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Free Chess Sets Program for 2024-2025

Our Free Chess Sets Program Application for the new school year is now open. We aim to help start new chess clubs in 25 to 30 Georgia schools, youth, and community centers. Please apply by filling out the Google Form.

Elementary School After School Chess Program Visit

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Recently, Arthur gave chess simul and lessons to more than 40 kids in the Westminster Lower School chess after-school program

National Chess Day Pictures

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Partnering with CENTRAL ATLANTA PROGRESS (CAP) to bring chess programming to downtown, former National Open Champion & IM Arthur Guo hosted a National Chess Day Celebration at the charming Broad Street Boardwalk in downtown Atlanta. The event was the first at the Boardwalk after its grand reopening this Thursday.

The celebration started with a chess simul for the first half so players could play some good slow OTB games with Arthur, then the second half was all blitz play, one on one blitz battle against Arthur and blitz among players. Q & A for Parents Whose Kids Are Interested in Competitive Chess was offered through out the event.

Attendees were college students from Emory University and Georgia State, scholastic players, veteran players from the Atlanta chess community such as IM Carlos Perdomo, and homeless players, one of them with an estimated strength of a USCF expert.

Even though the afternoon weather was a bit windy and chilly, the magic of chess brought people of different backgrounds together. Players of different skin colors, white, black and yellow; students from Georgia, New York, China, India, and Turkey; kids from 5 years old, elementary, middle school, high school to college, everyone had three hours of fun during National Chess Day.

National Chess Day Celebration with IM Arthur Guo

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Time: 2 PM - 5 PM, Saturday, Oct. 8th (National Chess Day)

Location: Broad Street Boardwalk ( ) 


Format: an 12 to 15 board chess simul with former National Open Champion & International Master Arthur Guo - free play among the players 

Cost: Totally free. All ages are invited. Just come to meet new people or old chess friends and have fun!
Others: Chess sets will be provided. Bottled water and snack will also be provided. There will be prizes (chess books, magazines, etc.) for players beating Arthur/lasting the longest in the simul. Q & A for Parents Whose Kids Are Interested in Competitive Chess

Registration (required):


Disclaimer: The date/time for this event is subject to change due to weather and other factors. Once we proceed with the event plan with CAP (, we will send out the finalized details and invites early to mid-next week.


Event Status: In case of major changes, we'll post them on here. We'll also send a notification to the email address on your registration form

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Partnering with Georgia Chess Association, IM Arthur Guo gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Georgia Scholastic Team Championship on Saturday 26th. Many of the participants were from Title I schools in the metro Atlanta area. The event took place at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology.


Chess Zone Simul Pictures

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International Master Arthur Guo Simul

Eagle Chess is partnering with Chess Zone for a Simul this Sunday! Here is the email flyer Chess Zone sent out.

"Would you like to play against International Master Arthur Guo in a Simultaneous Exhibition?

Chess Zone will be holding a simul with IM Guo on Sunday, March 13th, and we'd like you to come play against him. We expect to have more interest in this event than we have seats available, so we will be drawing lots to determine who will receive invitations.

All participants 12 years of age and older must supply proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If under 12, vaccination is not a requirement. Masks will be optional."


Sunday, March 13th

Starting at 1:00 p.m

Chess Zone, 2500 Old Alabama Rd Suite 11, Roswell, GA 30076


Enter for a chance to play by clicking here


Beginner chess tournaments are offered in connection with the FREE Eagle Chess camps.


Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all over the board chess tournaments have been canceled. Instead, we're launching online blitz tournaments on to benefit our healthcare workers fighting on the front line.

Free Chess Sets Program for Low-Income Schools™

**Free Chess Sets Program for Low-Income Schools™ allows eligible Title I schools in the nation to request chess sets to start new school-based chess programs or to supplement the equipment needs for their existing chess programs. Eligible Programs include after school chess programs and those teaching chess as part of their school day. Accepted schools will receive five complete chess sets which include:

5 sets of pieces

5 vinyl chess boards

The free  chess sets are available on a first come first serve basis until the  funds run out.



In June 2020, we launched a GoFundMe fundraising campaign to benefit frontline healthcare heroes and to support low-income school chess.


We have delivered 800 Chick-fil-A sandwiches to frontline healthcare heroes working at five metro Atlanta hospitals, including Northside Duluth Hospital, Emory Johns Creek, Piedmont Atlanta, Grady Memorial, and Gwinnett Medical Center.

We also raised enough funds for 150 complete chess sets to support chess programs in low-income schools. The free chess sets will be distributed to support starting new chess clubs during 2024 and 2025 school year.

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