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KCF Education in Asia II

  The trip to Malaysia finished with a seminar in Putrajaya, Malaysia KCF Tour – last stop in Kuala Lumpur. 80 teachers and Education representatives attended from all over Malaysia. Seminar ably managed by Putrajaya Chess Association at the Ministry auditorium! Ignatius Leong, Puan Rabitah Abdul binti Razak (Director of Chess in the MOE), Michael […]

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KCF Education in Asia

KASPAROV CHESS IN EDUCATION IN ASIA  by Peter Long In conjunction with the Kasparov Chess Foundation’s 15th Aniversary Celebrations, the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific undertook the organization of five events in five Asian countries for the promotion of Chess in Education to be done in partnership with National Chess Federations and their respective Ministries of Education (or […]

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Match of the Millenials

America’s Most Talented Juniors Challenge the World to a Chess Match Five prominent chess organizations are partnering to bring the Match of the Millennials to Saint Louis ST. LOUIS, February 22, 2017 – The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), in cooperation with the Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF), U.S. Chess Federation, World […]

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2017 Greater New York: record-breaking numbers!

All Photos in this article by Vanessa Sun The banners celebrating the 15 years of the Kasparov Chess Foundation and welcoming players, parents, and coaches, which numbered well over 2000, to the playing hall The 2017 Greater New York Championship had a record-shattering attendance, just in time for the Kasparov Chess Foundation’s 15th year anniversary! […]

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Chess in Africa

After visiting Africa on a tour, GM Maurice Ashley was deeply moved by the extreme poverty, underlying beauty, and promise of hope. Together with Graham Jurgensen, they enlisted the help and patronage of the Paul Allen Foundation, as well as the Kasparov Chess Foundation in the USA and Africa, to take three grandmasters on a […]

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Jeffery Xiong is 2017 Samford Fellow

Jeffery on the cover of Chess Life The FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its thirty first annual award, has selected Grandmaster Jeffery Xiong of Plano, Texas, as its 2017 Fellow. The Samford is the richest and most important chess fellowship in the United States having awarded over two million dollars the past three […]

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces 2017 Individual and Team Regional Scholastic Championships; Kicks Off 15 Year Anniversary with First of 15 Worldwide Events

New York, NY, Jan. 23, 2017 — Kasparov Chess Foundation is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a slate of 15 major events scheduled around the world, the first of which are the Greater New York, Greater Chicago, and Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships, in Brooklyn, NY, Chicago, IL, and Baltimore, MD, respectively. The events are […]

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Young Stars featured on worldchess.com

FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos has written an excellent article on the continuous, and very recent, success of the Young Star students, focusing mainly on Sevian and Xiong. Find the article at: https://worldchess.com/2016/11/26/recent-triumphs-by-two-young-stars/

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U.S. Wins Gold at Chess Olympiad

The United States’ gold is the team’s first since 1976. But in that year, the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc countries boycotted the competition because it was held in Israel. The United States’ previous gold medals were in the 1930s — 1931, 1933, 1935 and 1937 — before the Soviet Union began to dominate […]

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America’s Young Chess Champs

As featured in the Wall Street Journal on Sept. 5, 2016 – The Young Stars-Team USA program, a collaboration between the Kasparov Chess Foundation and the Saint Louis Chess Club, is churning out elite players at an impressive rate. Former Soviet chess world champion and political activist Garry Kasparov, now based in New York City, […]

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