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10th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Championships

New York, NY, Feb. 4, 2019  — The 10th Annual Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships are taking place on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9:30am – 5:00pm, at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Poly High School) & Western High School 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane (off I-83). Open to all players, K – 12 grades, the competition is ideal for the […]

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Tenth Annual Greater Chicago Championship Results and Pics

Chicago, IL, Feb. 3, 2019 – More than 640 players from 129 schools participated in Chicago’s largest US Chess Federation rated tournament of the year – the 10th Annual Greater Chicago K-12 Championship. The competition was fierce, but by the end of the day this year’s City of Chicago Chess Champions were crowned. This year drew […]

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The 53rd Annual Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships, Presented by Kasparov Chess Foundation, Tremendous Success!

New York, NY, Jan. 7, 2019 — More than 1500 students, K – 12, competed in the 53rd Annual Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships this past weekend (Jan. 5 – 6).  Held at the New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge, the event drew scholastic players from nine states across […]

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Young Stars KCF Camp

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

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces the 2019 Greater New York Scholastic Championships

The 53rd Annual Greater NY Scholastic Championships will take place on Jan 5th and 6th at the beautiful NY Marriott Hotel At Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street (near Borough Hall), Brooklyn, NY. Nearby subway stations: Jay Street Metrotech (A, C, F & R trains), Borough Hall (2, 3, 4 & 5 trains). Hotel policy prohibits food not purchased from hotel […]

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KCF Congratulates Its President, Michael Khodarkovsky, Elected VP of FIDE Presidential Board

Oct. 9, 2018, Batumi, Georgia – The Kasparov Chess Foundation announced the election of its President, Michael Khodarkovsky, to Vice President of FIDE’s Presidential Board. FIDE, the World Chess Federation, is the governing body for the sport of chess.  Mr. Khodarkovsky will continue on in his role as Foundation President.  The vote took place at […]

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New Yorker video on KCF All-Girls National

Jenny Schweitzer, a filmmaker and video journalist based in New York city, has published a lovely piece for The New Yorker on the All-Girls National Championship that was held in Chicago, Illinois in April. The video and accompanying article focus on the struggles girls have in the boy dominated world that chess is, and how this […]

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Congrats to Brandon!

Congratulations to Brandon Jacobson, Young Stars program participant, who just completed his requirements for the IM title. Brandon has been on a roll this summer, quickly gaining rating points in every tournament he has participated. His eyes are now set on the next goal: grandmaster! Hi family has sent us the following e-mail: “Dear Michael (Khodarkovsky […]

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Young Stars Camp

The Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) and Saint Louis Chess Club have been running the very successful Young Stars – Team USA 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 Jeffery Xiong and GM Sam Sevian. Team USA has […]

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Congratulates Our Co-Founder, Stanley Druckenmiller, With the Prestigious 2018 Alexander Hamilton Award

May 3, 2018, New York, NY – Kasparov Chess Foundation’s co-founder and board member, Stanley Druckenmiller, is the winner of this year’s prestigious Alexander Hamilton Award by the Manhattan Institute. The award ceremony was held at New York’s famed Cipriani 42nd Street on May 2nd. With more than 700 guests in attendance, Mr. Druckenmiller, Chairman […]

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