chess Championship was organized on the Isle of Man by IO Stewart Reuben in 2004 for players aged 60 and over. In 2013 FIDE Congress in Tallinn decided to accept proposals from the cities of Vilnius and...

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Atlanta Kings Join U.S. Chess League

August 1, 2014 • Featured, News1573

By Grant Oen Atlanta has been awarded a US Chess League team! The Atlanta Kings is one of two new teams invited to join this most competitive league of 18 squads from around the country. The Atlanta Kings will be managed by Grant Oen, with former Arizona...

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Internet Chess Club Open

July 21, 2014 • Featured, News2386

By Davide Nastasio Three years ago, the Internet Chess Club (ICC) began to organize a yearly, very strong, open online tournament. In that time I was just beginning to play chess, but I heard wonderful things about the ICC. One of the common rumors was that...

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16th Dubai Chess Open

July 1, 2014 • Featured, News1050

By WIM Carolina Blanco This was my third year playing the Dubai Chess Open tournament and I had a great time both playing in the tournament and during my free time. Many players had the opportunity to get to know more about the amazing development of the city...

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Chris Ferrante Shares Round 2 Game from Georgia State Championship 2014

July 1, 2014 • Featured, News1074

By Chris Ferrante Chris Ferrante (1948=>1977) – Charles Thompson (1674P15=>1776) Georgia State Championship, Reserve Section, Atlanta Marriott Northwest This game occurred early in the tournament – it was only round 2. Despite being an early...