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Beast of Baku - Garry Kasparov
Garry Kasparov is from Baku Azerbaijan, who lives at United States, Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion. He born at 13 April 1963 and his peak rating is 2851; achieved in 1999. One of his students, non other than GM Magnus Carlsen, manage to break his record after many years, in 2013.
It is also impressive that Garry was ranked world No. 1, from 1984 until his retirement in 2005! He has many records in his career; one of them is the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985 at age 22 by defeating GM Anatoly Karpov.
He start disagree heavily with FIDE so in 1993 he set up a rival organization, the Professional Chess Association (PCA). He played and won in match against GM Nigel Short, and GM Viswanathan Anand.
He continue winning the matches but in 1997 he became the first World Champion to lose a match to a computer. Not only that, the supercomputer Deep Blue was from IBM, a competitive company to Intel, which sponsored the PCA... Thus, he didn't manage to find sponsors for the next match. At 2000 he played against GM Vladimir Kramnik and he lost the match.
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