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Ex World Chess Champion Kasparov buys real estate in New York

Kasparov spent 3,4 million dollars, reports the NY Times

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Garry Kasparov, the retired world chess champion, is a master of strategy and logical thinking, and he has begun to apply those skills to the New York real estate market.

Last week, Mr. Kasparov, who makes his home in Moscow, bought a penthouse with his wife, Daria, for $3.4 million at the Harrison, a new condominium designed by Robert A. M. Stern at 205 West 76th Street, off Amsterdam Avenue.

He bought the unit, which has three bedrooms and 1,800 square feet of space, at a $350,000 discount off the listing price, with a $1.25 million mortgage. To close the deal, he used his gains from an earlier purchase at the Lombardy at 111 East 56th Street.

Full article by Josh Barbanel at NY Times

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