Anatoly Karpov was hospitalized in serious condition | So Good News
Latest news — former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov was hospitalized today. As reported by Russian Telegram channels, Karpov was found near the building of the State Duma (Parliament of Russia) in the early morning. He was immediately taken to the hospital and is currently in the intensive care unit.
According to the mass media, Karpov suffered a serious head injury and a fractured femur. According to unconfirmed reports, his blood alcohol level was very high.
A former world chess champion, Karpov was active in chess and Russian politics. He is a deputy of the Russian Duma.
Update: Albert Stepanyan, Karpov’s assistant and the organizer of the 2021 Candidates Tournament, told the TASS reporter that Karpov is in a good condition and was not injured. Stepayan also denied the allegation that Karpov was assaulted.
Update: According to Meduza, Karpov accidentally fell and injured his head. He is currently under observation in the hospital.