Anatoly Karpov

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Anatoly Karpov
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Anatoly Karpov, 2006
Country  Russia
Born
May 23, 1951 (1951-05-23) (age 62)
Zlatoust, RSFSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster (1970)
World Champion 1975–1985
1993–1999 (FIDE)
FIDE rating 2619
Peak rating 2780 (July 1994)

Anatoly Karpov [1] (born Zlatoust, Russia, 23 May 1951) is a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion. He was official world champion from 1975 to 1985, played three more matches for the title from 1986 to 1990, then was FIDE World Champion from 1993 to 1999.

His tournament successes include over 160 first-place finishes.[2] He had a peak Elo rating of 2780, and his 90 months at world number one are second only to the record of Garry Kasparov.

Since 2005, he has been a member of the Public Chamber of Russia. He has recently involved himself in several humanitarian causes, such as advocating the use of iodised salt.[3]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Анатолий Евгеньевич Карпов
  2. van Reem, Eric (2005-08-11). ""Karpov, Kortchnoi win Unzicker Gala"". ChessBase.com. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=2569. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  3. Unicef website