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Anatolii Evgen’evich Karpov

chess player , grandmaster

Anatolii Karpov, USSR Chess player, grandmaster.

Background

Karpov, Anatolii was born on May 23, 1951 in Zlatoust in the Urals.

Education

Graduated from Moscow University as an economist.

Career

World youth champion, 1969. World champion, 1975. Retained his title after 2 famous contests, 1978 and 1981, with the one-time Soviet grandmaster, V. Korchnoi, but lost it in 1985 to G. Kasparov.