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Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov meet in Chess duel
« on: September 22, 2009, 03:04:37 PM »
Chess grandmasters Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov play live on the internet
25 years after the they competed against one another for the world title. The match held in in 1984 in  Moscow lasted five months before it was halted, supposedly to protect the players' health. Mr Karpov was in the lead when it was cut short but lost the world title to Mr Kasparov the next year, 1985.

Back then, Kasparov, now 46, was the young player challenging Karpov, now 58, who was a role model for the Soviet establishment. While Mr Karpov was an ethnic Russian, Mr Kasparov was of Jewish/Armenian parentage, had changed his surname from Weinstein, and had been born in the then-Soviet republic of Azerbaijan.
Kasparov retired from chess in 2005 and became an outspoken leader of the political party "Other Russia."
Their  duel has always gathered interest in the game of chess as well as world politics.
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