Gata Kamsky

Chess Player

Birthday June 2, 1974

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Russia

Age 49 years old

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Soviet born American chess Grandmaster and former World Rapid Chess Champion.

Before Fame

He was a chess prodigy in his native Soviet Union.


He has been ranked as high as fourth in the World and he reached the final of the FIDE World Chess Championship 1996 at the age of 22

Family Life

His father Rostam moved him to the United States in 1989.

Associated With

He was on pace to be the next Boris Spassky when he and his father defected to the United States.