Anatoly Karpov on His Meeting with Salvador Dali

Время публикации: 24.05.2014 20:47 | Последнее обновление: 24.05.2014 21:19

Anatoly Karpov who has recently celebrated his 63rd birthday told Sobesednik the details of the meeting "which can't be found even in the entire international Internet." In 1979 Karpov met Salvador Dali in New York.

"I saw this picture only once some 10-12 years ago," Karpov recalls. "A number of events were scheduled on the occasion of my participation in the competition in North America, so that's how I found myself in New York. The organizers were aware of Dali's interest in chess and when they also got to know of my interest in his art... Well, we just couldn't miss out a meeting in one of the restaurants in downtown. Exaclty we, Dali and I took most of that meeting. We quickly found a common language - English, I was already quite good in English, so was he, who has actually lived for several years in US by that time. Despite me being quite young - I was 28 back then there was no superciliousness from him. There was another great difference between us. Just imagine: Salvador was accompanied by two gorgeous girlfriends from his fans, while I was followd by the KGB guy..."

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