Widely believed to be the strongest player ever, in 1985 at age 22 Kasparov became the youngest-ever World Chess Champion. However, like Bobby Fischer, controversy seems to follow him. He broke away from the long-standing "official" chess organization body, FIDE, to create several of his own organizations to run his own world championships. Beyond his interests in chess, Kasparov is an accomplished mathematician and computer expert who speaks 15 different languages. He has authored four books and has gained international recognition as a prominent spokesperson for political, educational and social reforms in Eastern Europe.
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1996 Biography
Official biography of Kasparov from IBM Deep Blue site: history, and interview.
Controversy of lost move in Kasparov v. World
Features commentary and article links: Lead coach for World team Irina Krush recommended a move to prevent Kasparov from winning. This move was not shown in time, a different move was played, and Kasparov won.
Games from 1973-1998
Click to download zip file (.PGN format).
Kasparov vs. Deep Blue: The Rematch
Features official commentary, video, and essays: The match Kasparov lost against IBM's Deep Blue.
Kasparov vs. Rest Of The World
Barnet chess club provided much original analysis for the epic battle between Kasparov and the rest of the world.
Kasparov-Karpov World Championship Games
Click to download zip file. (.PGN format)
Unlimited Challenge: Autobiography of Kasparov
Provides buying information and review of book (originally named "Child of Change").
NPR : Chess Great Kasparov May Move into Politics
Gary Kasparov won the world chess championship at 22. Now 41, he announced his retirement earlier this month after winning a tournament in Spain for the ninth time. He tells Robert Siegel he's interested in playing a role in pushing Russia toward democracy. [4:18 streaming audio broadcast] (March 18, 2005)
Wired News - Kasparov Goes Bigger than Blue
"Chess players the world over will have a chance to play Garry Kasparov in a networked chess game that will allow players to band together and combat the champion chess master." (July 10, 1999)
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