Rep. Christopher Cox
Recognizing the Retirement of Russian Chess Champion Garry Kasparov
May 24, 2005
Mr. Speaker, I wish to take a moment to honor the world's greatest chess player, Garry Kasparov, on the occasion of his retirement.
To chess enthusiasts around the world, Garry Kasparov's announced retirement from professional chess comes as an enormous disappointment. By the standards of international chess he is the greatest chess player of all time. His retirement at the relatively youthful age of 41 raises questions about unfulfilled possibilities. But given his legendary achievements, we can only stand in profound admiration. He is a true champion.
Throughout his career, Garry Kasparov has been a champion of human rights
as well. He has been resolutely committed to the freedom of
Mr. Speaker, for over a decade I have had the privilege of calling Garry Kasparov a good friend. I know that everyone in this chamber shares with me their good wishes for his continued success, of gratitude for all that he has given of himself and to make the world a better place.
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