These days media often reports on Garry Kasparov as a politician (and not always with a positive twist), so by recently winning a Quiz Show in Georgia he reminded of himself as a prominent intellectual. For example he has written personal success and has supported revisionist theories on world history. Kasparov has been involved in the so called “What? Where? When?” show in Russia a few times, but those events were not as widely publicized. Does this success indicate that chess players are more intellectual than the average population? To me – this mostly indicates that Kasparov has fantastic memory, a lot of interests outside of chess, as well as enormous ambition and desire to win – at anything. I am hoping the video of this recent show will soon become available online.
Update as of February 26, here is the video of the show