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Check Out Pics From The 2015 Greater NY Championships

View our latest photo album from the 2015 Greater New York Scholastic Championships, click here!

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Tremendous Turnout For Kasparov Chess Foundation’s Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships

1,000+ K – 12 Students Across Greater New York Entered This Year’s Tournament. New York, NY, Jan. 13, 2015 — Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) held its 2015 Greater New York Scholastic Championships on Sat., Jan. 10th and Sun., Jan. 11th, at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.  With more than 1,000 registrants, KCF [...]

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NYT – A Grandmaster Before 14, With Kasparov on His Side

  Check out the article in the 1/8/14 NY Times to learn more about Grandmaster Sam Sevian and how the Kasparov Chess Foundation works with young prodigies to help them become champions.  See A Grandmaster Before 14, With Kasparov on His Side.

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Boston Globe Features KCF’s Young Stars – Team USA Student, Sam Sevian, Youngest Grand Master

The Boston Globe’s Dec. 24th, 2014 issue includes an article titled, “Southbridge’s Sam Sevian, 13, is Youngest US Chess Grandmaster.“ In 2012, Sevian was selected by the Kasparov Chess Foundation in a partnership with the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis to develop American chess prodigies from around the nation. The program, called Young [...]

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 49th Annual Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships

In association with:     WHEN: Sat., Jan 10 – Sun., Jan. 11, 2015  WHERE: New York Marriott Hotel At The Brooklyn Bridge New York, NY, Dec. 20, 2014 — The Kasparov Chess Foundation is hosting and sponsoring, in association with Barclaycard, the 2015 Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships. America’s longest-running, rated scholastic [...]

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Online Registration Opens for Greater NY Scholastic Championships

For those interested in registering for the 2015 Greater NY Scholastic Championships, please click here.

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Sevian, 13, Sets New Record as Youngest-Ever American Grandmaster

SAINT LOUIS (November 24, 2014) – A 13-year-old has set a new low for chess’ highest achievement. On Saturday evening at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, Boston seventh-grader Sam Sevian completed the final requirement necessary to earn the title of Grandmaster, the highest title a chess player can attain. There are [...]

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Sixteen-Yr-Old Grandmaster Kayden Troff Crowned Jumior Champ in Saint Louis

Kayden Troff, who recently won the US Chess Championships, has participated in KCF’s Gifted Students program.  To read all about his recent win, click here: The United States Chess Federation – GM Kayden Troff Crowned Junior Champ in Saint Louis

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Kasparov Coaches Congress on Chess – Organizes First Congressional Chess Tourney

“The lawmakers were competing in the first Congressional Chess Tournament, designed to raise awareness of the game’s educational benefits and the importance of introducing chess to young people nationwide. Joining the teen coaches was Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest chess player of all time.” To read the entire article, Congressmen Play Chess to Raise Awareness [...]

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Ellen Xiang Wins Top Section at Record Breaking All-Girls – Reported by United States Chess Federation (USCF)

The 11th Annual All Girls National Championship in Northbrook, Illinois set a record high for attendance with 322 girls playing from across the country. Read all about it as reported by the United States Chess Federation, click here.

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