Kansas town preparing for visit by Gorbachev

December 25, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThe school band in the Lindsborg, Kan., is practicing the Russian national anthem. Detectives are conducting security checks. And preparations are being made for a parade – a chess parade. It’s all for former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who will visit the home of the Karpov Chess School this weekend to launch a worldwide campaign of promoting peace through chess. “Lindsborg has grown in reputation and has a bigger chess presence than many other larger cities,” said organizer Wes Fisk. The town also hosts many international chess tournaments. Seven-time world chess champion Anatoly Karpov – namesake of the school – invited his friend, Gorbachev, to visit Lindsborg to start the Chess for Peace campaign. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Chess for Peace will include a series of Internet matches throughout the world. The winners will be invited to Lindsborg in June for a weeklong festival. To honor Gorbachev – who will lecture Friday at Kansas State University – Lindsborg will have a chess parade, a scholastic chess tournament and a match between Karpov and former world chess champion Susan Polgar. There will also be a formal dinner and keynote address by Gorbachev at Bethany College. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


November 22, 2019 0 Comments

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