Chess-playing legend who was simply the Classical Globe Chess Champion for each and every 12 months between 2000 and 2006. His endorsement by Garry Kasparov helped him make the Russian chess group despite not being truly a grandmaster. He received three team platinum medals and many individual medals in the Chess Olympiads. He wedded Marie-Laure Germon on Dec 31, 2006. He defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000, who many even today consider to become the very best chess participant ever.