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02 mars 2010

SPRAGGETT ON CHESS today! (Karpov running for FIDE president )

(G.M.I. Kevin Spraggett et M.I. Anthony Wirg.
He has almost run for the FIDE presidency on several previous occasions, but backed down at the last moment. Despite his enormous world-wide popularity and respect, Anatoli Karpov felt that the incumbent FIDE president's money was a tough obstacle to overcome.  However, in the past few years Karpov has struck it rich in oil, and is now reputed to be the chess world's first billionaire.  

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