The Kasparov Chess Foundation – Asia Pacific, headed by KCFAP President Ignatius Leong, has launched a new website! Their content director is Peter Long. Check out the new website here: www.chessasiapacific.com
In what seems to be a never-ending string of successes for the members of the Young Stars program, co-sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation and by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, Akshat Chandra and Jeffery Xiong have taken the 1st and 2nd spots at the U.S. Junior Invitational tournament. The winner! […]
The 2015 U.S. Junior Chess Championship is currently underway in Saint Louis, Missouri. The host of the event is the Saint Louis Chess Club, co-sponsor with the Kasparov Chess Foundation of the Young Stars program. The tournament is an invitation-only round robin event to determine the best u20 player in the United States. Players are invited […]
More success for members of the Young Stars program, as well as for youth U.S. Chess overall! This time many medals were achieved in the Pan-American Youth Festival, which was held in the city of Cali, Colombia. The playing hall in Cali The event gathers the strongest players from each country in the Americas, representing […]
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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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. […]
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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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.
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.
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 […]