OCCUPATION: Chess Grandmaster
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: Since retiring from professional chess in 2005, one of the best players the game has ever seen he still holds the record for being the youngest ever World Chess champion in 1985 has since turned his energy into writing and politics. One of Russia's few outspoken critics of Vladimir Putin, the gamemaster even entered the Russian presidential race in 2007.
CON: Too bad the election was basically rigged by the old system, and Kasparov was effectively forced out.
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