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2015 Southeastern FIDE Championship, at the Charlotte Chess Center in NC

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By Davide Nastasio Between December 18th and December 20th, 2015, this very strong tournament was held.  Its description was quite self-explanatory: “The Southeast FIDE Championship is a 5-round tournament conducted at the Charlotte Chess Center and created mainly for the top players in the Southeast and US. It is a one section tournament designed...

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Georgia Senior Open

2015 Georgia Senior Open

December 14, 2015 • Featured, Open Events, Tournament Results931

By Laura Doman The 12th Annual Georgia Senior Open, honoring the memory of Beau Hardeman, took place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Gwinnett Place Mall.  The championship and free entry to the 2016 Georgia State Championship was awarded to Mark Hoshor,...

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42nd annual Lipkin/Pfefferkorn Open

November 4, 2015 • Featured, Open Events951

By Davide Nastasio The 42nd annual Lipkin/Pfefferkorn Open was held on the weekend of September 26th-27th in Greensboro, North Carolina. The weather was perfect for playing chess, since in that weekend they had 5 inches of rain! This tournament is one of...

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North Carolina Open and US Masters

October 1, 2015 • Featured, Open Events, Tournaments1109

By Davide Nastasio From August 27th to August 31st, two prestigious tournaments have been held in Greensboro, North Carolina. The US Masters is a very strong tournament. This year 87 players participated; these are some of their famous names: GM Gata...

Georgia Senior Open

Georgia Senior Open: September 26-27

September 6, 2015 • Featured, News, Open Events, Tournaments1105

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 Events2204

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 Georgia Open Celebrates National Chess Day

August 1, 2015 • Featured, Open Events2032

By Herky Del Mundo The Georgia Chess Association offers more fun, excitement and challenges on National Chess Day with the 2015 Georgia Open set from October 9-11.  It is a six round swiss tournament where all players are paired in one section. This year the...

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2015 Castle Chess Camp Grand Prix

July 1, 2015 • Featured, Open Events1086

By David A. Hater, COL, AG The Castle Chess Camp Grand Prix is the concluding event of the Castle Chess Camp. This year it was held from June 19th to 21st at Emory University in Atlanta. The Castle Chess Camp is one of the premier chess camps in the country....

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2nd Annual Ron Simpson Memorial, Durham, North Carolina

May 14, 2015 • Featured, Open Events979

By Davide Nastasio Many players from Georgia came to this tournament because we don’t have many chances to play at a higher level in our state.  To beat traffic, and the typical Friday afternoon rush hour , some had to leave Atlanta as early as 5 am!...

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Southeast March Grand Prix

March 22, 2015 • Featured, Tournaments1482

 By Grant Oen Photographs by Davide Nastasio The Southeast March Grand Prix was held this past Saturday, March 21 at Emory University.  During the spring, Southeast Chess has been holding many small one-day events including 2000+ rated quads, blitz...