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|2010 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS SETS PLAYER ATTENDANCE RECORD|
|By Richard Krueger|
|February 4, 2010|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY -The 44th edition of the Greater NY Scholastic Championships was held on the weekend of January 30th - 31st, drawing over 900 entries. The tournament was hosted and sponsored by Kasparov Chess Foundation in association with the Chess Center of New York.
The event was held at the New Yorker Hotel in midtown Manhattan, the venue for the past six years. The Greater NY Scholastics is divided into 13 sections, featuring players K - 12.
A highlight of this year's tournament was an appearance by legendary champion Garry Kasparov, who observed games and provided plenty of encouragement to the young players. Mr. Kasparov also took part in his book signing and to answer students questions.
Special thanks go to Steve Immit and Sophia Rohde for directing the tournament. A complete review of individual and team results can be found at www.chesscenter.cc <http://www.chesscenter.cc/>.
2. IS318, Junior High Champions (from left to right, Justus Williams, Jehron Bryant, Azeeze Alade, and Nigel Bryant)
3. Garry Kasparov signing books for attendees
4. View of the tournament hall at the New Yorker Hotel
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/