Anatoly Karpov

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Birthday
23, 1951
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Russia

About

Chess Grandmaster from Russia widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time. He held the title of World Champion from 1975 to 1985.

Before Fame

He was a chess prodigy, becoming the youngest-ever Soviet National Master at age fifteen.

Trivia

He is known for his various humanitarian efforts, receiving the Order of Merit in 2006 for his assistance to the victims of the disaster in Chernobyl.

Family Life

He married a woman named Natalia.

Associated With

He is known for his legendary rivalry with fellow Russian Grandmaster Garry Kasparov.