College Bound Visits Credit Suisse for Chess Challenge


On July 8, 2019, Chess in the Schools’ College Bound Program visited the NYC Credit Suisse offices for a Corporate Chess Challenge! Prior to the tournament, students were given a…

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2019 United States Amateur East Championships


Saturday, May 25-27, 2019 – Morristown, NJ Chess in the Schools (CIS) brought 40 College Bound students and 3 coaches to the 2019 United States Amateur East Championships.  This is…

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22nd Annual Cullman Rookie Tournament


22 years ago, Lewis Cullman, CIS’ Chairman Emeritus, thought to have an event for the most beginner students in our program to give those students their moment to shine! Over…

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2019 Junior High School Nationals


40+ students from the Chess in the Schools programs at MS 390X, PS/MS 279X, MS126K, and PS 150Q competed in this year’s USCF Junior High Nationals in Grapevine, TX, which…

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CBS Coverage of the 2019 All Girls NYC Chess Championship


CBS News covered the 2019 All Girls New York City Chess Championship at PS 11M on Saturday, March 2, 2019.  The event nearly broke the record for the largest “All…

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Alumni Spotlight: Aia Sarycheva


· What is your job and what does your company do? I work as a venture capitalist for Revolution, an investment firm based in Washington, D.C. I am on Revolution’s…

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Chess in the Schools at the 2019 State Championship


On Friday, March 8, 2019, Chess in the Schools students from 329Q, 503K, and the CIS College Bound program, travelled to Saratoga Springs, New York to be part of the…

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College Bound Students Keep Busy during Mid-Winter Break!


Despite the break off from schools, College Bound students kept very busy over midwinter break.  They were either one of the 46 students playing in USATE tournament over President’s Day…

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Lights, Camera, Action at CIS! Read this Interview with our new video’s creator


This year, Cohlie Brocato, Creative Director of Ticking Clock, a boutique creative agency and full-service film & digital media production company, joined the CIS Advisory Board and was enlisted to…

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Alumni Spotlight: Justin Lee


Justin is a senior at Harvard University, majoring in Economics with a secondary in Statistics. He is a winner of a 2019 Marshall Scholarship that he will use to pursue…

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