Sunday, October 28, 2007

Garry Kasparov : A queen Down!


As we all know, Garry Kasparov (photo left) former World Champion has retired from chess and is now busying running for the Russian Presidency for next year election . He will compete against Putin candidate and I think Kasparov has little chance of victory against whomever receives the backing of the outgoing President, Vladimir Putin

Vladmir Putin (photo right) the incumbent President can’t contest for the post because of the constitution rules that prevent anybody from standing for a third consecutive term . I think Kasparov will have a herculan task to win and to compare with chess , I think he is a queen down in material !.

Putin graduated from the International Branch of the Law Department of the Leningrad State University in 1975 and was recruited into tKhe KGB. At the University he also became a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and has never formally resigned from it.

I meet Putin life in 2002 during The OIC Summit in Putrajaya, Malaysia. He was invited to comes as an observer country. I was assign as a liason officer for the President of Sierra Leone back then . Putin is really a charimistic figure. You can fell the aura around him. May be all Russian President should have that … if not, how they would be a President of the largest country in the world!

To promote himself in world scene, Gary has appeared in many show, interviews in the western country including the US. He use all the opportunity he got – as what he does in chess – to express his political view ! I think he has done a great job so far because it’s seems that all his show so far was successful. Watch Kasparov video in Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO recently. Watch it here

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