Reports | December 22, 2007 0:55

[lang_nl]Baptista en Papadopoulos zijn gek op schaken[/lang_nl][lang_en]Baptista and Papadopoulos love chess[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Als we het dan toch over de promotie van het schaakspel hebben, dan ook nog maar even dit verhaal. De beroemde club Real Madrid is in basketbal minstens zo succesvol als in voetbal. In het voetbalteam speelt de Braziliaan Julio C?ɬ©sar Baptista en in het basketbalteam speelt Lazaros Papadopoulos. Wat deze heren gemeen hebben? Behalve dat ze allebei bij de Real spelen, zijn ze allebei gek op schaken! Hier een interview met de twee.[/lang_nl][lang_en]If we're talking about the promotion of chess anyway, why no bring this story as well. The famous club Real Madrid is at least as successful in basketball as in footbal. One of the players in their football team is the Brazilian player Julio C?ɬ©sar Baptista; in the basketball team Lazaros Papadopoulos from Greece plays. What these gentlemen have in common? Not only do they both play for Real, but they also love chess! Here an interview with the two.[/lang_en]


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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


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Nice K-side attack by Julio Baptista against Barcelona!

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