Russian chess grandmaster Kasparov to visit WUSTL

April 2 talk to focus on outmaneuvering opponents in politics, chess

Garry Kasparov, considered the best chess player of all time, a champion of democracy in Russia and a world-renowned financial expert, will offer advice on outmaneuvering opponents in politics and business at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, in Graham Chapel at Washington University in St. Louis.


Following his talk, there will be a 30-minute question-and-answer session, also in Graham Chapel, and a 45-minute reception and chess demonstration in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge.

His talk, “Making Use of Strategic Thinking in Business and Politics,” will focus on strategic interactions of economic and political interests in the tumultuous global economy.

Kasparov, the founder of the democratic political party “The Other Russia” and a 2007 candidate for the presidency of Russia, also will address the current instability in Russia.

A Wall Street Journal op-ed contributor since 1991, Kasparov also wrote a book — How Life Imitates Chess — applying the tactical lessons he learned from chess to economic decision-making.

The talk is sponsored by the Washington University Chess Club, Washington University Political Review, Delta Sigma Pi, Sigma Iota Rho and Russian Club.

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Editor’s note: No videotaping is allowed.