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    2nd Annual Ron Simpson Memorial, Durham, North Carolina

    May 14, 2015 • Featured, Open Events1027

    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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    A University Education

    May 9, 2015 • Featured1028

    by Davide Nastasio Power Strategy 1, by Mihail Marin, ChessBase, Video running time: 4 hours 52 min., $39.95 When I was in college, I was frustrated with the education system because every year they would test us on what kind of learner we were (visual,...

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    The Triangle Setup – A Complete Defense Against 1.d4

    April 1, 2015 • Booked Up, Featured2778

    By Davide Nastasio Last year I played the Dutch and the English defense. While I had good experiences online with the Dutch, I really had bad experiences in tournament–where real chess is played! So this year I badly needed a makeup change in my opening...

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    Winning Against the King’s Indian (With the Main Line) – GM Mihail Marin

    March 1, 2015 • Featured, Features1711

     By Davide Nastasio Disclaimer: Unlike other chess authors who write opening book after opening book claiming they have played the openings, I declare that I don’t play the King’s Indian, and I’m not sure if I will play it in the future....

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    Georgia Represents at Millionaire Chess Tournament in Vegas

    November 1, 2014 • Featured, News, Tournament Results1477

    By Davide Nastasio GM Maurice Ashley had the great idea of revolutionizing chess and making it more into a spectator sport by using what typically attract crowds—a huge money prize. This is the first chess tournament in history to offer a total of...

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    Book Review: Bent Larsen’s Best Games – Fighting Chess with the Great Dane

    November 1, 2014 • Booked Up, Featured1718

    By Davide Nastasio I love history and I love chess history even more. However, in order to make sense for me, chess history combines all the different characters from among different decades and centuries. Some players are legends because they are beyond...

  • Georgia Open 2014 Tournament Hall

    Georgia Open 2014 Reflections and My Favorite Game Samples

    October 23, 2014 • Featured, Tournaments1397

    By Davide Nastasio Often, in this consumeristic society, we don’t stop to realize how much organization and hard work there is in providing what seems to be a simple tournament. Dr. Fun Fong arrived at the hotel around 3:30 p.m. to unload his minivan...

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    Fritz Trainer: Master Class Vol. 2: Mihail Tal

    October 1, 2014 • Featured, Top Board1583

    By Davide Nastasio This review is about a wonderful new multi-media product, Fitz Trainer – Master Class Vol. 2: Mihail Tal. In our times we are fortunate to not only have books to help improve our play, but also audio, video, or various multi-media...

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    North Carolina Open 2014 – A Perspective

    September 2, 2014 • Featured, News, Open Events1487

    by Davide Nastasio Last year when I played this tournament, I had bad results and I thought it was my fault because I didn’t prepare for it well. This year it happened again! But I did my homework, so evidently Walter High is able to organize a...

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    Internet Chess Club Open

    July 21, 2014 • Featured, News2438

    By Davide Nastasio Three years ago, the Internet Chess Club (ICC) began to organize a yearly, very strong, open online tournament. In that time I was just beginning to play chess, but I heard wonderful things about the ICC. One of the common rumors was that...