The Man with a plus score against Kasparov
Boris Gulko became an International Master in 1975, and reached Grandmaster in 1976. He won the USSR Chess Championship at Leningrad in 1977. After he came to the United States he won the U.S. Chess Championship twice. Gulko holds an amazing positive score against a certain Kasparov with three victories, four draws, and only one defeat. He is the only chess player ever to have held both the American and Soviet championship titles. Thirteen years ago Boris Gulko’s peak rating was 2644. He is still playing Chess today, although he does not participate in a large number of tournaments.
"Thirty-nine is too old to start playing and training to reach the highest achievement in chess," said Boris, "those seven years were a serious blow for my chess career, but I don’t regret them."