Andrew Paulson, Chess Impresario And Serial Entrepreneur, Dies At Fifty Eight

Invited to Russia for a photo shoot in 1993, Mr. Paulson remained for 15 years.
In 2014, Mr. Paulson sold Agon to Ilya Merenzon, Agon’s chief executive, for 1 pound (about $1.50).
“I have always been a consumer of chess as an idea and an entertainment,” Mr. Paulson said.
In 2006, a year after his publishing venture was acquired by a Russian company, he and Alexander Mamut, a billionaire Russian banker, founded SUP Media.
“The only thing more boring than cricket is golf!”Agon means struggle in ancient Greek, Mr. Paulson recalled, and the company lived up to its name.

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