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Garry Kasparov
Number of games in database: 2,349
Years covered: 1973 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2812
Highest rating achieved in database: 2851
Overall record: +779 -116 =766 (70.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      688 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (192) 
    B30 B40 B31 B50 B33
 Ruy Lopez (102) 
    C92 C84 C97 C67 C80
 Nimzo Indian (86) 
    E32 E34 E21 E20 E46
 Queen's Gambit Declined (81) 
    D37 D31 D35 D30 D38
 Queen's Indian (80) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16
 Slav (63) 
    D19 D10 D15 D11 D17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (341) 
    B90 B84 B82 B83 B22
 King's Indian (157) 
    E92 E97 E76 E60 E75
 Sicilian Najdorf (111) 
    B90 B92 B97 B93 B96
 Grunfeld (98) 
    D85 D97 D76 D78 D87
 Sicilian Scheveningen (70) 
    B84 B82 B83 B80 B81
 English (34) 
    A15 A10 A11 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 1-0
   Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 0-1
   Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 1-0
   Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 0-1
   Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 1-0
   Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 1-0
   Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 1-0
   Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 0-1
   Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 0-1
   Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984)
   Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1985)
   Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Rematch (1986)
   Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1987)
   Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990)
   Kasparov - Short World Championship Match (1993)
   Kasparov - Anand World Championship Match (1995)
   Kasparov - Kramnik World Championship Match (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   8th Euwe Memorial (1994)
   Linares (1997)
   Novgorod (1997)
   Russian Championships 2004 (2004)
   Astana (2001)
   Wijk aan Zee Corus (2000)
   Linares (1999)
   Sarajevo (2000)
   9th Euwe Memorial (1995)
   10th Euwe Memorial (1996)
   XXII Torneo Ciudad de Linares (2005)
   Tilburg Fontys (1997)
   Linares (1994)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Garry Kasparov's Best Games by KingG
   Kasparov's super simuls by crawfb5
   Match Kasparov! by amadeus
   senakash's favorite games by senakash
   Size GAZA by lonchaney
   kasparov best games by brager
   senakash's favorite games qgd by senakash
   Guess-the-Move Chess: 1990-1999 (Part 3) by Anatoly21
   KASPAROV GAMES by gambitfan
   Road to the Championship - Garry Kasparov (I) by Fischer of Men
   senakash's favorite games mini by senakash
   senakash's favorite games garry by senakash
   Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games (Stohl) by AdrianP
   senakash's favorite games ruylopez by senakash

   Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987
   Kasparov vs Igor Ivanov, 1978

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(born Apr-13-1963, 51 years old) Azerbaijan (citizen of Russia)
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One of the greatest players of all time, Kasparov was undisputed World Champion from 1985 until 1993, and Classical World Champion from 1993 until 2000. Known to chess fans world wide as the <Beast From Baku> on account of his aggressive and highly successful style of play, his main early influence was the combative and combinative style of play displayed by Alexander Alekhine.

Early Years

Originally named Garry Kimovich Weinstein (or Weinshtein), he was born in Baku, in what was then the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (now the Republic of Azerbaijan), and is the son of Klara Shagenovna Kasparova and Kim Moiseyevich Weinstein. At five years old, young Garry Weinstein taught himself how to play chess from watching his relatives solve chess puzzles in a newspaper. His immense natural talent was soon realized and from age 7, he attended the Young Pioneer Palace in Baku (where for some time he was known as "Garry Bronstein".*). At 10, he began training at the Mikhail Botvinnik Soviet chess school. He was first coached by Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov and later by Alexander Shakarov. Five years after his father's untimely death from leukaemia, the twelve year old chess prodigy adopted the Russian-sounding name Garry Kasparov (Kas-PARE-off) a reference to his mother's Armenian maiden name, Gasparyan (or Kasparian).


Junior Twelve-year old Kasparov won the Soviet Junior Championship, held in Tbilisi in 1976 scoring 7/9, and repeated his success in 1977, winning with a score of 8½ of 9. The next several years were spent marking his rise as a world-class talent. He became World Junior Champion in 1980 in Dortmund, the same year he earned the grandmaster title.

