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World chess champion Anatoly Karpov to visit Bishkek

The 12th world chess champion Anatoly Karpov will visit Bishkek, sports agency V Sport reported.

As noted, Anatoly Karpov will arrive in Bishkek on March 25 at the invitation of the Chess Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic and as an honorary guest will take part in the awarding of the winners of the traditional President’s Cup tournament.

The aims of the visit are the development and popularization of chess in the Kyrgyz Republic.

«We are happy about this event. The arrival of Anatoly Karpov will be a continuation of the chess boom in our country. We are sure that young chess players will be happy to receive the award from his hands," the president of the Chess Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic Milan Turpanov said.