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Anatoly Karpov

Full Name: Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov
Profession: Chess Grandmaster

Nationality:
Russia
Russian

Born: May 23, 1951
Birthplace: Zlatoust, Russia, Soviet Union
Age: 69 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini

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Historical Events

  • 1981-11-20 Russian Anatoly Karpov retains world chess championship
  • 1985-02-15 World chess championship match abandoned with Anatoly Karpov 25 leading Gary Kasparov 23
  • 1985-11-09 Garry Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion (22), with a 13-11 win over fellow Russian Anatoly Karpov
  • 1990-12-26 Garry Kasparov defeats fellow Russian Anatoly Karpov to retain the world chess championship
  • 1998-01-09 Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title

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