Garry Kasparov dominated the chess board like none other in his time. Since retirement, he took up a challenge that was arguably bigger than anything he could have ever faced in his erstwhile career - taking on Vladimir Putin.
Garry Kasparov utterly dominated the sport from 1985 to 2000. Since his withdrawal from a tournament in Linares, Spain in March 2005, the Russian's absence has left many chess fanatics feeling orphaned.
Garry Kasparov, will be competing in the tournament from August 14 to 19, 2017. The competition will feature six of the Grand Chess Tour players and four wildcard picks playing for a total prize fund of $150,000.