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Amazing Reception in Mexico for Kasparov & KCF!

There is so much to report from Mexico that we’re breaking it up into three separate reports, one for each day of Kasparov’s visit! We knew Mexico was excited about Garry Kasparov’s visit to launch the new Kasparov Chess Foundation… [read more]

Kasparov Meets Old and New Friends in Portugal

Chess for Young and Chess for Old(er) in Portugal Garry Kasparov might not be ready to play in the Senior World Championship just yet, but he did visit the event in Portugal in March. He was visiting the country also… [read more]

Albanian Prime Minister Hosts Kasparov

Edi Rama and Albania Welcome Kasparov and Chess in Education [ A special photo gallery from Garry’s trip to Albania is coming! ] In the framework of innovative program “Sport in School”, Prime Minister Edi Rama held a meeting with… [read more]

Gambia’s Independence Day 2014!

From the very beginning of his campaign for FIDE president, Garry Kasparov talked about promoting chess, not just running for office. The impact of his many visits around the world (now over 20 countries!) has been tremendous, making front-page news… [read more]

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]