KCF Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships


Biggest Turnout in History For Kasparov Chess Foundation’s Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships


garry-signing3-gnyscc-090116_24309918785_o1,340+ K – 12 Students Across Greater NY Participated in This Year’s Tournament.

New York, NY, Jan. 11, 2016 — Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) held its 2016 Greater New York Scholastic Championships on Sat., Jan. 9th and Sun., Jan. 10th, at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. According to Chief Arbiter, David Hater, the tournament attracted 1,342 students from across the New York Metropolitan area, representing the biggest turnout in the tournament’s 50-year history.

As an added treat for participants, the Foundation Chairman, Garry Kasparov was on hand to sign books, stand for pictures, and offer encouragement to the students. To view more images, please visit www.kasparovchessfoundation.org/.













Below is a list of Varsity individual and team winners. For the complete list of results, please visit our tournament web site at www.gnyscc.com.

Following are Varsity individual and team winners:

High School  

Individual: Ethan Li (5 1/2 out of 6)

Team: Stuyvesant (16 ½ points in a tiebreak over NEST)

Junior High

Individual:  Justin Chen (5-1 tiebreak over Akash Kumar, Ariun Rai, and Max Li)

Team:  IS 318 (17 ½ points)


Individual: Davis Zong Jr.  (6-0)

Team:  NEST (18 ½ points)


Individual: Lucas Foerster-Yialamas (6-0)

Team:  Dalton (18 ½ points)


Individual: Daniel Luo (6-0)

Team:  Dalton (14 ½ points)


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