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1963Kasparov was born in Baku, Azerbajdshan, then part of the USSR
1968Age 5, Kasparov begins playing chess
1976Age 12 in January, Kasparov wins Soviet Junior Championship and repeats one year later.
1980Age 17, Kasparov wins World Junior Championship and earns Grandmaster status
1984Age 21 challenged Karpov for the world title resulting in the longest and most famous match in chess history. After five months, the President of the International Chess Federation called the match off citing player fatigue.
1985Age 22, Kasparov becomes youngest World Champion - Moscow Nov 9th, 1985.
1984-85Kasparov becomes World's #1 rated player and retains #1 rating until retirement in 2005. An incredible reign of close to 22 years!
1990Age 26 Kasparov tops 2800 ELO rating which in chess language is the equivalent of breaking the 4-minute mile.
1995Seventh world title match against Vishy Anand on 108th Floor of the World Trade Center where then Mayor Rudi Guliani makes first move in the match.
1996-97Kasparov and IBM's Deep Blue each win one match. Kasparov in Philadelphia in 1996 and IBM in New York in 1997 - IBM refuses a rematch and dismantles the program in 1998.
1999Age 36 attains 2851 ELO rating, setting a new world record for the highest ELO rating - and the record still stands.
2002Kasparov wins Linares to make it 10 super series tournament victories in a row. This was the period that created his reputation for invincibility.
2003Kasparov plays two major computers both matches are drawn. One of the matches was unusual because Kasparov used dark-tinted 3-D glasses with the added handicap of speaking his moves without ever touching the board.
2004Garry Kasparov was elected Co-chairman of the ALL RUSSIA CIVIL CONGRESS.
2005Wins the "Wimbledon of Chess" in Linares for the 9th time in 16 years on March 10th. This is the year that he retired from competitive chess.
2006In May he became Chairman of the UNITED CIVIL FRONT OF RUSSIA. These and other political and human rights leaders have now come together under the coalition banner of THE OTHER RUSSIA which organizes pro-democracy rallies nationwide. Garry Kasparov is now the leader of The Other Russia coalition.

Garry Kasparov:Biography | Milestones | Photo Gallery | Kasparov Today

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