Dennis M's Chess Site

This is a blog for chess fans by a chess fan. I enjoy winning as much as anyone else, and I've had a reasonable amount of success as a competitor, but what keeps me coming back to the game is its beauty. And that, primarily, is what this site will be about! All material copyrighted.

Friday, March 11, 2005

More Tributes to Kasparov

On the ChessBase site, Veselin Topalov offers some gracious words acknowledging Kasparov's stature in this video clip, while Tim Krabbé suggests (entry 279) in characteristically eloquent prose, that Kasparov's decision is more appropriately described as abdication than retirement.

Kasparov is a man who has inspired many strong feelings, not all of them positive, but I hope and expect the chess world will speak loudly and as one in appreciation of his enormous positive contributions to our game. I can sympathize with his decision to retire, as the current impasse in the world championship reunification process leaves him without any concrete competitive aspirations.

But I hope the artist in him will be unable to stay away.


  • At 2:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's really a shame that it has come to this. FIDE's inability to even come up with somekind of plan for unification must be really frustrating for all top players. I think it's crusial that anyone and everyone has got the chance to become world champion. That's the no. 1 motivator for the top GMs. Otherwise we can have even more news like this. So please FIDE, get your act together.


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