|Boris Gulko (b. February 9th, 1947) is an International Grandmaster in chess. Gulko was born in East Germany and is currently one of the strongest US players. He first became the US champion in 1994 and then again in 1999, and has previously been the USSR champion in 1977, being the only chess player ever to have held both titles. Having spent most of his life in USSR, where he was once arrested and beaten up by KGB agents, Gulko always wanted to move out, which he was allowed to do in 1986, then he emigrated to USA.|
Gulko has a plus record against Garry Kasparov. He even beat Kasparov with black pieces in Russia in 1982 (moves given in Algebraic chess notation):
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bxc4 e6 5.Nf3 c5 6.O-O a6 7.e4 b5 8.Bd3 Bb7 9.Bg5 cxd4 10.Nxd4 Nbd7 11.Nc3 Ne5 12.Ncxb5 Nxd3 13.Qxd3 axb5 14.Rfd1 Be7 15.Qxb5+ Qd7 16.Qb3 Bxe4 17.Nf5 Bd5 18.Nxg7+ Kf8 19.Qh3 h5 20.Qg3 Kxg7 21.Bxf6+ Kxf6 22.Rd4 Bd6 23.Qc3 Kg6 24.h3 Bc7 0-1
Gulko is still playing chess, although he does not participate in a large number of tournaments.