GM Garry Kasparov

Full name
Garry Kasparov
Born
Apr 13, 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Federation
Russia
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Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion, considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. In addition to holding the top spot in FIDE’s world rankings for 225 out of 228 months from 1986 to 2005, during that time Kasparov also won 15 consecutive professional tournaments and 11 straight Chess Oscars (both achievements unbroken records to date).

When he lost to the IBM Super-Computer Deep Blue Junior (the rematch) in a highly publicized match of 1997, he became the first World Champion to lose a match to a computer under standard time controls.

Garry Kasparov was the most dominant World Chess Champion in history, winning his first world title in 1985 at the record-breaking young age of 22. For nearly 20 years he dominated the competition, holding on to the #1 world ranking and achieving the highest peak FIDE rating ever of 2851 (recently broken by Magnus Carlsen). A true ambassador for the game, Kasparov is well known outside of the chess community for his matches against IBM Super-Computer Deep Blue and Deep Blue Junior, as well as writings on politics and business.

Kasparov announced his retirement from professional chess on March 10, 2005 so that he could devote more time to politics and writing.

Since then, he has authored what is widely considered one of the best works of modern chess literature with his “My Great Predecessors” series.

My Great Predecessors Kasparov

1st part of "My Great Predecessors"

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White Pieces
Scotch Game (29) : C45 C44
Trompowsky Attack (11) : A45
Petrov's Defense (39) : C43 C42
Queen's Pawn Opening (21) : D00 A40 D03 A41 D02
Bishop's Opening (2) : C28 C24
Reti Opening (4) : A09 A05 A04
Giuoco Piano Game (13) : C53 C51 C50
Indian Game (25) : A50 E10 A49 A46
Modern Defense (9) : B06 A41
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (5) : B06
English Defense (1) : A40
Scandinavian Defense (9) : B01
King's Pawn Opening (1) : C40
Queen's Gambit Accepted (18) : D20 D27 D24 D21 D25
Philidor Defense (4) : C41
Nimzowitsch Defense Declined (1) : B00
Old Benoni Defense (3) : A43
Pirc Defense (14) : B07 B09 B08
Benoni Defense (11) : A57 A60 A56 A67 A65
Queen's Indian Defense (63) : E12 E17 E16 E15
Bogo-Indian Defense (19) : E11
Semi-Slav Defense (23) : D45 D44 D47 D43 D46
Tarrasch Defense (14) : D32 D34
Alekhine Defense (7) : B04 B05 B02
Italian Game (6) : C50 C55 C59
Catalan Opening (21) : E04 E05 E01 E09 E00
Gruenfeld Defense (13) : D97 D91 D86 D85
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (4) : D71 D73
Hungarian Opening (1) : A00
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense with 3...d5 (1) : D70
King's Indian Attack (3) : A07 A08
Mieses Opening (1) : A00
Torre Attack (3) : A48
Old Indian Defense (6) : A54 A53
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (8) : D44
Benko Gambit Half-Accepted (2) : A57
London System (1) : A48
Black Pieces
Reti Opening (13) : A04 A05
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (1) : A01
Torre Attack (11) : A48
Modern Defense (5) : B06 A40
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (1) : B06
Giuoco Piano Game (2) : C52 C53
King's Gambit Accepted (4) : C33 C34 C35
Italian Game (3) : C58 C55
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (23) : D71 D78 D79 D73
Queen's Gambit Accepted (15) : D22 D21 D27 D26
Semi-Slav Defense (23) : D47 D45 D43 D49 D48
Queen's Indian Defense (12) : E12 E14 E15 E17 E18
Scotch Game (1) : C45
King's Indian Attack (2) : A07
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense with 3...d5 (2) : D70
Queen's Pawn Opening (2) : D02 D00
Catalan Opening (4) : E00 E01
Trompowsky Attack (8) : A45
Van Geet Opening (1) : A00
London System (5) : A48
French Defense (3) : C03 C02 C00
Four Knights Game (1) : C47
Pirc Defense (5) : B08 B07
Petrov's Defense (2) : C42
Benko Gambit Half-Accepted (1) : A57
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (2) : A40
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (1) : A58
Tarrasch Defense (19) : D32 D34
Benko Gambit Declined (1) : A57
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (1) : D44
Old Benoni Defense (1) : A43
Bird's Opening (1) : A03

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