Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin is watching the progress of the match for the title of world chess champion and is a fan of the Russian chess player Sergey Karjakin.
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“Many are watching, many are rooting for Karjakin, including the President, we constantly inform him about it. Rooting for Karjakin, for our contender”, — said Peskov.
Recall that the Sands is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian chess Federation.
Match for the world chess crown passes between the Russian chess player Sergey Karjakin and Norway’s chess grandmaster and current world champion Magnus Carlsen. At the moment, for the first nine parties, eight of which ended in a draw, the score in favor of Karjakin — 5:4.
We would add that the tenth instalment will be held on Thursday, Karjakin will play with black pieces. The tournament 12 games, was last held on 30 Nov.