Meet Karpov, Kasparov and Carlsen

  • SonofPearl
  • on 5/5/10, 10:16 AM.


How would you like the chance to meet Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen?

If you can be in New York on 17 May and have a few hundred dollars to spare then you could attend the Karpov 2010 Election fundraiser in the TrumpSoho in downtown Manhattan.

VIP tickets will get you a signed photo of you with the champions, a chessboard signed by the two K's, and as much champagne as you can drink!

This article in the New York Times suggests that Will Smith and Robin Williams might also turn up, but meeting the grandmasters would be far more exciting, right?

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  • 7 years ago


    wish i was in new york

  • 7 years ago


  • 7 years ago


    Maybe if fischer still alive he will say : " Go back Karpov otherwise we must play chess here in New York my home ".

  • 7 years ago


    Is Carlsen wearing a cravat?

  • 7 years ago


    from the link...

    In addition to getting financial support, Mr. Karpov may get some Hollywood juice. Maurice Sanchez, the founder of Long Wall Capital Management and another member of the advisory board, said that the actors Will Smith — a known chess freak — and Robin Williams may also go to the fund-raiser. If they do, it would almost certainly have to be for love of the game. After all, making a big-budget movie about chess is not usually considered a brilliant career move (NEW YORK TIMES).

    ....funny but probably true

  • 7 years ago


    karpov's chances of becoming FIDE pres is better than Kasparov's chances of becoming pres of Russia.


    "as much champagne as you can drink"...

    when karpov become president we must all drink a vodka on him and chess. maybe they must make vodka the official chess drink in remembrance of the russian lagacy in chess.

  • 7 years ago


    Too expensive...

    Chess is not a Glamourous sport...

  • 7 years ago


    What I liked much was that part: "as much champagne as you can drink"...

  • 7 years ago


    Timely help from the PUPIL (kasparov) to his Master KARPOVSurprisedSmile

  • 7 years ago


    Man I wish I could go!

  • 7 years ago


    Obama vs Karpov, hmmmm :)

  • 7 years ago


    I definitely will be there...must get their autographs, and pics with them...priceless.

  • 7 years ago


    @Natalia_Pogonina, You could attend. Crash the par-taa!

  • 7 years ago


    "...VIP tickets will get you a signed photo of you with the champions..."

    too expensive, when I could obtain the same with photoshop Wink

  • 7 years ago


    Way too expensive, maybe next yea.......

  • 7 years ago


    OK, this is very nice,really

  • 7 years ago

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    Nice PR... Smile

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