Russian chess master and political activist Garry Kasparov has compared President Vladimir Putin's "one-man dictatorship" to the rule of Adolf Hitler, warning that if the West fails to stop him now the price to do so could get much higher.
Russian opposition activist and chess legend Garry Kasparov urged the international community Wednesday to make President Vladimir Putin respect the sovereignty of nations after Moscow`s takeover of Crimea.
Norway`s Magnus Carlsen, the world`s 23-year-old reigning chess champion, has launched an app based on his own past games to make chess more popular, but he`d prefer its players not get good enough to beat him.
Predicting a close finish in the ongoing World Chess Championship between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen, chess legend Garry Kasparov on Monday said the massive hype and publicity surrounding the match could revive the game across the globe.
The clash itself is still a good two weeks away but the buzz is already palpable for the World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and world number one Magnus Carlsen, who is half the Indian legend`s age.
Terming his fifth world championship title as the most difficult one to achieve, chess wizard Viswanathan Anand today admitted that veteran Russian player Garry Kasparov`s mind games did affect him during his title defence in Moscow in May.