National He first qualified for the Soviet Chess Championship at age 15 in 1978, the youngest ever player at that level. He won the 64-player Swiss system tournament at Daugavpils on tiebreak over Igor Vasilievich Ivanov, to capture the sole qualifying place. He was joint Soviet Champion in 1980-81 with Lev Psakhis ** and in 1988 Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov tied in the Super-Soviet Championship***. In 2004, Garry Kasparov won the Russian Championships 2004 (2004) with a stunning +5 score.

World On the basis of his result in the 1981 Soviet Championship, which doubled as a zonal tournament for the USSR region, he earned a place in the 1982 Moscow Interzonal tournament, which he won, to qualify for the Candidates Tournament matches that were held in 1983 and 1984. At age 19, he was the youngest Candidate since Robert James Fischer, who was 15 when he qualified in 1958. At this stage, he was already the #2-rated player in the world, trailing only world champion Karpov on the January 1983 list. These Candidates matches were the first and last Candidates matches Kasparov contested, as he declined to participate in the Candidates held under the auspices of the PCA in 2002 to decide a challenger to his successor as classical World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik. Kasparov's first Candidates match in Moscow was a best-of-ten affair against Alexander Beliavsky, whom he defeated 6–3 (+4 -1 =4). After much political ado, Kasparov defeated Viktor Korchnoi in London in the best-of-12 semi-final match by 7–4 (+4 -1 =6), and in early 1984 in Vilnius he defeated former World Champion Vasily Smyslov in the best-of-16 finals played by 8.5-4.5 (+4 =9 -0) to earn his challenge against Karpov. By the time the match with Smyslov was played, Kasparov had become the number-one ranked player in the world with a FIDE rating of 2710. He became the youngest ever world number-one, a record that lasted 12 years until being broken by Vladimir Kramnik in January 1996 and again by his former pupil, Magnus Carlsen in 2010.

At one stage during the Karpov-Kasparov World Championship Match (1984), Kasparov trailed 5-0 in the first-to-win-6 match. He then fought back to win three games and bring the score to 5–3 in Karpov's favour after 48 games, making it the longest world championship match ever. At that point, the match was ended without result by the then FIDE President, the late Florencio Campomanes, with Karpov thus retaining the title. Further details can be found in the match link at the head of this paragraph. Kasparov won the best-of-24 games Karpov-Kasparov World Championship Match (1985) in Moscow by 13–11, winning the 24th and last game with Black. He was then 22, the youngest ever World Champion, and broke the record held by Mikhail Tal for over 20 years. Karpov exercised his right to a rematch, the Karpov-Kasparov World Championship Rematch (1986), which took place in 1986, hosted jointly in London and Leningrad, with each city hosting 12 games. Kasparov scored of 12½–11½, retaining the title. The fourth match, the Kasparov-Karpov World Championship Match (1987) in Seville. Karpov had been directly seeded into and won the final match of the Candidates' Matches to again become the official challenger. Kasparov retained his title by winning the final game and drawing the match 12–12. The fifth and last championship match between the two, Kasparov-Karpov World Championship Match (1990), was held in New York and Lyon in 1990, with each city hosting 12 games. Kasparov won by 12½–11½. In their five world championship matches, the combined game tally was +21 -19 =104 in Kasparov’s favour.

Kasparov subsequently defended his title against Nigel Short under the auspices of the PCA in 1993, and against Viswanathan Anand in 1995. Five years later, in 2000 (Kasparov-Kramnik World Championship Match (2000)), Kasparov finally relinquished his crown to his former student, Vladimir Kramnik who was granted the right to challenge without having to qualify, the first time this had happened since 1935, when Alexander Alekhine selected Max Euwe as his challenger. Subsequently, Kasparov remained the top rated player in the world, ahead of both Kramnik and the FIDE World Champions, on the strength of a series of wins in major tournaments.

Under the "Prague Agreement” which was put together by Yasser Seirawan to reunite the two titles, Kasparov was to play a match against the 2002 FIDE World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov in September 2003. But this match was cancelled when Ponomariov was dissatisfied with the terms of the contract. Subsequent plans for a match against 2004 FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov, to be held in January 2005 in the United Arab Emirates fell through due to lack of funding. Shortly after this, Kasparov announced his retirement from competitive chess.

