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 on February 4, and 2023 Greater California Super City Championships to be held on February 26. Both tournaments are open to K – 12 graders in public, private, charter and home schools. 

“We are excited to welcome students to a safe tournament setting where they can interact with one another, while competing for individual and school team prizes,” explained Kasparov Chess Foundation President, Michael Khodarkovsky. “These experiences are invaluable for students, now more than ever, helping to shape young peoples’ educational and interpersonal skills, while building their confidence,” added Mr. Khodarkovsky.

Following are details on each tournament: 

2023 Greater Chicago Scholastic Chess Championships

When:    February 4, 2023

Where:  McCormick Place – West Building 2301 S Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Chicago, IL


  • Championship sections: 4-Round, Swiss System
  • Reserve & Novice sections: 5-Round, Swiss System


  • Championship sections: Rounds: 10:00, 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30
  • Reserve & Novice sections: Rounds: 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 3:30 & 5:00
  • Awards: 6:30

Entry Fee:

  • $ 50 postmarked/online by 12/31
  • $ 65 postmarked/online by 1/20
  • $ 80 online by 2/3
  • $ 100 Onsite


  • Trophies top 5 players, top 2 schools
  • Any player who scores 4 or more points and doesn’t win a trophy will receive a medal!

Online Registration by Feb. 2nd – Click Here for Online Registration


2023 Greater California Super City Championships

When:    February 26, 2023

Where:  Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91204

Format:  All sections: 5-Round, Swiss System


  • Round times: 10:00, 11:15, 12:30, 1:45 & 3:00
  • Awards: 4:00


  • 60 trophies awarded
  • Winners of top-rated sections will also get a bonus $1300 in cash prizes

Entry Fee:

  • Early Bird: $60 before 1/20
  • Regular Fee: $75 before 2/20
  • Late Fee: $90 by 5pm 2/25 
  • No Onsite Registration

Online Registration by Feb. 25th – Click Here for Online Registration

About Kasparov Chess Foundation 

Founded by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, KFC’s mission is to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children worldwide 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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