For many years Garry Kasparov railed against the international chess federation (FIDE). In 1993 he broke from FIDE so as to contest his world championship match with Nigel Short where they wanted to play it, and he created a series of alternative organizations in the hopes of taking its place. In 2010 Kasparov waged an unsuccessful proxy war by supporting Anatoly Karpov(!) against incumbent FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Finally, enough is enough, and Kasparov is running for the top spot himself.
If he gets elected, will he be more successful in maintaining gains than he was with Intel, IBM, Microsoft, the GMA, the PCA or any of the other organizations he lured into chess or helped create? We'll see, and first he must unseat Ilyumzhinov, which will not be an easy task.