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Chess master Kasparov to retire


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#1    Talon

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 07:36 PM

Chess master Kasparov to retire
Former world champion Garry Kasparov has announced that he is to retire from competitive chess.
He made the surprise announcement after winning a prestigious tournament in Spain for the ninth time.

"I will continue to play chess because it is a lot of fun, but no longer on a professional level," he said.

The 41-year-old said he had made the decision because of the intense pressure which he had been under over recent years.

The chess grandmaster, a leading critic of Mr Putin, heads a group of top Russian liberals who have joined forces to keep Vladimir Putin from staying in the Kremlin after 2008.

His group, called Committee 2008: Free Choice, has criticised Mr Putin's control over Russia's parliament and the country's media, and what it calls the "flat-out falsification of the last election's results".

They have vowed to ensure a new president is elected in 2008.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/worl...ope/4338719.stm


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Posted 14 March 2005 - 12:22 PM

Hey Talon, why don't you go for his title!  tongue.gif

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#3    Talon

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 02:47 PM

Because anyone with experience in chess would kill me in 7 moves tongue.gif

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 09:51 AM

MAYBE HA WANTS TO GIVE WAY TO OTHERS......GOOD.


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Posted 26 March 2005 - 10:37 AM

Its Chess..... not a team sport...lol

Why promote people who aren't good enough to beat you? huh.gif

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