Uganda Backs Kasparov For World Chess President

ask sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The Russian former worldshop sans-serif; color: #222222;”> number one arrived in the country ahead of the heated elections slated for August.

He had a special meeting with the National Council of Sports delegation where he expressed interest to vie for the above post.

Kasparov, who has the biggest international grandmaster chess rating, interacted with the fraternity which included school, clubs and sports association members at the same meeting.

Addressing the Ugandan delegation headed by the National Council of Sports Chairman, Bosco Onik, Kasparov asked Ugandans to promote the sport in schools so as to develop chess.

Christopher Turyahabwe, the Local Chess General Secretary pledged to support the Russian.


Kasparov will be contesting against the current world chess president Kisan Elmisinov who is also a world Olympiad.

Kasparov broke the international record when he became the world number one chess player and a grand master for 20 years.

He was escorted by the president of Tanzanian and Sudan Chess Federations.

The elections, slated for August 15, in Norway, have pulled 176 countries including Uganda.

Each country is supposed to send a representative, either a Chess President or General Secretary.

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