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Friday, May 13, 2016

FIDE, Fischer, Karpov, the Panama Papers and Allegations

     I just came across an intriguing ChessBase article concerning the Panama Papers. The Panama Papers is one of the biggest leaks and largest collaborative investigations in journalism history. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists website has a page devoted to it. 
     The Panama Papers are 11.5 million leaked documents that detail financial and attorney–client information for more than 214,488 offshore entities. The leaked documents were created by Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca, some dating back to the 1970s. The documents illustrate how wealthy individuals, including public officials, are able to keep personal financial information private. Because of the number of documents the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists was asked to investigate. The ICIJ consists of journalists from 107 media organizations in 80 countries. See Wikipedia article... 
     What does all that have to do with chess? See the ChessBase article.

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