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Garry conducts a simul in Tallinn, while commenting on Crimea

October 21, 2014 More
Garry conducts a simul in Tallinn, while commenting on Crimea

“Estonia, Tallinn. On October 19th Garry conducted a simul in Tallinn. The goal of the simul was to support young Estonian chess players and the European Youth Championship that will take place in Estonia in the middle of November. Garry is no stranger to Estonia, where he is a close friend of the president and many […]

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NEWSMAKER: The Rise & Legacy of Vladimir Putin

October 16, 2014 More
NEWSMAKER: The Rise & Legacy of Vladimir Putin

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – 60:05 Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – 60:05 How far will Putin go to restore greater Russia? Garry Kasparov, David Remnick, Roger Altman and Masha Gessen assess the interplay of character and ambition in a discussion moderated by Sir Harold Evans. How far will Putin go to restore greater Russia? Garry […]

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The Exchange: Keeping Putin in check

October 16, 2014 More
The Exchange: Keeping Putin in check

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – 12:19 Garry joins Jeffrey Goldfarb to discuss Russia, Ukraine, and why Russia’s president is the most dangerous man in the world.

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Kasparov: Unfortunately for Hong Kong protesters, it’s almost impossible to beat a savvy, modern autocracy

October 6, 2014 More
Kasparov: Unfortunately for Hong Kong protesters, it’s almost impossible to beat a savvy, modern autocracy

via Washington Post  by Garry Kasparov Why are the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong enduring where their counterparts in my country failed? A simplistic answer is that even the student Hong Kongers who barely recall the 1997 handover from the United Kingdom to China are accustomed to their special status and rights relative to the […]

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Garry Kasparov: Putin is ‘the most dangerous man’ in the world and a bigger threat to the U.S. than the Islamic State

October 1, 2014 More
Garry Kasparov: Putin is ‘the most dangerous man’ in the world and a bigger threat to the U.S. than the Islamic State

WATCH THE COMPLETE INTERVIEW Arguably the world’s best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from […]

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Garry Kasparov reacts to President Obama’s UN speech

September 28, 2014 More
Garry Kasparov reacts to President Obama’s UN speech

On Sunday, September 28th, Garry appeared on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss President Obama’s UN speech.

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FIDE versus Chess

September 9, 2014 More
FIDE versus Chess

via Chess24.com by Garry Kasparov The FIDE election in Tromsø was one month ago and I would like to set various records straight at the moment when emotions have cooled but the memories are still fresh. My reputation is based on the truth, for my achievements and for my mistakes. As Botvinnik taught me, the […]

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WhyILoveChess Takes Twitter by Storm! Signed Book Winners

September 5, 2014 More
WhyILoveChess Takes Twitter by Storm! Signed Book Winners

On September 1, Garry decided to celebrate his 5,000th tweet with a fun little contest to promote chess. He offered three signed books for three of the best tweets with the hashtag #WhyILoveChess. Little did he suspect it would become an international sensation, becoming a trending topic on Twitter in 20 cities in 11 countries […]

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Garry Kasparov: It’s a War, Stupid!

August 30, 2014 More
Garry Kasparov: It’s a War, Stupid!

via TIME As Russian troops and armored columns advance in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government begs for aid from the free world it hoped would receive it and protect it as one of its own. The leaders of the free world, meanwhile, are struggling to find the right terminology to free themselves from the moral […]

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Garry Kasparov: Putin’s Russia

August 25, 2014 More
Garry Kasparov: Putin’s Russia

You might compare the world’s increasingly complex relationship with Russia to a game of chess. And history has arguably seen no more formidable chess player than Garry Kasparov, who has been described by the New York Times as ‘Vladimir Putin’s chess master nemesis’. “Putin will not play by the rules … it seems to me that the international community […]

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