Life After Chess For Garry Kasparov

As someone who hasn’t played many tournaments of late it’s always interesting to see what other former competitors are up to. Garry Kasparov has certainly kept himself busy defending humanitarian causes and giving numerous interviews about Russia, but the chess player is still there. Knowing that a certain young journalist would interview him Kasparov learned more about him and was ready. Old habits die hard.

This is one of the things about chess that has lasting value, at least when you do it properly. Competitive chess is a tough arena which teaches valuable survival skills. The same can not necessarily be said about other specialist disciplines.

Nigel Davies

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About NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Besides teaching chess, Nigel is a registered tai chi and qigong instructor and runs several weekly classes.