Russian chess grandmaster Anatoly Karpov (Zlatoust, 71) is hospitalized with a serious head injury on Saturday, October 29. The origin of the lesion is uncertain; From his family environment, his allies and his political formation, Vladimir Putin’s United Russia has transcended different versions of the phenomenon. They all agree that the two-time world champion’s health may be at risk and early indications suggest it could be related to excessive alcohol consumption.
The daughter of a chess player told the press that her father had a domestic injury and was transferred to the neuroresuscitation department of the Sklifosovsky Clinical Institute, where she is currently.
news paper izvestia More details about the incident have been revealed late in the evening. Karpov’s rate upon arrival at the hospital was 2.76 grams of alcohol per liter of blood. The grandmaster, who suffered a head injury with brain oedema, a right parietal fracture and multiple concussions on his head, in addition to a broken femur, connected to a breathing machine.
Several versions circulated during the day suggesting that the event may have taken place in the vicinity of his home and the lower house of the State Duma, of which he is a deputy. The first to sound the alarm was the president of the All-Russian Entrepreneurial Movement, Andrei Kovaliov, who assured on his social network that the chess player was shocked when he left the state body. According to his message, two versions were being considered: an accidental stumble or a stranger’s aggression, both easily verifiable by the huge number of security cameras in the area.
However, the president of the All-Russian Entrepreneurial Movement, Andrei Kovalev, was the first to raise the alarm by assuring on his social network that the chess player had been beaten at the exit of the State Duma, the Russian lower house. sub. According to his message, two versions were being considered: an accidental stumble or a stranger’s aggression, both of which could be easily verified by the huge number of security cameras in the area.
“He is in hospital in critical condition. God grant that everything goes well, Karpov was put in an artificial coma. He is such a good person that I hope this badass (alleged attacker) will be found.” Wire, He later told the press that he planned to organize a record tournament with Karpov with 10,000 chess boards, for which he learned of the attack through an assistant.
A few minutes later, the press service of United Russia told the channel rtvi that Karpov was the victim of an attack, while other media had 112 emergency service sources, such as love You sotaAssured that he was found “unconscious and with signs of intoxication” outside the Duma, where he must have suffered an accidental blow.
That information was completely denied by a chess player’s assistant in the media. Star, “There was no attack. Everything is normal with Anatoly Evguanievich, he does not feel any setbacks, ”he assured against the rest of the versions.
Finally, after mid-afternoon, United Russia changed its version and assured that Karpov suffered a domestic accident. “State Duma deputy Anatoly Karpov was taken for injury to one of the capital’s clinics, where he now receives all the necessary medical care. The damage is of an internal nature ”, through a message specifying the training communication service did.
Karpov was declared world champion as Soviet between 1975 and 1985, when he lost to Putin’s arch-rival Garry Kasparov; and, as a Russian, between 1993 and 1999. Similarly, he was a six-time winner of the World Chess Olympiad as a member of the Soviet team between 1972 and 1988; And three-time champion of the USSR.
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