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Malinin’s epilogue

01 Dec 2020

After Vasily Malinin (1956–2020), a scholar of law and GM from St. Petersburg, died, Chess-News.ru published a statement by him that alleges match-fixing when Sergey Karjakin scored his final GM norm to become the world’s youngest grandmaster at 12 years and 7 months. Nigel Short called this on twitter “an open secret for years”.