Garry Kasparov attending the 1st ADX Chess Festival

The 1st ADX Chess Festival is set to take place Tuesday 30th August at Hotel Sheraton WTC in São Paulo, Brazil. The highlight of the day will be the lecture by former world champion Garry Kasparov who is flying in from Argentina.

In the evening the 5th SP Masters Series will be played with Garry Kasparov in attendance.

The ADX (Associacao para o Desenvolvimento do Xadrez) officially launches its website and announces a milestone event for the Brazilian chess.

Schedule for 30th August:

10:00 – Proposals for chess in Brazil, by GM Giovanni Vescovi, CEO of ADX
10:45 – Kasparov Chess Foundation, by Garry Kasparov
11:30 – Social projects: Semp Toshiba and CXSP in Heliopolis, by Paloma Cavalcanti (Semp Toshiba) and Celso Villares de Freitas (President CXSP)
13:30 – The vision of the project manager in chess, by Gilson Chrestani, Member of the State Sports Council – CED Santa Catarina
14:10 – Evolution of chess in schools in Brazil, by GM Sunye Jaime Neto, superintendent of SUDE
14:50 – Chess education, high income, by Prof.Jefferson Pelikian IM (College Dante Alighieri)
16:30 – Start of the 5th SP Masters Series (Eighth-finals)
19:00 – Final match of the 5th SP Masters Series, with the presence of Garry Kasparov

The press conference will be broadcasted live at livestream.com/adxlive at around 1:30 PM GMT time.

The 5th SP Masters Series live broadcast will start at around 7:00 PM GMT, same day.
There will be relay at

The results round-after-round will be posted at http://www.adx.org.br. All of these channels allow chat features, as well as facebook and twitter conversations.

5th SP Masters Series participants:
GM Giovanni Vescovi (2644)
GM Rafael Leitão (2622)
GM Gilberto Milos (2597)
GM José Cubas (PAR-2508)
GM Krikor Mekhitarian (2498)
GM Felipe El Debs (2487)
GM Everaldo Matsuura (2480)
MI Jefferson Pelikian (2360)
MI Marcus V.M. Santos (2341)
MF Luiz Abdalla (2282)
Ricardo Schütt (2140)
Ivan M. Gonçalves (2032)

News by Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian

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