'Don't leave us out in the cold'

3/14/2005 – Three days ago Garry Kasparov announced that he is retiring from professional chess. Since then we have received a large number of letters addressing the subject, while the newspapers and Internet news sites have been full of the subject. We bring you excerpts and, for readers who want to write to the great player, a special feedback form.

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Reactions to Kasparov' retirement

In the past three days we have received a large number of letters from readers who were shocked by Garry Kasparov's decision to withdraw from professional chess. Many of them contained a request that we install a page where they could express their feelings for this great chess player. We have set up a feedback form and promise to pass all messages on to Garry Kasparov.

Below you will find some of the reactions that have reached us, and a selection of newspaper and Internet articles that have appeared on Kasparov's retirement.

Alon Rozen, Weston, Australia
Thanks for an exciting coverage of chess news, but... The top player in the last 20 years just retired and all you published is one article on the subject? I will really appreciate some more comments from top players, some reactions from FIDE, some links to articles around the world, an interview with the men himself...

Ruud van Caspel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Don't leave us, Garry. In a Godless universe Man has to be Creator. You are the creator of the immortal game. Don't leave us out here in the cold, Garry.

Adie Viljoen, Pretoria, South Africa
Thanks ChessBase – you are the best internet chess site – I visit your site nearly daily. Kasparov – what a figure and player! I have this glimmer of hope that he'll not retire altogether and continue to grace chess with his brilliance, personality and example His the hero of so many!

IM Tom O'Donnell, Ottawa, Canada
I would like to thank Mr. Kasparov for giving this chess fan dozens of wonderful memories. I hope that his post-chess career is as fulfilling to him as his 20-year reign as the greatest player has been. We are lucky to have been witness to his amazing achievements and I am sad to consider that we may not see another like him in our lifetimes.

Andy Smith Bath, England
Garry won't remember beating me in a simul in 1999, but I will for the rest of my life and will be proud to tell my grandchildren that I once played against the great man. Thank you Garry Kasparov, all the best in your future ventures.

Christopher Britt, Houston USA
I am an avid reader of chessbase.com and I have been a huge fan of Garry Kasparov for over ten years. I was saddened today to learn of his retirement. I would like to send Garry Kasparov a letter of thanks for his inspiration to me over the years. I am writing to inquire of a way to send a message to Kasparov. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Robert Wilder Bear, Delaware, USA
Please encourage Garry to set up an email account so that all his admirers can wish him well. If you were to compile a list of nobodies, I would not even make that list; and yet I have admired his chess and drive and fighting spirit and creativity for decades now. I think My Great Predecessors will be recognized as a tremendous work; I think he revitalized the sport of chess; I hope he reconsiders and gives us many more years of the incredible chess that we have grown used to and do take for granted. We wish him well!

Mark Warriner, Richmond, VA USA
Dear ChessBase – This is a very sad day for chess. While I understand and respect Garry Kimovich's personal decision, I cannot help but think of the hundreds of brilliant games that will remain unplayed. It is simply terrible that the chess-playing community cannot bring itself together enough to have an accepted, organized system for selecting a World Champion. Surely somewhere in the world there must be individuals with the vision, the determination and the means to ensure a viable World Chess Championship cycle. Thank you Garry Kimovich for so many years of devotion and delightful games. I hope that you will continue to produce many educational and entertaining books and DVDs, and continue to help amateurs around the world learn and appreciate the depth and the beauty of the game of chess.

Stan Simmons, Kingston, Canada
I understand Garry Kasparov's reasons for retiring, and think he has chosen the right time. But I can't help but wonder – did he really slip in his last game, or did he realize in a sudden flash of brilliance that QxQf1 would provide him with the most poetic of all exits: The king is dead, long live the king! Although I am a rank amateur and have only had my interest in chess rekindled in the past six years or so, that new-found interest was due almost entirely to Garry Kasparov and his exploits in chess, especially the man-machine matches. I therefore feel very sad at the news of his retirement, knowing that I will no longer be able to enjoy the thrill of following his games while trying to guess the next move of this chess genius.

Ted Summers, Atlanta, GA USA
To a Great King,: I bid you farewell. Thank you Garry Kasparov for years of really great chess games & for being a really Great World Champion! I really hope future champions will follow in your footsteps. You were a Chess Champion that at least played chess and did not sit on your title. You like Karpov before you proved to the world why you should be called World Chess Champion.Thanks Again Garry, you will be missed...

