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Karpov, Anatoly

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishKarpov, AnatolyAnatoly KarpovKar‧pov, An‧a‧to‧ly /ˈkɑːpɒf $ ˈkɑːrpɔːf, ˌænəˈtəʊli/  (1951–) a Russian chess player famous as one of the greatest players of all time. In 1974 the world champion Bobby Fischer of the US would not agree to terms for a match and FIDE, the organization that controls chess, said it would recognise Karpov as world champion. Karpov was world champion from 1974–1985 and 1993–1999.
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