May 21, 2012

World Championship Chess: Gelfand walks the walk

Although he has always been a front runner, Viswanathan Anand trails 3-4 with only five games remaining, writes Australia’s first Grandmaster Ian Rogers from Moscow.

Protesting in Vladimir Putin’s Russia is tricky and is likely to get trickier tomorrow when the Duma passes a bill to increase fines for participating in unauthorised protests from 1000 roubles (about $A35) to 900,000 roubles. Protest organisers will pay more.

As a result, protesters are testing the authorities’ limits, with “walks” (as opposed to marches, which need permission).

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