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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3
      1993-2005
      Catalog Code: B0392EM

      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part III is the final volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time.
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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2
      1985-1993
      Catalog Code: B0370EM

      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2
      1985-1993
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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time.
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      Mr. Kasparov - How I Became World Champion - Volume 1
      1973-1985
      Catalog Code: WIN0368CB

      On this DVD Garry Kasparov deals with the first phase. He recounts how he made it to the top in the years 1973 to 1985 and shows the key games which helped him become the world’s best player.
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      Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0137IS

      This work has been updated in 2012 to include all of the latest World Chess Championship matches by Garry Kasparov.
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      Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire

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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1
      1973-1985
      Catalog Code: B0335EM

      The series in itself is a continuation of Kasparov's mammoth history of chess, comprising My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov's historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.
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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1
      1973-1985
      Catalog Code: SWB0335EM

      The series in itself is a continuation of Kasparov's mammoth history of chess, comprising My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov's historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

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      Win Like Kasparov!
      Learn to Play Chess Like Garry Kasparov
      Catalog Code: B0060OB

      Win Like Kasparov! is the first in the Win like My Hero! series by International Grandmaster Ron W. Henley. This instructional series was created for chess players to learn to play like the most heroic figures of the Royal Game. Tactics and strategy are explained through the use of visually enhanced diagrams.
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      Win Like Kasparov!

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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Catalog Code: B0308EM

      Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

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      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Catalog Code: E-B0308EM

      Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Catalog Code: SWB0308EM

      Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

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      Checkmate! Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0307EM

      Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
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      SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics
      Catalog Code: SWB0307EM

      Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
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      Kasparov Short 1993
      Catalog Code: B0041IS

      The epic 1995 match for the World Chess Championship between Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short, with all games deeply annotated by Grandmaster Raymond Keene. In this inside account, Grandmaster Raymond Keene, one of the world's foremost chess writers, describes the action both on and off the board. As the Times (London) correspondent, he played a key role in the breakaway from FIDE and had exclusive access to both Kasparov and Short during the match.
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      Kasparov Short 1993

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      World Chess Championship - Kasparov vs. Anand
      Published in Association with the Times Newspaper
      Catalog Code: B0042IS

      The Champion: Garry Kasparov, Seemingly invincible, but showing signs of some frailty when bombarded with ideas from the young generation of players. Could he yet again stamp his authority on the chess world, and snuff out the hopes of another young pretender? The Challenger: Vishy Anand, Calm and modest away from the board, but renowned for his sharp, lightning-fast chess. Could the young Indian topple the giant?
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      World Chess Championship - Kasparov vs. Anand

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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Catalog Code: B0272EM

      Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Catalog Code: SWB0272EM

      Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Catalog Code: E-B0272EM

      Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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      Teaching Chess - Step By Step - The Complete Collection
      Includes All 3 Books
      Catalog Code: B0000RE1

      Few materials exist to help the classroom teacher who has never played chess or knows only some chess. This manual was designed to address this deficiency. It is written in a manner that allows the teacher to see how to present the material in his or her classroom. This manual will lead a group of beginning students from the rudiments of chess rules to the ability of playing a full game in a competent manner.
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      Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Teacher's Manual - BOOK 1
      Catalog Code: B0047RE

      The most thorough and complete curriculum for teaching chess!

      Few materials exist to help the classroom teacher who has never played chess or knows only some chess. This manual was designed to address this deficiency. It is written in a manner that allows the teacher to see how to present the material in his or her classroom. This manual will lead a group of beginning students from the rudiments of chess rules to the ability of playing a full game in a competent manner.
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      Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Teacher's Manual - BOOK 1

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      Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Exercises - BOOK 2
      Catalog Code: B0048RE

      This book is designed to be a companion of Book 1, Teaching Chess Step by Step Teacher's Manual. It contains a series of exercises designed to reinforce the knowledge that children gain from the teacher's presentations in the classroom. The exercises were designed for K-12 beginners and require a minimum of explanation. The solution may be written in chess notation or drawn on the board.
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      Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Activities - BOOK 3
      Catalog Code: B0049RE

      The activities in third book in the series are the fun way to reinforce the rules and principles of good chess. Full color cartoon characters, are combined with pages that the young student can color, all designed to help the student understand the rules, principles and even the etiquette of the game of chess.
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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II
      Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
      Catalog Code: B0138EM

      This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

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      Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
      Catalog Code: E-B0138EM

