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The DGT Electronic Chess Board

by • January 1, 2015 • Featured, News, NewsComments (0)2124

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 from our experienced friends from North Carolina – the Georgia [&hellip...

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Castle Chess Camp: To Exhaust or Not to Exhaust Your Brain?

January 1, 2015 • Featured, News, News1275

By Ricardo Fiorillo I first heard about Castle Chess Camp in early 2012. Speaking with another parent, she explained that her son was entering just about every local rated tournament in a bid to meet the camp’s minimum rating requirement. Intrigued, I read...

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Cornerstone of Chess: Center of Gravity Part 2

November 1, 2014 • Featured, News, News1527

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...

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Top 10 Things a Scholastic Chess Player Should Know

October 1, 2014 • Featured, News1351

By Laura Doman The new school year kicks off a new scholastic chess year, with tournaments for kids to play as individuals and as members of their school chess teams. The “veterans” who compete year after year are very familiar with tournament rules and...

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Center of Gravity, in Chess?

October 1, 2014 • Featured, News, News1906

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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Are Sports and Chess Mutually Exclusive?

October 1, 2014 • Featured, News1139

By Laura Doman Decisions, decisions. Does my child play in the upcoming scholastic chess tournament or with the rest of the softball team in the next scheduled game? Kids wonder how they can successfully compete in both sports and chess without missing...

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Junior Player, Junior Coach

September 2, 2014 • Featured, News, Scholastics1207

By Laura Doman How can you tell if a chess kid really understands the basics of chess? A series of well-played games is certainly one indicator. Another is to see if he or she can successfully teach those concepts and skills to someone else. And what does a...

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Volunteering for Scholastic Tournaments

August 1, 2014 • Featured, News1374

By Tricia Hill About 18 months ago I accepted a Facebook friend request from a very enthusiastic man you may have heard of: Fun Fong. I thought it would be harmless, right? So I lurked upon his posts, somewhat unsure why he had so much passion for this game...

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Gearing up for the New Scholastic Chess Year

August 1, 2014 • Featured, News1827

By Laura Doman August … time for kids to find their way back into the classroom as a new school year gets underway.  It’s also the time for the new scholastic chess year to begin, with fall kick-off and quick start tournaments to help both beginning and...

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Come Join Us at Thursday Throwdowns

July 1, 2014 • Featured, News, News2588

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...