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2015 US Amateur Team South Championship Results

by • March 16, 2015 • Featured, Tournament ResultsComments (0)1443

By Davide Nastasio The 2015 US Amateur Team South Championship was a very hard tournament, fought till the last pawn and with every trick in the book used in order to give one’s own team an advantage. The palpable tension of the last round, where some games, like the one with Frank Johnson, was won [&hellip...

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Perdomo Class Champion 2015

Michael Corallo Wins Perdomo Class Championship 2015

March 4, 2015 • Featured, Tournament Results1425

By Fun Fong The Perdomo Class Championship was a GCA event designed to honor IM Carlos Perdomo for approximately 15 years of service and enrichment for the Georgia Chess Community. He has been a game-changer, improving the quality of chess in Georgia. Herky...

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Land of the Sky XXVIII Tournament Results

February 1, 2015 • Featured, Tournament Results1490

By Davide Nastasio We are fortunate to live in an area where we can easily travel by car to several other states to play in tournaments. Last weekend, the annual Land of the Sky Tournament was held in Asheville, North Carolina. This is the 28th year for this...

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2015 Top 100 FIDE Classic Rapid and Blitz Chess Rating

February 1, 2015 • Featured, News1756

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....


44th Rilton Chess Cup 2014-2015 Results

February 1, 2015 • Featured, Tournament Results1084

By Carolina Blanco One of the most traditional tournaments to ring in the new year is the Rilton Cup in Stockholm, Sweden. This year the tournament ran from December 27, 2014 to January 5, 2015. The event was spread out over three tournaments, with the Rilton...

DGT boards in use at the GCA 2014 Grade Levels Tournament

The DGT Electronic Chess Board

January 1, 2015 • Featured, News, News2279

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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Southeast Chess December Open Results

December 8, 2014 • Featured, Tournament Results3349

By Grant Oen The Southeast Chess December Open was held at Emory University on December 5-7. In addition to GM Alonso Zapata, who is a regular Southeast Chess fixture, we welcomed IM Ronald Burnett from Tennessee and IM Emory Tate from California. In total,...

COG Part 3

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

December 1, 2014 • Featured, News2116

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, News1510

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, News16356

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...