      This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II
      Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
      Catalog Code: SWB0138EM

      This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME I
      Revolution in the 1970s
      Catalog Code: B0137EM

      This book is the first in a brand new series that follows on from My Great Predecessors and sees chess legend Garry Kasparov reflecting on a pivotal time in chess history. Bobby Fischer's spurt towards the chess summit (1970-1972) marked the approach of a new era affecting all aspects of the game and opening theory in particular.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V
      Korchoi and Karpov
      Catalog Code: B0136EM

      This book, the fifth in Garry Kasparov's magnificent history of the World Chess Championship, catalogues the "post-Fischer" period in the 1970's and early 1980's. This period was dominated by Anatoly Karpov (world champion from 1975-1985) and his three-time challenger, Viktor Korchnoi. Anatoly Karpov gained the right to challenge Bobby Fischer for the world title by winning through the Candidates series in 1974. As is well known, Fischer refused to defend the title and in 1975 Karpov became champion by default. Although he did not have to contest a Championship match to gain the title, Karpov proved that he was a worthy champion by winning virtually every major tournament over the next decade.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V

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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V
      Korchoi and Karpov
      Catalog Code: SWB0136EM

      This book, the fifth in Garry Kasparov's magnificent history of the World Chess Championship, catalogues the "post-Fischer" period in the 1970's and early 1980's. This period was dominated by Anatoly Karpov (world champion from 1975-1985) and his three-time challenger, Viktor Korchnoi. Anatoly Karpov gained the right to challenge Bobby Fischer for the world title by winning through the Candidates series in 1974. As is well known, Fischer refused to defend the title and in 1975 Karpov became champion by default. Although he did not have to contest a Championship match to gain the title, Karpov proved that he was a worthy champion by winning virtually every major tournament over the next decade.
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      Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games
      The Brilliant and Instructive Masterpieces of the World's Greatest Chessplayer
      Catalog Code: B0009CZ

      Before his recent retirement, Garry Kasparov held the number one position in chess for nearly twenty years. He is considered the greatest player of all time. Now, beginning and intermediate players, ninety percent of the chess playing audience, can benefit from his wisdom.
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      Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: B0069GB

      Garry Kasparov has dominated the chess world for more than twenty years. His dynamism and preparation have set an example that is followed by most ambitious players. Igor Stohl has selected 74 of Kasparov's best and most instructive games from 1973 to 1993, and annotated them in detail. The emphasis is on explaining the thoughts behind Kasparov's decisions, and the principles and concepts embodied by his moves. Stohl provides a wealth of fresh insights into these landmark games, together with many new analytical points. This makes the book outstanding study material for all chess enthusiasts.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV
      Fischer
      Catalog Code: B0135EM

      This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

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      Fischer
      Catalog Code: E-B0135EM

      This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME III
      Petrosian and Spassky
      Catalog Code: B0134EM

      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of the chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators.

      This magnificent compilation of play from the 1960s through to the 1970s forms the basis of the third part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chessplayer ever, subjects the play from this era to a rigorous analysis, the examination being enhanced by the use of the latest chess software.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME III

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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME II
      Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov and Tal
      Catalog Code: B0133EM

      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles that have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators.
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      Checkmate My First Chess Book
      Catalog Code: B0140EM

      Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I
      Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
      Catalog Code: B0132EM

      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.
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    Garry Kasparov

    Gary Kimovich Kasparov was the thirteenth World Chess Champion and is considered by many to be greatest players of all time. He was born on April 13, 1963 in Baku, Azerbaijan in what was at that time the Soviet Union. The son of a Russian Jewish father who died when he was just seven, Gary was predominantly raised by his Armenian mother. Chess was and remains incredibly popular in the former Soviet Union and Gary would solve chess puzzles at a young age. Displaying a natural gift for the game, Kasparov was taken to Mikhail Botvinnik's chess school where, at the age of ten, he began studying under the tutelage of Russian chess trainers.

    In 1976 at the age of 13 Kasparov won the Soviet Junior Championship scoring 7 out of 9 points. He would win the Junior Championship the following year with a score of 8 ½ out of 9. 1978 was a big year for the 15 year old Kasparov who would surprise everyone by winning the strong Sokolosky Memorial tournament in Minsk. It was at tournament that Kasparov was awarded the title of chess master. This would be a defining moment in the young Kasparov's career that would encourage him to pursue a chess world championship. Later that year, he competed in the Soviet Chess Championship he had qualified for. He would win the event, becoming the youngest player ever to do so.

