ChessBase Indiaâ€e @ChessbaseIndia Sep 9 Anton Kovalyov forfeits round 3.1 of #FIDEWorldCup2017. (Twitter Photo)

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Anton Kovalyov, 25, said in a Facebook post he pulled out of the World Cup in Georgia on the weekend because an organizer complained to him about his shorts and called him a gypsy. “The issue (was) not the shorts but how I was treated,” he wrote.
MONTREAL—Canada’s chess federation has filed a formal complaint over the treatment of a Canadian grandmaster at a signature event just minutes before he was to play one of the biggest matches of his career.
Anton Kovalyov, 25, said in a Facebook post he pulled out of the World Cup in Republic of Georgia last weekend because an organizer complained to him about his shorts and called him a gypsy.
The Chess Federation of Canada …
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