Garry Kasparov (Armenian: Գարրի Կասպարով; Russian: Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров; Russian pronunciation: [ˈgarʲɪ ˈkʲiməvʲɪtɕ kɐˈsparəf]) (born as Garry Kimovich Weinstein on April 13, 1963, in Baku [1], Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union; now Azerbaijan) is a Soviet former World Chess Champion, regarded by many as the greatest chess player of all time. [2] All of Bogatyrchuk's tournament results were erased from Soviet records after he emigrated to Canada and was declared a nonperson. 6: 2–20 Sep 1929: Odessa: Boris Verlinsky: 5½/8 (+4−1=3), 4/5 (+4−1=0), and 3½/4 (+3−0=1) The tournament was conducted in three stages. 7: 10 Oct–11 Nov 1931: Moscow: Mikhail Botvinnik: 13½/17 (+12−2=3) 8

The victory in his second after 1966 world championship match against Petrosian Spassky in 1969, the tenth world champion in the history of chess before 1972 the American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer defeated.