Garry Kasparov

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Garry Kimovich Kasparov (born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, 13 April 1963) is a Russian (formerly Soviet) chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion, writer and political activist, considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time.

Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985 at the age of 22 by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov. He held ... more »

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  • ''When your house is on fire, you can't be bothered with the neighbors. Or, as we say in chess, if your king is under attack you don't worry about losing a pawn on the queen's side.''
    Gary Kasparov (b. 1963), Russian chess player. interview in Observer, Observer (London, Dec. 3, 1989). Of Mikhail Gorbachev's attitude to changes ...
  • ''Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.''
    Gary Kasparov (b. 1963), Russian chess player. Times (London, Oct. 9, 1990).
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