Yet another victory for a member of the Young Stars program, sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation. This time it was Ashritha Eswaran’s turn to shine, as she won the U.S. Junior Girls Invitational in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with an outstanding score of 6.5/9. Ahsritha Eswaran hard at work in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo by Ruth Haring. […]
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I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the most worthy of endeavors – the education of our children. In an age when schools are facing significant budgetary restraints, there is a greater need than ever to make chess available to as many students as possible. We’ve assembled the very […]
The tension could be cut with a knife; the focus and intensity of every member of the room was apparent. A trio of tables had been arranged in a U shape, and everyone was ignoring the laptops in front of them, focusing instead on the position on the projector. Suddenly, one of them spoke up. […]
It has already been a fantastic year for the young members of the Young Stars program, which is co-sponsored by the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center as well as the Kasparov Chess Foundation. Earlier this year Sam Sevian had a fantastic performance in the U.S. Championship, earning his qualification to the 2015 World […]
Congratulations to 14-year-old Jeffery Xiong, who took clear first at the Chicago Open with 7/9! Xiong took home over $10,000, earned his third GM norm and gained enough rating points to push him over 2500 FIDE! To read more about Jeffrey’s big win, click here.
Kasparov Delivers Commencement Speech at Saint Louis University – Receives Honorary Doctorate of Laws
On May 16, 2015, Garry Kasparov delivered the commencement speech at Saint Louis University. To read the transcript of his speech, please click here. To watch the entire commencement speech on video, click here.
Executives From Kasparov Chess Foundation’s Five Branches Gathered for Annual Meeting In St. Louis On April 27, 2015
Representatives From All Five Continents Met to Map Out The Future of Chess Education. New York, NY, April 28, 2015 — Kasparov Chess Foundation held its annual conference on Monday, April 27th, at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, MO. Leaders from all five Kasparov Chess Foundation’s worldwide branches, along with the […]
This past weekend, the All Girls National Scholastic Championships took place in Chicago. To read more about it, click here.
World chess legends Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short will meet later this month for the first Battle of the Legends exhibition match, to be held in Saint Louis, the Chess Capital of the United States. On April 25-26, former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and famed English Grandmaster Nigel Short will play a series of […]
Download now: App Store http://bit.ly/minichess-iOS Google Play http://bit.ly/Minichess-GP City of Tshwane, Gauteng, 10 February, 2015 game released internationally – This is a historic day for us and we would love to share it with you. Come join the celebration as we launch the one-and-only Kasparov-MiniChess mobile game on App Store and Google Play. The MiniChess Mobile Game, […]