University Cup 2022

The Kasparov Chess Foundation announces University Cup

The Kasparov Chess Foundation announces the second annual KCF University Cup, which will take place online, February 5 — 6, 2022. The tournament is open to teams from colleges and universities from all over the world.

The Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents Second Annual KCF University Cup Online Global Tournament

Press release by the Kasparov Chess Foundation, 29 November 2021

The KCF University Cup Will Take Place on February 5 — 6, 2022, on platform.

The KCF University Cup is an international online event which is open to teams from a post-secondary school (university, college, community college, etc.) enrolled in at least one class in the January 2022 semester. A team consists of four players plus two alternates. There is no entry fee for teams to participate in the online tournament. This year, there is a team rating cap of 2400 – no team may have an average rating exceeding 2400.

A nine-round team, Swiss system tournament over the two days, with a rapid time control, will be played on the free and non-commercial chess platform,

First place winning team will receive the KCF University Cup and exclusive online team training session with legendary World Champion Garry Kasparov.

The top team in the U2200 category will also receive an online team training session with Garry Kasparov. Plaques will be awarded to the top three teams in the final overall standings as well as to the top team in the U2200, U2000, and U1800 rating categories. Plaques will also be awarded to the top team per FIDE Continent (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe). One additional plaque will be awarded to the top «Mixed Doubles» team – 2 males and 2 females must represent the team on each day. The mixed doubles prize can be earned in addition to the prizes above.

Kasparov Chess Foundation established a multinational team of officials and organizers to ensure a fair and friendly competition. Officials include:

Michael Khodarkovsky, Kasparov Chess Foundation President
Grandmaster Alex Onischuk, US Chess College Committee Chair
International Arbiter Grant Oen, Chief Arbiter
International Arbiter Ignatius Leong, Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific Director
Graham Jurgensen, KCF Africa Director
Grandmaster Zlatko Klaric, KCF Adriatic Director
Grandmaster Darcy Lima, KCF Lusophone Director

For complete registration and rules details, please visit or email: with any questions.

Contact: Richard Krueger