Former World champion Ponomariov’s visa rejected for Maharashtra Open | Chess News

Former world champion Ruslan Ponomariov, invited to play in the 1st Maharashtra International Grandmaster Open chess tournament to be held in Pune from May 28 to June 10, is unlikely to be part of it. Ponomariov’s visa application hasn’t come through and the 38-year-old Ukrainian is clearly upset about the whole episode. “It was rejected …

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