Anatoli Karpov

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Russian chess master who was world champion from 1975 until 1985 when he was defeated by Gary Kasparov (born in 1951)

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Kasparov's arch-nemesis, Anatoly Karpov has an incredible 160 first place tournament finishes to his name, and was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 then controversially from 1991 to 1999, when Kasparov formed his own championship in protest at FIDE rules.
The candidates are incumbent FIDE president Kursan Ilyumzhinov, who has held the position for 15 years, and former world Champion Anatoly Karpov.
The former child prodigy became the United States' only world chess champion by defeating Soviet masters, but refused to defend his title and relinquished it to the Soviet champion Anatoly Karpov in 1975.
Russia last month nominated him to stand again as president of FIDE, prompting derision from several top chess figures including former world champion Anatoly Karpov.
Al-Fahim, who was in the Spanish city to attend the chess re-match between Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov, completed the purchase of Portsmouth last month.
1975: Anatoly Karpov became the youngest-ever chess champion at the age of 23.
In 1975 he forfeited the title to Anatoly Karpov of the USSR, refusing to play because the World Chess Federation refused to accept his string of demands.
But Fischer refused to defend his title in 1975 and forfeited it to another Russian, Anatoly Karpov. For the next 17 years, he lived like a hermit, reading chess books and Nazi literature.
A few years after the Spassky match, he forfeited the title to another Russian, Anatoly Karpov, when he refused to defend it.
1975 Anatoly Karpov became the youngest ever chess champion at the age of 23.
1975: Anatoly Karpov became the youngest ever world chess champion at the age of 23.
Among those present were actors Michael Douglas, Roger Moore, and Cicely Tyson; singer Harry Belafonte; and chess master Anatoly Karpov.
At the age of 22, Garry Kasparov defeats Anatoly Karpov to become the youngest world chess champion ever.