Kasparov in de gevangenis, Fischer in het ziekenhuisKasparov in jail, Fischer in hospital

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The two greatest chess players ever are in the news this weekend. Garry Kasparov has been detained during a protest in Moscow, because of "organizing an illegal demonstration and not obeying police orders". Update: two videos added. Bobby Fischer is hospitalized and he's not doing well. Update: Fischer has been in a hospital for two months already. He suffers from kidney problems and his situation is said to be critical.

Garry Kasparov, who was enjoying a simul last Monday in Belgium, was getting back to his real profession on Saturday, which is protesting for the Other Russia. This time Putin and co appartenly had enough of it, because Garry was detained and has to stay in jail for five days.



This is the press conference Jean-Luc (in the comments) is talking about:






Another world champion, Bobby Fischer, was hospitalized and he's not doing OK. According to an Argentine paper he suffers from paranoia and "serious physical problems", which was confirmed It was confirmed by a chess player from Iceland I know that Fischer's condition is serious. He's trying to get more information.

We'll try to keep you updated.

Steve (in the comments) is referring to this article, in which Vincent Martucci writes that Fischer refuses medical treatment. Furthermore, his friends wanted to keep it silent, to keep Fischer's privacy but also because if they talk to journalists, Fischer will end their friendship immediately.
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