Chess tournament at the EP with Garry Kasparov
Garry Kasparov has presented the "Chess in European Schools" project on Tuesday 20 on the European Parliament. The project has been jointly developed by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Europe and the European Chess Union. The project aim is to introduce chess education into schools in Europe by providing a full course of chess education, providing chess sets and information, and preparing teachers.
After the presentation and public hearing, Garry Kasparov has given a simultaneous exhibition on 14 boards.
Garry Kasparov, born in 1963 in Baku (Azerbaijan), is a Russian chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion (from 1985 to 2000). He is considered one of the greatest chess players of all time, also writer and political activist. Kasparov announced his retirement professional on March 2005, to devote his time to politics and writing.
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