Kasparov arrested

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Kasparov arrested

Postby Ian Kingston » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:32 pm

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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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby Steve Rooney » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:09 pm

Photo showing Kasparov inside police van on his facebook page:


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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby Jonathan Bryant » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:10 pm

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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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby John Upham » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:25 pm

This is a clear signal that we can expect Putin to be visited in the near future by our spiritual leader...

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov starts his journey to visit Vladimir Putin. Aliens on stand-by to provide roadside assistance if needed.
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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby Phil Neatherway » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:10 pm

The BBC have now picked up on this :-


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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby Ian Kingston » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:03 pm

One of the Pussy Riot defendants is named Maria Alekhina. Isn't that the feminine form of 'Alekhine'?

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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby Ray Sayers » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:27 pm

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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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby David Sedgwick » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:13 pm

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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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby Roger de Coverly » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:33 am

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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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby Geoff Chandler » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:36 am

Gary is researching another book: 'My Persecutors '

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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby Colin Patterson » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:33 am

Or maybe just an article - "I was tortured in the Moscow Jailhouse"

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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby Warren Kingston » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:50 am

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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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby Gerard Killoran » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:35 am

Will the ECF take on his case - but only if Gary pays the lawyers?

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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby John Foley » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:30 pm

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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Re: Kasparov arrested

Postby Paul McKeown » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:49 pm

Big thumbs up vote from me for what JF wrote.

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