Chess grandmaster on campus

Gingerbread Brookings Garry Kasparov, considered the best chess player of all time and a champion of democracy in Russia, was on the Washington University in St. Louis campus April 2 for a variety of appearances, including a chess game in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge (above) with a lucky WUSTL student. His day started in Graham Chapel, where he gave advice on outmaneuvering opponents in politics and business. After the talk, Kasparov participated in a reception in the Women’s Building, where he signed autographs and posed for pictures. First-year law student Mustafa Ali was selected to play chess with Kasparov. To teach strategy, Kasparov let two children finish the game for him. (Below) In anticipation of the Kasparov visit, WUSTL students played a game of “human chess” on Mudd Field on the Danforth Campus. The Kasparov visit was sponsored by the WUSTL Chess Club, Washington University Political Review, Delta Sigma Pi and the Russian Club. (Credit: Sid Hastings (2))Gingerbread Brookings