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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

New York, NY, Feb. 3, 2018 – 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 […]

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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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Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces the 2019 Greater New York Scholastic Championships

The 53rd Annual Greater NY Scholastic Championships will take place on Jan 5th and 6th at the beautiful NY Marriott Hotel At Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street (near Borough Hall), Brooklyn, NY. Nearby subway stations: Jay Street Metrotech (A, C, F & R trains), Borough Hall (2, 3, 4 & 5 trains). Hotel policy prohibits food not purchased from hotel […]

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KCF Congratulates Its President, Michael Khodarkovsky, Elected VP of FIDE Presidential Board

Oct. 9, 2018, Batumi, Georgia – The Kasparov Chess Foundation announced the election of its President, Michael Khodarkovsky, to Vice President of FIDE’s Presidential Board. FIDE, the World Chess Federation, is the governing body for the sport of chess.  Mr. Khodarkovsky will continue on in his role as Foundation President.  The vote took place at […]

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2018 Greater California Scholastics

“The Greater California Scholastic Championships” By Jerry Yee The Kasparov Foundation continues to promote not only chess excellence within our elite junior players through world class training workshops and camps, but it also continues it’s series of annual popular tournaments in the greater areas of New York, Chicago, Mid-Atlantic and this summer in California. The […]

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New Yorker video on KCF All-Girls National

Jenny Schweitzer, a filmmaker and video journalist based in New York city, has published a lovely piece for The New Yorker on the All-Girls National Championship that was held in Chicago, Illinois in April. The video and accompanying article focus on the struggles girls have in the boy dominated world that chess is, and how this […]

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