Garry Kasparov Compares Politics to Chess

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Former Chess Champ Kasparov's take on 2016

Russian Chess Grandmaster Champion Garry Kasparov on Russian President Vladimir Putin denying warplanes conducted airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and his take on the 2016 election.

During an interview on FOX Business Network’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast, former world chess champion Garry Kasparov compared politics today to the classic, strategic game.

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“In chess you know exactly what your opponent has,” Kasparov said. “It’s a 100% transparent game. You don’t know about his or her thoughts, but you know exactly what kind of resources can be used against you.”

Kasparov said he isn’t sure which GOP candidate he thinks could best deal with Vladimir Putin.

“Unfortunately, in these current elections-looking at both sides- I have to use a default option,” he said. “I hear so many statements that, in my view, are counter-productive… you cannot have America first unless you have a global vision.”

When asked by Neil Cavuto who he believes would be the least-offensive candidates, Kasparov said: “Marco Rubio for foreign policy and John Kasich.”

Kasparov also had something to say about Donald Trump.

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“He’s Putin’s fan. America needs a president who believes in something… Trump’s instinct is to make a deal; that’s what Putin needs.”

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