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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kimovich Kasparov is a Russian (formerly Soviet) chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, whom many consider the greatest chess player of all time.
Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985 at the age of 22. He held the official FIDE world title until 1993, when a dispute with FIDE led him to set up a rival organization, the Professional Chess Association. He continued to hold the "Classical" World Chess Championship until his defeat by Vladimir Kramnik in 2000. He is also widely known for being the first world chess champion to lose a match to a computer under standard time controls, when he lost to Deep Blue in 1997.
Kasparov's ratings achievements include being rated world #1 according to Elo rating almost continuously from 1986 until his retirement in 2005 and holding the all-time highest rating of 2851. He was the world number-one ranked player for 255 months, by far the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Russia passes law forcing personal data to stay in servers within borders
2014-07-07
Such law gave way for the blocking of websites of critics Garry Kasparov and Alexei Navalny for the reason that their websites “contained calls for illegal activity.” The bill yet awaits decision from the upper house and the President. If it passes ...
(Tech Times)

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    Chess grandmaster thrills at symposium
    2014-06-30
    Garry Kimovich Kasparov, chess grandmaster and former world chess champion, shared his secret with young fans at a chess symposium at Naparima College, San Fernando, yesterday. Kasparov, a Russian, said his engine was not the will to win, but his ...
    (Trinidad & Tobago Express)

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      Russia Asks Twitter to Block a Dozen 'Extremist' Accounts
      2014-06-23
      Among those websites blocked under the new rules were those of Kremlin critics Alexei Navalny and Garry Kasparov because they "contained calls for illegal activity". Related Articles. Turkey Attacks Twitter and the Robot Lobby · Tweet. AA. Request Reprint.
      (Newsweek)
      1. Russia asks Twitter to block a dozen accounts

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      Congressmen play chess to raise awareness of game; Republicans win
      2014-06-18
      Left to right, Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov watch Young Stars - Team U.S.A. player Jeffrey Xiong and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), make a move at the first-ever Congressional Chess Match at the Rayburn House ...
      (Deseret News)
      1. Congressmen play chess to raise awareness of game

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      Sing Street, Bono y Garry Kasparov y la vuelta de U2 a Londres: lo mejor de la ...
      2014-06-15
      También hemos podido leer una noticia curiosa sobre Bono: se reunió con el ajedrecista Garry Kasparov en la ciudad de Dublín y perdió una partida de ajedrez en 3 movimientos (no estaba muy contento con ello). A parte de esto, Bono ha decidió apoyar la ...
      (U2fanlife)
      1. La derrota de España, analizada por ajedrecistas

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      The Turing Test Is Not What You Think It Is
      2014-06-13
      AI hasn't proved the existence of artificial thinkers; but it has changed the way we think about thinking and we now find it quite natural to say such things as that Watson, an IBM computer, is the Jeopardy! champion, or that Deep Blue really beat Gary ...
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        Kasparov Foundation seeking to introduce chess in local schools
        2014-06-11
        Russian world chess champion Garry Kasparov has announced that the Kasparov Foundation is interested in implementing programs to help introduce the game in Macau's schools. During his third visit to the city, Garry Kasparov is participating in seminars ...
        (Macau Daily Times)
        1. Kasparov Foundation Set to Equip Kenyan Schools
        2. Ilyumzhinov insists on recognition of chess as Olympic sport

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        Computer may be first to pass Turing Test, successfully impersonating a human
        2014-06-09
        She cited IBM Deep Blue's highly-acclaimed victory over chess grand master Garry Kasparov in 1997. It was an impressive feat, but came with caveats. "The computer was specifically designed to take on Kasparov but there were other chess champions in the ...
        (CBS News)
        1. Don't Believe The So-Called Turing Test Breakthrough
        2. Eugene the Turing test-beating 'human computer' – in 'his' own words
        3. Artificial intelligence is on the rise – and humans must adapt

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        Kasparov answers questions in Norway (1/2)
        2014-06-05
        Kasparov answers questions in Norway (1/2). 6/5/2014 – During the first round of the Norway Chess tournament, Garry Kasparov appeared in the commentary box hosted by Dirk Jan Ten Geuzendam, editor-in-chief of New in Chess, and Nigel Short.
        (Chessbase News)
        1. Pestaño: PHL's win-win situation in Fide election
        2. Local chess players chase world ratings
        3. World chess leader jets in after meeting with aliens

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