Kasparov teaches chess on MasterClass

6/8/2017 – The San Francisco-based company is an online education platform that provides online classes taught by world-renowned instructors: Christina Aguilera (singing), Kevin Spacey, (acting), Gordon Ramsay (cooking), Serena Williams (tennis), Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting), Steve Martin (comedy). Now the teachers are joined by Garry 13th World Champion Garry Kasparov. For $90 you get 20+ lessons, a workbook and Q&A sessions. Pre-enrolment begins today.

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13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov Unveils Hidden Opening

The Former World Chess Champion teaches a masterclass through MasterClass platform

SAN FRANCISCO, JUNE 8, 2017 – Premier online education platform MasterClass announced today that acclaimed chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov will offer his first ever online chess class. Pre-enrollment for Garry Kasparov’s class begins today at www.masterclass.com/gk.

Considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time, Kasparov is a chess grandmaster, 15-year World Champion, writer, and political activist. From 1986 until his retirement in 2005, he was ranked No. 1 in the world for 225 out of 228 months. In 1985, he became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion at age 22. His legendary matches against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue put chess and artificial intelligence on front pages around the world. Kasparov maintained his No. 1 world ranking until his retirement from professional chess.

In his first ever online class, Kasparov reveals the strategic thinking and tactics that made him the world chess champion. He shares his legendary understanding that informs every move — from openings through middlegames and endgames — as well as some remarkable ideas that Kasparov prepared during his career but has never revealed until now. Students will also learn to improve their training methods and analyze their own games to ultimately play better and bolder chess. In addition, Kasparov will share his philosophical approach to key chess topics including analysis, preparation, the use of computers, mental toughness, and broader concepts of chess strategy.

“This MasterClass was a unique opportunity for me to share my lifetime of knowledge and passion for the game of chess with the highest possible quality. There is plenty of concrete instruction in every phase of the game, plus general training advice to help people reach their potential. Most critically, I hope to inspire students to love the game as much as I do. Well, almost as much as I do!” said Garry Kasparov, MasterClass instructor. I took chess lessons until I was 18 and Garry was my hero. His matches and approach changed how I thought about the game. The class will not only make you a better player, but a better decision maker.” said CEO and Co-Founder David Rogier of MasterClass.

MasterClass provides online classes from world-renowned instructors, making it possible for anyone to learn from the best. Each class offers a unique learning experience which includes video lessons from the instructor, interactive exercises, course materials, peer interaction, and more. All classes are available online for individual purchase at www.masterclass.com.

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About MasterClass

Established in 2015, the San Francisco-based company was founded on the idea that everyone should have “access to genius.” The premier online education platform provides affordable, engaging, and inspirational online classes taught by world-renowned instructors, making it possible for anyone to learn from the best.


Each class offers a unique learning experience which includes video lessons, interactive exercises, a series of course materials, peer interaction, and more. MasterClass’ current roster of courses includes Christina Aguilera (singing), Kevin Spacey (acting), Usher (performance), Gordon Ramsay (cooking), Serena Williams (tennis), James Patterson (writing), Dustin Hoffman (acting), Werner Herzog (filmmaking), Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting), Reba McEntire (country music), Deadmau5 (music production), Hans Zimmer (film scoring), Shonda Rhimes (writing for television), Steve Martin (comedy), and David Mamet (dramatic writing). Most recently, the company announced pre-enrollment for Frank Gehry (design and architecture), Diane von Furstenberg (how to build a fashion brand), and Jane Goodall (conservation).

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With his dynamic style, Kasparov had an epoch-making influence on the development of tournament chess at the end of the 20th century. The basis of his exceptional position in chess was extraordinary talent combined with hard work, enormous will-power and a boundless memory. He himself once characterised his style as "a combination of Alekhine, Tal and Fischer".

Kasparov won most of the competitions in which he took part. With his series of victories in 1999 he built up a lead of 80 points in the Elo list; the rating of 2851 which, until the advent of Magnus Carlsen, had never been equalled, despite Elo inflation. Kasparov also set the standard as an author of chess books, with the greatest attention being earned by his series on the world chess champions "My Great Predecessors".

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KingZor KingZor 10/25/2017 12:21
Video link is broken.
Pieces in Motion Pieces in Motion 6/11/2017 11:43
(lol) Judging from the comment of a female master when she made the terrible mistake of asking Kasparov's opinion on a position from a game she played, Kasparov's a terrible teacher. One wonders whether he'll be better behaved with this one.
blohmoremoney blohmoremoney 6/10/2017 07:47
Computers can tell you what to play ... but not why
Fianshetto Fianshetto 6/10/2017 01:09
Computers drawback - They can't see your smiles, your joy, your agony, your cries,.....
benedictralph benedictralph 6/9/2017 03:05
@A7fecd1676b88

Computers of the future will be our teachers.
A7fecd1676b88 A7fecd1676b88 6/9/2017 07:12
I feel I learn more doing a deep analysis of a position with a strong program than I would from any GM.
Computers see much more.
Mr TambourineMan Mr TambourineMan 6/9/2017 02:30
I aint giving my 90 bucks to Christina Aguilera.
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