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Many consider Garry Kasparov one of the greatest chess players of all time. And for good reason. In 1985, at the age of 22, Kasparov defeated the reigning champion Anatoly Karpov. From that moment, until his retirement in 2005, he dominated. For the next 225 out of 228 months, he was the #1 ranked player in the game. Above, in a video created by The New Yorker, Kasparov “replays some of his most unforgettable games,” and “relives the happiest and the most painful moments of his career,” including:
- Garry Kasparov vs. Anatoly Karpov: World Championship Match 1985
- Garry Kasparov vs. Anatoly Karpov: World Championship Match 1987
- Garry Kasparov vs. Viswanathan Anand: PCA-GP Credit Suisse Rapid Final Blitz Playoff 1996
- Garry Kasparov vs. Deep Blue: I.B.M. Man vs. Machine 1997
In recent months, Kasparov has also created an online course for Masterclass, Garry Kasparov Teaches Chess, which–in 29 video lessons–offers a deeper exploration of his chess theory, tactics, and strategy.
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