GM Hikaru Nakamura recently played a 50 board simul at the Detroit Institute of Arts to help promote the value of chess for young people.

The rainy forecast did not deter Mayor Noam Bramson, Senior Master Josh Colas and over 100 area chess players who came out for Chess in the Park in New Rochelle.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Chess Scholar Awards which recognize excellence in chess and academics.

On Monday, October 13 NSCF will celebrate Chess in the Park in New Rochelle. Meet Mayor Bramson, simul with National Master Josh Colas, lectures and open play - and it's all free!

Author and NSCF board member Betsy Berns Korn shared a parent's perspective on the benefits of chess for children on 1490 WGCH radio in Greenwich.

Undeterred by the tornado warnings, 98 NSCF chess players had great performances at the 2014 USCF National Elementary Championship May 9-11 in Dallas.