Monday, September 18, 2006

Times on World Championships

Speaking to the Times, FIDE head Kirsan Ilyumzhinov says: "This is very important for me as president of Fide but also as a player and chess lover. After this, there will be only one champion and chess will be whole again."

Read more in The Times Online.

And, of course, Chessbase is also covering this event. As we can see, Team Topalov is travelling to the event with a whole army. But five of their crew don't appear to have a clear work assignment, being simply labelled, "Team". Perhaps they want us to play spot the sorcerer?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pablo is off to Europe again... probably DEC 2015 for a few years (?). What about visa regulations? Nice enough guy, knows how to play people ... He won't take your savings, but he's good for a sob story (hasn't had contact with his cancer dying Dad). Make up your own mind, I was stupid enough to trust him ... apparently he's married and maybe even a Dad ???