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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 the values that make me who I am today: honesty, integrity and hard work. When I am FIDE’s next president, I will bring change to the organization: FIDE will do more to support national federations - not the other way around.  I will also […]

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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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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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Almost an Oman Immortal

January 5, 2014 More
Almost an Oman Immortal

Garry went 19-0 in his simultaneous exhibition in Oman on January 3, 2014. A beautiful line from one game caught his mind’s eye, but unfortunately his young opponent, Emil Sebastian, chose to lose in a relatively uneventful way!

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KASPAROV AND LEONG WELL RECEIVED IN MACAU AND HONG KONG

December 9, 2013 More
KASPAROV AND LEONG WELL RECEIVED IN MACAU AND HONG KONG

Garry’s first campaign tour to Asia with Ignatius Leong continued in Macau and Hong Kong. Our great thanks to the organizers for their efforts and to Jose Silveirinha and Jackson Li for their reports. Earlier reports from the trip are here and here. An additional report on his visit to the Philippines is forthcoming. Visit […]

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KASPAROV VISITS SINGAPORE AND THAILAND | #FIDE2014

November 26, 2013 More
KASPAROV VISITS SINGAPORE AND THAILAND | #FIDE2014

November 24, 2013 via www.kasparov2014.com Garry collected some remarkable souvenirs along with endorsements during his first swing through East Asia on the campaign trail. He was received in very impressive and gracious fashion in Singapore and Thailand, as you’ll see below. Kasparov’s tour then continued to the Philippines, Macau, and Hong Kong and a full […]

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“A New King for a New Era in Chess” | TIME.com

November 26, 2013 More
“A New King for a New Era in Chess” | TIME.com

The guard has been changed at the top of the chess world. Last week in Chennai, India, 22-year-old Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen easily toppled defending world champion Viswanathan Anand of India. The challenger won three games without a loss, plus seven draws, ending the match two games before its scheduled length of 12 games. Carlsen’s domination renders unnecessary […]

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Kasparov in India. #THiNK2013 #FWCM2013

November 21, 2013 More
Kasparov in India. #THiNK2013 #FWCM2013

Goa, India.  November 9th. Garry arrived here to participate in the THiNK conference.  Designed to be India’s most eclectic, thought-provoking and egalitarian platform for ideas from across the globe,  THiNK brings together cutting-edge minds from across  all the key disciplines that impact human affairs.   A lively discussion, titled “How Life Imitates Chess. The Grandmaster’s Battle for […]

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FIDE 2014: CAMPAIGN TRIP BEGINS IN JAKARTA

November 18, 2013 More
FIDE 2014: CAMPAIGN TRIP BEGINS IN JAKARTA

The first tour of the campaign is in Asia and the first stop was Indonesia. Afterward, Garry heads to Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Macau, and Hong Kong. The launch of the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific is imminent! Garry will return to Asia in 2014. Kasparov Launches Campaign in Indonesia By Grandmaster Utut Adianto When we in […]

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Garry Kasparov: A Win For Carlsen In The Upcoming World Championship Match Will Be A Huge Win For The Chess World

November 6, 2013 More
Garry Kasparov: A Win For Carlsen In The Upcoming World Championship Match Will Be A Huge Win For The Chess World

I am about to head to India, where I will first speak at the THiNK conference in Goa before heading to Chennai to visit the much-anticipated world championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand, playing in his native city, and young Norwegian challenger Magnus Carlsen. I won’t be there for the first game of the […]

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