Fabrice Wantiez, Brussels, Belgium
Can you create a link to a page for thanks to Kasparov for all he has accomplished in his last 30 years? This page will contain all signatures and comments for players from all around the world. Thanks for all!

Arifur Rahman, Wokingham, UK
It’s with great sadness I read your breaking news that Kasparov is quitting chess. ChessBase, you guys have given us so much chess information and delight over the years on your web site. But please don’t deny us on this occasion, please post the entire Kasparov press conference video. We want to hear this sad story with Kasparov’s voice. I know that this conference will appear in next ChessBase magazine. So long wait for so many…please do us this favour, we will be very grateful.

Colin Everett, Seoul
Hi guys, you've simply go to put the whole press conference up for all to see. This is pretty historic don't ye think? I think everyone would really like to see the full press conference!

Henrik Boye Laursen Nærum, Denmark
This is really sad for the Chess World. I'm thinking of the song by Frank Sinatra "My way" and feeling blue.

Jeremy Davies London
I am a simple chess club player, and am a massive fan of the game. Like a lot of other enthusiasts, I do not understand all the political issues that have been affecting chess over the years. However, what I can say is that if Garry Kasparov has given up chess because of the politics, it is a very sad day for all of us. The world will be a poorer place for the loss of his genius, and those who have caused this should feel ashamed. Regards Jeremy Davies

Jacob Bardino, Århus C
Please make a tribute page for this man, this legend. He surely deserves the tribute of all his fans.

Fernando Semprun, Madrid, Spain
It has been an amazing shock. Kasparov brought life to chess that was empty when Fischer did not play after Reykjavik. He had to play four matches in four years (!!) to finally overcome Karpov (1984-87). Possibly he should not have left FIDE but then he played the strongest, Anand and Kramnik. After 2000, Kramnik's behaviour has been terrible for chess. Ducking Kasparov relentlessly after Astana 2001. This has finally ended in Garry's retirement. He even did not play in the last two tournaments he was meant to play against Kasparov. In all chess servers the Kasparov games bring the most spectators, yet there are people that bitterly criticise him. I join ChessBase: Thank you Gary for 30 magnificent years, but today I am very sad.

Julio Mendoza, Frankfort, USA
I want to congratulate Kasparov for his excellent result, excellent games, and good fighting spirit at Linares 2005. I declare Garry Kasparov "World Chess Champion", since he has widely proved it during his professional career, and has been the # 1 player in the rating list during many years. He sure does not need any official title. He is simply the World Chess Champion! Hopefully everyone will agree with me. Bravo!!

John Rodrigues Stratford, CT USA
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Kasparov's retirement. He is one of my hero's – a complete champion at the board and off. Kasparov has inspired me in many ways – to me he represents the best of what a chess player and a human being can be. It is sad he has not gotten the respect of FIDE – they have helped to contribute to his disenchantment with the game of chess and ultimately his retirement. I hope Garry knows that his name is synonymous with chess greatness – and I believe as a complete player he has no equal. May his career be remembered always. I wish Garry success in all his future endeavors.

Alan Hartley Portland, Oregon
Dear Mr. Kasparov, your play is an inspiration to all who love chess especially me, as I'd rather believe I'm not over the hill at forty) and I know I am not alone when I say that I have been rooting for you, not against you, for years. Are you sure it isn't too late to change your mind?

Marcelo Mendes, Salvador, Brazil
I always followed Garry Kasparov's career and I think he's made the correct decision. There's no point in playing anymore when he's achieved everything that is possible for a player to do. An end like Karpov's, running miles from strong tournaments and being easily beaten by players that don't deserve the glory of outplaying a legend!? No... It doesn't sound like Kasparov's ending. I'm currently listening to a music I like very much. It's "Hollow", by Pantera. Pantera's former guitarist, Dimebag Darrel, was brutally killed last year, by a fan that accused him of ending the Pantera. I had a bad feeling when I read the article about Kasparov's retirement. We all know that there are lots of chess players that can't be defined as normal people. And even more players have worked hard to get somewhere with chess, and have not succeeded. And his decision for sure will not be accepted easily by the chess world. Gary Kimovich, thanks for what you've done to chess. You know you'll be always remembered.

