Stanley Druckenmiller wins Alexander Hamilton Award

by Kasparov Chess Foundation
5/8/2018 – Alexander Hamilton was one of the Founding Fathers of the USA and the first Secretary of the Treasury. To honour his memory the Manhattan Institute gives the Alexander Hamilton Award to public figures that are seen to incorporate the spirit of this legendary figure. 2018, Stanley Druckenmiller, Co-Founder of the Kasparov Chess Foundation, received the prestigious award. The Kasparov Chess Foundation congratulates. | (Photo: Kasparov Chess Foundation

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Congratulations to Stanley Druckenmiller

May 3, 2018, New York, NY – Kasparov Chess Foundation’s co-founder and board member, Stanley Druckenmiller, is the winner of this year’s prestigious Alexander Hamilton Award by the Manhattan Institute. The award ceremony was held at New York’s famed Cipriani 42nd Street on May 2nd.

With more than 700 guests in attendance, Mr. Druckenmiller, Chairman and CEO, Duquesne Family Office LLC, along with The Honorable Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, were this year’s recipients.

The Alexander Hamilton Award honors outstanding individuals who help to foster the revitalization of our nation’s cities. Named after the country’s first treasury secretary, the award celebrates public figures identified as personifying the principals that helped found our country, such as liberty and free market opportunity.

About Kasparov Chess Foundation

Founded by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, KCF’s mission is to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children worldwide by providing a complete chess curriculum and enrichment programs. The Foundation promotes the study of chess as a cognitive learning tool in curricular classes and after-school programs for elementary, middle and high schools, both in the public and private school sectors. The not-for-profit educational organization also organizes tournaments and competitions on a local and national basis. For more information, please visit


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jefferson jefferson 5/12/2018 12:17
@fgkdjlkag: Your original comment came off sarcastically, which is the source of confusion. The point is not whether an income tax is good or bad, or Soros is the devil incarnate, but that these people can do good things for chess despite whatever else they may do in politics.
fgkdjlkag fgkdjlkag 5/11/2018 11:34
@jefferson: Soros did NOT take advantage of the Bank of England in '92 in a manner that caused detriment to the Bank of England. Those that think he did do not understand economics and the role of short-selling in markets. It was the Bank of England's mistake to try to have a pegged currency. Incidentally, the Asian Financial crisis was also caused by trying to maintain pegged currencies, in addition to the taking on of excessive debt, and government corruption. Soros had nothing to do it. The cited article in the first comment is full of falsities. I did not make any value judgments or comments about Soros, simply that the article's claims are false.

I did not discuss Rex Sinquefield, but since you bring that up, abolition of the income tax is good. The only economically ideal tax is the land value tax (on the unimproved value of land). This is not in dispute by economists.
jefferson jefferson 5/11/2018 10:40
@fgkdjlkag, Let me spell it out very clearly.

People who have different political views than us can do good things in other areas. Billionaire Rex Sinquefield wants to eliminate the income tax, a radical political viewpoint, but gives millions to promote chess. Billionaire George Soros took advantage of the Bank of England in 92, but here in this article he gives money to promote chess.
fgkdjlkag fgkdjlkag 5/11/2018 05:30
@jefferson, I have no idea what you are talking about, please clarify.
jefferson jefferson 5/10/2018 09:45
>Soros did nothing wrong in regard to the Bank of England in 1992 and did not engineer the Asian financial crisis of 1997, nor is there anything wrong with foreseeing the 2008 housing crisis in advance. The article posted by @fons3 loses all credibility.

Was he at the crucifixion of Christ too? You're just describing the behavior of many millionaires/billionaires, so what? You think the patron saint of American chess right now, Mr. Sinquefield, is engaged in 100% benign plans?
fgkdjlkag fgkdjlkag 5/9/2018 06:09
Soros did nothing wrong in regard to the Bank of England in 1992 and did not engineer the Asian financial crisis of 1997, nor is there anything wrong with foreseeing the 2008 housing crisis in advance. The article posted by @fons3 loses all credibility.
Justjeff Justjeff 5/9/2018 02:37
>George Soros, of course. That front man and financer for the globalists.

Well, why don't you do it yourself too? There's nothing stopping you. Don't be envious - be better.
fons3 fons3 5/8/2018 07:49
"Stanley Freeman Druckenmiller (born June 14, 1953)[1] is an American investor, hedge fund manager and philanthropist. He is the former chairman and president of Duquesne Capital, which he founded in 1981. He closed the fund in August 2010 because he felt unable to deliver high returns to his clients.[2] At the time of closing, Duquesne Capital had over $12 billion in assets.

From 1988 to 2000, he managed money for George Soros as the lead portfolio manager for Quantum Fund.[3] He is reported to have made $260 million in 2008."

George Soros, of course. That front man and financer for the globalists.