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The world chess champion Anatoly Karpov said Sydney radio station Australian broadcasting Corporation (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC), calling chess a racist sport. About it reports “Russian newspaper”.
According to GM, this statement is a manifestation of insanity. The Russian athlete also recalled the centuries-old glorious history of chess.
June 26, ABC called a racist by the fact that in chess the rules the white pieces go first. The position of journalists criticized the 13th world champion Garry Kasparov and former Australian player John Adams.
From the end of may in dozens of U.S. cities, as well as in Europe and Australia, held mass protests accompanied by riots and clashes with police over the death of an African-American George Floyd. The protesters are blaming the police and racist prejudices in society.
Karpov — 12 th world chess champion. The athlete held the title of the strongest player in the world from 1975 to 1985.
Video, photo All from Russia.