    Kasparov would explode onto the international chess scene when he played in the Banja Luka Grandmaster Tournament in 1979. Serving as a replacement for the legendary Viktor Korchnoi, he would go on to win the tournament that featured some of the world's strongest Grandmasters. The following year Kasparov would represent the Soviet Union at the Chess Olympiad. He would help win the gold medal for his team and country. He would also attain the title of International Grandmaster. Over the next few years Kasparov would continue to compete with impressive results in strong tournaments. At age 19 he had qualified for the Candidates Tournament; the youngest player to do so since Bobby Fischer (15). By the start of 1984, Gary Kasparov would be the highest rated player in the world (2710), making him the youngest No. 1 ranked player ever. Later in 1984 he defeated former World Champion, Vasily Smyslov in the Candidates final earning the right to play Anatoly Karpov for the World Championship.

    Name

    Gary Kimovich Kasparov

    Country

    Azerbaijan

    Born

    April 13, 1963

    Death

    Title

    Grandmaster

    Peak Rating

    2812

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    The World Championship Match of 1984 would become a controversial war of attrition. After being down 5 to 0 with dozens of draws, Kasparov would fight back to a 5-3 score. The match was then controversially ended by FIDE president, Florencio Campomanes, who cited that the players' health were at risk due to the extreme length of the match. The two greats would once again play for the title in 1985, with Kasparov winning a close match by a score of 13 to11. Gary Kasparov thus became the youngest World Chess Champion in history at the age of 22. Kasparov and Karpov played a rematch the very next year. Again Kasparov would narrowly defend his title 12 ½ to 11 ½ . Once again the two played in 1987 with Kasparov again barely holding on to the title in a 12 to 12 tie. Kasparov vs. Karpov would become possibly the greatest rivalry in chess history. Both players had contrasting styles and personalities, yet were very evenly matched. Each defined the others career. The two would play once more in 1990, once again the result would be 12 ½ to 11 ½ in favor of Kasparov.

    Gary Kasparov's reign as champion also saw politically and financially motivated divisions in the chess world. Kasparov would split from FIDE creating a fracture of the World Chess Championship Title. In 1993 he would crush English GM Nigel Short 12 ½ to 7 ½ for the PCA World Chess Championship, while Karpov was declared FIDE champ. In 1995 he would face future world champion, Indian GM Vishwanathan Anand. Kasparov again won convincingly 10 ½ to 7 1/12 at the World Chess Championship at the World Trade Center, the last to be held by PCA. In 2000 Gary Kasparov would face his former student and one of the games strongest promising young players, Vladimir Kramnik. Kramnik was well prepared for the match and was able to defeat his former mentor by a score of 8 ½ to 6 ½. Kasparov had lost two games and did not even win a single game in the match. His long reign as World Champion was over. A big part of Kasparov's legacy was his longevity in the sport. He was at or near the top of the chess world for nearly 30 years. Incredibly he was the #1 rated player in the world from 1986 until his retirement in 2006. He would even retire as the world #1 with a rating of 2812.

    Perhaps Gary Kasparov will best be known for playing against chess computers. Kasparov repeatedly defeated the world's best computer chess programs. Kasparov made Worldwide Headlines in when he lost 3 ½ to 2 ½ in a controversial match versus IBM's Deep Blue. After the match Deep Blue was dismantled and Kasparov accused IBM of foul play. Kasparaov would eventually play against some other computer programs. Each match ended with a draw. Gary Kasparov was not only the greatest player in the world, but was representing humankind versus "the machines". More recently Kasparov has dabbled in Russian politics, including a stint at running for President of Russia in 2007. Although he has retired from competitive chess, Kasparov's aggressive style and dominance is the stuff of chess legend.

    Some famous Gary Kasparov Quotes:
    "Chess is mental torture"

    "Chess is a unique cognitive nexus, a place where art and science come together in the human mind and are refined and improved by experience"

    "Throughout my chess career I sought out new challenges, looking for things no one has done before.

    "If you wish to succeed you must brave the risk of failure"

    On Kasparov:
    "The future of chess lies in the hands of this young man" -Mikhail Botvinik (speaking of Kasparov at age 11)

    "Kasparov and I have nothing in common. For me chess was the end, for him it has merely been the means" – Anatoly Karpov



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