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Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko
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Years covered: 2001

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Vitali (born 19 July 1971) and Wladimir Klitschko (born 25 March 1976) are brothers and boxers. They have both become heavyweight world champions.

The Klitschko Brothers are chessplayers as well as boxers. They and Vladimir Kramnik are known to be mutual fans; for instance, they spectated the Kramnik-Leko World Championship Match (2004), and Kramnik often attends their fights when he is in Germany. They are also friends with Garry Kasparov and attempted to defeat a blindfolded Elisabeth Paehtz in a publicity stunt.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Paehtz vs Klitschko Brothers 1-0162001Blindfold Chess Performance Leipzig Central StationB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening

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  Nightsurfer: Kiew has launched a campaign to promote Ukraine in the world media, these days in 2011. The label of the campaign: "Ukraine - the power of intellect". The idea: the success of Ukrainian sportsmen in both boxing and chess shall be used to create a positive image for Ukraine. Therefore the brothers Klitschko and the Gold-winning team that has played for Ukraine during the Chess Olympiad 2010 in Khanty-Mansiysk shall be ambassadors for Ukraine, please check out and the report by WIM Olena Boytsun about this unique campaign. And there we spot a photo depicting one of the Klitschkos with a big smile and with chess pieces in front of him, and there we read that WIM Olena Boytsun tells us that we shall not be "surprised if ..." we "spot ... Ivanchuk with ..." one of the Klitschkos "... playing chess together ..." Thank you very much, dear Ms Olena Boytsun, for having us made pay attention to watch out for future news with regard to such a historic match ... that will undoubtedly be one more contribution to the hitherto untold story of DADAISM IN CHESS - a great story that has started with the brilliant encounter between Germany's Elisabeth Paehtz and the brothers Klitschko in 2001! :-)
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  Nightsurfer: It might be fun to watch a game between the Ukrainian brothers Klitschko and England's former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion LENNOX LEWIS. Conforming to journalist Dominic Lawson who has met LENNOX LEWIS over the board (and who happens to be a friend of Nigel Short ...) LENNOX LEWIS is quite a decent player, herewith the report: , and when we check-out THE CHESS DRUM on , then we read the assessment that "Lennox Lewis ..." is "... The Master of Chess Boxing"! So it might be fun to watch an encounter between the brothers Klitschko and LENNOX LEWIS over the board - though it might be no fun for the brothers KLITSCHKO ...
Aug-26-11  wordfunph: "In chess, nobody is an expert, but everybody plays. In boxing everybody is an expert, but nobody fights."

- Vitali Klitschko

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Aug-15-13  offramp: Farewell, Vitali. You were a great boxing champion.
Now, sadly, your time is rapidly running out.

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