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2016 Georgia Class Championship

by • December 4, 2016 • Featured, Open Events, Rankings, Tournament Results, TournamentsComments (0)876

By Laura Doman Nearly 100 chess players competed in the 2016 Georgia Class Championship on November 18-20 at Emory University.  Congratulations to our top finishers, by section:   Premier           Deepak Aaron Class A             Christopher Trees Class B             Fnu Jahish Class C             Carson...

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2016-17 GCA Scholastic and Open Tournaments

October 10, 2016 • Featured, Open Events, Scholastics, Tournaments, Tournaments866

By Laura Doman The Georgia Chess Association is pleased to present its finalized 2016-17 schedule of scholastic and open tournaments.  Please continue to check the GCA website’s home page ( and calendar...

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2016-17 GCA Scholastic and Open Tournaments (Tentative Schedule)

August 1, 2016 • Event Announcements, Featured, Open Events, Scholastics, Tournaments, Tournaments1053

By Laura Doman   The Georgia Chess Association is pleased to present its 2016-17 schedule of scholastic and open tournaments.  A few of the dates are still awaiting contracts, so those events are marked as tentative or identified only by month for...

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2016 Castle Chess Grand Prix

July 1, 2016 • Featured, Open Events, Tournaments2045

By Davide Nastasio One of the strongest chess tournaments in Georgia is the Castle Chess Grand Prix, where more than ten different titled players (GMs, IMs, FM, etc.) teach for one week at the Castle Chess Camp at Emory University. About 100 kids and...

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3rd Annual Ron Simpson Memorial 2016

April 1, 2016 • Featured, Open Events, Tournaments959

By Davide Nastasio Three Georgian Vikings left for plunder on March 18th, and returned with some booty on March 20th. What happened in those three days is the subject of this story.     Our destination was six hours away, so as good Vikings, we left...


Campionato Provinciale di Milano 2016 (Milano’s Provincial Championship 2016)

March 1, 2016 • Featured, Open Events, Tournaments965

By Davide Nastasio My recent trip to Italy gave me the chance to know the Italian chess scene through its tournaments, the players, and the organizers. Milano has a very old chess club from 1881: Società Scacchistica Milanese (Milano’s Chess Society)....


American Chess Promotions: December 2015 Atlanta G45 Championship

January 10, 2016 • Featured, Tournaments1388

By Davide Nastasio A nice, quick G45 tournament was held in Chamblee on December 12th.  Twenty-nine participants played.  The winner was Damir Studen, with 4 points out of 4!  He was closely followed by David Mbonu with 3.5 out of 4.     Click on...

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

December 31, 2015 • Featured, Tournaments1392

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...


North Carolina Open and US Masters

October 1, 2015 • Featured, Open Events, Tournaments1187

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...

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Georgia Senior Open: September 26-27

September 6, 2015 • Featured, News, Open Events, Tournaments1198

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,...