In an interview in 2007, Kasparov said that <…my decision in 1993 to break away from the world chess federation, FIDE, with Nigel Short was the worst mistake of my career. It was a serious miscalculation on my part. I thought we could start fresh with a professional organisation, but there was little support among the players. It led to short-term progress in commercial sponsorship for chess, but in the long run hurt the game...> ****

Classical Tournaments

In 1978, Kasparov won the Sokolsky Memorial tournament in Minsk as a wild card entry, a victory which convinced Kasparov he could aim for the World Championship. He played in a grandmaster tournament in Banja Luka, Yugoslavia in 1979 while still unrated, due to Korchnoi’s withdrawal. He took first place with an undefeated record, two points ahead of the field. Game Collection: Banja Luka 1979 He emerged with a provisional rating of 2595, immediately landing at world number 15, a feat only surpassed by Gata Kamsky in July 1990. His first win in a superclass-level international tournament was scored at Bugojno, Yugoslavia in 1982 and his win in Linares in 2002 is the tenth victory in a record for the most consecutive victories in super tournaments: Linares 4 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, Wijk aan Zee 3 (1999, 2000, 2001), Sarajevo 2 (1999, 2000) and Astana 1 (2001). Kasparov also holds the record for most consecutive professional tournament victories, placing first or equal first in 15 individual tournaments from 1981 to 1990. It started with the 1981 USSR Championship and finished in Linares in 1990. His five epic title matches against Karpov were held during this period. Subsequently, Kasparov won Linares again in 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2005, the latter being his swan song from the game.


Kasparov played in eight Olympiads. He represented the Soviet Union four times, in 1980, 1982, 1986 and 1988, and Russia four times: in 1992, 1994, 1996 and 2002 playing board 1 on each occasion apart from 1980 (2nd reserve) and 1982 (2nd board). In 82 games, he scored (+50 =29 -3), for 78.7% and won a total of 19 medals, including 8 team gold medals, 5 board golds, 2 performance golds, 2 performance silvers and 2 board bronzes. Kasparov also represented the USSR once in Youth Olympiad competition at Graz in 1981, when he played board 1 for the USSR board 1, scoring 9/10 (+8 =2 -0), the team winning the gold medal.

Team chess

Kasparov made his international teams debut for the USSR at age 16 in the 1980 European Team Championship at Skara and played for Russia in the 1992 edition of that championship. He won a total of five medals including at Skara 1980, as USSR 2nd reserve, 5½/6 (+5 =1 -0), team gold, board gold and at Debrecen 1992, Russia board 1, 6/8 (+4 =4 -0), team gold, board gold, performance silver.


<Computer> Kasparov defeated the chess computer Deep Thought (Computer) in both games of a two-game match in 1989. In February 1996, he defeated IBM's chess computer Deep Blue (Computer) with three wins and two draws and one loss. In 1997, an updated version of Deep Blue defeated Kasparov 3½–2½ in a highly publicised six-game match. The match was even after five games but Kasparov lost Game 6 - Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 - to lose the match. This was the first time a computer had ever defeated a world champion in match play. In January 2003, he played and drew a six game FIDE Man-Machine WC (2003) match against Deep Junior (Computer). In November 2003, he played and drew a four-game Man-Machine World Chess Championship (2003) against the computer program X3D Fritz (Computer) X3D Fritz, although he was constrained through the use of a virtual board, 3D glasses and a speech recognition system.

<Human – classical> Kasparov played several matches apart from his matches in the World Championship cycles. Full details can be seen at Game Collection: Match Kasparov!.

<Human – rapid> In 1998, Kasparov played a blitz match against Kramnik in Moscow, that match being drawn +7-7=10. He fared better in the 2000 internet blitz match against Judit Polgar, winning one and drawing one. The following year, he played a blitz match against the many times Greek speed chess champion Hristos Banikas of Greece, winning 5 and drawing one. In his 2002 blitz against Elisabeth Paehtz in Munich, he won 6-0. Later in 2002, Kasparov lost a four game rapid match (+1 -2 =1) over two days in December 2002 in New York City against Anatoly Karpov. In 2009 in Valencia, Spain, he again played Karpov, and won the Kasparov-Karpov Rapid Match (2009) 3-1 and the Kasparov-Karpov Blitz Match (2009) by 6-2. In 2011, as part of his Chess In Schools campaign, he played a two game Kasparov-Lagrave Blitz Match (2011) in Clichy France, winning by 1.5-0.5. A few months later in October 2011, he won the Kasparov-Short Blitz Match (2011) 4.5-3.5 (+3 -2 =3), breaking the deadlock after game 7 by winning game 8 to win the match.

