19th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open draws 775 players!

Sep.18.2019

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Chess in the Schools (CIS) and the NYC Parks Department ran the 19th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open at Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain.  This year’s attendance…

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Join Us at the 2019 Celebration to Benefit New York Kids Gala

Sep.17.2019

Chess in the Schools is proud to partner with Youth INC to make a lasting impact on New York City. Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 6:30PM – Cocktail Reception and Live…

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“Chess for Success” with Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks

Sep.05.2019

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Goldman Sachs volunteers created a “Chess For Success” themed event for our College Bound students at their headquarters. Co-chairs Alexandra Wiener and Ilya Rivkin organized inspiring speakers,…

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College Bound Visits Two Sigma for Chess Tournament

Sep.05.2019

On August 9, 2019, Chess in the Schools’ College Bound program visited Two Sigma for a staff vs. students chess tournament!  Prior to the 4 round G/10 tournament, students were…

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College Bound Visits Credit Suisse for Chess Challenge

Aug.08.2019

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

May.29.2019

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

May.07.2019

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

Apr.30.2019

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

Apr.11.2019

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

Apr.11.2019

· 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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