RIP Andrew Paulson

Andrew Paulson, the founder of Agon Limited and the man with a vision for the growth of top-level chess, died Tuesday from cancer. He was 59.
Paulson was a graduate of Yale University and made much of his fortune in the publishing business. Merenzon said he was the co-founder of the Afisha Publishing House in Russia, “one of the most important media companies in the country.”
In 2013, Paulson was elected president of the English Chess Federation. A few months after that, his ambitions hinted at him running for FIDE president, but that never came to fruition.

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