<Simuls> In 1985, Kasparov played his first simul against a team, the Hamburg Bundesliga team lead by GM Murray Chandler, and lost 3.5-4.5, the first and only time he lost a simul against a team. In 1987, he played a simul against the same albeit slightly stronger team, but this time he was prepared and crushed the Hamburg players 7-1; later in 1987 he also crushed the Swiss team: Game Collection: Kasparov vs Swiss Team Simul by 5.5-0.5, drawing only with former World Junior Champion Werner Hug. In 1988 he played a simul against the French team in Evry (Game Collection: Kasparov vs French Team Simul), winning 4, drawing one and losing one; he played the French team again in 1989 (Game Collection: Kasparov vs French Team Simul 1989), this time winning three and drawing 3 games. Also in 1988 he played a simul against a group of powerful US Juniors, and won by 4-2 (+3 -1 =2)*****. In 1992, Kasparov played a clock simul against the German team ( Game Collection: Kasparov vs German National Team Simul) which included former title contender Vlastimil Hort with whom he drew, winning 2 and drawing 2. He played a simul against the Argentinean team (Game Collection: Kasparov vs Argentinian Team Simul) winning (+7 -1 =4); in 1998 he played the Israeli team (Game Collection: Kasparov vs Israeli National Team Simul) winning 7-1, and in 2001 he played the Czech team (Game Collection: Kasparov vs Czech National Team Simul) in Prague, winning by +4 -1 =3.


Kasparov's ratings achievements include being rated world #1 according to Elo rating almost continuously from 1986 until his retirement in 2005. He was the world number-one ranked player for 255 months, a record that far outstrips all other previous and current number-one ranked players. Kasparov had the highest Elo rating in the world continuously from 1986 to 2005. However, Vladimir Kramnik equaled him in the January 1996 FIDE ratings list, technically supplanting him because he played more games. He was also briefly ejected from the list following his split from FIDE in 1993, but during that time he headed the rating list of the rival PCA. At the time of his retirement, he was still ranked #1 in the world, with a rating of 2812. In January 1990 Kasparov achieved the (then) highest FIDE rating ever, passing 2800 and breaking Bobby Fischer's old record of 2785. On the July 1999 and January 2000 FIDE rating lists Kasparov reached a 2851 Elo rating, which became the highest rating ever achieved until surpassed by Magnus Carlsen in 2013. There was a time in the early 1990s when Kasparov was over 2800 and the only person in the 2700s was Anatoly Karpov.


Under Kasparov's tutelage, Carlsen became the youngest ever to achieve a FIDE rating higher than 2800, and the youngest ever world number one. Kasparov also assisted Anand’s preparation for the Anand-Topalov World Chess Championship (2010) against challenger Veselin Topalov. Since his retirement, Kasparov has concentrated much of his time and energy in Russian politics. He is also a prolific author, most famously his <My Great Predecessors> series. His politics and authorship are discussed at some detail in the wiki article and at his official website cited below. In 2007, he was ranked 25th in The Daily Telegraph's list of 100 greatest living geniuses and has won 11 Chess Oscars.

Kasparov has been married three times: first to Masha, with whom he had a daughter, Polina (b. 1993), before divorcing; to Yulia, with whom he had a son, Vadim (b. 1996) before their 2005 divorce; and to Daria, with whom he also has a daughter, Aida (b. 2006).

