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Unleash Your Inner Grandmaster: Kasparov Chess Foundation’s KCF Academy.org Revolutionizes Chess Learning

In the ever-evolving world of chess, where strategy meets intellect, the Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) has taken a bold step forward with the launch of its groundbreaking e-learning platform – KCF Academy.org. This new initiative promises to transform the way chess enthusiasts learn and improve their game, offering a unique opportunity to engage with top-tier […]

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

The KCF University Cup Will Take Place on February 3 – 4, 2024, on lichess.org. New York, NY, Nov. 28, 2023 — The Kasparov Chess Foundation announces the fourth annual KCF University Cup, which will take place, February 3 – 4, 2024. The KCF University Cup is an international online tournament, which is open to […]

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Launches KCF Academy; Live, Subscription-Based Online Chess Program With Four Skill Levels

KCF Academy Also Offers Live Online Lecture Series, Special Guest Interviews and Expert Coaching. New York, NY, Nov. 2, 2023 – Kasparov Chess Foundation is launching a subscription-based live, online chess lessons with four different skill levels. Registration is opened now at www.kcfacademy.org, and chess players of all ages are encouraged to sign-up. Classes commence on […]

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Insights from the first KCF European Trainers Conference

by Tiberiu Georgescu (originally appeared in ChessBase) 8/4/2023 – The inaugural KCF European Trainers Conference brought together around 150 trainers from more than 25 countries. The distinguished speakers, including Michael Khodarkovsky, Ivan Sokolov, Adrian Mikhalchishin, and Garry Kasparov, shared their expertise, enriching the conference with valuable insights and experiences. Photos: Lennart Ootes / Anastasiya Karlovich […]

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Happy 60th Birthday Garry Kasparov!

April 13, 2023 – A very special happy 60th birthday to our Chairman of the Board, Garry Kasparov. Born the 13th of April, 1963, Garry was six times World champion between 1985 to 2000 and the number one world ranked player for 20 years from 1985 until his retirement from professional chess in 2005. Under […]

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Texas Tech wins KCF University Cup and meets with Kasparov in New York

The Kasparov Chess Foundation organized the third annual KCF University Cup in February this year. The tournament, which attracted well over 500 university students from every continent, was won by Texas Tech University. Francesco Bortolussi, who played board 4 for the winning team, sent us a first-person account of the tournament itself and of the […]

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KCF Asia Pacific Celebrates 10th Anniversary with 2023 Rapid Tour Competition

160 players from across the Asian continent took part at Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific’s (KCFAP) 2023 Rapid Tour competition. Jayden Wong (2348) became the winner of the Garry Kasparov Cup. The tournament was organized & sponsored by Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific. The Singapore Leg is jointly managed by Chess Academy (Singapore) Pte Ltd […]

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Texas Tech claims 3rd Kasparov Chess Foundation University Cup

The Kasparov Chess Foundation organized the third annual KCF University Cup. This event was played on lichess.org and hosted on chessstream.com on the weekend of February 4 and 5, 2023. The tournament attracted well over 500 university students from every continent and from nearly thirty countries. The event was a resounding success. The KCF University […]

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces 2023 Greater Chicago and Greater California Scholastic Chess Championships

Upcoming tournaments are in-person and open to all players from public, private, charter and home schools in grades 12 & below. New York, NY, January 31, 2023 – Kasparov Chess Foundation in association with the Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation and American Chess Academy, present the 2023 Greater Chicago K – 12 Scholastic Championships to be held […]

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