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 330 girls playing from across the country. Read all about it as reported by the United States Chess Federation, click here.

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 http://www.uschess.org/content/view/12626/760/.

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 http://www.kasparovchessfoundation.org.

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Could Sam Sevian become the youngest US chess grandmaster ever?

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At 13, the Southbridge resident is one step away from the game’s highest rating.  Read all about him in the March 30th Boston Globe, here.

Record-Breaking Turnout For Kasparov Chess Foundation’s Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships

Greater Chicago and Greater Mid-Atlantic to Follow

Nearly 1,000 K – 12 Students Across Greater New York Competed, And All Are Winners.

New York, NY, Jan. 18, 2014 — Kasparov Chess Foundation held its 2014 Greater New York Scholastic Championships this past Sunday and scored a checkmate in terms of attendance with nearly 1,000 students competing. The Foundation organized and sponsored the tournament in association with local chess organization Chess Center of New York and Little House of Chess.

In total, 991 players from more than 190 schools, across five states, including NY, NJ, CT, PA, and DE were represented at the tournament.  Special thanks goes to NTDs Sophia Rohde and Steve Immitt for directing the tournament, and to Nils Grotnes for his technical support and tournament website development (tournament site: www.gnyscc.com).

Following individual and team winners:

High School Varsity:

Individual: IM Alex Ostrovskiy, Edward R. Murrow High School (5 of 5)

Team: Edward R. Murrow High School – Brooklyn NY

High School Junior-Varsity:

Individual: Michael Koufakis, Booker T. Washington J.H.S. 54 (5 of 5)

Team: Christian Brothers Academy – Lincroft NJ

High School Novice:

Individual: Nafitul Bhuiyan, Edward R. Murrow High School (5 of 5)

Team: Christian Brothers Academy – Lincroft NJ

Junior High Varsity:

Individual: Spencer Ha, NYC Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies (4.5 of 5)

Team: Eugenio Maria De Hostos I.S. 318 – Brooklyn NY

Junior High Junior Varsity:

Individual: Jefferson Huang, I.S. 237 Queens (5 of 5)

Team: Trinity School – New York NY

Junior High Novice:

Individual: Bryce Boyd, David A. Boody I.S. 228 Brooklyn (4.5 of 5)

Team: David A. Boody I.S. 228 – Brooklyn NY

Elementary Varsity:

Individual: Max Li, Greenville Elementary School Scarsdale (4.5 of 5)

Team: Dalton School – New York NY

Elementary Junior Varsity:

Individual: Christopher Wun, The Anderson School PS334 (5 of 5)

Team: Park Slope PS282 – Brooklyn NY

Elementary Novice

Individual: Dylan Reiner, Yorkville Community School PS151 (5 of 5)

Team: The Richard Rodgers School Of The Arts And Technology PS166 – New York NY

Primary Varsity:

Individual: Benjamin Medina, Brooklyn School For Global Scholars PS741 (5 of 5, won playoff)

Team: Speyer Legacy School – New York NY

Primary Novice:

Individual: Benjamin Medina, Brooklyn School For Global Scholars PS741 (5 of 5, won playoff)

Team: NEST +m School – New York NY

Primary K-1:

Individual: James Oh, Jessie Isador Straus PS199 (5 of 5, won playoff against 2 others)

Team: Greenwich Village PS41 – New York NY

To view the complete results, please visit http://www.gnyscc.com/wallcharts.html.

Upcoming regional tournaments include the Greater Chicago Scholastic Chess Championships, Feb. 1 – 2, and the Greater Mid-Atlantic, on Feb. 1.  For more information and to register online for these upcoming competitions, please visit:

Greater Chicago – Sat., Feb. 1 – Sun, Feb. 2

http://rkcf.wildapricot.org/Resources/Documents/2014%20tournaments/greater_chicago.pdf

Greater Mid-Atlantic – Sat., Feb.1

www.mdchess.com/tourneyreg

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 http://www.kasparovchessfoundation.org.

KCF Hosted and Sponsored the 48th Greater NY Scholastic Chess Championships and Broke Another Attendance Record. And The Results Are In…

For results, please visit www.gnyscc.com.

Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents 48th Annual Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships

WHEN:        Sun., Jan. 12, 2014 at the New York Marriott Hotel At Brooklyn Bridge

New York, NY, Jan. 7, 2014 –The Kasparov Chess Foundation is hosting and sponsoring the 2014 Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships. America’s longest-running, rated scholastic chess tournament will take place on Sun., Jan. 12th at Brooklyn’s New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge, located at 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (about 5 minutes drive south of the Brooklyn Bridge, near Borough Hall), near subways: Jay Street Metrotech (A, C, F & R trains), Hoyt Street (2 & 3 trains), Borough Hall (4 & 5 trains) and Court Street (R train).