Biography: Kasparov’s official website: Kasparov Chess Foundation: http://www.kasparovchessfoundation.... ]

*; ** [rusbase-1]; *** [rusbase-2]; **** [rusbase-3]; *****

Wikipedia article: Kasparov

 page 1 of 94; games 1-25 of 2,349  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs S Muratkuliev 1-032 1973 Baku tt U18C77 Ruy Lopez
2. E Kengis vs Kasparov ½-½54 1973 Vilnius LTUB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
3. Kasparov vs O Vasilchenko 1-040 1973 KievC03 French, Tarrasch
4. E Magerramov vs Kasparov 0-135 1973 BakuB54 Sicilian
5. Kasparov vs Averbakh 1-048 1974 Moscow clock simC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
6. Kasparov vs Smyslov 0-130 1975 Team GM/Young PioneersC60 Ruy Lopez
7. Korchnoi vs Kasparov ½-½42 1975 Palace of Pioneers sim.E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. Kasparov vs Yermolinsky 0-148 1975 BakuB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. Einoris vs Kasparov 0-142 1975 BakuB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
10. Kasparov vs Yermolinsky 0-148 1975 LeningradB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
11. Kasparov vs B Kantsler 1-032 1975 Junior competitionC00 French Defense
12. Dvoirys vs Kasparov ½-½45 1975 BakuB89 Sicilian
13. Kasparov vs A Sokolov 1-032 1975 BakuB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
14. Karpov vs Kasparov 1-045 1975 LeningradB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. Kasparov vs E Kengis ½-½27 1975 BakuB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. O Pavlenko vs Kasparov 0-134 1975 BakuE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
17. Kasparov vs Polugaevsky ½-½25 1975 LeningradB40 Sicilian
18. Kasparov vs Gorelov 1-058 1975 BakuC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
19. E Vladimirov vs Kasparov ½-½30 1975 VilniusE17 Queen's Indian
20. Tilichkin vs Kasparov 0-143 1975 BakuB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
21. Kasparov vs Yurtaev 0-144 1975 BakuB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
22. Rizvonov vs Kasparov 0-137 1975 VilniusE17 Queen's Indian
23. Kasparov vs Z Lanka ½-½60 1976 TbilisiB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
24. Z Sturua vs Kasparov 1-028 1976 TbilisiA48 King's Indian
25. Sakarov vs Kasparov ½-½22 1976 MoscowB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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  KKDEREK: And he also wrote that propaganda for Kirsan: Hilarious and yes, very 'unbiased'

<"KIRSAN ILYUMZHINOV PROMOTES CHESS AND WORLDPEACE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is the current President of FIDE ("World Chess Federation"), the world's pre-eminent international chess organization. He is a multi-millionaire businessman and politician and until his retirement, the former President of the Republic of Kalmykia in the Russian Federation. He studied at the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations. Ilyumzhinov has spent millions of dollars (estimated $70 million) of his private fortune on chess. He is in the forefront of promoting chess in schools in Russia and overseas. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is a harmonizer of religion, and has built a Catholic church at the instigation of the Pope John Paul II. He has also built a mosque, a synagogue, 22 Orthodox churches, and 30 Buddhist temples. Ilyumzhinov created the only reserve in Europe where it is possible to see relict saiga antelope. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov tries to promote world peace, understanding and good will. He visited Saddam Hussein's Baghdad on the eve of the U.S. invasion in 2003, and played a game of chess with Moammar Gadhafi as NATO bombs rained down on war-ravaged Libya in 2012. He attempted in both cases to be a peace mediator. Ilyumzhinov visited Syria and spent three hours in talks with the Syrian President Bahaar al-Assad in 2012. [Assad has remained in his post as president despite the violence between government and rebel forces that erupted in 2011 and that have claimed over a hundred thousand of lives.] In an interview with The Moscow Times, Ilyumzhinov said the weapons used against the Syrian regime were being supplied from European countries with NATO membership. "They're not peaceful demonstrations. … These are mercenaries who are fighting," he said. "It's interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign foreign state, and all civilized countries should very strongly condemn these bandits and terrorists." He insisted that Assad was committed to a six-point peace plan brokered by United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan. In addition to the domestic situation, the two men also discussed chess, which Assad promised to introduce as part of the Syrian school curriculum from September">

Still that '70 million' that nobody ever prove?

So comes the same question: Who da f. is Holming? A failed pianist, an 1900 chessplayer, a political radical 'anti western' type (so that's why he hates Garry maybe)? Or all of them?

