Gary Kasparov, chess grandmaster

Discussion: April 29, 2021 | 6:30pm

Facilitator: Brad Mapes-Martins, Associate Professor of Political Science & Founder of the Central Wisconsin Chess Club

Program Partner: UW Stevens Point Extension

What you'll learn and discuss

“If you don’t feel that the game can unleash your creative potential, then you’re already on the losing side.” -Gary Kasparov

He went head-to-head with IBM supercomputer, Deep Blue, and won. He trained Carlsen and Nakamura. Now Garry Kasparov is ready to share what made him a six-time World Chess Champion.

Join Brad Mapes-Martins, UWSP Professor, and founder of the Central Wisconsin Chess Club to discuss Kasparov’s winning principles, strategies, and tactics. Explore detailed lessons and sharpen your instincts, allowing you to make more sophisticated decisions, and vastly improve your game.

Brad was raised in Charleston, South Carolina, where he was spoiled from a young age with fresh seafood and mild winters. Having followed his wife to Wisconsin, he worked with juvenile sex offenders in Marathon County before going on to Massachusetts for graduate school. These days he divides his time between running, mixed martial arts, and organizing the Central Wisconsin Chess Club (


Watch the class on your own time, and then join Brad Mapes-Martins on April 29th at 6:30pm for the virtual discussion.

The discussion will take place via Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed to you prior to the discussion.

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Registration for the discussion is $15 per person.
Your access information will be sent to you within 48 business hours.

*Must be 18 years or older to register.

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