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Ashritha Eswaran is Girls u20 U.S. Champion

Yet another victory for a member of the Young Stars program, sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation. This time it was Ashritha Eswaran’s turn to shine, as she won the U.S. Junior Girls Invitational in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with an outstanding score of 6.5/9. Ahsritha Eswaran hard at work in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo by Ruth Haring. […]

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Young Stars USA Session (1/2)

The tension could be cut with a knife; the focus and intensity of every member of the room was apparent. A trio of tables had been arranged in a U shape, and everyone was ignoring the laptops in front of them, focusing instead on the position on the projector. Suddenly, one of them spoke up. […]

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Success for Jeffery Xiong


It has already been a fantastic year for the young members of the Young Stars program, which is co-sponsored by the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center as well as the Kasparov Chess Foundation. Earlier this year Sam Sevian had a fantastic performance in the U.S. Championship, earning his qualification to the 2015 World […]

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Jeffery Xiong Makes History in Chicago Open


Congratulations to 14-year-old Jeffery Xiong, who took clear first at the Chicago Open with 7/9! Xiong took home over $10,000, earned his third GM norm and gained enough rating points to push him over 2500 FIDE! To read more about Jeffrey’s big win, click here.

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Kasparov Delivers Commencement Speech at Saint Louis University – Receives Honorary Doctorate of Laws


On May 16, 2015, Garry Kasparov delivered the commencement speech at Saint Louis University.  To read the transcript of his speech, please click here.  To watch the entire commencement speech on video, click here.

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Executives From Kasparov Chess Foundation’s Five Branches Gathered for Annual Meeting In St. Louis On April 27, 2015

Representatives From All Five Continents Met to Map Out The Future of Chess Education. New York, NY, April 28, 2015 — Kasparov Chess Foundation held its annual conference on Monday, April 27th, at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, MO.  Leaders from all five Kasparov Chess Foundation’s worldwide branches, along with the […]

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Record Breaking All-Girls Nationals in Chicago – Lampman & Behura Among Winners

This past weekend, the All Girls National Scholastic Championships took place in Chicago.  To read more about it, click here.  

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Garry Kasparov Vs. Nigel Short, Live At the CCSCSL, April 25 – 26

World chess legends Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short will meet later this month for the first Battle of the Legends exhibition match, to be held in Saint Louis, the Chess Capital of the United States. On April 25-26, former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and famed English Grandmaster Nigel Short will play a series of […]

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International Launch of the Kasparov MiniChess Mobile Application

Download now: App Store Google Play City of Tshwane, Gauteng, 10 February, 2015 game released internationally – This is a historic day for us and we would love to share it with you. Come join the celebration as we launch the one-and-only Kasparov-MiniChess mobile game on App Store and Google Play. The MiniChess Mobile Game, […]

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Private Equity Investor, J. Christopher Flowers Joins Kasparov Chess Foundation Board

New York, NY, Feb. 11, 2015 – The Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) held its annual board meeting on Friday, February 6th, in New York City.  KCF’s Chairman and former World Champion, Garry Kasparov, welcomed J. Christopher Flowers to join the board of directors. Mr. Flowers is an American private equity investor and investment manager focused […]

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