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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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Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 52nd Annual Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships

WHEN: Sat., Jan 6 – Sun., Jan. 7, 2018 at the New York Marriott Hotel At The Brooklyn Bridge; Online Registration: http://www.gnyscc.com/registration.html New York, NY, Dec. 5, 2017 — The Kasparov Chess Foundation is hosting and sponsoring the 2018 Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships. America’s longest-running, rated scholastic chess tournament will […]

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KCF 15-year anniversary

The Kasparov Chess Foundation celebrated it’s 15th Anniversary this weekend with a gala at the New York Athletic Club. The event was held in two parts, starting with a cocktail reception and 10-board simultaneous exhibition by Garry Kasparov himself. A basketball injury was no deterrent for young Nathan Shuman to battle it out Paula Mahoney, […]

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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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