Chess Stars and Garry Kasparov

by Kasparov Chess Foundation
7/18/2022 – Like any complicated trade or skill, the growth and legacy of chess is built upon the great learned imparting their wisdom on the next generation of practitioners. To develop up-and-coming chess talents, former world champion GM Garry Kasparov, through his Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF), has partnered with the Saint Louis Chess Club (SLCC) for the tenth year to host its Young Stars – USA program. | Photo: SLCC

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Young Chess Stars Train with Kasparov in Saint Louis

By Matt Monta

Over the weekend, the players got the opportunity to work with Kasparov and FIDE Senior Trainer Michael Khodarkovsky in intensive training sessions designed to test their limits and help them grow and expand their already powerful abilities. According to the KCF, “The training session was the usual combination of hectic and intense. Variations were thrown around so often it was important to pay attention and keep up and calculate in your mind!”

The Young Stars Program has open admission and application for talented kids from all over the world. Candidates may apply to this elite program submitting the application found here: KCF Young Stars Application. The program is open for talented players that are nine (9) years old on Jan. 1, 2022, and no older than thirteen (13) on Jan. 1, 2022. Completed applications may be sent to youngstars@kasparovchessfoundation.org.

For more details about this year's Young Stars session, visit the Kasparov Chess Foundation official website.


Master Class Vol.7: Garry Kasparov

On this DVD a team of experts gets to the bottom of Kasparov's play. In over 8 hours of video running time the authors Rogozenko, Marin, Reeh and Müller cast light on four important aspects of Kasparov's play: opening, strategy, tactics and endgame.


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The vision of the Kasparov Chess Foundation is primarily to use the many benefits of chess to help children worldwide. KCF does this through a variety of different programs, which you can find at KasparovChessFoundation.org
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