List of people who have beaten Garry Kasparov in chess
The following people have beaten Garry Kasparov
Garry Kasparov
Garry Kimovich Kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion, writer, political activist, and one of the greatest chess players of all time....

 in a regular game of chess — not a game played at odds. Kasparov is considered to be perhaps the strongest human chess player in history, having reached a FIDE rating
Elo rating system
The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in two-player games such as chess. It is named after its creator Arpad Elo, a Hungarian-born American physics professor....

 of 2851 in January 2000.

Some of the people listed played Kasparov when he was quite young, and some were "Simul" games, where Kasparov took on multiple opponents at the same time. These players are listed with an (S) next to them. Players who defeated Kasparov when he was under 16 years of age have an (U16) by their names.
  • Michael Adams  (S), simul speed game
  • Vladimir Akopian, whom Kasparov called a chess tourist won in a speed game (classical record: +0 -0 =3)
  • Viswanathan Anand
    Viswanathan Anand
    V. Anand or Anand Viswanathan, usually referred as Viswanathan Anand, is an Indian chess Grandmaster, the current World Chess Champion, and currently second highest rated player in the world....

     (classical record: +3-15=30) [Overall Score: +8-26=43]
  • Nikolay Andrianov (U16)
  • Yuri Anikaev (U16)
  • Alexander Beliavsky
    Alexander Beliavsky
    -External links:...

     defeated Kasparov the year he turned 16, and won another game in 1983.
  • Murray Chandler
    Murray Chandler
    Murray Graham Chandler is a New Zealand chess grandmaster who has played internationally for that nation and for England, after gaining citizenship there in the early 1980s...

     beat Kasparov twice (U16) + (S)
  • Stuart Conquest
    Stuart Conquest
    Stuart Conquest is an English chess Grandmaster.-Chess career:In 1981, at the age of 14 he won the World Youth Chess Championship in the under-16 category. Conquest was British Rapidplay Chess Champion in 1997...

  • Hans-Joerg Cordes (S)
  • Vereslav Didishko (U16)
  • Sergey Dolmatov
    Sergey Dolmatov
    Sergey Viktorovich Dolmatov is a Russian Grandmaster of chess and former World Junior Chess Champion.Born in Kiselevsk in the former Soviet Union, Dolmatov's solid yet enterprising style of play was soon to launch him to the forefront of youth chess, culminating in him winning the World Junior...

  • Alexey Dreev
    Alexey Dreev
    Alexey Dreev is a chess grandmaster from Russia. His career peak Elo rating was 2705, attained in October 2003 and again in April 2005.He qualified for the Candidates Tournament in 1991, but lost his Quarter Final match to Viswanathan Anand in Madras .Then in the FIDE World Championship...

      speed games (classical record: +0 -1 =1)
  • Krum Georgiev
    Krum Georgiev
    Krum Ivanov Georgiev is a Bulgarian chess Grandmaster, born in Pazardzhik. He beat Garry Kasparov in a wild game in Malta, 1980.Georgiev earned the International Master title in 1977 and International grandmaster title in 1988....

     won the only game they played in a rather spectacular fashion:
  • Boris Gulko has a plus score against Kasparov (+3-1=4), including a win while Kasparov was world champion, making it three in a row)
  • Frank Holzke (S)
  • Robert Hübner
    Robert Hübner
    Robert Hübner is a respected German chess Grandmaster, chess writer, and papyrologist . At eighteen, he was joint winner of the West German Chess Championship...

  • Alexander Huzman
    Alexander Huzman
    Alexander Huzman is an Israeli Chess Grandmaster and trainer., his Elo rating was 2596, making him the # 9 player in Israel and the 188th-highest rated player in the world...

  • Vassily Ivanchuk (+6-15=27)
  • Gata Kamsky
    Gata Kamsky
    Gata Kamsky is a Soviet-born American chess grandmaster, and the current World Rapid Chess Champion. He is also the current United States Chess Champion. As of September 2011, he is rated No. 1 in the United States and No...

  • Markus Kappe (U16) was the only one who defeated Kasparov at the first student-chessworldchampionship in Cagnes-sur-Mer in September 1977
  • Anatoly Karpov
    Anatoly Karpov
    Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion. He was the official world champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. He played three matches against Kasparov for the title from 1986 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once...

     won a game against Kasparov before he turned 16, has won over 20 games against him since then, and has a narrow minus score, +23-29=137
  • Andrei Kharitonov (U16); overall score +1-3
  • Viktor Korchnoi
    Viktor Korchnoi
    Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi ; pronounced in the original Russian as "karch NOY"; Ви́ктор Льво́вич Корчно́й, born March 23, 1931 is a professional chess player, author and currently the oldest active grandmaster on the tournament circuit...

     is the only non-World Champion to beat both Kasparov and Bobby Fischer
    Bobby Fischer
    Robert James "Bobby" Fischer was an American chess Grandmaster and the 11th World Chess Champion. He is widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time. Fischer was also a best-selling chess author...

