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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]

CAMPAIGN UPDATE | August 5th, 2014

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Such headlines appearing in a business paper is a good symbol of my entire campaign! “Magnus Carlsen is cheering for Garry Kasparov”! Top Norwegian business newspaper, DN, with an interview with Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen on the FIDE election.… [read more]

Open Letter to the Small Nations Federations, by Jan Callewaert

Dear Presidents and Members of the Small Nations Federations, It was an honour to have met many of you during the Nations Tournament in Monaco and some of you last week in Brussels with Garry Kasparov. These meetings were an… [read more]

Kasparov Letter to the Federations

Greetings to all members and officials of the global chess community. With this message we reach the middle of a very sharp middlegame in this campaign for the FIDE presidency! My team and I will be reaching out to you… [read more]

National Chess Federation of the Philippines reaffirms support!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 20th, 2014 | Dear Garry, The NATIONAL CHESS FEDERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES reaffirms its full unwavering support to you in your quest for the FIDE Presidency. To buttress our commitment to you, the NCFP Board… [read more]

News Release: Ian Wilkinson Joins Kasparov Presidential Ticket

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 10, 2014 The Kasparov 2014 campaign team announces that Sheikh Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Hamed has withdrawn from the Garry Kasparov 2014 FIDE presidential ticket effective immediately. Sheikh Mohammed regrets his withdrawal which was necessitated… [read more]

An Open Letter Thanking the Malaysia Chess Community

Dear Tengku, Garry and I were overwhelmed by the support shown by the Malaysian chess community during our visit from 23-25 April.  The strong statement of support from Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister for Youth and Sport, opening the National Age Group… [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]

Statement by Garry Kasparov on Behalf of the Kasparov FIDE 2014 Team

SUBJECT: ABUSES OF FIDE POWER AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Dear chess friends, players, organizers, media and public: In recent days you have all been receiving mails and articles from the current FIDE leadership and administration. The purpose of this sudden… [read more]

News Release: Contracts and Comments

This is an historic day, as for the first time in 20 years of FIDE elections a campaign team is following the principle of transparency by making public two contracts: The first, between Garry Kasparov and Ignatius Leong, and the… [read more]