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 Post subject: Kasparov arrested
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:32 pm 
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ChessVibes reports that Gary Kasparov has been arrested outside the courthouse holding the Pussy Riot trial:

http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/kaspa ... courthouse

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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:09 pm 
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Photo showing Kasparov inside police van on his facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Kasparov/243791258306

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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:10 pm 
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I wonder if that's the first time in human history that the words "Kasparov" "pussy" and "riot" have appeared in the same sentence.

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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
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This is a clear signal that we can expect Putin to be visited in the near future by our spiritual leader...


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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
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The BBC have now picked up on this :-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19300149


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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
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One of the Pussy Riot defendants is named Maria Alekhina. Isn't that the feminine form of 'Alekhine'?

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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:27 pm 
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How to shoot yourself in the foot. I doubt anyone heard of or cared about this band until they were arrested.

Putin should remember the more you squeeze, the more they slip through your fingers.

Pop quiz: what do most dictators end up on the end of?

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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:13 pm 
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This post on the Chess Scotland Forum made me laugh:

by Patrick McGovern » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:36 pm

"What did Kasparov do, comment on motion 4?"


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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
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I was trying to work out what the equivalent British offence would be.

I suppose if you interrupted St Paul's with a punk recitation, you might expect to be arrested. The punishment would be likely to be a minimal one of "bound over to keep the peace". Difficult to see any British chess figures being carried away by the Police.


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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
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Gary is researching another book: 'My Persecutors '

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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
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Or maybe just an article - "I was tortured in the Moscow Jailhouse"


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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:50 am 
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This is like a game of chess, has Gary played a massive sacrifice or is it a massive blunder?

Now named the Pussy Riot Gambit. Is it sound, I am not good enough at life to know?


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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:35 am 
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Will the ECF take on his case - but only if Gary pays the lawyers?


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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Kasparov has the courage of his convictions. He has consistently opposed Putin. He takes a principled stand. Even though his political movement never got off the ground, he demonstrates by personal involvement that he seeks a better, more democratic Russia. His arrest helped to draw more international attention to the issue of freedom of speech. I spoke with a poliitcal attache from the Russian embassy in London t who told me in no uncertain terms that Kasparov was misguided. It seems that he is a thorn in their side but they dare not make an example of him as they have of the political artists. Ironically, the Russian lasting legacy to chess may be to have locked up the greatest chess player who ever lived.


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 Post subject: Re: Kasparov arrested
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Big thumbs up vote from me for what JF wrote.


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