Archive for Garry Kasparov

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Why chess will never be popular
Saturday, May 19, 2012 22:02
One of the good things about the Anand-Gelfand World Championship match is that it generates a lot of debate on some essential points: what’s the proper format to determine the best player in the world; should chess always be spectacular; does computer-dominated professional chess have a future; and what’s the market value of chess anyway?...
Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen
Friday, April 13, 2012 10:05
In a telephone interview Garry Kasparov expressed the opinion that Bobby Fischer’s 1972 rating was 'much more significant' than Carlsen’s current rating. The 13th World Champion said this yesterday to Viktoria Korpan for Estonian newspaper Postimees. Kasparov, who turns 49 today, is going to appear with the Estonian President at the Pärnu Finance ...
Chess in schools program endorsed by EU Parliament
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 17:58
On March 13th, 2012 in Strasbourg the European Parliament endorsed the 'Chess in European schools' program, a cooperation between the European Chess Union (ECU) and the Kasparov Chess Foundation. This was reported by Boyko Hristov, press officer of the ECU. The Written Declaration 50/2011 for the implementation of the chess in schools program...
Kasparov on the Russian elections
Saturday, March 03, 2012 14:22
Despite growing protests in his country, tomorrow Vladimir Putin will most probably be re-elected as President of Russia. Garry Kasparov is still active in the opposition movement and was interviewed for CNBC. Don't worry, we won't turn this website into a political platform. But we do know that many chess fans out there are still very much...
Successful follow-up chess in schools project in EU Parliament
Friday, February 17, 2012 11:23
The 'Chess in European Schools' project had a very successful follow-up on Thursday in the European Parliament. Almost the full needed number of MPs signatures (369 signatures – 50%+1 from the total number of 736 MPs) was gained during the session of the Parliament which was held on February 13-16, 2012 in Strasbourg, France. Just a few signatures...
Veselin Topalov, Tata GM group A: "I don't really know about my state"
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:13
Today we finish our series of three interviews, with players from the Tata Steel A, B and C groups, who all make some sort of comeback. In the third interview we have Veselin Topalov, winner of the San Luis FIDE World Championship in 2005 and challenger of Vishy Anand in the 2010 World Championship. The Bulgarian grandmaster won the 2005 Chess...
Jan Timman, Tata GM group B: "I don't have illusions"
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:51
We continue our series of three interviews, with players from the Tata Steel A, B and C groups, who all make some sort of comeback. In the second interview we have Dutch chess legend Jan Timman, one of the world's leading players for two decades. At the peak of his career he was considered to be the best non-Soviet player and was known as "The...
Carlsen on working with Kasparov, and other topics
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 20:02
In the comments below our recent article about the end of the cooperation between Nakamura and Kasparov, several of our readers pointed out an interview with Magnus Carlsen which was conducted by Evgeny Atarov just after the Tal Memorial and published a few days ago at ChessPro. Indeed it's one of the most interesting interviews with the world's...
Review: Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov Part 1: 1973-1985
Friday, December 16, 2011 22:05
Hikaru Nakamura was recently interviewed by Daniel King about his cooperation with Kasparov (which, as we now know, is already over). To my surprise, the American super grandmaster repeated the old, long refuted cliché that Kasparov’s main strength was in openings. Nakamura: I mean you look at middlegames or endgames and I’m quite convinced there...
Cooperation between Nakamura and Kasparov already over
Friday, December 16, 2011 12:26
The cooperation between Hikaru Nakamura and Garry Kasparov was short-lived. Just before the start of the London Chess Classic the American grandmaster decided to continue working on his chess without the assistance of the 13th World Champion. This was reported on Thursday by Macauley Peterson in an article for Chess Life Online. In 'Nakamura:...

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