Lev Alburt praises the last World Cup

Dear Kirsan Nikolaevich!

I congratulate you, FIDE and Agon with the perfect carrying out the match! (If not for the stupid visa refusal, it without a doubt would have been much better).
The match in New York was one of the most interesting, beautiful and spectacular competitions for the world championship. Magnus Carlsen has proved that he is a real ‘magnus’ - a great champion. Sergey Karjakin showed by his classic chess play that he is also a great chess player.

Incidentally, the World Chess Championship coincided with the election of Donald Trump. There appeared to be a hope for good relations between Russia and the United States and the implementation of your plans for chess in America.

Best wishes,
Lev Alburt