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Connector of the day: Garry Kasparov

October 5th, 2009
03:48 PM ET

He is arguably the greatest chess player of all time.

Kasparov is as passionate about politics as he is about chess.

Kasparov is as passionate about politics as he is about chess.

Currently engaged in a series of matches against longtime rival Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov's achievements as a chess player are unrivaled.

The youngest-ever world champion, he was the top rated player for almost 20 years consecutively.

Away from the game the Russian grandmaster is a writer and political activist who often finds himself at odds with the ruling party.

He stood, briefly and unsucessfully, as a candidate in the Russian presidential race in 2008.

One of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's most outspoken critics, his passion for politics is almost as all-consuming as his love of chess.