Anatoly Karpov

1951 - Today

Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Russian: Анато́лий Евге́ньевич Ка́рпов; born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion. He was the official world champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. Karpov played five matches against Kasparov for the title from 1984 to 1990 without ever defeating him in a match, later becoming FIDE World Champion once again after Kasparov broke away from FIDE in 1993. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anatoly Karpov has received more than 1,001,722 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular chess player.

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Among chess players, Anatoly Karpov ranks 11 out of 256Before him are José Raúl Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Tal, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Max Euwe. After him are Garry Kasparov, François-André Danican Philidor, Adolf Anderssen, Paul Morphy, Vasily Smyslov, and Viktor Korchnoi.

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Among people born in 1951, Anatoly Karpov ranks 12Before him are Mohamed Morsi, Bonnie Tyler, Louis van Gaal, Santiago Calatrava, Geoffrey Rush, and Michelle Bachelet. After him are Stellan Skarsgård, Claudio Ranieri, Kurt Russell, Michael Keaton, Romina Power, and Juan Manuel Santos.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Anatoly Karpov ranks 161 out of 2,050Before him are Dmitry Donskoy (1350), Olga of Kiev (890), Felix Yusupov (1887), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Christian Goldbach (1690), and False Dmitry I (1581). After him are Ivan Krylov (1769), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Käthe Kollwitz (1867), Roland Freisler (1893), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), and Semyon Budyonny (1883).


Among chess players born in Russia, Anatoly Karpov ranks 4Before him are Boris Spassky (1937), Alexander Alekhine (1892), and Mikhail Botvinnik (1911). After him are Vasily Smyslov (1921), Viktor Korchnoi (1931), Vera Menchik (1906), Savielly Tartakower (1887), Mikhail Chigorin (1850), Andor Lilienthal (1911), Olga Rubtsova (1909), and Elisaveta Bykova (1913).

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