David Ochodnicky, Royal Oak, MI
I am crushed about this news! This is devastating. I've studied chess for years now, and like so many others I have been inspired by Garry Kasparov's tournaments, his computer matches, his game against the world, his books. He's the only living chess player who has inspired me not only in chess, but on an artistic level, on a personal level. Any of us chess enthusiasts who have been fortunate enough to follow classical chess know that Garry Kasparov represents true greatness, overflowing energy, historical accomplishment, and the desire to build the game he loves and to give back. We have witnessed the work of a true genius. I'm sure I'll never meet Garry Kasparov and I'll never be anything other than a club level player. But he will always be a hero of mine. He embodies everything that the word "Champion" means to me. Thanks for the chance to vent my feelings a little and for showcasing Mr. Kasparov's work for the many years I've visited this website. Let's wish Garry Kasparov and his family the greatest blessings in our hearts for his retirement.


Press reports

Google news excerpts from Sunday, March 13, 2005

Mark has to wait, Kasparov retires
ABS CBN News, Philippines - 9 hours ago
By MANNY BENITEZ. Only four new grandmasters, including two teenagers, were confirmed by the World Chess Federation’s presidential ...
Chess champ Kasparov's new gambit: politics
Chicago Sun-Times - Mar 12, 2005
MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov of Russia, the chess world's youngest-ever champion, on Friday retired from professional play. The announcement by the world's No. ...
Champ since '84 quits chess
Detroit Free Press - Mar 11, 2005
BY JUDITH INGRAM. MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the world's youngest-ever chess champion and undisputed king of the game for the last ...
Chess Genius Kasparov Retires
Washington Post - Mar 11, 2005
By Jim Heintz. MOSCOW, March 11 – Garry Kasparov, the brilliant and aggressive tactician regarded by many as the greatest chess ...
Checkmate for chess as Kasparov bows out
Financial Times, UK - Mar 11, 2005
By Adam Thomson in Buenos Aires. Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest chess player the world has seen, has announced his retirement from the professional game. ...
Chess master Garry Kasparov is retiring
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN - Mar 11, 2005
MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the brilliant and aggressive tactician regarded by many as the greatest chess player of all time, has announced his retirement from ...
Kasparov quits chess to challenge Putin
Telegraph.co.uk, UK - Mar 11, 2005
By Julius Strauss in Moscow. Garry Kasparov, the world's leading chess player, is to give up competitive chess and devote his time ...
Kasparov's next move is into Russian politics
Scotsman, UK - Mar 11, 2005
GARRY Kasparov, the chess world’s youngest-ever champion and undisputed king for the past two decades, made a stunning move shortly after winning a ...
King Kasparov quits
Indian Express, India - Mar 11, 2005
MOSCOW, MARCH 11: Former world champion Garry Kasparov said on Friday he had retired from competition chess to devote himself to Russian politics and oppose ...
Kasparov quits pro chess
Calcutta Telegraph, India - Mar 11, 2005
Linares: Garri Kasparov, arguably the greatest chess player ever, has announced his retirement, apparently peeved over his treatment by Fide. ...
In a Surprise Move, Kasparov Retires
Guardian, UK - Mar 11, 2005
By JUDITH INGRAM. MOSCOW (AP) – Garry Kasparov, the brilliant and aggressive tactician regarded by many as the greatest chess player ...
Kasparov, czar of chess, calls it a day
Deccan Herald, India - Mar 11, 2005
Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest chess player ever, has announced his retirement apparently peeved over his treatment by FIDE, the world chess federation ...
In a Surprise Move, Kasparov Retires
ABC News - Mar 11, 2005
Garry Kasparov, the world's No. 1 ranked chess player since 1984, speaks at a news conference in Moscow in this Jan. 2004 file picture. ...
In a Surprise Move, Kasparov Retires
Guardian, UK - Mar 11, 2005
By JUDITH INGRAM. MOSCOW (AP) – Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest-ever champion and undisputed king the last two decades ...
Kasparov retires from professional chess circuit
Guardian, UK - Mar 11, 2005
Garry Kasparov, the undisputed king of the chess world for the past two decades, has announced his retirement from the professional game to focus on writing ...
Kasparov swaps chess for politics
Swissinfo, Switzerland - Mar 11, 2005
By Sonia Oxley. "I have done everything I could in chess and more. Now I plan to use my intellect and strategic thoughts in. Russian ...
Chess Grand Master Kasparov Announces Retirement, Marca Says
Bloomberg - Mar 11, 2005
March 11 (Bloomberg) – Russian chess Grand Master Garry Kasparov, who has topped world rankings for the game since 1985, announced his retirement after ...
Kasparov retires from professional chess
CBC News, Canada - Mar 11, 2005
