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angelica_swe 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Gary Kasparov I heard that G Kasparov had another name as a child. Is that true and what was his name then?
soikins 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Garry Garry Kimovich Vainshtein
coyotefan 2 ( +1 | -1 )
It was Yoda. He was a Jedi.
ccmcacollister 1 ( +1 | -1 )
Didn't people call him Maurice ?
achillesheel 8 ( +1 | -1 )
ccm Is that 'cos he was a smoker, and a joker, and a midnight toker? Or am I in the wrong thread here ;-)
kezzerdrix 6 ( +1 | -1 )
His name was Harry weinstein as a child.


almost einstein =)
atrifix 30 ( +1 | -1 )
Garry (or possibly the Soviet authorities; I've read that this was claimed in a biography but unfortunately I haven't read the book yet) changed his name from "Weinstein" to "Kasparov" because in those days it was not favorable to be Jewish. "Kasparov" is a Russianized version of "Kasparyan", his mother's maiden name.
furryfunbundle 8 ( +1 | -1 )
achillesheel no no no - maurice was

<guitar rift starting up>

a picker
a grinner
a lover
and a sinner

wah wah wah :-)
v_glorioso12 6 ( +1 | -1 )
i thought he changed his name to kasparov after his dad died or something?
peppe_l 3 ( +1 | -1 )
As far as I know His first name was Garik...?
atrifix 16 ( +1 | -1 )
I don't know about Garry's first name. I've always seen it as Garry or Harry, and I always figured variants of it were just translation issues.
coyotefan 2 ( +1 | -1 )
Few people know He was the fifth Beatle.
loreta 31 ( +1 | -1 )
-> Look:
www.worldchessnetwork.com/English/events/KvsDJ/kasparov.php
chess.about.com/cs/playerspeople/a/kasparov.htm
coyotefan 6 ( +1 | -1 )
I told you See, there is proof, by not mentioning it, that he was the fifth Beatle.
achillesheel 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Good One Coyote Or perhaps he is really D.B. Cooper ;-)
coyotefan 5 ( +1 | -1 )
Wait a minute I did not know that D.B.Cooper was the fifth Beatle :)
ccmcacollister 21 ( +1 | -1 )
I've seen it ... as "Garri" also.

Is it true then ... he was the unnamed Balalika player for the Beatles, and wrote the hit "Back in The USSR" ?! However, that would make him The SIXTH Beatle. Or seventh if you count their producer.