Sports & Gaming

A Guide to Chess Player Garry Kasparov’s Life and Career

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Mar 2, 2022 • 4 min read

Garry Kasparov is an Azerbaijani professional chess player who has staged some gripping matches in his decades-long career. Some of his career highlights include: becoming the world’s youngest person to win the World Chess Championship in 1985 and facing off in a chess match against a supercomputer.