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Chess legend Kasparov rolls back the years in competitive return

Kasparov (left) playing Karjakin in the opening round of the Grand Chess Tour at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center in St Louis on Aug 14.

St Louis

TWELVE years after trading chess for politics, Garry Kasparov proved on Monday that time hadn't dulled his edge as he battled to a draw three times with a fellow Russian half his age in the opening game of a keenly anticipated comeback.

The 54-year-old Kasparov, whose...