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Exclusive: Garry Kasparov Says 'It's a Fact Russia Helped Trump'

Exclusive: Garry Kasparov Says ‘It’s a Fact Russia Helped Trump’

At just 22 years old, Garry Kasparov became a world chess champion. A Russian intellectual and sporting icon, Kasparov played chess up to fifteen moves ahead, even toppling IBM’s super computer Deep Blue in their first of two encounters. Often considered the game’s all-time great, he spent two decades at the top before quitting in 2005 to help lead the democracy movement against Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin. In September 2001, Putin gulled Washington by being the first foreign leader to call President George W. Bush and declare his support for Bush’s “war on terror.” Bush later said he looked into Putin’s eyes and saw “a good soul.” Kasparov, however, knew that Putin was wreaking havoc in Chechnya to cement his reign of terror. In 2009, Kasparov, who has long dismissed the fallacy that Putin is legitimately popular in Russia, was jailed for five days for protesting Russia’s 2008 elections, which many nationals believed to be rigged. In his March 2010 Playboy Interview, he…

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