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… [read more]

Shocking Africa Remarks, Israel Gelfer Unfit for FIDE VP

In front of a crowd of African delegates and many other witnesses, FIDE Vice-President Israel Gelfer announced they were “too lazy to hold their own meeting.” This came the day after Ilyumzhinov supporters walked out of the August 10 African Chess… [read more]

Justice and Kasparov! Africa Rising and FIDE Rising!

African Chess Confederation meeting ends in a big win for Kasparov supporters and for justice! The challenger will gain several votes while incumbent will lose several and momentum swings toward Kasparov in Monday’s election. In an amazing turn the day… [read more]

A Card for FIDE’s 90th Birthday

Garry Kasparov on Election Procedures

[ DOWNLOAD THIS LETTER AND THE PROPOSED PROCEDURES IN PDF ] [ FRANÇAIS | ESPAÑOL | RUSSIAN] An Open Letter to the Ilyumzhinov Presidential Ticket, the Tromsø Organizing Committee, and the FIDE Delegates Since the beginning of my campaign for the FIDE presidency I have strived for greater… [read more]

KASPAROV IN THE NEWS | Aug 8th, 2014

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August 8th, 2014 No sponsors for Anand-Carlsen re-match: Kasparov via Times of India “There are no sponsors for the re-match. We don’t have anything except announcements… and he (Ilyumzhinov) is making many,” the undisputed World champion from 1985 to 2000… [read more]

Garry’s Game of the Day

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Le, Quang Liem (2710) – Adams, Michael (2740) Tromso, Norway 2014 Annotated by Garry Kasparov       Carlsen, Magnus (2877) – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw (2735) 2014 Tromso, NOR August 5th, 2014 Annotated by Garry Kasparov   Carlsen, Magnus (2877) –… [read more]

Ilyumzhinov’s Proxy War

If you have read the Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s “FIDE First” bulletin of August 6, you may be confused as to why they are trying so hard not to reveal any information about their proxies. Do not be distracted by the hysterical tone… [read more]

A New Era for Chess by Friðrik Ólafsson

Garry Kasparov, former World Champion and one of the greatest players of all time, is seeking election as the next President of FIDE. With his illustrious background and profound knowledge of the chess world he is an ideal choice for… [read more]

Sudan Rising in Tromsø!

A quick note to highlight the upset win of Sudan over Ireland in yesterday’s third round of the Olympiad. The 115th seed beat the 62nd, with tough Grandmaster Alex Baburin on board one. Garry just annotated Magnus Carlsen’s win over… [read more]

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