recently posted a letter by the charismatic GM Tkachiev. Here is his letter:

Dear ChessBase Readers,

I would like to explain the recent incident at the Calcutta tournament in which I was involved. From the very beginning of the event I experienced problems with health and acclimatization, and had to take strong medications, which obviously affected my ability to play.

I wish to express my gratitude to the Alekhine Chess Club for their hospitality and a high level of organization of the event. I thank all media who have published this letter.

Best regards,
Vlad Tkachiev

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