Garry Kasparov Speaks at U of Penn

posted Mar 25, 2012, 6:33 AM by Amity Chess

THE PHILOMATHEAN SOCIETY  AND THE PROVOST PRESENT THE 2012 ANNUAL ORATION WITH:

 

Garry Kasparov

Former World Champion of Chess and Chess Grandmaster

 

APRIL 3 at 5:30

HARRISON AUDITORIUM

Penn Museum

Kasparov began his chess career as a prodigy in the Soviet Union. As World Champion he set records in consecutive tournament victories, Chess Oscars, and highest ELO achieved. He was ranked the world’s number one player for 255 months, more than three times as long as his closest rival. His contributions to chess theory and chess history in his book series On My Great Predecessors are also invaluable. Kasparov is known for his creative yet precise style of play, never shying away from fiery tactical games. His many accomplishments and his contributions to chess have given him a claim to being the greatest player of all time.

In chess retirement, Kasparov has become an important figure in Russian politics. He is the leader of The Other Russia, a pro-democracy and anti-Putin political party. Kasparov was a candidate in the 2007 Russian presidential race and continues to be an influential voice in Russian politics.

The Annual Oration will feature both a speech by Mr. Kasparov on his experiences in chess and politics followed by a reception where the audience will have a chance to meet him. 

This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.  If you would like to reserve a seat for the event you can go to http://www.philomathean.org/events/annual-oration-2012-garry-kasparov/
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