Kramnik distances himself from Dvorkovich/Covid-19
Attack of Conscience?
Vladimir Kramnik, former World Champion, has saved the reputation of the chess community proving that not all elite chess players are motherless whores only interested in easy money and online celebrity status.
Kramnik was supposed to be part of the Chess24 commentary team catering to the online chess community’s interest in the Candidates Tournament that started today.
Demonstrating utter lack of solidarity with the world community’s struggle against the lethal coronavirus that has already taken thousands of lives, Dvorkovich and some 2000 other brave (?) souls showed up for the opening ceremony last night! None of the participants appeared, apparently afraid of catching the damn virus!
Above photo by L.Ootes.
A curious twist…
Apparently the above photo was immediately put up on one of FIDE’s social media sites as the opening ceremony advanced and then almost as quickly taken down!!
Below is former World Champion Garry Kasparov’s take on things…
According to yesterday’s news, the Russian government limited gatherings in Moscow to not more than 50 individuals. I just assume that this would be applied to all of Russia.