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Magnus Carlsen and ICC raised 12.000 USD for Dusan Popovic

Thanks to the joint effort of Magnus Carlsen and Internet Chess Club, GM Dusan Popovic is close to finalizing the necessary funds for his medical treatment.

Excerpt from the ICC homepage:

It did indeed turn out to be “Magnanimous” Magnus as the Norwegian teen ace and the Internet Chess Club joined forces last Monday to raise near to $12,000 in the fundraising simultaneous. A big “Thank You” from Magnus Carlsen and ICC to all who donated to the cause!
Carlsen played 25 games during the fundraiser for Popovic. He won 19, drew 5 and lost only one game – to the German correspondence GM Dr. Hans-Joachim Hofstetter.

Alexei Shirov, Viswanathan Anand and Susan Polgar have also contributed tremendously.

Dusan, his family and friends, greatly appreciate all the help and encouragement received from chess players worldwide. Following many requests in our inbox, we asked Dusan about his current condition – “In general, I am feeling okay. I am not able to play football, for example, but I can perform most of my usual activities, except leaving Novi Sad for more than two days, because of dialysis.” Dusan is on the hospital’s waiting list and the procedure should take place in two or three months.

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