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Kramnik, Vladimir

Born: 1975 AD
Currently alive, at 40 years of age.
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Chess Player

1975 – Born in the town of Tuapse, on the shores of the Black Sea on the 25th of June.

1992 – His first notable result in a major tournament was his gold medal win as first reserve for the Russian team in the Chess Olympiad in Manila.

1995 – He followed this up with a string of good results, but had to wait for his first major tournament win at normal time controls, when he won the strong Dortmund tournament, finishing it unbeaten.

1996 – Kramnik continued to produce good results, including winning at Dortmund for three successive.

1998 – Kramnik played Alexei Shirov in a Candidates match for the right to play Garry Kasparov for the Classical World Chess Championship.

2000 – Kramnik played a sixteen game match against Garry Kasparov in London, for the Classical Chess World Championship.

2002 – In October, Kramnik competed in Brains in Bahrain, an eight game match against the chess computer Deep Fritz in Bahrain.

2004 – On the 25th of September until on the 18th of October, he successfully defended his title as Classical World Chess Champion against challenger Péter Lékó at Brissago, Switzerlandv.

2006 – In April, FIDE announced a reunification match between Kramnik and Topalov the FIDE World Chess Championship.

         – He returned from treatment in June, playing in the 37th Chess Olympiad.