Kasparov with Velshi on MSNBC Re The Matter of Putin’s Bluff

Garry Kimovich Kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, political activist and commentator. From 1984 until his retirement in 2005, Kasparov was ranked world No. 1 for a record 255 months overall for his career.

“Putin isn’t playing chess. He’s playing poker, and he is bluffing”:

Does Kasparov’s assessment sound familiar?:

See my post, at:

Putin’s Bluff

You gotta love it when your analysis and assessment of a major issue of international concern and consequnce is backed up and reaffirmed by someone of Kasparov’s world class creds and caliber on national TV.

It’s not about whether he’s aware of me or not. He most certainly doesn’t know that I exist.

It’s about the intellectual and academic company I believe I’m in.

It’s a nice boost to self esteem and an enhancement of credibility…

I don’t drink beer but would somebody hold my tea while I do a bit of a celebratory dance and take a quick victory lap…

I’ll be right back…