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Georgia Chess Association

Georgia Chess Hall of Fame

 2024 Inductees (in alphabetical order) :

 WIM Carolina Blanco - player, journalist, instructor, ambassador

 Paul Donehoo - player, volunteer, ambassador

 IM Boris Kogan - World-class player, instructor, coach

 Daniel Lucas - journalist extraordinaire, volunteer, instructor

 Isaac Edward Orchard - player, journalist, organizer, volunteer

 Scott Parker - player, organizer, tournament director, volunteer

 L. Thad Rogers - player, organizer, tournament director, international arbiter, volunteer, bookseller

 NM Guillermo A. Ruiz - player, coach, ambassador

 Stephen A. Schneider - organizer, volunteer, instructor, author, ambassador

 William A. Scott, III - player, journalist extraordinaire, organizer, instructor, volunteer, activist

 Adolphus F. Wurm - player, journalist, organizer, volunteer

 GM Alonzo Zapata - World-class player, instructor, coach, author

Georgia Chess Notables

A sampling of other outstanding individuals who have had an impact on the Georgia chess
scene over an extended period.

IM Karl Burger

(1933--2000), Doctor of Medicine, Retired to Augusta, GA in 1986 after many years in New York, A strong IM with two GM norms, Early chess database expert, Played hundreds of games with Bobby Fischer in his youth. 1993 Georgia State Champion

Courtesy: Donny Gray

IM Stephen Muhammad

Georgia State Champion  1998, 1999, 2002 and 2003, 2007, Selected Participant 2003 U.S. Championship

David Spinks

USCF Expert, Volunteer, Organizer, Tournament Director

Manager of Atlanta Chess Center 1992 - 2012.

Recipient of GCA Meritorious Service Award in 2024.

Ruben M. Shocron
(Born 1921)

1972 Georgia State Champion
1959 Game with Bobby Fischer published in Fischer's My 60 Memorable Games. Long time south Georgia resident still active player in Pennsylvania.

Photo circa 1954 courtesy of:

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