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    Maybe it's not actually Russia the money comes from at all... but instead "SimaLand"
    "On my chess set, all the pawns are Hamburglers" ~ Homer Simpson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    More like a place where the sponsor's money can be ''channeled'' to. Won't be surprised if the sponsors are Russian as well.
    The sponsors are said the be the Scheinberg family in the article who are Israeli-Canadians. They are the founders of Pokerstars and are very rich after selling Pokerstars for 4.9 billion dollars. Mark Scheinberg lives on the Isle of Man.

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    The FIDE Grand Prix is to be held in Berlin.

    https://www.fide.com/news/1264

    Apparently there was some kind of vote which helped make the decision.

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    For a sport that has struggled to attract female players, the news that chess has just agreed the biggest ever sponsorship deal for the women’s game would usually be universally welcomed. But the decision of chess’s governing body, Fide, to partner with the breast enlargement company Motiva is facing growing criticism from some female players, who have called the decision “gross” and “misogynistic”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
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    For a sport that has struggled to attract female players, the news that chess has just agreed the biggest ever sponsorship deal for the women’s game would usually be universally welcomed. But the decision of chess’s governing body, Fide, to partner with the breast enlargement company Motiva is facing growing criticism from some female players, who have called the decision “gross” and “misogynistic”.
    Special deals for the players?
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