He thinks US are Nazis, as you can check for his facebook profile.. HE also is pissed with Dalai Lama (called him a clown and other adjectives) just because he dares to criticized Putin..LOL Hilarious.

Better check your 'sources' before posting.

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  john barleycorn: Isn't the election campaign over? Or is it the prelude for the next one?
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  KKDEREK: <Isn't the election campaign over? Or is it the prelude for the next one?>

I guess at Alaska the partisans were already paid to fight for the next running. The Pensacola one would love a temporarily job like that, huh?


Sep-09-14  AJ of Alaska: Hello John barleycorn, yes, the FIDE election is over. But still, I think it is important for people here to learn the truth of who Kasparov is. Most people here don't seem to have a clue! Cheers, Alan

Dear KKDEREK, you took a keen interest in my work and I am grateful for that. Hope you are well. Check my sources, you say?

I will answer you: Patrick Holming may of course, have opinions on other matters that you and I don't share but on the topic of what a scoundrel Gary Kasparov really is, he is spot on, my friend! Cheers, Alan

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  KKDEREK: Thanks Aj and don't worry, I strongly doubt Garry would ever run again for Fide anyway. My strong guess is that Kirsan will rotten there till the end of his days..

I don't mind about Garry being a jerk and so forth, my problem is people bashing Garry and <at the same time> saying Kirsan is great. You can't have both ways. Or you can , but I find this silly and strongly disagree. Life is not heaven and hell, especially in politics (usually all go to the mud bath). Kirsan is no angel as some people tries to paint..

But hey you can find lots of people around here also thinking Hamas as a 'heroic' party..So nothing shocks me really. cheers.;o)

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  MarkFinan: <But hey you can find lots of people around here also thinking Hamas as a 'heroic' party..So nothing shocks me really. cheers.;o)>

Are you sure that nothing could shock you round here? Absolutely nothing?

Sep-09-14  Petrosianic: <My strong guess is that Kirsan will rotten there till the end of his days..>

Or until he runs out of money. He's bought world chess, but he still has to keep up the payments.

Sep-09-14  AJ of Alaska: petrosianic, I have a question.

Why do you engage in this? You post on this page so you can mock the leader of FIDE? Investing his own money for the purpose of enrichening world chess means that he has bought world chess?

Just stay away from this debate. You have nothing constructive to contribute.

Sep-09-14  Petrosianic: <AJ of Alaska> <Just stay away from this debate. You have nothing constructive to contribute.>

If you only listen to people you agree with in advance, you're going to have to be content not to know very much.

Yes, buying world chess is buying it. Even if you change "buying" to "investing", it means the same thing. What we need is someone who can attract sponsors who will be there after he's gone, not someone who can buy world chess and take his money with him when he finally goes, as he eventually must.

Can't you see that it's you who has nothing to contribute? Your only argument is that holding the FIDE Presidency somehow makes Kirsan immune to criticism, which is obviously fallacious. So, please follow your own advice (not mine, yours), and absent yourself until you have something to contribute. By your own standards, you have no right to post here.

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  optimal play: <Which planet are you on?> Isn't that what the aliens asked Kirsan? :D
Sep-09-14  Bobsterman3000: Kasparov is still the G.O.A.T.
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  moronovich: I see we have got another(?) AJ here.
With the same tendencies.Selfrightous true believer and very good to make friendships all over.

Probably just a matter of time before selfdestruction will set in.

Sep-10-14  AJ of Alaska: <moronovich: I see we have got another(?) AJ here. With the same tendencies.Selfrightous true believer and very good to make friendships all over>

moronovich, you don't know me and yet you are insulting me? For what reason?

I am not "selfrighteous", not at all.
I have had my shares of hitting rock bottom, believe me!

Perhaps you have not follllowed the discussion here. I voiced my support for Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, and several people got really provoked by this!

I voice my support for a man who gained overwhelmingly support by a majority of national chess federations, a majority of the world's leading chess players, that's right, most posters here seem to ignore that fact, and yet they got so provoked by this that they started to call me a"troll" and that I just wanted to "provoke" people..

Let me ask you this, moronovich,is Sergey Karjakin a "troll" and a "provocateur"? He voiced his support for Kirsan also, did you know that?

