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Grandmaster in the broom closet

Jan 7, 2013, 10:54 PM 2

My friend Chris who used to play on his company's chess team about thirty years ago in London says that one day the janitor, a wisened old man, said something about having been a Russian grandmaster. Unfortunately for the company chess team no one paid much heed to the old man because this old man turned to have been GM Budovsky, a student and teammate of the great Alexander Alekhine. Incidentally, the 3-man chess team included Salman Rushdie who has since become a famous author and controversial figure. 

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