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Kasparov Announces FIDE Candidacy and Team in Tallinn

SUMMARY: Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov of Russia held an event today in Tallinn, Estonia, to announce his candidacy for the presidency of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and to introduce the other members of his ticket. A Kasparov press conference is scheduled for October 9 in Tallinn, more details forthcoming at

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The Kasparovs Tour Africa for Chess in Education

World Champion Garry Kasparov and his wife Dasha just completed a trip across seven African nations to meet with chess and education officials as well as chess players and children. It was part of the Kasparov Chess Foundation’s drive to bring chess into education around the world by gathering public and private sponsors and organizations [...]

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Results Are In For The 10th Annual KCF All-Girls National Chess Championships

Check out the final standings from the 2013 All Girls National Scholastic Chess Championships from our sponsor, Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation. See results here.

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All-Girls Champs Win Awards From Kasparov

Chicago – When Anupama Rajendra won first place in the All-Girls Nationals last year at age 11, she made history by becoming the youngest girl ever to win the tournament. This past weekend, Anupama, now 12, made history at the All-Girls again by winning first place in the tournament’s newly-added Under 20 Section. The victory [...]

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Opens All-Girls Nationals in Chicago

Chicago – The 10th annual All-Girls Nationals opened in Chicago with mayor Rahm Emanuel in attendance. A record-breaking 282 girls battle for victory in seven sections. See photos by Betsy Dynako below, follow pairings and standings on the Renaissance Knights homepage, and look for a full report after the tournament. Former World Champ and human [...]

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Join Us in Wishing A Happy 50th to Garry Kasparov

Can you imagine the world without Picasso, Mozart, Pele, or Kasparov?  Well, 50 years ago today, Garry Kasparov was born into the world.  His accomplishments as a young chess prodigy thrust him into the world spotlight at a young age.  Achieving the highest ranking in chess, Kasparov now devotes his time and energy to his [...]

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Special Appearance by Garry Kasparov At the 10th Annual All-Girls National Championships

(Chicago, IL) Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess legend of our time and, too many, the greatest player ever, will appear at the 2013 Kasparov Chess Foundation All-Girls National Championships held in Chicago, April 26- 28. The appearance is in conjunction with the Kasparov Chess Foundation, Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation (RKCF), and the United States Chess [...]

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Record-Breaking Turnout For Kasparov Chess Foundation’s Regional Scholastic Chess Championships

Nearly 1400 K – 12 Students Across Greater New York, Greater Mid-Atlantic, and Greater Chicago Areas Competed, And All Are Winners. New York, NY, Feb. 5, 2013 — Kasparov Chess Foundation held its 2013 original Scholastic Championships Series, spanning across major metropolitan areas of the nation these past two weekends. The Foundation organized and sponsored [...]

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces 2013 Regional Scholastic Chess Championships Series

Individual and Team Scholastic Championships for Greater New York, Greater Mid-Atlantic, and Greater Chicago Areas of the United States. New York, NY, Jan 16, 2013 — Kasparov Chess Foundation welcomes students from K – 12 grades to take part in its 2013 Scholastic Championships Series, spanning across major metropolitan areas of the nation. The Foundation [...]

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KCF Students Troff, Sevian Win Gold at World Youth

SAINT LOUIS, MO, Nov. 26, 2012 — Sam Sevian and Kayden Troff each won a gold medal at the World Youth Chess Championship, which concluded in Maribor, Slovenia, on November 18.

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