Legendary Chess Grandmaster
Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 1963, Garry Kasparov has twenty years as the world's top chess player with investigations into decision-making, strategic thinking, education and technology. He came to international fame as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 at the age of 22. He defended his title five times, including a legendary series of matches against arch-rival Anatoly Karpov. Kasparov broke Bobby Fischer's rating record in 1990 and his own peak rating record remained unbroken until 2013. His famous matches against the IBM super-computer Deep Blue in 1996-97 were key to bringing artificial intelligence, and chess, into the mainstream.