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Campaign Update

April 14, 2014 More
Campaign Update

Friends, As the FIDE election date approaches, I continue to visit federations all over the world to promote values that made me who I am today: honestly, integrity and hard work. Since this campaign began back in October of last year I visited many countries and met with people from all over world. I see […]

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Garry Kasparov: Cut Off the Russian Oligarchs and They’ll Dump Putin

March 7, 2014 More
Garry Kasparov: Cut Off the Russian Oligarchs and They’ll Dump Putin

Garry Kasparov: Cut Off the Russian Oligarchs and They’ll Dump PutinTarget their assets abroad, their mansions and IPOs in London, their yachts. Use banks, not tanks. By Garry Kasparov | March 7, 2014 VIDEO: Human Rights Foundation Chairman Garry Kasparov on why the U.S. won’t respond to Putin’s aggression in Ukraine. For the second time in […]

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Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

March 6, 2014 More
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Garry was recently a special guest of ‘Enterprises Estonia’ at the Mobile World Congress and played an evening chess simul games, as part of the Baltic state’s event expo. Estonia has an ambitious program of introducing chess into schools that the former world champion strongly advocates, considering that his FIDE campaign slogan is education, social media […]

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Kasparov: Putin won’t stop in Crimea

March 4, 2014 More
Kasparov: Putin won’t stop in Crimea

Garry appeared on Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo • FOX Business Network to discuss Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Press the link for Part II  Press the link for Part III 

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KING OF 64 SQUARES IN DAR ES SALAAM , TANZANIA | FIDE2014

February 25, 2014 More
KING OF 64 SQUARES IN DAR ES SALAAM , TANZANIA | FIDE2014

Garry Kasparov was very impressed by his hosts in Tanzania. Not only their kindness and hospitality, but their general level of preparedness and knowledge of chess in education. In many places, chess is seen as “just a game,” that can be used to give kids an incentive. But many studies, as well as the Kasparov […]

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NIGERIA RISING! OFFICIALS & BUSINESS LEADERS WELCOME KASPAROV | FIDE2014

February 25, 2014 More
NIGERIA RISING! OFFICIALS & BUSINESS LEADERS WELCOME KASPAROV | FIDE2014

During all of his campaign and chess promotion travels, Garry Kasparov returns to a central message: “Politics, business, and education mix when you have the right recipe, and that recipe is chess!” His plan, to fund chess in education programs, national chess federations and FIDE itself with the balanced cultivation of commercial sponsorship and public […]

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Ghana Celebrates Chess with Kasparov | FIDE2014

February 10, 2014 More
Ghana Celebrates Chess with Kasparov | FIDE2014

Garry Kasparov’s campaign tour brought him next to Ghana, a nation whose name means King, or Warrior King. It is an auspicious name for chess, and for a visiting chess king. As always, Kasparov was enthusiastically welcomed by the local chess community as well as local officials from the political and business communities. Our special […]

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A Welcome for a (Chess) King in Ivory Coast | FIDE2014

February 10, 2014 More
A Welcome for a (Chess) King in Ivory Coast | FIDE2014

The second stop on Garry Kasparov’s latest campaign tour was Ivory Coast, where he was received with such grace and celebration that he could scarcely believe his eyes. Truly the revolution in the chess world is beginning in Africa! Kasparov, “What can I say that the pictures do not say better? I have seen a […]

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Amazing Hospitality in Senegal for Kasparov | FIDE2014

February 10, 2014 More
Amazing Hospitality in Senegal for Kasparov | FIDE2014

Garry Kasparov launched the West Africa portion of his latest campaign tour in Senegal. He was very well received on every level, from the national governments to chess officials to chess fans. Speaking after his visits to Senegal and Ivory Coast, Kasparov said, “These have been some of the most amazing days of my life. […]

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Tata Steel Chess 2014

January 30, 2014 More
Tata Steel Chess 2014

“The 76th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament took place from 10 – 26 January 2014. The main tournament location was Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands. Garry arrived in Wijk aan Zee to observe the matches between such players as Aronian, Nakamura, Giri, Karjakin and other topGrandmasters. Speaking at the press conference he referred to the Wijk aan Zee tournament as […]

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