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Check mate – clever chess charity bags innovation award
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:03
A charity which brings chess into schools and communities has won a prestigious award at the Sport and Recreation Alliance's Community Sport and Recreation Awards. Chess in Schools and Communities was presented with the Innovative Project Award sponsored by specialist insurance company Hiscox. Malcolm Pein receives the Innovative Project Award at...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 15:18
The 'Urban Chess' program, an innovative project to deliver chess to all 64 primary schools in Newham and teach 20,000 children to play the world's most enduring game, was launched on Wednesday by Chess in Schools and the Communities (CSC) and Newham Borough Council at Stratford Library in East Village (in the morning) and at Morton's Club in...
Judit Polgar’s chess subject officially integrated into Hungary's school curriculum
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Monday, March 11, 2013 21:43
The Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development has released a supplement to its National Curriculum, and officially made Judit Polgar’s ”Skill-building Chess” subject available for elementary schools from September 2013. Press release. The Judit Polgar Chess Foundation for Educational Benefits has been working on the „Chess...
Garry Kasparov
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Thursday, February 21, 2013 18:18
On February 18th Garry Kasparov visited Georgia for a meeting and press conference at the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs about chess in schools. The 13th World Champion met with first deputy minister (and old friend) Zurab Azmaiparashvili, as well as the President of Georgian Chess Federation, Giorgi Giorgadze. The plan is to introduce chess...
Silvio Danailov giving a simul in Slivnitsa on October 26th
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 18:11
On October 26th, Silvio Danailov, President of the European Chess Union, officially opened the first school chess year in the town of Slivnitsa, Bulgaria. Slivnitsa is the first EU municipality to introduce chess as a school subject, in accordance with the EU's Chess in Schools project. Silvio Danailov giving a simul in Slivnitsa on October 26th...
Successful follow-up chess in schools project in EU Parliament
Friday, February 17, 2012 11:23
The 'Chess in European Schools' project had a very successful follow-up on Thursday in the European Parliament. Almost the full needed number of MPs signatures (369 signatures – 50%+1 from the total number of 736 MPs) was gained during the session of the Parliament which was held on February 13-16, 2012 in Strasbourg, France. Just a few signatures...
FIDE supporting federations and chess in schools programs
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Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:18
FIDE has started a new inititive to support chess federations and chess in schools projects. The major goals are to increase on the one hand the number of members, and on the other hand the actual income, for individual federations. In the press release, which you can read in full below, an important novelty is introduced: student membership. The...
Kasparov: 'Chess in schools is cool'
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Friday, October 28, 2011 11:58
The charity Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) celebrated its first birthday on Tuesday, October 18th in the House of Commons in London. Among the guests were Garry Kasparov, who supports chess in schools through his Kasparov Chess Foundation, an also GMs Nigel Short, Jonathan Rowson and Jonathan Speelman. Photo: Ray Morris-Hill The reception...
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Friday, September 30, 2011 12:45
On its website, FIDE today to reports about a meeting between its President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev. The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate shared with Mr. Ilyumzhinov his creative plans on writing a new book about his life. Also Mikhail Sergeevich spoke about the Gorbachev Foundation's activities. The FIDE...
Kasparov addresses European Parliament to get chess into schools
Thursday, September 22, 2011 22:09
VIDEO & PHOTO REPORT On Tuesday chess legend Garry Kasparov, together with European Chess Union President Silvio Danailov, presented at the European Parliament the program ‘Chess in European Schools’. The program is designed to promote chess in schools throughout Europe by offering chess curriculums, chess materials, chess teachers and...