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Appeal to the Baltic Federations

[ We present the below letter from government officials of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, without comment. -editor ] Elections for the next president of FIDE, the International Chess Federation, will take place in August 2014 in Tromsø, Norway. The elections… [read more]

African Wave Continues in Kinshasa!

The Africa tour finished in Congo with a fitting conclusion on the themes of unity and cooperation that had been seen during the entire trip. Kasparov learned a great deal from his gracious hosts about their ambitious dreams for chess… [read more]

Kasparov Returns to South Africa

Southern Africa Meets with Garry En Masse Following the major success of the gala dinner function in Tanzania, Garry and the team arrived at Oliver Tambo Airport in Johannesburg on the morning of the 5th February 2014. Once again, neighbouring… [read more]

Kasparov Visits Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (with eyes on Zanzibar!)

Garry Kasparov was very impressed by his hosts in Tanzania. Not only their kindness and hospitality, but their general level of preparedness and knowledge of chess in education. In many places, chess is seen as “just a game,” that can… [read more]

Nigeria Rising! Officials & Business Leaders Welcome Kasparov

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,… [read more]

Joint Declaration by West African Federations on 2014 FIDE presidential elections

Joint declaration by the National Chess Federations of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria regarding the 2014 FIDE presidential elections We, the Presidents of the National Chess Federations of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria have recently shared views on the subject… [read more]

Ghana Celebrates Chess with Kasparov

Garry Kasparov’s campaign tour brought him next to Ghana, a nation whose name means King, or Warrior King. It is an auspicious name for chess, and for a visiting chess king. As always, Kasparov was enthusiastically welcomed by the local… [read more]

A Welcome for a (Chess) King in Ivory Coast

The second stop on Garry Kasparov’s latest campaign tour was Ivory Coast, where he was received with such grace and celebration that he could scarcely believe his eyes. Truly the revolution in the chess world is beginning in Africa! Kasparov,… [read more]

Amazing Hospitality in Senegal for Kasparov

Garry Kasparov launched the West Africa portion of his latest campaign tour in Senegal. He was very well received on every level, from the national governments to chess officials to chess fans. Speaking after his visits to Senegal and Ivory… [read more]

News Release: Statement by Garry Kasparov

STATEMENT BY GARRY KASPAROV ON BEHALF OF THE KASPAROV TEAM History teaches us that a sustainable democracy must be founded on three elements: transparency, mutual respect and due process. These virtues are not only applicable when building nations and societies,… [read more]