Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov owned the game for 15 years, gaining superstar status among fans before retiring and throwing himself into politics – but he just can’t seem to stay away from the chessboard.
The 54-year-old former world champion is coming out of retirement Monday (Aug 14) to play in an official tournament in St. Louis, Missouri against nine top-notch players.
Kasparov, known for an aggressive, high-energy attacking style, is widely considered one of the game’s greatest.
And the so-called “Beast of Baku” – nicknamed after the capital of his native Azerbaijan – has nothing left to prove. Read more