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Congratulations to the youngest IM in history

Success is pouring for the members of the Young Stars program, and a new World Record has been broken! The title of youngest International Master, which belonged to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, clocked in at 10 years, 9 months and 20 days. Abhimanyu Mishra, has just broken that record by a mere 17 days, to clock in […]

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Congratulations to GM Bjerre!

A great success story coming out of the strongest Swiss tournament in chess history: Jonas Buhl Bjerre, part of the Young Stars program of the Kasparov Chess Foundation, achieved the final requirements to claim the title of grandmaster at the tender age of 15! This makes him the youngest Danish GM ever.Hard work pays off! […]

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KCF Newsletter #2

We are pleased to bring to you the second newsletter of the year for KCF, highlighting some of our more important contributions and events. You can find the newsletter below: Newsletter #2 2019 KCF

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Greater California 2019

“Greater and Greater” by Jerry Yee The summer of 2019 showcased The Kasparov Chess Foundation’s continuing series of annual popular tournaments in the greater areas of New York, Chicago, Mid-Atlantic and California. These annual events only represent part of the foundation’s story. The foundation’s series of regional events allows children of any age and level […]

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Young Stars Global

Following the incredible success of the Young Stars program in America, a collaboration between the Saint Louis Chess Club and the Kasparov Chess Foundation, the Young Stars program has now gone global! Prodigies like Kayden Troff, Sam Sevian and Jeffery Xiong have been elevated to the rank of grandmaster, and in the case of Jeffery […]

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Harlem Children’s Zone Workshop

A big part of the Kasparov Chess Foundation’s goals is to give back to the community. Our projects with chess in the schools, and specially our cooperation with the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) is one of the more rewarding ones. On June 19th KCF President and FIDE Senior Trainer Michael Khodarkovsky conducted the annual workshop […]

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Young Stars Chess Camp Summer 2019

The Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) and Saint Louis Chess Club have been running the very successful Young Stars program for the past six years. Team USA’s program has helped develop several American chess prodigies from across the country. including the likes of GM Kayden Troff, GM Jeffery Xiong and GM Sam Sevian. Team USA has […]

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Dispatch from the All Girls Nationals: “I am Here to Fight the Chess Wars”

Keyla entered her first Kasparov Chess Foundation All Girl’s Nationals ready to fight the chess wars, make friends, and improve her chess skills. As we walked into the opening ceremony, I saw both nervousness and excitement in her eyes. The energy from the rest of the girls was contagious and within seconds her nervousness seemed […]

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Check Out the KCF Q1 Newsletter to Find Out What We’re Doing Around the Globe

The Kasparov Chess Foundation has gone global.  Did you know that we’re now in 5 continents? Check out our latest newsletter to get the worldwide story. Click here.  

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Check Out Pics from All Girls Nationals

Nearly 400 young women from around the country gathered in Chicago on April 12 – 14, 2019 for the All Girls Nationals.  Check out pics from the event here.

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