LINARES, SPAIN – Gary Kasparov, who has sat atop the chess world for more than 20 years and is considered by some to be the best player ever, is retiring from ...
Kasparov quits chess after 20 years at the top
Telegraph.co.uk, UK - Mar 11, 2005
Garry Kasparov has ended two decades at the top of the chess world by retiring from the professional game to focus on writing and a possible career in politics ...
Kasparov Leaves Chess For Politics
Radio Free Europe, Czech Republic - Mar 11, 2005
11 March 2005 – Former chess world champion Garry Kasparov has announced that he is retiring from professional chess. Kasparov ...
Kasparov plots next move into politics
Scotsman, UK - Mar 11, 2005
GARRY KASPAROV, the world’s top-ranked chess player for the past 20 years, has announced his retirement from the professional circuit. ...
Kasparov checking out from pro play
Chicago Tribune (subscription) - Mar 11, 2005
LINARES, SPAIN – Garry Kasparov, the world's No. 1-ranked chess player since 1984 who some believe is the best player in history ...
World Champion Puts Chessboard Away
Zaman Online, Turkey - Mar 11, 2005
By Anadolu News Agency (aa). According to a news report on Spanish state radio, Kasparov announced his retirement decision at a press ...
Garry Kasparov, world’s No. 1 in chess announces retirement
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates - Mar 11, 2005
MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the world’s No. 1 ranked chess player since 1984, considered by some the best in the history of the game ...
Chessmaster Garry Kasparov Retires
ABC News - Mar 11, 2005
World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, contemplates a move during the opening moments of the 15th game in the world chess championships in a London file photo ...
Chess: Anand loses, Kasparov wins Linares title
Sify, India - Mar 11, 2005
Linares, Spain: Viswanathan Anand suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Michael Adams of England while world's top rated Garry Kasparov of Russia won the ...
Russian Grandmaster Kasparov Leaves Chess for Politics
MOSNEWS, Russia - Mar 11, 2005
Former world champion Garry Kasparov has announced his retirement from competition chess, Reuters reports. After winning a prestigious ...
Chess Champ Kasparov Says He's Retiring
Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA - Mar 11, 2005
LINARES, Spain — Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion since 1985, said Thursday that he was retiring from professional play. ...
Chessmaster Garry Kasparov to Retire
San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 10, 2005
Garry Kasparov, the world's No. 1 ranked chess player since 1984 who some believe is the best in the history of the game, said on ... King Kasparov retires
Mid-Day Mumbai, India - Mar 11, 2005
Linares, Spain: Former chess world champion Garry Kasparov has announced that he was retiring from the professional game. “I ...
Chessmaster Garry Kasparov to Retire
Guardian, UK - Mar 10, 2005
LINARES, Spain (AP) – Garry Kasparov, the world's No. 1 ranked chess player since 1984 who some believe is the best player in the ...
Kasparov retires from competition chess
Rediff, India - Mar 10, 2005
Former world champion Garry Kasparov has announced his retirement from competition chess, according to Spanish media reports. Kasparov ...
Chess great Kasparov announces retirement
Xinhua, China - Mar 10, 2005
MADRID, Mar. 10 (Xinhuanet) – Former world champion Garry Kasparov announced on Thursday that he will no longer play chess on a professional level. ...
Chess great Kasparov to retire
Times of India, India - Mar 10, 2005
LINARES: Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion who is still considered the world's greatest player, announced on Thursday that he was retiring from ...
Kasparov "retires from competition chess"
Swissinfo, Switzerland - Mar 10, 2005
"I will play chess, because I like it a lot, but not professionally. I may play in simultaneous games or fast games, but nothing more," Spanish. ...
Chess: Kasparov announces retirement
NDTV.com, India - Mar 10, 2005
The 41-yeard-old made the announcement after winning the Linares Super Grandmasters tournament against the current world number three Veselin Topalov. ...
Former chess world champion Kasparov retires
Sify, India - Mar 11, 2005
Linares: Former chess world champion Garry Kasparov has announced that he was retiring from the professional game. "I will continue ...
Chess master Kasparov to retire
BBC News, UK - Mar 11, 2005
Former world champion Garry Kasparov has announced that he is to retire from competitive chess. He made the surprise announcement ...
The latest gambit of Kasparov . . . politics
Times Online, UK - Mar 11, 2005
By Sam Coates and Ray Keene. Minutes after securing a narrow victory at a Spanish tournament, the greatest player in chess history ...
Kasparov moves to check Putin
Statesman, India - Mar 12, 2005
MOSCOW, March 12. — A day after retiring from competitive chess, Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, said he would devote ...
Garry Kasparov Retires From Professional Chess
World Forum - Mar 12, 2005
