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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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The Future of Chess, Not FIDE

August 18, 2014 More
The Future of Chess, Not FIDE

When I announced my campaign for FIDE president on October 7 in Tallinn, I stated that my goal was to elevate our game to the very high level in the public mind where I believe it belongs. On August 11 here in Tromsø, I lost the election for FIDE president, but my campaign did a […]

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Chess Archeology in Montenegro

July 26, 2014 More
Chess Archeology in Montenegro

Game 10 of the 1995 World Championship match between Garry Kasparov and Viswanathan Anand in New York City, atop the World Trade Center, was a sensation. Kasparov bounced back in spectacular fashion from a loss in the previous game that had put him behind in the match. In the game, White (Kasparov) improved on the […]

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Kasparov answers questions in Norway

June 5, 2014 More
Kasparov answers questions in Norway

Video Starts at 4:40 6/5/2014 – During the first round of the Norway Chess tournament, Garry Kasparov appeared in the commentary box hosted by Dirk Jan Ten Geuzendam, editor-in-chief of New in Chess, and Nigel Short. While analyzing the games in progress, he also answered questions regarding players such as Caruana and Karjakin, and clarified […]

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Campaign Update 5.12.14

April 14, 2014 More
Campaign Update 5.12.14

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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