Kubrat Pulev offered a draw to Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov in a prestigious play session at the Supreme Judicial Council in Sofia. The event is part of the ongoing noble initiative of the magistrates: “More children on playgrounds, less children in court rooms”, in which the WBA Intercontinental Champion in Heavyweight Division and an official World title contender is a special guest. And received it.
“Grandmaster Karpov showed very good defense. He blocked everything and I could not see any gaps. There was no way for the game to continue and that’s why I offered him a draw on which he agreed as a gentleman”, said Pulev after his meeting with the winner of nine Oscar awards in chess and an absolute world champion for 16 years (1975-1985, 1993-1999).
For Kubrat this is second draw with a world-class grandmaster. In December, again at the Supreme Judicial Council in Sofia, and again, giving a example to Bulgarian kids that sport activities can educate and help them to grow up as a humble human beings, Bulgarian Heavyweight pride made another chess draw and with grandmaster and former world champion Veselin Topalov.
“We always have to be and to give an example. In other countries, there are more sport activities for children than in Bulgaria. Only by doing sport, we can keep away our children from danger of the street life and that must be a task for all of us, for Bulgaria society”, added Pulev, who is now waiting for final decision of the eventual rematch between Anthony Joshua and Vladimir Klitschko, from which depends when and against whom Pulev will fight for the world title.