Former world champion Garry Kasparov on Monday for the first time in 12 years will participate in the official chess competition. At the tournament on rapid chess and blitz in the American St. Louis he will face nine rivals. Reported by Deutsche Welle referring to AFP.

According to the source, the organizers of the Sinquefield Cup gave Kasparov a wild card — a special invitation, since retiring from professional sport 12 years ago, the grandmaster was not possible to pass a General qualification.

In St. Louis will host the first game of Garry Kasparov Russian chess player, world champion 2013 Sergey Karjakin.

Kasparov retired from the sport in 2005, after 20 years of dominance in the international chess arena. In 1985 he became world champion, winning the Soviet legend Anatoly Karpov.

In 2000, Kasparov lost the match for the chess crown to Vladimir Kramnik. Five years later, he announced that he ends his chess career to devote himself to political activities. After retiring from the sport, Kasparov was part in a number of opposition movements.