There are all kinds of sports and most are very physical; However, there are some that are mental, such as the chess.
Just in case you have never had the opportunity to play chess or you have forgotten that it goes, chess is a board game that occurs between two people, each one has 16 moving parts that are arranged on a square board with 64 boxes of two different colors where these pieces can move according to rules.
At great lengths in chess you have to strategically move the figures to end up doing check and kill the King, the most valuable.
It is believed that this sport arose in India and in addition to being considered a mental game it was also considered a strategy game used even to emerge new and better war tactics.
A single game of chess can last up to more than 7 hours.
In history they have existed great chess players and one of them is russian Garry Kaspárov.
Here we will tell you a little about Garry Kasparov and his achievements in this fantastic sport so ingrained in Russia.
Who is Garry Kasparov?
Garry Kaspárov was born in Baku, in the former Soviet Union, the April 13 of 1963.
He is currently 56 years old and still living in his hometown of Baku, which is now the capital of Azerbaijan.
In addition to being of Russian nature, Garry has Croatian nationality that was issued to him in the year 2014. He is a writer and politician, but his greatest facet is chess and for which he is known worldwide.
Garry Kaspárov is a master of the sport of chess in which for many it is the greatest in its history. In fact, he was the only chess champion from 1985 to the year 2000 leading the world rankings.
The first title Garry Kasparov got in chess was that of the USSR Champion in the year of 1978. Then in 1980 he got the title of Grand Chess Master, and later on 1985 he would begin his great winning streak with the official FIDE world title.
This great title kept him until the year of 1993, when he fell into discussion with this federation term creating a new organization which he called the Professional Chess Association. From that same year he continued to maintain his winning streak until the year 2000 when he was defeated by Vladimir Kramnik.
During the whole Garry Kasparov's career in chess he won other great titles, until his retirement in the 2005, when he decided that he should devote time to his political career and write a book about chess.
In the 2013 he was awarded the title of UN Watch of the United Nations, thanks to his peaceful struggle for the respect of fundamentalist freedoms in Russia.
It should be noted that in the career of Garry Kasparov as a chess player he also faced strong computer adversaries. Like for example his battle against Deep Blue, a strong computer created to face the best chess players in the world.
In the encounter between Garry and Deep Blue in 1993, Garry ended up being defeated. It was that moment the first time a computer defeated a world chess champion (See video below).
Among other great distinctions that Garry has achieved are: Chess World Championship, Merited Master of Sports of the USSR, Order of Friendship of Peoples, Order of the Red Banner of Labor and the Oscar of Chess.
Undoubtedly, a fairly extensive curriculum for a philosopher who has become a classic icon and predecessor of the new generations of Russian chess players.