Friday, July 23, 2010

"A Dream Come True"

Garry Kasparov in the fundraiser. Photo Credit: Shahr Tzafrir.

Shahar Tzafrir, an Israeli hi-tech entrepreneur, has helped launch the fundraiser for Anatoly Karpov's bid for the FIDE presidency, together with chess greats Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen. The story was featured on chessbase's web site, but -- by sheer chance -- Tzafrir is a friend of a friend.

So our mutual friend, who knows my interest in chess, sent me a link to Tzafrir's flickr photostream page -- which, naturally, features many unofficial (but interesting) pictures of the event.

Tzafrir describes it as "a dream come true".

Have a look!


  1. Thanks! It was indeed a dream come true. And yes, Kasparov does have some amazing energy he radiates when sitting across the board from you.

    Btw - if you care to see an interesting CC game I played vs. a strong team - check this out:;pg=1

    And post-mortem analysis:

    Cheers (and dash to Gamperu) -

    Shahar (aka Highendman).

  2. Thank you! I will look @ the games...

  3. Interesting game. It's a rare opening. Perhaps I should start playing it... of course amateurs dislike gambits since they're terrified of being a pawn down.