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Karpov’s gift for Fidel Castro

From the Karpov Chess workshop

Ex-world chess champion Anatoly Karpov, who is currently on Cuba in a ten-day visit, bestowed two sets of chess pieces from the series of exclusive “Karpov Chess” to Fidel Castro and his brother, the current head of the country Raul, reported France-Press.

“I know that both Cuban leaders are great chess lovers and, therefore, decided to present them with sets, manufactured in Russia and named after me,” – Karpov said.

The company “Karpov Chess” was founded in 2003 and produces exclusive chess sets on historical subjects. The workshop brought together the best Russian sculptors and specialists on the costumes history.

Anatoly Karpov was involved in numerous chess activities on Cuba, see the video. He highlighted the importance of playing chess for the children’s mental development, during a speech in the Aula Magna of the University of Havana about the benefits of chess. Read more on Radio Cadena Agramonte.

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