Ben’s Blog — By GM Ben Finegold

September 9 was an exciting day in the history of Atlanta chess!  We were very excited, after almost a year of planning, to open the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta.  The Chess Center was co-founded by my wife, Karen, and me, after many
months of hard work.

We were pleasantly surprised that our inaugural blitz tournament had 74 entries, more than twice as many as expected.  The blitz was won by Ben …..  Moon!  It’s all about the Benjamins at our Chess Center! About 40 others showed up to watch, see
the new Chess Center, and eat pizza!  We ended up ordering 48 pizzas, 72 wings, 100 bread sticks, and 150 cookies for our guests!

The Grand Opening was successful beyond our wildest dreams!  We have posted over 100 pictures on the website, under the “News” category.  You can find blogs and photos under “News” and see what’s going on here at the CCSCATL.