Born April 13th 1963 Baku Azerbaijan Started playing chess in 1968 Began training at Mikhail Botvinnik’s School in 1973 1978 becomes Chess Master World Champion 1985-2000 2000 loses the title Retires from serious competitive chess in 2005 After retirement from chess turns to politics Enters the Russian Presidential Race in 2007
Self-expression“For me chess was not only about winning orlosing, I wanted to make a difference, I wantedto find something new, I wanted to make acontribution to the game”
Early experiences provided a basis for Kasparov’s feelings of self efficacy in chess At nine he stunned Baku by reaching the final round in the city’sLightning Championship At ten he earned the title of candidate Master in Baku At twelve he won the USSR Junior Championship Was able to see positive outcomes from pursuing a career in chess
1993 Kasparov and Short play the game for the World Champion title outside FIDE’s jurisdiction 1993 Kasparov was ejected from FIDE Karpov became the FIDE Champion and Kasparov will be the PCA Champion 1996 first game in the history of chess in which a world champion has been defeated by a computer 1998 Kasparov participates in the First Advanced Chess Event
He experienced a satisfying career by constantly finding work that is a good fit with his developing self-concept He showed agency CHESS PLAYER WRITER POLITICIAN
Chess player Politician Writer Philanthropist Educator Father and husband
Highlights Year AgeSoviet Junior Champion 1976-1977 12-13World Junior Champion 1980 17International Grandmaster 1980 17World Champion 1985-2000 22-35World’s # 1 rated player 1984-2006 21-421st player ever to top 2800 1990 26ratingOnly player ever to reach 2000 372851 rating
1990 took part in the creation of the Democratic Party of Russia 2005 created the United Civil Front 2007 March 3 helped organize the Saint Petersburg Dissenters’ March 2007 April 14th was briefly arrested 2007 September 30th enters the Russian presidential race 2007 December 12th withdraws his presidential candidacy
1995 Garry Kasparov’s Chess Puzzle Book 1997 Lessons in Chess 2004 Checkmate! My First Chess Book 2003-2006 My Great Predecessors 2008 How Life Imitates Chess 2007-2009 Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess 2011 Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov
Philanthropist-Kasparov Chess Foundation Educator-September 2009 starts coaching Magnus Carlsen Kasparov Chess Foundation Father and husband Kasparov was married three times and has two children
Role ContributionsChess Player Changes the rules of chess competitions Creator of Advanced ChessEducator Kasparov Chess Foundation promotes the study of chess as cognitive learning tool in curricular classes
Career as Action Career as RolesIgnores the role of others Explains careers in relation to othersTakes into consideration only Takes into consideration all theone facet of his personality facets of his personalityExplains the process that led to Does not account for thecertain accomplishments decisions that led to these different roles he playedEmphasizes agency
“ I am lucky that the popular sport in the Soviet Union was chess and not baseball”
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