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Garry Kasparov address on education and chess in schools at the NY Forum in Gabon.


May 24th, 2014


Village of Kampala. Chess brings hope. 

Watching this video, I often wonder what my life would be like if my home city of Baku did not have a chess program. Would I ever live to explore my fullest potential? Would my offering to the world be nearly as influential? Would I ever be happy doing something other than chess?

The children in Kampala village are finally able to learn this timeless game. What is more important, they have hope that tomorrow will be better than yesterday was. As a FIDE president, I pledge to continue to expand chess in schools programs in villages like Kampala. In every village like this one, there is a child willing to learn, willing to overcome, willing to become the champion of the world. All we have to do is offer her a chance.

– Garry Kasparov



Garry in Jamaica introduced by Ian Wilkinson

Apr 5, 2014.

As part of his visit to Jamaica, on tour to promote chess in education and his campaign for FIDE president, former world chess champion Garry Kasparov visited a local tournament and handed out some of the prizes. He received a big welcome and an unforgettable introduction by Jamaican chess federation president and organizer Ian Wilkinson! 



Garry visits Bobby Fisher’s grave in Selfos, Iceland

On March 9th, 2014 – what would have been Bobby Fischer’s 71 birthday, Garry visited his grave in Selfoss, Iceland. It was a unique moment for chess, as the two, arguably the strongest chess players in history, never met and thus were never so close to each other. Chess.com was there to witness the moment and do a brief interview with Mr Kasparov.



Garry Kasparov visits Dublin in March 2014 as part of a world wide tour to promote his bid to become the next FIDE president.

A short article covering Garry’s visit to Ireland



Interview with Peter Doggers 

World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov sits down with Peter Doggers to discuss his plans to run for the World Chess Federation Presidency in 2014. Don’t miss this exclusive interview with the one and only Garry Kasparov.


Tata Steel Chess Tournament


“The 76th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament took place from 10 – 26 January 2014. The main tournament location was Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands.

Kasparov Campaign Launch Video & Transcript

Garry Kasparov speaks at the launch event for his campaign for FIDE president in Tallinn, Estonia. He then introduces members of his ticket to speak to the audience, Belgian businessman Jan Callewaert and South African organizer and policy expert Afrika Msimang.


Great interview of Garry with the late Sir David Frost. Good way to understand who Kasparov really is by learning where he comes from in his own words.