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I Shook Hands with Garry Kasparov!

  • by erik
  • | Nov 2, 2010

Well, cross it off my list of things to do before I die: I shook hands with the greatest chess player ever - Garry Kasparov!

How? When? Why? 

November 1st at this event:

It was amazing!! I was in awe. He really is brilliant. Awesome speech. 

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  • 6 years ago


    That was really great, and it's always exciting to hear what Kasparov has been doing.  I was following him some when he was politcally active in Russia.  Did he switch sides? :)  Why didn't he address the true issue of UsA's unemployment, which is.. our companies have been sent to overseas to keep help other countries economy, and of course because they can gain more profit from being located in other countries!   What percent of merchandise is made in China now??!  

    The problem isn't machines; it's people or governments who want to control others for selfish reasons.  It should be  about fairness, honesty and loving our country's men and wanting to provide jobs HERE. 

    Please, Kasparov, stick with chess. 

  • 6 years ago


    Kasparov was an amazing player, and he's certainly intelligent and charismatic... but he says some really dumb things.  I guess he's not impressed by the Internet?  Mobile phones & computing?  Does anyone seriously feel like we've been at a technological standstill since 1983?  Undecided

    I'm curious about our Fearless Leader, though.  What was the context of your meeting?  Just a brief shake-hands?  Did it happen to come up in conversation that you are the founder and CEO of a chess site with 2.5 million members?  I'm sure he wouldn't exactly have been awed, but you've got a little bit more going in the chess world than the average bear!

  • 6 years ago


    Holy words he said, an handshake from me too

  • 6 years ago

    NM ozzie_c_cobblepot

    When I met him he talked all about his brilliancy over Topalov, the rook sac game. Unfortunately later on in the evening he was on a panel with the Stanford Men's Football coach, Tyrone Willingham, and proceeded to argue that chess is a sport.

    Tyrone was gracious in a sense, and didn't offer his own opinion, but I remember thinking it was a little cheeky of Kasparov.

    Did you get him to sign up for

  • 6 years ago



    Garry Kasparov shook hands with Erik

  • 6 years ago


    Great, that is a once in a lifetime thing.  You lucky Bugger......

  • 6 years ago


    lucky you.

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