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Anatoly Karpov was unable to give a master class chess in the USA from-for delays with visa

Full tape of POLIT.RU 22.08.2019 at 07:45

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Russian chess grandmaster and former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov was unable to obtain a visa to visit USA, application for which was filed at the invitation of his friend Maxim dlugy, owner of the chess Academy in new York. This was reported by Reuters.

"He suddenly called for an interview at the Moscow Embassy of the United States and asked: "are you going to communicate with us senators and congressmen? We should check it out"," Reuters quoted the explanation of the long.

Karpov was going to give some master classes for players in a special summer camp. GM conducted classes for the last two years, visa problems had not occurred. Since the camp program was planned in advance, application for a U.S. visa grandmaster was filed in March.

the U.S. state Department declined to comment on the process of visa application Karpov, but promised to notify him when the decision will be made. "It (the review statements by the GM) can not be expedited or cancelled as crucial to the final decision on visa issuance", — explained in Department on public relations of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

"I sincerely hope to improve relations between Russia and the United States that we provide (each other) a warm welcome. When such a legend like Karpov, willing to help young American players to raise their level of skill, is a sign that the possible goodwill", — said the Director of the new York chess school Maxim dlugy.