The Dictator and His Hobby Kalmykian Leader Makes Farce of Chess Championships

Kirsan Nikolayevich Ilyumzhinov, president of the Russian Republic of Kalmykia and of the world chess body, is hosting this year's world championships. The match, though, threatens to break down amid a bathroom break scandal. The president, critics say, is ruining the game.
Von Maik Grossekathöfer