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 record was held by the former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov
who signed 1,051 books in one sitting in 2006.
In 2000, he managed to beat Russian Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov
in a simultaneous chess game between Karpov and Iran's National Chess Team.
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
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.
CHESS greats Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov
are playing an exhibition rematch marking the 25th anniversary of their first epic title clash.
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
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