Hikaru Breaks One Million!

Only a few months ago it seemed unimaginable that someone would be rocking the streaming world with chess. But that’s what’s happened over the past year for Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura. Online gaming ratings had just started to surpass many cable television networks in 2018 when Hikaru first began streaming chess on Twitch. With viewers interested…

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Quads at the Hudson Returns

Our next “Quads at the Hudson” is Sunday, May 2, 2021. Registration is open now. On Sunday, November 15, the NSCF presented its first over-the-board tournament since the springtime and what a great event it turned out to be. Thanks to our friends restaurateur Jimmy Goldman and his son Dylan who hosted the event at…

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Advancing Chess in Society

Sunil and the NSCF are involved in a lot of different chess initiatives. In this interview with GM Cristian Chirila asks FM Sunil Weeramantry, our Founder and Exec Director, about many of these interests. He of course speaks about his relationship with GM Hikaru Nakamura but also about chess in the curriculum, our book Great…

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Perpetual Chess Podcast

During the 2018 USCF Elementary Nationals, FM Sunil Weeramantry was interviewed by Ben Johnson for his Perpetual Chess podcast. The two discussed Sunil’s career in chess, both past and present, and plans for the future, as well as some general insights in competitive chess and chess in education. You can hear the interview by clicking…

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Community Programs Focus

The NSCF’s community chess programs, serving Sunrise and all of Broward County, Florida, are featured in this article from the April 2018 edition of Chess Life magazine, the official magazine of US Chess Federation. You can read the article by clicking this link. We’re ready to bring this to more communities nationwide. Get in touch to find…

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Celebrating Caruana’s Win on CBS

Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana just won the 2018 Candidates tournament which means he will go on to compete against Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship. Already having an American contender, for the first time since Bobby Fischer, is creating media buzz. NSCF Executive Director Sunil Weeramantry was asked to share his thoughts on Fabiano, and on…

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“Great Moves” in the News

In this feature story from the March issue of WAG Magazine, writer Ryan Deffenbaugh reports on our book “Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History” and picks up on one of his favorite stories from the book on how the Battle of Trenton may have turned out quite differently for Washington’s army were it not for…

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Cross-Curricular Learning

At the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, our belief is that the benefits of teaching chess to children go far beyond their time spent in front of a chessboard. Through chess, students hone their critical thinking, deductive reasoning, and strategic planning aptitudes. Chess improves focus and teaches children to stay on task. But we recognize that not all children are instantly enamored…

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