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Awonder Liang: Junior Champion

At only 14 years of age, Awonder Liang is breaking records left and right. He recently became the youngest American grandmaster in history, and he continues his impressive string of success that this year has brought him by winning the prestigious 2017 U.S. Junior Championship, netting him a highly coveted spot at the 2018 U.S. […]

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Sam Sevian: Continental Champion!

GM Sam Sevian has become the youngest person to win the American Continental championship! From the Kasparov Chess Foundation, we send him a hearty congratulations on a well deserved triumph in Colombia. Sam’s efforts through the Young Stars program have been impressively rewarded. The Young Stars – Team USA program has been sponsored by the Kasparov […]

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Congratulations to Young Stars success

The Young Stars – Team USA program has been sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) and the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) since 2012. A group of young and promising chess players are assessed and evaluated by Garry Kasparov himself, along with KCF President and FIDE Senior Trainer Michael Khodarkovsky. […]

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KCF Education in Asia II

  The trip to Malaysia finished with a seminar in Putrajaya, Malaysia KCF Tour – last stop in Kuala Lumpur. 80 teachers and Education representatives attended from all over Malaysia. Seminar ably managed by Putrajaya Chess Association at the Ministry auditorium! Ignatius Leong, Puan Rabitah Abdul binti Razak (Director of Chess in the MOE), Michael […]

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KCF Education in Asia

KASPAROV CHESS IN EDUCATION IN ASIA  by Peter Long In conjunction with the Kasparov Chess Foundation’s 15th Aniversary Celebrations, the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific undertook the organization of five events in five Asian countries for the promotion of Chess in Education to be done in partnership with National Chess Federations and their respective Ministries of Education (or […]

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Match of the Millenials

America’s Most Talented Juniors Challenge the World to a Chess Match Five prominent chess organizations are partnering to bring the Match of the Millennials to Saint Louis ST. LOUIS, February 22, 2017 – The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), in cooperation with the Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF), U.S. Chess Federation, World […]

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2017 Greater New York: record-breaking numbers!

All Photos in this article by Vanessa Sun The banners celebrating the 15 years of the Kasparov Chess Foundation and welcoming players, parents, and coaches, which numbered well over 2000, to the playing hall The 2017 Greater New York Championship had a record-shattering attendance, just in time for the Kasparov Chess Foundation’s 15th year anniversary! […]

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Chess in Africa

After visiting Africa on a tour, GM Maurice Ashley was deeply moved by the extreme poverty, underlying beauty, and promise of hope. Together with Graham Jurgensen, they enlisted the help and patronage of the Paul Allen Foundation, as well as the Kasparov Chess Foundation in the USA and Africa, to take three grandmasters on a […]

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Jeffery Xiong is 2017 Samford Fellow

Jeffery on the cover of Chess Life The FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its thirty first annual award, has selected Grandmaster Jeffery Xiong of Plano, Texas, as its 2017 Fellow. The Samford is the richest and most important chess fellowship in the United States having awarded over two million dollars the past three […]

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces 2017 Individual and Team Regional Scholastic Championships; Kicks Off 15 Year Anniversary with First of 15 Worldwide Events

New York, NY, Jan. 23, 2017 — Kasparov Chess Foundation is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a slate of 15 major events scheduled around the world, the first of which are the Greater New York, Greater Chicago, and Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships, in Brooklyn, NY, Chicago, IL, and Baltimore, MD, respectively. The events are […]

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