Garry Kasparov – Annual Oration 2012

The Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania and the Provost’s Year of Games are proud to announce a public lecture:

A Talk by Garry Kasparov

Date:  April 3, 2012
Time:  6:00PM (Doors open 5:30PM)
Location:  Harrison Auditorium Penn Museum, enter at 33rd Street

Information Mr. Kasparov and the talk, as well as ticket reservations, after the jump.

Garry Kasparov Kasparov began his chess career as a prodigy in the Soviet Union. As World Champion he set records in consecutive tournament victories, Chess Oscars, and highest ELO achieved. He was ranked the world’s number one player for 255 months, more than three times as long as his closest rival. His contributions to chess theory and chess history in his book series On My Great Predecessors are also invaluable. Kasparov is known for his creative yet precise style of play, never shying away from fiery tactical games. His many accomplishments and his contributions to chess have given him a claim to being the greatest player of all time.

In chess retirement, Kasparov has become an important figure in Russian politics. He is the leader of The Other Russia, a pro-democracy and anti-Putin political party. Kasparov was a candidate in the 2007 Russian presidential race and continues to be an influential voice in Russian politics.

The Annual Oration will feature a talk by Mr. Kasparov on his experiences in chess and politics followed by a reception where the audience will have a chance to meet him.

Feel free to contact AO Director MD Mangini ( with any questions.

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For more information about the Provost’s Year of Games, please visit

As of 11 am 2/28/12 we are out of tickets. However, if you would like to be put on the waitlist for the event you can fill out the form below.

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