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Anatoly Karpov

Russian chess player

Anatoly Karpov [1] (born Zlatoust, Russia, 23 May 1951) is a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion. He was official world champion from 1975 to 1985, played three more matches for the title from 1986 to 1990, then was FIDE World Champion from 1993 to 1999.

Anatoly Karpov
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Anatoly Karpov, 2006
Country Russia
Born
(1951-05-23) May 23, 1951 (age 68)
Zlatoust, RSFSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (1970)
World Champion1975–1985
1993–1999 (FIDE)
FIDE rating2619
Peak rating2780 (July 1994)

His tournament successes include over 160 first-place finishes.[2] He had a peak Elo rating of 2780, and his 90 months at world number one are second only to the record of Garry Kasparov.

Since 2005, he has been a member of the Public Chamber of Russia. He has recently involved himself in several humanitarian causes, such as advocating the use of iodised salt.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Анатолий Евгеньевич Карпов
  2. van Reem, Eric (2005-08-11). ""Karpov, Kortchnoi win Unzicker Gala"". ChessBase.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  3. Unicef website