  • Rostislav Korsunsky (U16)
  • Vladimir Kramnik
    Vladimir Kramnik
    Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was the Classical World Chess Champion from 2000 to 2006, and the undisputed World Chess Champion from 2006 to 2007...

     has a +1 score in classical chess, see List of chess games between Kasparov and Kramnik
  • Michael Kreitzberg (S)
  • Joël Lautier
    Joel Lautier
    Joël Lautier is a French chess grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer .Born in Canada, of French father and Japanese mother, Lautier is one of the strongest grandmasters from France. He won the 1988 World Junior Chess Championship on tiebreak at Adelaide, and the French Chess Championships in 2004...

  • Peter Leko
    Péter Lékó
    On the way to winning the prestigious Corus chess tournament in 2005, Lékó defeated Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand with the black pieces. The moves were:...

     (speed game)
  • Konstantin Lerner
    Konstantin Lerner
    Konstantin Zaivelevich Lerner was a Ukrainian chess grandmaster...

     (U16) (+1-0=1)
  • Ljubomir Ljubojevic
    Ljubomir Ljubojevic
    Ljubomir Ljubojević is a Grandmaster of chess. He was born on November 2, 1950, in Titovo Užice, Yugoslavia . Ljubojević was awarded the International Master title in 1970 and the GM title in 1971. He was Yugoslav champion in 1977 and 1982. He won the 1974 Canadian Open Chess Championship...

  • Elmar Magerramov
    Elmar Magerramov
    Elmar Magerramov is an international chess Grandmaster.In 1991, he shared first place in the last USSR Chess Championship held, with Artashes Minasian, losing the title on tiebreaks...

  • Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Adrian Bogdanovich Mikhalchishin is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster now playing for Slovenia....

  • Evgeny V Mochalov (U16)
  • Danny Mozes (S)
  • Diego Mussanti (S)
  • Yuri Nikolayevski (U16)
  • Tomas Oral (S)
  • Tigran Petrosian
    Tigran Petrosian
    Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian was a Soviet-Armenian grandmaster, and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" due to his playing style because of his almost impenetrable defence, which emphasised safety above all else...

     has an even score against Kasparov (+2-2=1)
  • Jeroen Piket
    Jeroen Piket
    Jeroen Piket is a retired Dutch chess player who earned the Grandmaster title in 1989. He won the Dutch Chess Championship in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1994. Other notable results include a second place at the Hoogovens tournament 1997...

  • Judit Polgár
    Judit Polgár
    Judit Polgár is a Hungarian chess grandmaster. She is by far the strongest female chess player in history. In 1991, Polgár achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years and 4 months, the youngest person ever to do so at that time.Polgár was ranked No...

     beat Kasparov in a rapid game; the only woman on this list.
  • Lev Psakhis
    Lev Psakhis
    Lev Borisovich Psakhis is a naturalised Israeli chess grandmaster, trainer and author. Born in Siberia, he is also a two-time former champion of the Soviet Union.-Biography:...

  • Teimour Radjabov
    Teimour Radjabov
    Radjabov's knight sacrifice, 21. ... Ngxe5, was praised by several strong players for its bravery, including English grandmaster Nigel Short. Said Short of the move, "Radjabov plays very imaginatively... he just won't give up, he is extremely tenacious and will always find a way to muddy the...

     was 15 years old at the time of this game, thus becoming the youngest player in history to defeat the world's #1 player (and did so as Black). He has an equal record (+1-1=1) against Kasparov at a classical time control.
  • Yuri Razuvaev (U16)
  • Pablo Ricardi
    Pablo Ricardi
    Pablo Ricardi is an Argentine chess master.He won the Argentine Chess Championship five times , and was a sub-champion in 2005....

     Clock sim (versus Argentina team)
  • Oleg Romanishin
    Oleg Romanishin
    Oleg Mikhailovich Romanishin is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and former European junior champion.Many honours and awards were bestowed on him as a young man. After winning the European Junior Championship in 1973, he became an International Master the same year...

  • Sergei Rublevsky
    Sergei Rublevsky
    Sergei Rublevsky is a Russian chess grandmaster . He won the prestigious Aeroflot Open in 2004, and became the 58th Russian chess champion after winning the Russian Superfinal in Moscow , one point clear from Dmitry Jakovenko and Alexander Morozevich.He finished in the top 10 in the 2005 FIDE...

