Representatives From All Five Continents Met to Map Out The Future of Chess Education.
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.
About Kasparov Chess Foundation
Founded by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, KCF’s mission is to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children throughout the United States 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 visithttp://www.kasparovchessfoundation.org.