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Open Letter from Continental Candidates

To the chess community: As Continental leadership candidates for Africa, Asia, and Europe who desire positive change in FIDE after so long, we feel obliged to speak out about abuses of power and conflicts of interest by the current FIDE… [read more]

Letter from U2’s Bono on Chess and Meeting Garry Kasparov

Thinking ahead, thinking around corners, guessing somebody else’s next move… these were the pleasures of chess for me… my greatest childhood pleasure. In Ballymun we had a chess club, like so many kids at the beginning of the 70s, I… [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: Matters of Reputation

During my campaign, my team and I have always focused on our ambitious plans to reform and transform FIDE. There’s no need for us to “go negative” when we have a much better team, a great platform and concrete plans… [read more]

Kasparov Replies: “Whom Will You Support?”

Garry Kasparov: “To my colleagues: whom will you support?” An answer to the June 4, 2014 statement from ex-world champions Nona Gaprindashvili and Maia Chiburdanidze. Having read this letter, signed by two of my most admirable fellow Grandmasters, I have to… [read more]

Sir Richard Branson Supports Chess & Kasparov!

Sir Richard Branson is famous for many things. The billionaire founded the Virgin Group and his passions are risk-taking and innovating in as more areas than you can count, from telecommunications to space tourism to extreme sports. Now we can add… [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]


Prospero “Butch” Pichay, Jr, the National Chess Federation of the Philippines President, will be the standard bearer of the Team Kasparov for the Asian Chess Federation (ACF) elections. Running on a platform of more equitable representation for Asian countries for… [read more]


  Garry Kasparov address on education and chess in schools at the NY Forum in Gabon. “TRANSFORMING A GENERATION” May 24th, 2014   Village of Kampala. Chess brings hope.  Watching this video, I often wonder what my life would be… [read more]


The 2014 FIDE Election Campaign of the 19-year incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is certainly the dirtiest we’ve ever seen. His mudslinging and cheap shots are the acts of a desperate man doing desperate things. Why is Ilyumzhinov’s team playing so dirty?… [read more]

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