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Checkmate: Norwegian Magnus Carlsen is new world champion of chess

Checkmate: Norwegian Magnus Carlsen is new world champion of chess

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Norwegian Magnus Carlsen wins World Chess Championship after defeating Viswanathan Anand.
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Thousands march peacefully in Moscow

MOSCOW, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Moscow peacefully Saturday for the political opposition's "March of Millions, police said.

Kasparov released by Moscow judge

MOSCOW, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Chess legend Garry Kasparov said his acquittal on protest charges should send a signal to the Russian court system amid the so-called Pussy Riot crisis.

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Protesters call for fair Russian elections

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Leaders of several opposition groups staged a demonstration in St. Petersburg, Russia, in support of fair elections next month, witnesses said.

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Kasparov arrested at Moscow rally

Kasparov arrested at Moscow rally

MOSCOW, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Former chess champion Garry Kasparov was among 90 people arrested Sunday during an unsanctioned political rally in Moscow, police said.

Analysis: Medvedev victory sparks hope

BERLIN, March 5 (UPI) -- European officials hope that Russia's future President Dmitry Medvedev will break the ice in relations with the West.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Kasparov abandons presidential bid

MOSCOW, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Russian opposition leader and chess legend Garry Kasparov said Wednesday he is abandoning his presidential campaign.

Putin scores landslide parliamentary wins

MOSCOW, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's party scored landslide victories Sunday in the nation's parliamentary elections, exit polls indicated.

Dangerous times for Russia, Kasparov says

MOSCOW, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A day after his release from detention, opposition leader Garry Kasparov warned of a "dangerous period" for Russia under President Vladimir Putin.
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Garry Kasparov
PHI96021101-11FEB96-PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA: World Champion Chess Champion Garry Kasparov plays against IBM's "Deep Blue" computer at the Association for Computing Chess Challenge, February 11, in Philadelphia. The Challenge is a series of six matches daily 10-16 Feb. Garry Kasparov (left) begins his first game against Deep Blue which is manned by one of it's programmers, Feng-Hsiung Hsu who is also the principal designer of Deep Blue. Kasparov lost this first match. UPI lk/Laurence Kesterson

Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Russian: Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров, Russian pronunciation: ; born Baku,Azerbaijan Garry Kimovich Weinstein, 13 April 1963) is a Russian (formerly Soviet) chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, whom many consider the greatest chess player of all time.

Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985 at the age of 22. He held the official FIDE world title until 1993, when a dispute with FIDE led him to set up a rival organization, the Professional Chess Association. He continued to hold the "Classical" World Chess Championship until his defeat by Vladimir Kramnik in 2000. He is also widely known for being the first world chess champion to lose a match to a computer, when he lost to Deep Blue in 1997.

Kasparov's ratings achievements include being rated world #1 according to Elo rating almost continuously from 1986 until his retirement in 2005 and holding the all-time highest rating of 2851. He was the world number-one ranked player for 255 months, by far the most of all-time and nearly three times as long as his closest rival, Anatoly Karpov. He also holds records for consecutive tournament victories and Chess Oscars.

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