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All Girls National Championships Winners and Recap

This year, Chicago welcomed back Kasparov Chess Foundation’s All Girls National Chess Championships, the largest and most prestigous girls only tournament in the USA. Now in its 18th year, KCF All-Girls National Chess Championships took place on April 22 – 24th at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Presented in association with Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation and […]

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Support Ukrainian Chess Players – Your Help Is Needed Now!

This fundraiser is organized by United States of America Chess Federation.   A few words from Carol – CLICK HERE TO DONATE The US Chess community is concerned about our family of Ukrainian chess players as they experience rapidly deteriorating conditions in many parts of their invaded country. Some have immediate needs that are exacerbated by […]

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University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley wins 2nd Annual KCF University Cup

The Kasparov Chess Foundation organized the second annual KCF University Cup was played on and hosted on on the weekend of February 5 and 6, 2022. The tournament attracted students from every continent and from over thirty countries. With nearly 700 participants, the event was a resounding success. The KCF University Cup is […]

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Hungarian Grandmaster Gabor Kallai (Feb. 21, 1959 – Dec. 31, 2021)

We are saddened about the passing of our friend and member of our coaching staff for KCF’s Young Stars program, Hungarian Grandmaster Gabor Kallai. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Gabor was author of nine books, published in multiple languages. Since 2005 he has written a chess column in the Hungarian daily newspaper Népszabadság and from […]

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The Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents Second Annual KCF University Cup Online Global Tournament

The KCF University Cup Will Take Place on February 5 – 6, 2022, on platform. New York, NY, Nov. 29, 2021 — The Kasparov Chess Foundation announces the second annual KCF University Cup, which will take place online, February 5 – 6, 2022.  The tournament is open to teams from colleges and universities from […]

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Carissa Yip is the 2021 U.S. Women’s Champion

IM Carissa Yip clinched victory in the 2021 U.S. Women’s Championship with a round to spare, after defeating IM Nazi Paikidze in today’s penultimate round. With an unreachable score of 8.0/10, Yip also made history by becoming the first woman ever to defeat four former champions in a U.S. Women’s Championship. Currently tied for 2nd […]

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Young Stars return to in-person session

The Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) and Saint Louis Chess Club have been running the very successful Young Stars – Team USA program for the past six years. Team USA’s program has helped develop several American chess prodigies from across the country. including the likes of GM Jeffery Xiong and GM Sam Sevian. Team USA has […]

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Young Stars May Training Session

School is out in most of the country, and the chess world is back in full force. Tournaments are happening online and offline around the World, and our Young Stars are training hard to be prepared for them. The latest training session happened on May 24th and 25th via Zoom. The Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) […]

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Announcing the 2021 North American Youth Chess Championship (NAYCC)

With the relaxing restrictions and Chicago’s goal of reopening by July 4, the organizers of the 2021 North American Youth Chess Championship (NAYCC) are excited to announce they are moving forward with tournament in Chicago from August 16 – 21, 2021. The tournament will take place at the Hilton Chicago, a centrally located luxury hotel […]

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