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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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Congrats to Brandon!

Congratulations to Brandon Jacobson, Young Stars program participant, who just completed his requirements for the IM title. Brandon has been on a roll this summer, quickly gaining rating points in every tournament he has participated. His eyes are now set on the next goal: grandmaster! Hi family has sent us the following e-mail: “Dear Michael (Khodarkovsky […]

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Young Stars Camp

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

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Congratulates Our Co-Founder, Stanley Druckenmiller, With the Prestigious 2018 Alexander Hamilton Award

May 3, 2018, New York, NY – Kasparov Chess Foundation’s co-founder and board member, Stanley Druckenmiller, is the winner of this year’s prestigious Alexander Hamilton Award by the Manhattan Institute. The award ceremony was held at New York’s famed Cipriani 42nd Street on May 2nd. With more than 700 guests in attendance, Mr. Druckenmiller, Chairman […]

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KCF Joint Camp in Europe

Direct Link to the Flyer and more Information, click here The Kasparov Chess Foundation is pleased to announced the joint chess camp between the KCF, European Chess Union and the European Chess Academy. Candidates who applied to Young Stars program from all over the world will have opportunity to study alongside with the best European […]

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Nakamura partners with KCF

For more information, please contact: Mr Michael Khodarkovsky Kasparov Chess Foundation office@kasparovchessfoundation.org April 6, 2018   Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura sets example in support of young talent in Africa American Hikaru Nakamura, one of the world’s top chess Grandmasters, has shown his generosity by honouring a pledge he made earlier this year to assist two promising […]

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Vanessa Sun on the Greater NY Scholastics

All heads in the room turned to look as the legendary former World Champion Garry Kasparov made his way through the aisles. He glanced at a few boards, silently making his judgments on several positions. William Graif, who placed second in the highest section of the tournament, saw Kasparov nod to himself in approval of […]

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Report on Record Breaking Greater NY Scholastics

Find the full report, including pictures, analysis and results by Vanessa Sun at: Vanessa Sun on the Greater NY Scholastics  

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2018 Greater New York: The Big Freeze Couldn’t Keep Record-Breaking Numbers Away!

Record cold temperatures couldn’t keep players away. The 2018 Greater New York Championship had a record-shattering attendance, as players from all over the Tri-state area came to the Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge to enjoy a weekend of chess and fun. Even with the tournament was able to attract more than 1500 K-12 players, smashing previous […]

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Young Stars Program goes Global

Young Stars Program Goes Global The Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) and The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) have run the very successful Young Stars – Team USA for the past six years. The Team USA program has helped develop several American chess prodigies from across the country. Team USA has been […]

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