  • Wofram Runkel (S)
  • Mershad Sharif
  • Yasser Seirawan, notably at the 1986 Chess Olympiad
    Chess Olympiad
    The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete against each other. The event is organised by FIDE, which selects the host nation.-Birth of the Olympiad:The first Olympiad was unofficial...

     (while Kasparov was world champion)
  • Michael Monaghan (U16)
  • Nathan Sharansky (S)
  • Alexander Shneider
  • Nigel Short
    Nigel Short
    Nigel David Short MBE is an English chess grandmaster earning the title at the age of 19. Short is often regarded as the strongest English player of the 20th century as he was ranked third in the world, from January 1988 – July 1989 and in 1993, he challenged Garry Kasparov for the World Chess...

    ; Overall Score: (+7-30=30)
  • Fikret Israfil Sideif-Sade (U16)
  • Hans-Kristian Simonsen (S)
  • Ivan Sokolov
    Ivan Sokolov
    Ivan Sokolov is a chess grandmaster born in Jajce, SFR Yugoslavia, who currently resides in the Netherlands. Sokolov won the 1988 Yugoslav Championship....

  • Vasily Smyslov
    Vasily Smyslov
    Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov was a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He was a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight occasions . Smyslov was twice equal first at the Soviet Championship , and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won...

     First won against Kasparov when he was 12 (U16); Overall Score: (+2-6=11)
  • Boris Spassky
    Boris Spassky
    Boris Vasilievich Spassky is a Soviet-French chess grandmaster. He was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from late 1969 to 1972...

     has an even record against Kasparov (+2-2=4)
  • Jonathan Speelman (rapid game)
  • Zurab Sturua
    Zurab Sturua
    Zurab Sturua is a Georgian chess grandmaster .He won the Georgian Chess Championship in 1975, 1977, 1981, 1984 and 1985 and played for Georgia in the Chess Olympiads of 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002 and 2004....

  • Peter Svidler
    Peter Svidler
    Peter Veniaminovich Svidler is a Russian chess grandmaster.He is six-time Russian champion ....

  • Mikhail Tal
    Mikhail Tal
    Mikhail Tal was a Soviet–Latvian chess player, a Grandmaster, and the eighth World Chess Champion.Widely regarded as a creative genius, and the best attacking player of all time, he played a daring, combinatorial style. His play was known above all for improvisation and unpredictability....

     won a game against Kasparov in Moscow Blitz tournament in 1992, one month before his death.
  • David Tebb (S)
  • Jan Timman
    Jan Timman
    Jan Timman is a Dutch chess Grandmaster who was one of the world's leading players from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. At the peak of his career he was considered to be the best non-Soviet player and was known as "The Best of the West"...

  • Gennadi Timoshchenko (U16)
  • Veselin Topalov
    Veselin Topalov
    Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster. He currently has the sixth highest rating in the world, and was the challenger facing world champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2010, losing the match 6½–5½....

    ; Overall Score: (+6-19=17)
  • Vitaly Tseshkovsky
    Vitaly Tseshkovsky
    Vitaly Valerianovich Tseshkovsky is a Russian chess Grandmaster and a former champion of the USSR.Tseshkovsky was born in Siberia into a Polish family ....

  • Alexander Veingold won in 1979, the year Kasparov turned 16.
  • Акиф Velibekov  (U16)
  • Matthias Wahls (S)
  • John van der Wiel
    John van der Wiel
    John van der Wiel is a Dutch chess grandmaster. He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1982.He was the European Junior Champion in 1978 and the champion of the Netherlands in 1986. He was a participant in the Chess Olympiads of 1980, 1982 and 1984...

  • Patrick Wolff
    Patrick Wolff
    Patrick Gideon Wolff is a United States chess Grandmaster. The son of philosopher, Robert Paul Wolff, and brother of law professor, Tobias Barrington Wolff, Wolff won the United States Chess Championship in 1992 and 1995.-Chess career:...

  • Leonid Yurtaev (U16)
  • Artur Yusupov
    Artur Yusupov
    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov is a German International Grandmaster of chess, and a chess writer.-Chess career:...

  • Alex Yermolinsky
    Alex Yermolinsky
    Alex Yermolinsky is an American chess Grandmaster. In 1993, Yermolinsky won the U.S. Chess Championship, tying for first place with Alexander Shabalov...

  • Leonid Zaid (U16)

See also

Further reading

(Analysis of 70 games Kasparov lost) (contains his losses to Karpov between 1975 and 1985) (contains his losses to Karpov 1985 and 1986) (contains his losses to Karpov 1988 to 2009)
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