"Promoting an educational chess community for people of all ages"
2017 Samadashvili & Calderon Deliver 1-2 Knockout Combination For Food
USCF Experts Martha Samadashvili and Zach Calderon participate in a joint charity simultaneous exhibition to donate food. Together these two local favorites beat the living daylights out of EGCC 25-0-2 to help Rensselaer's Concerns-U food pantry!
2016 Grandmaster Michael Rhode Destroys EGCC
Grandmaster Michael Rhode travelled from NYC to give EGCC members a chess talk and a horrible beating in a simultaneous exhibition. Michael destroyed EGCC, 30-0, before heading back to the train station and calling it a day!
2015 India's “Father of Chess” Visits EGCC
International Master Manuel Aaron visited EGCC and gave members a chess lesson. Afterwards he held a simultaneous exhibition and finished 30-1-1. Manuel was India's first International Master representing India in international competition back in the 60's and early 70's and was instrumental in leading the way for others to follow.
2015 The Right Move Capital District Champions
EGCC's 2015 Scholastic Team competed in 10 scholastic tournaments during the 2014-2015 school year. When it was all over, they had clinched First Place for the fifth year in a row!
2014 EGCC Visits Antarctica
Staff Sergeant Sean P Chester made sure to represent EGCC during one of his recent deployments to Antarctica. Sean, an Eagle Scout from East Schodack Troop 522, maintains military aircraft for the Air Force. His duties have given him adventures all over the world.
2013 EGCC Visits United Arab Emirates
Martha Samadashvili competed in the World Youth Chess Championships in United Arab Emirates. This was her first experience competing outside of North America and she did a great job representing EGCC in the UAE.