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By Richard Krueger   
January 20, 2014

Record-Breaking Turnout For Kasparov Chess Foundation's

Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships;

Greater Chicago and Greater Mid-Atlantic to Follow

Nearly 1,000 K - 12 Students Across Greater New York Competed, And All Are Winners.

New York, NY, Jan. 18, 2014 - Kasparov Chess Foundation held its 2014 Greater New York Scholastic Championships this past Sunday and scored a checkmate in terms of attendance with nearly 1,000 students competing. The Foundation organized and sponsored the tournament in association with local chess organization Chess Center of New York and Little House of Chess.

In total, 991 players from more than 190 schools, across five states, including NY, NJ, CT, PA, and DE were represented at the tournament.  Special thanks goes to NTDs Sophia Rohde and Steve Immitt for directing the tournament, and to Nils Grotnes for his technical support and tournament website development (tournament site: www.gnyscc.com).

Following individual and team winners:

High School Varsity:
Individual: IM Alex Ostrovskiy, Edward R. Murrow High School (5 of 5)
Team: Edward R. Murrow High School - Brooklyn NY

High School Junior-Varsity:
Individual: Michael Koufakis, Booker T. Washington J.H.S. 54 (5 of 5)
Team: Christian Brothers Academy - Lincroft NJ

High School Novice:
Individual: Nafitul Bhuiyan, Edward R. Murrow High School (5 of 5)
Team: Christian Brothers Academy - Lincroft NJ

Junior High Varsity:
Individual: Spencer Ha, NYC Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies (4.5 of 5)
Team: Eugenio Maria De Hostos I.S. 318 - Brooklyn NY

Junior High Junior Varsity:
Individual: Jefferson Huang, I.S. 237 Queens (5 of 5)
Team: Trinity School - New York NY

Junior High Novice:
Individual: Bryce Boyd, David A. Boody I.S. 228 Brooklyn (4.5 of 5)
Team: David A. Boody I.S. 228 - Brooklyn NY

Elementary Varsity:
Individual: Max Li, Greenville Elementary School Scarsdale (4.5 of 5)
Team: Dalton School - New York NY

Elementary Junior Varsity:
Individual: Christopher Wun, The Anderson School PS334 (5 of 5)
Team: Park Slope PS282 - Brooklyn NY

Elementary Novice
Individual: Dylan Reiner, Yorkville Community School PS151 (5 of 5)
Team: The Richard Rodgers School Of The Arts And Technology PS166 - New York NY

Primary Varsity:
Individual: Benjamin Medina, Brooklyn School For Global Scholars PS741 (5 of 5, won playoff)
Team: NEST+m School - New York NY

Primary Novice:
Individual: Aliyah Baugh, Park Slope PS282 Brooklyn (5 of 5, won playoff against 5 others)
Team: Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School - New York NY

Primary K-1:
Individual: James Oh, Jessie Isador Straus PS199 (5 of 5, won playoff against 2 others)
Team: Greenwich Village PS41 - New York NY

To view the complete results, please visit http://www.gnyscc.com/wallcharts.html.

Upcoming regional tournaments include the Greater Chicago Scholastic Chess Championships, Feb. 1 - 2, and the Greater Mid-Atlantic, on Feb. 1.  For more information and to register online for these upcoming competitions, please visit:

Greater Chicago - Sat., Feb. 1 - Sun, Feb. 2

Greater Mid-Atlantic - Sat., Feb.1

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 visit http://www.kasparovchessfoundation.org.

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Contact:  Richard Krueger
                Kasparov Chess Foundation
               (917) 40-0240
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