The former world chess champion Anatoli Karpov, 71, suffered a head injury as a result of a domestic accident and is now in an induced coma at the Sklifosovski hospital in Moscow, according to one of the most prestigious medical centers in the Russian capital. He confirmed the status of his daughter Sofía Kárpov who also denied in statements to the Russian media outlet Mash that the famous chess player had been the victim of an attack according to several Telegram channels and digital publications.
It was last Saturday when all the alarms went off. The Russian Telegram channel 112 reported that the chess player had been found unconscious next to the Russian Duma headquarters last Saturday, and that doctors had diagnosed him with a head injury, a right hip fracture and a strong state of drunkenness. .
The head of public relations for the Russian Chess Federation, Kiril Zangalis, denied that it was an attack. "The information that Anatoly Karpov was beaten does not correspond to reality. It is fake news," he said. He also noted that the chess player was "stable within gravity".
Karpov, 71, was world champion between 1975 and 1985, when he was beaten by fellow Russian Garry Kasparov. To his credit is having played ten finals for the world title, having been world champion for 16 years, in addition to having won more than 160 tournaments alone or sharing the first place.1
Karpov has won the USSR chess championship three times, in 1976 and 1983 alone and in 1988, when he shared first place with Gary Kasparov. He has won the Chess Oscar nine times. In addition to being a professional chess player, he studied economics and is currently a deputy in Vladimir Putin's party.