Read what a certain "Joshka"-poster wrote some days ago:

<First Ukraine then Putin/Kirsan want the FIDE title back where THEY believe it belongs, in the arms of their mother RUSSIA!! STAY STRONG MAGNUS REJECT PUTIN and KIRSAN!!!>

Yet, NO ONE, I repeat NO ONE reacted to his post and called him a provoking troll. Instead, I was stigmatized from the get go. It was not fair and I am not letting these people get away with this. I know who they are, I keep track, some posters here may even be friends with Kasparov and help him.

Because if that is not the case, why the violent reaction?

I have responded to provocations, I have not started them. NOT ONCE!

I hope this clears things up, moronovich. Cheers, Alan

Sep-12-14  AJ of Alaska: For <Joshka>, <SugarDOM> and other brainless Kasparov worshippers out there, Have you heard of the pseudo-science NEW CHRONOLOGY?

<The New Chronology is a fringe theory regarded by the majority of the academic community as pseudohistory, which argues that the conventional chronology of Middle Eastern and European history is fundamentally flawed, and that events attributed to the civilizations of the Roman Empire, Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt actually occurred during the Middle Ages, more than a thousand years later.>

<The New Chronology also contains a reconstruction, an alternative chronology, radically shorter than the conventional chronology, because all ancient history is "folded" onto the Middle Ages. According to the revised chronology, the written history of humankind goes only as far back as AD 800, there is almost no information about events between AD 800–1000, and most known historical events took place in AD 1000–1500.>

Supporters of this New Chronology nonsense claim that world history prior to 1600 was deliberately falsified for political reasons (!)

They claim that every historical document, ALL OF THEM! that conflict with New Chronology are fabricated by conspirators (!)

In other words, these people are completely certifiable! Wackos!

Yet...which world famous chess player supports NEW CHRONOLOGY??

Your hero, Gary Kasparov!!

<Johska>, <SugarDOM> et al do not miss ANY opportunity to ridicule Kirsan's alleged encouter with aliens, yet they opennly support the certifiable madman that is Gary "Egomaniac" Kasparov!!

As it is stated inside the link I will now provide:

<Kasparov’s involvement in this fringe theory has seldom been mentioned in the Western press>

OK, read for yourselves for further enlightenment, here is the link:

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  john barleycorn: The latest NEW CHRONOLOGY:

The FIDE election 2014 never happened, Kasparov pulled a <Joshka>-like "coup royale", dethroned Illyumshinov in a surprise attack and crowned himself almighty president of FIDE. And all the 2800+ GM became pawns in his castle.

And Fischer was WC already in 1963.

Sep-12-14  1971: If Fischer is crazy then Kasparov is too.
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  john barleycorn: <1971> Fischer is dead. Even according to the NEW CHRONOLOGY
Sep-12-14  Refused: Are you sure, that ischer won't die in 2022 for political reasons?
Sep-12-14  MissScarlett: Bobby believed in New Chronology, too:
Sep-12-14  Refused: Does that mean Fischer will be running against Ilyumzhinov next turn?
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  DrNyet: Kasparov, from the Chess History link given by <AJ of Alaska> below:

<"I do not advocate Fomenko and Nosovsky’s theory. However, as a man with an analytical mind-set who is used to analysing all the information that I receive, I am very sceptical about the constructions and findings of official history.">

Sep-16-14  Everett: Sep-12-14 <Refused: Does that mean Fischer will be running against Ilyumzhinov next turn?>

Kramnik perhaps, or Anand, though I doubt it.

It seems, that successful political types come out of the shadow side of King energy, and most WCs are firmly coming from the Warrior class. Hard to make the transfer over IMHO.

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  john barleycorn: <<Refused: Does that mean Fischer will be running against Ilyumzhinov next turn?> It will Raymund Keene's turn.
Sep-16-14  Everett: <Sep-12-14 1971: If Fischer is crazy then Kasparov is too.>

Kasparov is less crazy, but he is young yet.

Sep-18-14  AsosLight: <
For beginning chess players, studying a Carlsen game is like wanting to be an electrical engineer and beginning with studying an iPhone.>

or wanting to be hired as CIA agents, emmm politicians I wanted to say, and beginning by confronting Vlad the Greatest I shall add.

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