.Garry Kasparov: Nagy szomorúsággal osztom meg édesanyám, Klara Shagenovna Kasparova elmúlásának hírét.

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Nagy szomorúsággal osztom meg édesanyám, Nagy szomorúsággal osztom meg édesanyám, Klara Shagenovna Kasparova elmúlásának hírét. Példaképem, legnagyobb bajnokom, bölcs tanácsom és a legerősebb ember, akit valaha megismerek. Szeretlek, mama. elmúlásának hírét.

 

Nagy szomorúsággal osztom meg édesanyám, Klara Shagenovna Kasparova elmúlásának hírét. Példaképem, legnagyobb bajnokom, bölcs tanácsom és a legerősebb ember, akit valaha megismerek. Szeretlek, mama.

With great sorrow I share the news of the passing of my mother, Klara Shagenovna Kasparova. My role model, my greatest champion, my wise counsel, and the strongest person I will ever know. I love you, Mama.
Klara Kasparova with a young
Kasparov
. In the first volume of “Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov” (2011), he wrote: “She did not teach me what I should think, but that I should have a critical attitude to everything that I read or heard.”

 

Klara Kasparova, Garry Kasparov’s mother and confidant

Garry Kasparov shared the sad news that his mother had passed away on December 25th.

Klara Shagenovna Kasparova (1937-2020) passed away yesterday at the age of 83. Klara, who was a successful engineer before she devoted herself full-time to her son’s career, accompanied Garry Kasparov to almost all his major chess tournaments. The 13th World Chess Champion described her as, “my role model, my greatest champion, my wise counsel, and the strongest person I will ever know”.

In an interview in 2000 Klara talked about how one spring Sunday she was discussing a chess problem at breakfast with her husband Kim when 5-year-old Garry suddenly explained to them that they needed to promote a pawn to a knight and not a queen. “You know chess?” asked Kim in surprise, since they hadn’t taught their son chess at all. Within a month Garry was able to beat his mother, and chess would soon provide solace, since Garry’s father Kim died of leukaemia when the future World Champion was just 7 years old.

Garry was left alone with his mother, whose surname Kasparov he would later adopt. 

Although Klara had built a successful career as an engineer and research scientist she gave it up in 1981 when it became clear that the teenage Garry Kasparov had the potential to reach the very top of the chess world. From that moment onwards Klara was an inseparable part of Garry’s career, accompanying him to all his major events.

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