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Russian chess grandmaster Anatoly Karpov held the title of world champion from 1975 to 1985 before being unseated by rival Gary Kasparov.
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Karpov wrote in his autobiography that, "Chess is my life, but not all of my life is chess." His other work has included being a UNICEF ambassador and serving as chair of the International Association of Peace Foundations. But he remains best known for his accomplishments and abilities in the game that has defined his life.
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