ST LOUIS: In a move electrifying the world of chess, former world champion Garry Kasparov is coming out of a 12-year retirement Monday to take on a new generation of players who have long worshiped him as the closest thing to a "chess god." Kasparov utterly dominated the sport from 1985 to 2000. Since his withdrawal from a tournament in Linares, Spain in March 2005, the Russian's absence has left many chess fanatics feeling orphaned. So there was considerable surprise when he agreed to play in the new Rapid and Blitz…
MOSCOW: Former chess world champion Garry Kasparov is coming out of retirement to play in a US tournament next month, organisers announced on Thursday. Kasparov, who dominated the game for more than 15 years, will compete against nine top players at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri. The former champion, who retired from professional chess in 2005, was given a wild card entry for the event's Rapid and Blitz competition. Current world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway will also play at the tournament, as will…
WASHINGTON: The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, said in an interview on Sunday.