Garry Kasparov was called the greatest chess player. He has 8 victories in the World Chess Olympiads. The real surname of Garry Kimovich is Weinstein.
Early years, adolescence
Garry Kimovich was born on April 13, 1963. His hometown is Baku (Azerbaijan). His father is Jewish, and his mother is Armenian. Both worked as engineers, were considered the elite of the city. In their free time, Harry's parents were fond of chess, began to teach the game to their little son. Then the boy began to study with a coach.
The game captivated Kasparov, he devoted his free time to chess. Already at the age of 12, Harry won the union championship, at the age of 17 he became a master of sports, and in 1980 - a grandmaster. He studied at the chess correspondence school of the famous Botvinnik. Kasparov graduated from secondary school with a gold medal, then he graduated from the Pedagogical Institute.
In 1984, Kasparov defeated Vasily Smyslov and Viktor Korchnoi, claiming the chess crown. In the same period, the Great Confrontation began, Kasparov was Karpov's rival for 10 years.
In 1985, Harry received the chess crown. He also won the next 3 games with Karpov. For 13 years, the chess player has led the Elo rating, having received a mark of 2800 points. He was the first in the ranking of the best professionals.
In 1990, Kasparov moved to the capital. In 1993 he formed the chess association, leaving FIDE. In 1996, Garry Kimovich became the founder of the Kasparov Chess Club in the virtual space.
In 1999, Microsof organized a match between a chess player and all Internet users. Harry was the winner. The game lasted 4 months and was watched by over 3 million people.
In 2005, Kasparov became involved in politics. He created the United Front movement, which became the opposition. He criticized the policy of the authorities, was the organizer of the "Marches of Dissent".
In 2008, Garry Kimovich organized the Solidarity movement and organized protest rallies. The chess player's ideas were not covered in the media, voters supported Alexei Navalny, who became a member of the opposition council.
Kasparov supports the new government in Ukraine, considers sanctions against Russia adequate. In 2015, the chess player's book "Winter is Coming" was published, which identified the problems of modern Russia and criticized the president's actions.
The first wife of Garry Kasparov was Maria Arapova, a translator for Intourist. The relationship was registered in 1989. In 1992, a daughter, Polina, appeared, but later the marriage broke up.
Later Kasparov married Yulia Vovk, a young student. She gave birth to a son, Vadim. The marriage lasted 9 years.
After the divorce, Garry Kimovich had a relationship with Tarasova Daria, who is 20 years younger than Kasparov. In 2005, they got married, the couple had a daughter, Aida, and in 2015, their son Nikolai.
Kasparov also had an affair with Neyelova Marina, an actress. She gave birth to a daughter, Nick, but the marriage did not take place because of Harry's mother. She felt that getting married at that time would damage her son's career.