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Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-01)
Other Russia, Kasparov president ?

"The former world chess champion Garry Kasparov entered Russia's presidential race on Sunday, elected overwhelmingly as the candidate for the country's beleaguered opposition coalition (Other Russia)"


This is a bit off topic but it could be interesting to know the view of our russian friends, from the inside, about this !?

Hannes Rada    (2007-10-01 19:10:42)
Kasparov for president ?

I would rather prefer to see Garry in a different race. Those for the correspondence chess championship (ICCF or FICGS :-) instead of becoming a stupid politician. :-(

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-01 19:43:30)
Kasparov CC

I wonder what would look like a Kasparov correspondence chess game !? .. I think he would feel frustrated quite quickly :)

By the way, I remember that Peter Leko played some correspondence chess games at ICCF... Well, a first Google search "Peter Leko correspondence chess games" gives a thread at FICGS without the information.. those spammers are annoying :) .. Also this page with a CC game (unfinished) of Bobby Fischer :


Hannes Rada    (2007-10-01 20:21:51)
Kasparov CC

If I remember correctly Garry once stated that he could win such a title easily, because he is superior in analyzing chess positions. Could be true, or not ? van Oosterom - Kasparov at CC conditions, what is your prediction ? Maybe Garry has an advantage because he can analyze deeper within a specific time unit due to his superior chess knowledge and experience.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-01 23:32:17)
Kasparov vs. CC champion

That's a good question and it would be very interesting to see such a match.

Quite hard to say, it was probably true a few years ago, nowadays I'm not sure anymore...

Viktor Savinov    (2007-10-02 11:57:51)
Kasparov CC

Kasparov CC perfomans - 3126!! +56=2-0 (1979-1982 & 1992-9 - 1998)

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-02 13:11:47)
Kasparov CC

Hello Viktor ! So Garry Kasparov did play correspondence chess ?! Do you know where one can find some games (maybe you can post some here) ?

Viktor Savinov    (2007-10-02 13:21:59)
Kasparov CC

Almost all CC-games from tournaments in the USSR are lost.

Hannes Rada    (2007-10-02 16:06:09)
CC Kasparov and other OTB GM's

Viktor, What kind of Russian tournaments did he play ? I played at chessfriend against OTB Elo > 2600 GM Daniel Fridman from Latvia. At CC he was only around Elo 2300. But I could not communicate with him to ask about his motivation for cc

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-02 19:33:41)
CC / OTB ratings

Since strong engines appeared, there's no more a clear relation between OTB and CC ratings IMO. A few months ago, GM Nigel Davies explained that he gave up correspondence chess because it simply asks too much energy and time.

Hannes Rada    (2007-10-02 21:16:11)
GMs + engine vs amateur + engine

However it would be interesting to know if Kasparov or any other strong OTB GM + strong engine would play significant better chess than an amateur + strong engine at cc time control.

Francois Caire    (2007-10-03 04:36:31)
Kasparov vs the world


Viktor Savinov    (2007-10-03 12:13:26)
CC Kasparov and other OTB GM's

Hannes, I do not have information.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-03 12:54:17)
Kasparov vs the world

The full & annotated story :


Hannes Rada    (2007-10-03 19:49:56)
Kasparov vs the World

Thank you for the interesting link. It is quite an interesting game and when playing without further and depper analysing it looks like the World did a very good job, which should at least be sufficient for a draw.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-10-21 01:36:54)
Kasparov on Bill Maher

After Kasparov's win on Colbert, Bill Maher was checkmated also :)


Mikhail Ruzin    (2007-11-25 20:51:40)
Other Russia, Kasparov president ?

Yes, of course. But, not now. =( 0-5 (much as it was Karpov-Kasparov) are still to come.