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Chess champion Kasparov back from retirement for US tournament

Former chess world champion Garry Kasparov is coming out of retirement to play in a US tournament next month, organizers announced on Thursday.

Kasparov, who dominated the game for more than 15 years, will compete against nine top players, including current world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway, at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri, they said.

Russian former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov posing in Paris.
(AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSON / MANILA BULLETIN)
”Ready to see if I remember how to move the pieces! Will I be able to announce my re-retirement afterward if not?!,” Kasparov himself tweeted sardonically.

Kasparov, who retired from professional chess in 2005, was given a wild card entry for the event’s Rapid and Blitz competition.

In 1985, he became the youngest world champion ever, at 22.

Source: http://sports.mb.com.ph/2017/07/06/chess-champion-kasparov-back-from-retirement-for-us-tournament/

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