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Sixteen-Yr-Old Grandmaster Kayden Troff Crowned Jumior Champ in Saint Louis

Kayden Troff, who recently won the US Chess Championships, has participated in KCF’s Gifted Students program.  To read all about his recent win, click here: The United States Chess Federation – GM Kayden Troff Crowned Junior Champ in Saint Louis

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Kasparov Coaches Congress on Chess – Organizes First Congressional Chess Tourney

“The lawmakers were competing in the first Congressional Chess Tournament, designed to raise awareness of the game’s educational benefits and the importance of introducing chess to young people nationwide. Joining the teen coaches was Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest chess player of all time.” To read the entire article, Congressmen Play Chess to Raise Awareness [...]

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Ellen Xiang Wins Top Section at Record Breaking All-Girls – Reported by United States Chess Federation (USCF)

The 11th Annual All Girls National Championship in Northbrook, Illinois set a record high for attendance with 322 girls playing from across the country. Read all about it as reported by the United States Chess Federation, click here.

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Record-Breaking Turnout for Kasparov Chess Foundation’s 11th Annual All Girls Chess Championships

More Than 330 K – 12 Students Across The Country Competed — And All Are Winners. New York, NY, April 16, 2014 — Kasparov Chess Foundation held its 2014 All Girls Scholastic Championships this past weekend at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Northbrook, IL, and scored a checkmate in terms of attendance with more than [...]

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Could Sam Sevian become the youngest US chess grandmaster ever?

At 13, the Southbridge resident is one step away from the game’s highest rating.  Read all about him in the March 30th Boston Globe, here.

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Record-Breaking Turnout For Kasparov Chess Foundation’s Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships

Greater Chicago and Greater Mid-Atlantic to Follow Nearly 1,000 K – 12 Students Across Greater New York Competed, And All Are Winners. New York, NY, Jan. 18, 2014 — Kasparov Chess Foundation held its 2014 Greater New York Scholastic Championships this past Sunday and scored a checkmate in terms of attendance with nearly 1,000 students [...]

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KCF Hosted and Sponsored the 48th Greater NY Scholastic Chess Championships and Broke Another Attendance Record. And The Results Are In…

For results, please visit www.gnyscc.com.

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 48th Annual Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships

WHEN:        Sun., Jan. 12, 2014 at the New York Marriott Hotel At Brooklyn Bridge New York, NY, Jan. 7, 2014 –The Kasparov Chess Foundation is hosting and sponsoring the 2014 Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships. America’s longest-running, rated scholastic chess tournament will take place on Sun., Jan. 12th at Brooklyn’s New [...]

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Kasparov Announces FIDE Candidacy and Team in Tallinn

SUMMARY: Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov of Russia held an event today in Tallinn, Estonia, to announce his candidacy for the presidency of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and to introduce the other members of his ticket. A Kasparov press conference is scheduled for October 9 in Tallinn, more details forthcoming at kasparov2014.com.

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The Kasparovs Tour Africa for Chess in Education

World Champion Garry Kasparov and his wife Dasha just completed a trip across seven African nations to meet with chess and education officials as well as chess players and children. It was part of the Kasparov Chess Foundation’s drive to bring chess into education around the world by gathering public and private sponsors and organizations [...]

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