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Dispatch from the All Girls Nationals: “I am Here to Fight the Chess Wars”

Keyla entered her first Kasparov Chess Foundation All Girl’s Nationals ready to fight the chess wars, make friends, and improve her chess skills. As we walked into the opening ceremony, I saw both nervousness and excitement in her eyes. The energy from the rest of the girls was contagious and within seconds her nervousness seemed […]

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Check Out the KCF Q1 Newsletter to Find Out What We’re Doing Around the Globe

The Kasparov Chess Foundation has gone global.  Did you know that we’re now in 5 continents? Check out our latest newsletter to get the worldwide story. Click here.  

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Check Out Pics from All Girls Nationals

Nearly 400 young women from around the country gathered in Chicago on April 12 – 14, 2019 for the All Girls Nationals.  Check out pics from the event here.

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Results Are in for the 2019 All Girls National Championships

Results are in at the 16th Annual Kasparov Chess Foundation All Girls Nationals. Winners include 9-year-old Alice Lee of Minnesota, who played way up to win the Under 18 section. Aria Hoesley took down the Under 16, Sophie Tien won the Under 14 and Iris Mou prevailed in the Under 12. Riya Kanury tied with […]

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KCF’s All Girls Championships Featured in New Video

Check out this inspiring video featuring some of the players from our 2018 All Girls Scholastic Championships. You can see why they’re all winners!  Hope to see you at the 2019 All Girls Scholastic Championships, April 12 – 14, 2019 in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, in Chicago, IL.  For more information on the tournament, […]

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Greater New York Championships – Photo Gallery

Check out our latest pics from the 2019 Greater New York Scholastic Championships, held on Jan. 5 – 6 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.  Click here to view.

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10th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Championships

New York, NY, Feb. 4, 2019  — The 10th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships are taking place on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9:30am – 5:00pm, at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Poly High School) & Western High School 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane (off I-83). Open to all players, K – 12 grades, the competition is ideal for the […]

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Tenth Annual Greater Chicago Championship Results and Pics

Chicago, IL, Feb. 3, 2019 – More than 640 players from 129 schools participated in Chicago’s largest US Chess Federation rated tournament of the year – the 10th Annual Greater Chicago K-12 Championship. The competition was fierce, but by the end of the day this year’s City of Chicago Chess Champions were crowned. This year drew […]

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The 53rd Annual Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships, Presented by Kasparov Chess Foundation, Tremendous Success!

New York, NY, Jan. 7, 2019 — More than 1500 students, K – 12, competed in the 53rd Annual Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships this past weekend (Jan. 5 – 6).  Held at the New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge, the event drew scholastic players from nine states across […]

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Young Stars KCF Camp

  The Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) and Saint Louis Chess Club have been running the very successful Young Stars program for the past six years. The program has helped develop several American chess prodigies from across the country, including the likes of GM Jeffery Xiong and GM Sam Sevian. Students have been capped off with […]

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