ANATOLI KARPOV was born in Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Region in the Urals, on May 23, 1951.?
ANATOLI KARPOV was born in Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Region in the Urals, on May 23, 1951. Student of economics at the Leningrad University, he is also member of the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League (KOMSOMOL). In 1969 won the world title among young chess players. Winner in major international tournaments in Moscow (1971), Hastings (1971-72), St Antonio (1972), Madrid (1973).
At the 11th Olympiad in Nice in 1974 Karpov achieved the best result in the world history of this contest winning 14 out of 12 points on the first board.
In 1973 he seeded between the first and the second among the contenders in the inter-zonal tournament for the world title.
In 1974 he defeated Lev Polugaevski, Boris Spasski and Victor Korchnoi -- contenders for the world match.
Anatoli won 17 cut of 60 games with them, lost 3 and drew the remaining ones.
The latest appearance he made on March 7 to play 20 winners in a chess quiz sponsored by newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda".