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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 LiChess.org 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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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 Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents KCF University Cup Online Global Tournament

The KCF University Cup Will Take Place on February 6 – 7, 2021, via LiChess.org New York, NY, Dec. 17, 2020 — The Kasparov Chess Foundation announces the KCF University Cup, which will take place online, February 6-7, 2021.  The tournament is open to teams from colleges and universities from all over the world. The KCF […]

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Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces Greater New York and Greater Chicago Online Scholastic Chess Championships

Greater New York will be held on Jan. 30 – 31, 2021; Greater Chicago will be held on Feb. 6, 2021 New York, NY, Dec. 31, 2020 — Kasparov Chess Foundation is moving its landmark Greater New York and Greater Chicago Scholastic Chess Championships to online format for the 2021 season. In keeping with the […]

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