Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov in Rome

Former chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov was in Rome on March 19th, 2016 to discuss his new book on Russian politics and his less-than friendly relations with leader Vladimir Putin.

Kasparov, who is considered to be the world’s greatest chess player (now retired), was in Rome during the “Libri Come” book festival.   Some consider Bobby Fischer to have been the world’s greatest chess player, so it’s debatable on who the “king of chess” really is as the former American world champion (in that famous final against Boris Spassky in Iceland) has been dead for several years. 

Kasparov was presented by Adriano Sofri, a man who many years ago ended up in an Italian jail for the murder of the Commissario Calabresi.