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Aug 15, 2014

Alien abductions aside, chess intrigue can be a deadly game

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's controversial career -- and his alleged alien abduction -- has not stopped him from being re-elected as President of the International Chess Federation yet again, writes Ian Rogers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

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  1. klewso

    I don’t know if you’ve noticed but Ilyumzhinov isn’t the only one prone to such “distractions” when in a rut – it’s pretty common around the world – our own Abbott seems awfully fond of that “Joh Bjelke-Petersen recipe of feeding the chooks” himself? Even (himself or other members of the Limited News Party flock) flying off overseas to feed them?

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