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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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Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 50th Annual Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships

Sat., Jan 9 – Sun., Jan. 10, 2016 at the New York Marriott Hotel At The Brooklyn Bridge New York, NY, Dec. 28, 2015 — The Kasparov Chess Foundation is hosting and sponsoring the 2016 Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships. America’s longest-running, rated scholastic chess tournament will take place on Sat. […]

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KCF Annual Gala: 30 year celebration of Kasparov’s triumph

The KCF is about Chess Education above all else The stage is set for the annual KCF gala – and a special one this year! It is hard to believe that already thirty years have passed since the historical triumph of Kasparov over Karpov in their 1985 World Championship match. The elegance of Garry’s last […]

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Inaugural Greater California Scholastic

by Jerry Yee 193 kids participated in Glendale, California on the weekend of August 15-16 in the Inaugural 2015 Greater California Scholastic Championships. The event was sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation and organized by two of Southern California’s most prominent and successful chess education programs, Beyond Chess and the American Chess Academy (ACA). Beyond […]

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