Chess Career

Chess Highlights

Highlight Year Age Duration
Started Playing 1968 5
Soviet Junior Champion: 1976-77 12-13
World Junior Champion: 1980 17
International Grandmaster: 1980 17
Joint 1st USSR Champion: 1981 18
World Champion Finalist: 1984 21
World Champion: 1985-2000 22-35 15
World’s #1 Rated Player: 1984, 1986-2006 21-42 21
1st Player ever to top 2800 rating: 1990 26
Reached peak rating of 2851 (record until 2012, 13 years) 1999 37
Won Linares & announced retirement From competitive chess 2005 41

 

Kasparov’s World Title Matches
Year Place Opponent Result
1984 Moscow vs. Karpov match abandoned
1985 Moscow vs. Karpov Kasparov wins title
1986 London/Leningrad vs. Karpov Kasparov retains title
1987 Sevilla vs. Karpov Kasparov retains title
1990 New York/Lyon vs. Karpov Kasparov retains title
1993 London vs. Short Kasparov retains title
1995 New York vs. Anand Kasparov retains title
2000 London vs. Kramnik Kasparov loses title