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Thursday, February 14, 2013 14:46
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov wants to launch a "chess party". The head of FIDE and former President of Kalmykia wants the party to be an international movement and plans to invite the United Russia Party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) and even the opposition to join. This was reported by several Russian media. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov talking to Anatoly...
Business Insider
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Friday, December 28, 2012 15:36
On December 26th the famous business/entertainment news website Business Insider published a chess related story that might be of interest: The 12 Chess Terms That Every Journalist Needs To Know. They offer the terms Alekhine's Gun, Bad bishop, e2-e4, Five-piece endgame, Kibbitzers, Knight fork, Queening, Simul, Theory, Zeitnot, Zugzwang and...
Ilyumzhinov shakes hands with Sean Penn, the Dalai Lama and... Bachar Assad
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 14:07
Here we go again. It seems that every time there is a new candidate for the title of world's most dubious leader, our FIDE President sees this as a reason to invite himself for a cup of coffee. Last weekend Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Syria and on Sunday he had a three-hour talk with the President of Syria Bachar Assad in Damascus. In the past we'...
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...
Kasparov: 'Chess in schools is cool'
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Friday, October 28, 2011 11:58
The charity Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) celebrated its first birthday on Tuesday, October 18th in the House of Commons in London. Among the guests were Garry Kasparov, who supports chess in schools through his Kasparov Chess Foundation, an also GMs Nigel Short, Jonathan Rowson and Jonathan Speelman. Photo: Ray Morris-Hill The reception...
Kasparov addresses European Parliament to get chess into schools
Thursday, September 22, 2011 22:09
VIDEO & PHOTO REPORT On Tuesday chess legend Garry Kasparov, together with European Chess Union President Silvio Danailov, presented at the European Parliament the program ‘Chess in European Schools’. The program is designed to promote chess in schools throughout Europe by offering chess curriculums, chess materials, chess teachers and...
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Friday, September 09, 2011 23:41
It was briefly mentioned in a press release from Saint Louis, and today the confirmation came: Anatoly Karpov is going politics. WhyChess quotes a number of Russian language sources that brought the news today: The 12th World Chess Champion is running to stand for election to the Russian parliament, where he would represent Vladimir Putin’s...
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 19:53
The case against Kirsan Ilyumzhinov at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland has been dismissed. The court decided that FIDE failed to properly verify the validity of the nominations, but ruled against Karpov and its backing federations because the wording of the FIDE regulations is insufficiently specific on the matter of...