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Garry Kasparov takes his campaign to the Caribbean with his first stop being in Jamaica. It is Kasparov’s first trip to the region and told Malaku Lorne that he had heard a lot about Jamaica growing up and was thrilled to talk about potential in the region. He visits during a tournament at the American International School and will be present at the closing ceremonies.

Lorne asked if Kasparov wanted a game of blitz and the surprised champion talked about his level of exhaustion after a trip to Mexico. Kasparov certainly has a number of ideas, but mentioned that he had heard a lot about scholastic programs in Jamaica. Hopefully, some of his ideas will bear fruit whether or not he becomes the FIDE President.

Video by CaribVtv.

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  2. Jamaica Fed President Ian Wilkinson e-mailed me at 3:00pm and stated that they just finished a press conference with FIDE presidential candidate Garry Kasparov at the headquarters of the Magnificent Chess Foundation. Wilkinson stated, “He spoke extensively of his plans for FIDE, problems with Kirsan, Russia’s foray into the Crimea, his best game ever etc.” Wilkinson stated that he will soon release a statement about the visit.

    Ian Wilkinson with Garry Kasparov and Lisa Lewis Chairperson of DIGICEL Foundation, sponsor of the trip. Kasparov’s entourage includes his personal assistant Mig Greengard and journalist Leontxo Garcia. - See more at: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2014/04/05/kasparov2014-campaigns-in-jamaica/comment-page-1/#comment-22142

    Ian Wilkinson with Garry Kasparov and Lisa Lewis Chairperson of DIGICEL Foundation, sponsor of the trip. Kasparov’s entourage includes his personal assistant Mig Greengard and journalist Leontxo Garcia. Photo by Shawn Wilkinson.

  3. Jamaica Fed President Ian Wilkinson sent a picture of him playing Garry Kasparov, a game that ended in a 14-move draw.

    Ian Wilkinson playing Garry Kasparov for a photo-op.

    Ian Wilkinson playing Garry Kasparov for a photo-op.

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