|Kirsan(left) playing chess with Gaddafi.|
This is not a surprise 'move' by Kirsan because he had meet President of Iraq- the late Saddam Hussein wayback in 1996. Read about the visit here
|Kirsan (left) meet the late Saddam Hussein way back in 1996. Photo from anusha.com|
In 1996, Kirsan announced that the FIDE World Chess Championship match would be played in Baghdad. However, Kirsan backed down in the face of international protests.
Read about it here
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