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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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Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces Inaugural 2015 Greater California Scholastic Championships

New York, NY, Aug. 5, 2015 — Kasparov Chess Foundation is proud to announce the first Greater California Scholastic Championships, to take place on Aug. 15 – 16, 2015, at the Maple Park Community Center, 800 E. Maple Street, Glendale, CA.  The Greater California event joins KCF’s Regional Scholastic Championship Series, including Greater Chicago, Greater […]

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KCF Africa qualifiers for Las Vegas

The third and final KCF Africa sponsored Millionaire Chess satellite tournament concluded in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday 20th July. The series of African satellite tournaments came about as a result of a unique collaboration between the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa and Millionaire Chess and has had a massive impact as a development initiative on […]

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Ashritha Eswaran Pan-American u20 Champion

  By Dejan Bojkov – grandmaster and coach of Ashritha Eswaran During the Pan American Championships last year in Paraguay we met a lot of nice people and one of them invited us to come to the next edition in El Salvador. Alvaro tempted us with a lot of things. I am sure Ashritha liked the […]

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Guam International Open 2015

by Peter Long The Guam International Open Chess Championship was held at the Guam Reef Hotel from 17-23 July 2015 and was made possible primarily due to sponsorship from the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific and Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr. from the National Chess Federation of the Philippines. Given the distance of the largest Island in Micronesia […]

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