Fascinating video about Vladimir Putin by chess icon Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov speaking at the Turing centennial conference at Manchester.

Garry Kasparov, the most successful chess player in history, is a fierce opponent of Vladimir Putin. After a failed run for president of Russia in 2008, Kasparov is often seen as the lead opposition voice against Putin in the West.

In this short video for The Economist, Kasparov explains that Putin doesn’t behave like a chess player, so the often-overused chess bromide doesn’t quite work here. Instead, Kasparov suggests Putin’s style is more similar to another popular game.

Here’s the full video: