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Come Join Us at Thursday Throwdowns

by • July 1, 2014 • Featured, News, NewsComments (1)2737

By Tim Brookshear The Thursday Throwdowns were started in an effort to maintain an evening tournament in the Decatur area. They are loosely modeled after the Tuesday night tournaments that were run on a weekly basis at the Atlanta Chess Center for around twenty years. When I started this tournament at the end of 2012, [&hellip...

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Stepping Into a Larger World

June 2, 2014 • Featured, News1466

by Jim Mundy If you’ll allow me a quick introduction, I am CM Jim Mundy, a local champion, an Intercontinental Bronze Medalist, a chess promoter, and a coach. I’ve been writing articles, with the guidance of many dedicated editors such as Daniel...

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A GM in Town

June 1, 2014 • Featured, News2018

by IM Carlos Perdomo If names like Anand and Nakamura sound familiar to you, you have some knowledge about the Chess World. But did you know that the current Georgia State Champion GM Alonso Zapata has the record of beating former world champion GM...

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Play a Grandmaster at the Atlanta Chess Club

May 1, 2014 • News, News1524

WHAT: Grandmaster Mark Paragua plays 10-20 Simul Boards WHEN: May 10, Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. WHERE: Dunwoody Bakery at 2492 Mt. Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338, Free Parking BACKGROUND: GM Mark Paragua is a young player who became the Rapid World Champion...

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Tournament Director (TD) Training Sessions

May 1, 2014 • Featured, News178371

By Suhasini Sundar On March 22nd the GCA had a successful Tournament Director (TD) training seminar at Emory’s Callaway building. Guest instructor and National TD David Hater led the seminar and provided comprehensive tournament case studies for analysis....


The Candidates Tournament

April 30, 2014 • Featured, News13346

By Carolina Blanco The Candidates Tournament was an eight players double round-robin event played over fourteen rounds in all. It was held in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk between 03/13-03/30/2014. The winner, Anand Viswanathan, will now challenge...


GM Alonso Zapata Wins Southeast Chess Open

April 8, 2014 • Featured, News, Open Events, Tournament Results3081

Southeast Chess held its first long time control tournament on 5 Apr 2014.  5 rounds, all of game in 120 minutes were held, beginning on Saturday, breaking the Georgia tradition of having a Game 90 first round on Saturday.  The organizers report that this...


Welcome to

March 31, 2014 • Featured, From The President, News, News1503

In our efforts to continue to grow and improve, Georgia Chess Association would like to take this moment to announce one particularly exciting development that has recently launched. As many of you know, the Georgia Chess magazine has consistently been...

Report: It’s Damir Again at 2013 State Championship

July 1, 2012 • Featured, News, Tournament Results1057

Setting a new attendance record, 130 played in this year’s state championship tournament. Only the new unrated section was underrepresented. The GCA paid out over $10,000 in prize money—one of the richest prize funds in a while. (The GCA is appreciative...