"Chess is life in miniature. Chess is battles, chess is struggles." said the longtime world champion Garry Kasparov at the height of his career. ...
Kasparov leaves chess for puzzle of politics
Columbia Daily Tribune, MO - Mar 12, 2005
MOSCOW (AP) – Garry Kasparov, the chess world’s youngest-ever champion and undisputed king during the last two decades, made a stunning move yesterday ...
Kasparov announces retirement
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - Mar 12, 2005
By Jim Heintz. Garry Kasparov, the brilliant and aggressive tactician regarded by many as the greatest chess player of all time, announced ...
Kasparov, king of chess since '84, calls it quits
Salt Lake Tribune - Mar 12, 2005
By Judith Ingram. MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest-ever champion and undisputed king the past two decades, made ...
Sports: Kasparov swaps chess for politics
Keralanext, India - Mar 11, 2005
He said he would still dabble in the game, but at a strictly non-professional level. "I believe that at the moment the country is ...
Chess champion Garry Kasparov calls it quits
Winston-Salem Journal, NC - Mar 11, 2005
Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest champion and undisputed king the past 20 years, made a stunning move yesterday shortly after winning a top ...
Garry Kasparov leaves chess battlefield
Earthtimes.org - Mar 11, 2005
After 20 years of plotting and planning moves on a chessboard, the World’s numero uno chess player Garry Kasparov has decided to hang his boots, or in this ...
Kasparov quits chess career after successful 20 years
Gambling Gates.com, VA - Mar 11, 2005
Russian world chess champion Garry Kasparov, regarded as one of the most successful chess players ever, have announced decision to end his sports career. ...
Garry Kasparov quits competitive chess
Press Trust of India, India - Mar 11, 2005
Linares, Mar 11 (PTI) Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest chess player ever, has announced his retirement apparently peeved over his treatment by FIDE, the ...
Chess: Kasparov Ends Career after Loss to Topalov
Bulgarian News Network, Bulgaria - Mar 10, 2005
SOFIA (bnn)- World’s No 1 in chess Garry Kasparov of Russia announced the end of his competition career after losing to Bulgaria’s grandmaster Veselin ...
Garry Kasparov retires from professional chess
Chessbase News, Germany - Mar 10, 2005
10.03.2005 The winner of Linares and the world's strongest chess player, Garry Kasparov, has just announced his retirement from professional chess. ...
Kasparov ends professional career
ITAR-TASS, Russia - Mar 10, 2005
MADRID, March 11 (Itar-Tass) – Russian world chess champion Garry Kasparov won the tournament in Linares on Thursday and announced that he decided to quit his ...
Kasparov makes last move on the chessboard
Globe and Mail, Canada - Mar 12, 2005
By JUDITH INGRAM. MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest champion and undisputed king for the past two decades, made ...
Kasparov swaps chess for politics
Sify, India - Mar 11, 2005
Moscow: Former world champion Garry Kasparov said on Friday he had retired from competition chess to devote himself to Russian politics and oppose President ...
In surprise move, Kasparov announces retirement
CNN/SI - Mar 11, 2005
MOSCOW (AP) – Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest-ever champion and undisputed king the last two decades, made a stunning move Friday shortly after ...
Kasparov quits chess for politics
Australian, Australia - Mar 11, 2005
By Sonia Oxley in Moscow. FORMER world champion Garry Kasparov said today he had retired from competition chess to devote himself ...
In a Surprise Move, Kasparov Retires
San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 11, 2005
By JUDITH INGRAM, Associated Press Writer. Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest-ever champion and undisputed king the last ...
Chessmaster Garry Kasparov Retires
San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 11, 2005
By JUDITH INGRAM, Associated Press Writer. Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest-ever champion and its public face and undisputed ...
Kasparov swaps chess for politics
Reuters India, India - Mar 11, 2005
By Sonia Oxley. MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former world champion Garry Kasparov said on Friday he had retired from competition chess to devote ...
Chess: Anand loses, Kasparov wins Linares title:
New Kerala, India - Mar 11, 2005
[Sports News]: Linares (Spain), Mar 11 : Viswanathan Anand suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Michael Adams of England while world's top rated Garry ...
Chess legend retires from professional play
AZ Central.com, AZ - Mar 11, 2005
MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest-ever champion and its public face and undisputed king the last two decades, made a stunning move shortly ...
Kasparov swaps chess for politics
Reuters.uk, UK - Mar 11, 2005
By Sonia Oxley. MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former world champion Garry Kasparov says he has retired from competition chess to devote himself ...
Chessmaster Garry Kasparov Retires
