Athletistic/ Others. Recently, Russian chess players often change sports citizenship. Russian grandmaster Sergey Karyakin spoke about this. He doubted whether the necessary conditions would be created for athletes in their country.

– Over the last year and a half there has been a very large exodus of our chess players, and world-class ones at that. I think it’s a big loss for us. Of course, you can accuse them of unpatriotism or whatever, but have the conditions been created for them to stay? “I think more needs to be done,” Karyakin said, as quoted by Championship.

Recall that in 2016 Sergei Karyakin took part in the match for the world chess crown. He lost to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.

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