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Training Session Kasparov

The Kasparov University Cup was held on February 5-6, and at the end of two days of online battles it was the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley which took home the cup.  The tournament attracted students from every continent and from over thirty countries. With nearly 700 participants, it was anybody’s tournament, but UTRGV had […]

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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 lichess.org and hosted on chessstream.com 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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KCF University Cup a Big Success

The first Kasparov Chess Foundation University Cup has exceeded all expectations with a huge number of participants. The team on-line tournament brought together universities from around the World to compete in a four on four rapid format. The universities were allowed to line up four players and one alternate per team. Each university could participate […]

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Young Stars train during Holidays

This year has certainly been full of challenges, but that is exactly what chess players are prepared to face. The Young Stars programs continued through the year, but the sessions were held over zoom instead of in-person. After a successful initial virtual session over the Summer, the talented students returned during the holiday season for […]

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The KCF Board Sends its Heartfelt Condolences to the Kasparov Family

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Garry Kasparov’s beloved mother, Klara Shagenovna Kasparova, from Covid 19. The Board of the Kasparov Chess Foundation sends its heartfelt condolences to the entire Kasparov family. Klara has always been instrumental in Garry’s personal and professional life, supporting his dramatic rise as a young Soviet […]

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Top Results at World Youth and Cadets

The final knockout stage of the FIDE World Cadets & Youth Rapid Championships came to the end on December 22. The event held on Tornelo online platform, comprised five different age groups (U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18) with participants competing in two sections: girls and open. 1,380 young chess players from 114 different countries are took part in this world […]

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Young Stars USA Training

The Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) and the Saint Louis Chess Club have been running the very successful Young Stars program for the past seven years. The program has helped develop several American chess prodigies from across the country, including the likes of GM Jeffery Xiong and GM Sam Sevian. Students receive individualized training sessions with […]

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Young Stars Global

Following the incredible success of the Young Stars program in America, a collaboration between the Saint Louis Chess Club and the Kasparov Chess Foundation, the Young Stars program has now gone global! Prodigies like Kayden Troff, Sam Sevian and Jeffery Xiong have been elevated to the rank of grandmaster, and in the case of Jeffery […]

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2018 Greater California Scholastics

“The Greater California Scholastic Championships” By Jerry Yee The Kasparov Foundation continues to promote not only chess excellence within our elite junior players through world class training workshops and camps, but it also continues it’s series of annual popular tournaments in the greater areas of New York, Chicago, Mid-Atlantic and this summer in California. The […]

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Young Stars Program goes Global

Young Stars Program Goes Global The Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) and The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) have run the very successful Young Stars – Team USA for the past six years. The Team USA program has helped develop several American chess prodigies from across the country. Team USA has been […]

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