Chess: Garry Kasparov to make cameo comeback when Grand Tour resumes


Leonard Barden

The 58-year-old will play several of the current elite grandmasters at the over-the-board event in Zagreb, Croatia

Garry Kasparov, now aged 58 and for many still the all-time No 1 player, will make a rare cameo comeback next month when the 2021 over-the-board Grand Tour, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, reaches Zagreb in Croatia.

Kasparov will play 18 games in the five-minute blitz section on 10-11 July, when his leading opponent will be the current world title challenger, Ian Nepomniachtchi, who is not playing the full Tour but is competing in Zagreb as a wildcard.

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