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More tournaments, more success

It feels as if the Young Stars program is producing fantastic result after fantastic result, and that might just be the case. We published not too long ago a piece on Sam’s and Jeffery’s performances in their recent events, as well as Awonder’s fabulous result in the Continental Championship. Jeffery has made the headlines yet again. A […]

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Grand Chess Tour starts in Leuven

Only five days after the finish of a brilliant event in Paris, the Grand Chess Tour moves on to Leuven, Belgium with the top-10 players in the World. The tournament, named YourNextMove, is being hosted at the Leuven City Hall.   World Champion Magnus Carlsen playing an opening tandem simul The sponsor and organizer, Jan Callewaert, […]

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GM-norm for Awonder

13-year-old Awonder Liang just earned his first GM norm at the Continental Championships held in San Salvador, El Salvador May 28-June 5, 2016. There were 13 Grandmasters (GMs), 12 International Masters (IMs) and 12 FIDE Masters (FMs) competing in the event. Awonder comes from a greaet result in Hasselbacken The 11 opponents whom Awonder competed against […]

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Young Stars success: Sevian and Xiong

The fight to be known as the best prospect for chess in America is a tough one. With the chess boom caused by the coming of top-level GMs to this country, as well as the impact of the Saint Louis Chess Club and the Kasparov Chess Foundation, there have been several impressive talented players making […]

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Record-Breaking Turnout for 2016 All Girls Scholastic Championships

Nearly 450 K – 12 Students Across The Country Competed — And All Are Winners. New York, NY, April 25, 2016 — Kasparov Chess Foundation held its 2016 All Girls Scholastic Championships this past weekend at the Hyatt Regency, McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, and scored a checkmate in terms of attendance smashing previous records. […]

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Kasparov Interview in New Dehli’s The Hindu on the Increasing Role of Chess in Modern Society

New Dehli, India, Feb. 20, 2016 – In an article that ran in The Hindu newspaper today, titled “Role of Chess in Modern Society has Increased: Kasparov,” Garry shares his views on chess, entrepreneurialism, and politics. “I see the dramatic increase in the role chess is playing in modern society. Spread of chess in schools […]

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2016 Greater Chicago Scholastic

article and photos by Betsy Dynako. Original article published at Kinzie Chess Team, winners of the K-9 championship team prize at the Greater Chicago K-12, Photo: Betsy Carina Dynako For chess fans, it’s easy to understand how chess can be a gift in a person’s life. Many non-profit organizations, including US Chess, do good […]

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2016 Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic

The 2016 Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic tournament was a big success. Held in  Baltimore, Maryland, the tournament attracted almost 300 participants from K-12. The tournament was held the days of February 6th and 7th. Below are the winners from each grade section as well as pictures of some of the participants. For more information and full list […]

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces 2016 Individual and Team Regional Scholastic Championships

New York, NY, Jan. 22, 2016 — Kasparov Chess Foundation welcomes students from K – 12 grades to take part in its 2016 Scholastic Championships Series, spanning across major metropolitan areas of the nation. The Foundation is sponsoring these tournaments in association with local chess organizations in each region, including Maryland State Chess Association in […]

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Biggest Turnout in History For Kasparov Chess Foundation’s Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships

1,240+ K – 12 Students Across Greater NY Participated in This Year’s Tournament. New York, NY, Jan. 11, 2016 — Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) held its 2016 Greater New York Scholastic Championships on Sat., Jan. 9th and Sun., Jan. 10th, at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. According to Chief Arbiter, David Hater, […]

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