Garry Kasparov to Come Out of Retirement For a Tournament in USA

Former chess world champion Garry Kasparov is coming out of retirement to play in a tournament in USA next month.

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

Kasparov, who dominated the game for more than 15 years, will compete against nine top players, including current World Number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway, at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri, they said.

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, aged 22.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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