Anatoly Karpov

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Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Russian: Анато́лий Евге́ньевич Ка́рпов, IPA: [ɐnɐˈtolʲɪj jɪvˈɡʲenʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ˈkarpəf]; born May 23, 1951) is a Russian and former Soviet chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, ⁣and politician. He was the 12th World Chess Champion from 1975 to 1985, a three-time FIDE World Champion (1993, 1996, 1998), twice World Chess champion as a member of the USSR team (1985, 1989), and a six-time winner of Chess Olympiads as a member of the USSR team (1972, 1974, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anatoly Karpov has received more than 1,899,888 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Anatoly Karpov is the 11th most popular chess player, the 161st most popular biography from Russia and the 4th most popular Russian Chess Player.

Anatoly Karpov is most famous for being the world chess champion from 1975 to 1985.

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Among chess players, Anatoly Karpov ranks 11 out of 376Before him are Alexander Alekhine, José Raúl Capablanca, Mikhail Botvinnik, Emanuel Lasker, Tigran Petrosian, and Max Euwe. After him are Garry Kasparov, François-André Danican Philidor, Viktor Korchnoi, Vasily Smyslov, Adolf Anderssen, and Samuel Reshevsky.

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Among people born in 1951, Anatoly Karpov ranks 10Before him are Sting, John Deacon, Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, Louis van Gaal, and Kurt Russell. After him are Stellan Skarsgård, Mohamed Morsi, Santiago Calatrava, Bonnie Tyler, Romina Power, and Michael Keaton.

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Among people born in Russia, Anatoly Karpov ranks 161 out of 2,688Before him are Alexei Rykov (1881), Sergei Diaghilev (1872), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Dmitry Donskoy (1350), Alexei Kosygin (1904), and Genrikh Yagoda (1891). After him are Felix Steiner (1896), Gala Dalí (1894), Igor Tamm (1895), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), and Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845).


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 Viktor Korchnoi (1931), Vasily Smyslov (1921), Vera Menchik (1906), Mikhail Chigorin (1850), Savielly Tartakower (1887), Andor Lilienthal (1911), Olga Rubtsova (1909), and Yuri Averbakh (1922).