- Garry Kimovich Kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, whom many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time
|When was Garry Kasparov born?||13 April 1963|
|How old is Garry Kasparov in 2017? ||54 years|
Garry Kasparov facts
- From 1986 until his retirement in 2005, Kasparov was ranked world No
- 1 for 225 out of 228 months
- His peak rating of 2851, achieved in 1999, was the highest recorded until being surpassed by Magnus Carlsen in 2013
- Kasparov also holds records for consecutive professional tournament victories (15) and Chess Oscars (11)
- Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985 at age 22 by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov
- He held the official FIDE world title until 1993, when a dispute with FIDE led him to set up a rival organization, the Professional Chess Association
- In 1997 he became the first world champion to lose a match to a computer under standard time controls, when he lost to the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue in a highly publicized match
- He continued to hold the "Classical" World Chess Championship until his defeat by Vladimir Kramnik in 2000
- In spite of losing the world championship, he continued winning tournaments and maintained a number-one world ranking until his retirement from professional chess
- Kasparov announced his retirement from professional chess on 10 March 2005, after which he devoted his time to politics and writing
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