Then tomorrow The K+K chess roadshow is off to Bolivia, where the Russkies are due to play an exhibition match against none other than the President of Bolivia, Dr. Evo Morales. By all accounts, Evo is a fairly tidy club standard player too, having been a chess player since a young kid. And always good for a quote, evo sez:
“It’s incredible that the great sporting scientist Anatoly Karpov wants to play a game with me. I hope he doesn’t beat me in seconds or minutes, I’ll put up a fight.”
Oh, all this goodwill and upstanding promotion of chess in South America might just have something to do with Karpov’s candidacy for the Presidency of chess world body FIDE and the way that he’s been canvassing for the Peru and Bolivian association votes in this year’s election. But hey….all good clean fun.