International Scholastic Chess Convention

January 6 – 15, 2008 – Chicago

The vision of the initiative is to establish long-term relationships between the young people around the globe by using chess as the vehicle by which to promote mutual understanding of shared problems. In addition, we expect these relationships to add to the students’ general educational knowledge as well as helping the participants to foster a better understanding of their world.

The International Scholastic Chess Convention discussion will be during the following sections:

1. Chess at Schools
2. Chess in Education
3. Chess and Technology
4. Chess for Peace

The Convention’s special guests are invited to be:

· World Chess Champion GM Anatoly Karpov
· World Chess Champion GM Susan Polgar

Each participated chess club will be given an opportunity to present at any one of the Forum’s sessions for 15 minutes. In addition, the Forum will build a special web site to link all the participants around the World for future communications and chess activities.

International Scholastic Chess Tournament
The 1st FIDE-rated Open Scholastic chess tournament in the US!

9 sections:
K – 12 FIDE; K – 12; K – 12 Under 1200; K – 8; K – 8 Under 1000; K – 5;
K – 5 Under 900; K – 3; K – 3 Under 800

Prizes: Trophies for at least top 25 players and teams in each section.

Main Event rounds:
Friday: 7:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 pm & 1:00 pm

The International Scholastic Chess Forum will be organized by the International Educational and Cultural Services, Inc., a 501-c3 non-profit organization that established Chess for Peace program in 2005. For more information please contact Dr. Mikhail Korenman, the event organizer at or visit our web site

This is precisely the reason why Dr. Korenman needs to be elected to the USCF Executive Board. He has organized some of the highest profile events which brought in an incredible amount of publicity and recognition for US Chess and the USCF! None of the 10 candidates can match Dr. Korenman’s expertise and record of success in this area.

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