Record-Breaking Turnout for Kasparov Chess Foundation’s 11th Annual All Girls Chess Championships

More Than 330 K – 12 Students Across The Country Competed — And All Are Winners.

New York, NY, April 16, 2014 — Kasparov Chess Foundation held its 2014 All Girls Scholastic Championships this past weekend at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Northbrook, IL, and scored a checkmate in terms of attendance with more than 320 students competing. The Foundation organized and sponsored the tournament in association with local chess organization Renaissance Knights Foundation and the United States Chess Federation (USCF).

In total, 322 players from nearly all fifty states were represented at this year’s tournament, smashing previous records. To view the complete results, please visit

About Kasparov Chess Foundation

Founded by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, KCF’s mission is to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children throughout the United States by providing a complete chess curriculum and enrichment programs. The Foundation promotes the study of chess as a cognitive learning tool in curricular classes and after-school programs for elementary, middle and high schools, both in the public and private school sectors. The not-for-profit educational organization also organizes tournaments and competitions on a local and national basis. For more information, please visit

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