The competition is divided into four separate, 5-round Swiss-style tournaments, all taking place on Sun., Jan. 12. Ideal for the beginner as well as top-rated competitive players, each tournament has 3 sections from which to choose, and all rated by the United States Chess Federation (USCF).

Each game is 25 minutes per player + 5-seconds delay per move (non-delay clocks: 30 minutes per player), rated by the United States Chess Federation (USCF). Each tournament has 3 separate sections. Players receive a national chess rating! Many will be playing in their first tournament; others, including some of the top youngsters in the country, will be defending their Greater NY Championship titles! The January 2014 USCF Rating List is used (but unofficial ratings at www.uschess.org are usually used if players would otherwise be unrated on the January 2014 official rating list).

Any number of players may participate from a school to help compete for team prizes (2 or more from the same school make a team), but the school’s four top-scoring players produce its team score. Players without school teams compete for individual prizes.  Prizes are awarded to the top-scoring players and schools. The three top-scoring players in each section also win months of free entries into New York City s historic Marshall Chess Club s tournaments (except quads) a huge savings on entry fees! The four top-scoring players on each of the two top-scoring school teams also win up to 8 weeks free entries!

Following are game times: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:15 pm.  Those unable to play all five games may request point byes (unrated draws) in advance for up to two rounds, which they cannot play.

Online Registration is available at www.gnyscc.com: $57 per player thru January 6th, $70 per player January 7-10th, $75 per player January 11-12.  Entry fee will be $5 LESS per player if 4 or more from the same school are registered together at the same time online by January 10th!

On-Site Entry Fee is $75 per player until 9:15 am   (NO TEAM DISCOUNTS AFTER JANUARY 10th!).  For answers to any questions, please email us at chesscentr@gmail.com or call 347-201-CCNY (2269).  Students are requested to bring clocks, while sets and boards will be supplied by Little House of Chess.

The four divisions follow:

PRIMARY CHAMPIONSHIP – SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014

3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/12/04 AND ALSO in grade 3/below: 1. Primary Varsity, open to all. Trophies to the 12 top-scoring players and the 6 top-scoring schools, the top-rated Under 900, and the top 3 Unrateds. 2. Primary Novice, grades K-3, rated Under 700 or Unrated.  Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. 3. Primary K-1, open to all in 1st grade and below. Trophies: top 12 players, top rated Under 500, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. Plaques to the Top 6 Kindergartners!

JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIP – SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014

3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/12/98 and in grade 9/below: 1. Junior High Varsity, open to all. Trophies to the 12 top-scoring players and 6 top-scoring schools, the top rated Under 1500, and top 3 Unrateds. 2. Junior High Junior-Varsity, rated Under 1200 or Unrated.  Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. 3. Junior High Novice, Under 700 or Unrated. Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools.

ELEMENTARY CHAMPIONSHIP – SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014

3 sections, open to all born after 1/12/01 AND ALSO in grade 6/below: 1. Elementary Varsity, open to all. Trophies to 12 top-scoring players and 6 top-scoring schools, the top-rated Under 1200, and the top 3 Unrateds. 2. Elementary Junior-Varsity, rated Under 1000 or Unrated. EF:  Trophies: top 12, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. 3. Elementary Novice, Under 700 or Unrated. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools and the top 3 Unrateds.

HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP – SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014

3 sections, for players born after 1/12/94 and in grades K-12: 1. High School Varsity, open to all.  Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top Under 1700, and top 3 Unrateds. 2. High School Junior-Varsity, Under 1600 or Unrated. Trophies: top 12, top Under 1400, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. 3. High School Novice, Under 1000 or Unrated. Trophies: top 12, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. NEW!! Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!  Best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections (Mixed Doubles teammates may play in different sections, average Mixed Double team rating must be U2000; teams must declare by 12 pm): Top 3 Mixed Doubles Teams win up to 12 weeks free entries!

Any player in any section who scores 4 or more points and doesn’t win a trophy will receive a medal! USCF Membership is also required. Annual dues: under age 25, $33 extra per player for 12 issues Chess Life ($26 extra for online membership with no magazine). Age 15/below $28 extra for 6 issues ($22 online membership, no magazine). Age 12/below, $24 extra for 6 issues Chess Life For Kids ($17 online membership, no magazine). 3-Month USCF Memberships: $10 extra, age 24/below (no magazine), $8 extra age 12/below (no magazine).

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 http://www.kasparovchessfoundation.org.

 

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 kasparov2014.com.

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 together. Check out ChessBase’s giant pictorial report.

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.

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 — which she captured with three wins, two draws and a one-point bye — gives Anupama the rare distinction of being two-time champion in the decade-old tournament.

All Girls Nationals top team, K-8 went to Dalton. pictured here with Garry Kasparov and their coach.

To read the entire article, please visit US Chess.