Apr 30, 2009

Kasparov: Master or Amateur?

Excite News: Chess master Garry Kasparov staged a guerrilla hit-and-run protests against the Kremlin on Wednesday, showing up at the criminal trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and engaging in a brief, heated debate with one of the prosecutors. Kasparov and other supporters of Khodorkovsky say he is chiefly guilty of making an enemy of former President Vladimir Putin.

When the judge ordered a recess, Kasparov confronted prosecutor Gyulchekhra Ibragimova as she walked past him on her way out. During the brief and tense exchange, Ibragimova told Kasparov she respected him but added he should have been playing chess rather than wasting his time in court.

"You are an amateur" in the courtroom, she told him.

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