Newsday, NY - Mar 11, 2005
By JUDITH INGRAM. MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest-ever champion and its public face and undisputed king the ...
Chess master Kasparov retires
ABC Online, Australia - Mar 11, 2005
Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion who is still considered the world's greatest player, is retiring from the professional game. ...
Chess: Chess great Kasparov announces retirement
Channel News Asia, Singapore - Mar 11, 2005
LINARES, Spain : Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion who is still considered the world's greatest player, announced he was retiring from the ...
Chess champ Kasparov announces retirement
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Mar 10, 2005
MADRID, Spain (AP) – Garry Kasparov, the world's top-ranked chess player for the past 20 years, has announced his retirement from the professional circuit. ...
Chess great Kasparov announces retirement
INQ7 Interactive, Inc., Philippines - Mar 10, 2005
Get INQ7 breaking news on your Smart mobile phone in the Philippines. Send INQ7 BREAKING to 386. LINARES, Spain – Garry Kasparov ...
Kasparov announces retirement
Hindustan Times, India - Mar 10, 2005
Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion who is still considered the world's greatest player, announced on Thursday that he was retiring from the ...
Chess master retires to do Russian politics
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN - Mar 12, 2005
By Jim Heintz. MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the brilliant and aggressive tactician regarded by many as the greatest chess player of ...
Chess champ Kasparov's next move: into politics
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL - Mar 12, 2005
BY JIM HEINTZ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the brilliant and aggressive tactician regarded by many as the greatest ...
He'll put his mind to politics
Lexington Herald Leader, KY - Mar 12, 2005
By Jim Heintz. MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the brilliant and aggressive tactician regarded by many as the greatest chess player of all ...
After two decades of dominating professional chess, Garry Kasparov ...
North County Times, CA - Mar 11, 2005
MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the brilliant and aggressive tactician regarded by many as the greatest chess player of all time, announced his retirement from ...
Kasparov quits chess for politics
Washington Times, DC - Mar 11, 2005
By Julius Strauss. MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the world's leading chess player, has decided to give up competitive chess and devote ...
In a surprise move, No. 1 chess player Garry Kasparov retires
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL - Mar 11, 2005
BY JUDITH INGRAM. MOSCOW – Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest-ever champion and undisputed king the last two decades, made ...
Europe: Garry Kasparov, World's No. 1 Chess Player, Announces ...
Keralanext, India - Mar 11, 2005
"I will do everything in my power to resist Putin's dictatorship. It is very difficult to play for a country whose authorities are antidemocratic," he said. ...
Sports: Kasparov Swaps Chess for Politics
Keralanext, India - Mar 11, 2005
[Sports News]: MOSCOW – Former world champion Garry Kasparov said on Friday he had retired from competition chess to devote himself to Russian politics and ...
Sports: Kasparov, the reigning King of Chess gives up his throne
Keralanext, India - Mar 11, 2005
[Sports News]: Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest-ever champion and its public face and undisputed king the last two decades, made a stunning move ...
Sports: Kasparov ``retires from competition chess``
Keralanext, India - Mar 11, 2005
Kasparov, a leading member of a Russian liberal grouping known as Committee 2008, plans to devote himself to politics and to writing books, the radio said. ...
World: Garry Kasparov, World's No. 1 Chess Player, Announces ...
Keralanext, India - Mar 11, 2005
He said his last games were "very difficult for me to play under such pressure, because I knew it was the end of the career which I could be proud of.". ...
Chessmaster Garry Kasparov to Retire
New York Newsday, NY - Mar 10, 2005
By Associated Press. LINARES, Spain – Garry Kasparov, the world's No. 1 ranked chess player since 1984 who some believe is the best ...
In a Surprise Move, Kasparov Retires
Dateline Alabama, AL - Mar 11, 2005
By JUDITH INGRAM. Garry Kasparov, the chess world's youngest-ever champion and undisputed king the last two decades, made a stunning ...
Chess great Kasparov announces retirement
EastDay.com, China - Mar 10, 2005
Former world champion Garry Kasparov announced on Thursday that he will no longer play chess on a professional level. But he will ...
Kasparov retires from competition chess – reports
Deepika, India - Mar 10, 2005
MADRID, Mar 11 (Reuters) Former world champion Garry Kasparov has announced his retirement from competition chess, according to Spanish media reports. ...


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