Kasparov Chess Foundation Global
Representatives From All Five Continents Met to Map Out The Future of Chess Education.
New York, NY, April 28, 2015 — Kasparov Chess Foundation held its annual conference on Monday, April 27th, at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, MO. Leaders from all five Kasparov Chess Foundation’s worldwide branches, along with the Foundation’s Chairman and Hall of Famer, Garry Kasparov, presented their programs that bring chess to students from Africa to Europe, the United States to Asia, and beyond.
While in St. Louis, former World Champion Mr. Kasparov played an exhibition match against Britain’s GM Nigel Short at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. KCF executives from Africa, Asia, Europe, Mexico, and the United States, made presentations of their programs and accomplishments for the last fifteen months. Further, they discussed new initiatives and programs, as well as collaboration between all branches.
According to Michael Khodarkovsky, President of Kasparov Chess Foundation USA, “The conference is an opportunity for all of the KCF family foundation to share their experience and ways of improvements, as well as future plans. And, it was very productive to meet face-to-face and learn from each other about successes as well as difficulties in accomplishment of our mission to bring chess in education. It is very inspiring to hear visionary guidance by KCF Chairman, Garry Kasparov, which would certainly have an indisputable impact on our programs worldwide,” he explained.