Garry Kasparov: "I Am Not Sure That We Have to Even Consider Organizing the WC Match In November"

Время публикации: 06.08.2014 18:36 | Последнее обновление: 06.08.2014 18:36

As you might already know Garry Kasparov is now in Tromso where the Olympiad is taking place and where the FIDE Congress will be held to elect the new president. The ex-champion challenges Ilyumzhinov on this post.
We offer you extracts from Kasparov's brief interview to the commentator GM King. 

D.KING, "The World chmapionship match should be takign place this year, supposedly in november in Sochi and if you win the presidency I have a feeling that it won't be taking palce in Sochi. Do you have a plan B? Do you have something lined up?"

G.KASPAROV, "This is hypothetical, but unfortunately the match in Sochi is also hypothetical. We are less than three months away this hypothetical match in Sochi - there's no contract, there's nothing. It is only Mr. Ilyumzhinov's announcement.  

Kasparov illustrates "Mr. Ilyumzhinov's announcement"

...Is it normal that the World championship match, which is a crown jewel of the world of chess and the most important event which helps us to grab our corporate sponsorship and demonstrate the beauty of our game, that this match is not yet funded. Let's not forget, Russia today is facing various sanctions and the man who runs the Sochi area Mr. Tkachiov is already in the sancion list. Will it help the promotion of the game of chess - that this match, If it takes place, will be run in the place which is not open for the corporate sponsorship? First of all I am not sure that we have to even consider organizing the match in November, what is the rush? The World championship match must be properly prepared! I will raise significant corporate funds in 45 days, because it is August now, you should give me alittle bit more time. And I will guarantee that the match will take place in a good location with conditions that this match deserves and that will be the event that we all will be porud of! You shouldn't force sponsors to organize match hastily. Every serious sponsor needs at least 6-7 months. Should I be elected this match will take place April-May next year and that will be a great event that everyone will be proud of."

The former world champion also commented on Russia-China match and praised Carlsen's "typical" win over Wojtaszek. 

[Event "41st Olympiad Open 2014"] [Site "Tromso NOR"] [Date "2014.08.05"] [Round "4.1"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B26"] [WhiteElo "2877"] [BlackElo "2735"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "2014.08.02"] [WhiteTeam "Norway"] [BlackTeam "Poland"] [WhiteTeamCountry "NOR"] [BlackTeamCountry "POL"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 g6 5. d3 Bg7 6. Be3 e5 7. Nh3 Nge7 8. f4 Nd4 9. O-O O-O 10. Qd2 Bd7 11. Nd1 Qc8 12. Ndf2 Ndc6 13. c3 b5 14. fxe5 Nxe5 15. Bh6 N7c6 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Nf4 Qd8 18. Rad1 Rc8 19. Qe2 h5 20. d4 cxd4 21. cxd4 Ng4 22. h3 Nxf2 23. Qxf2 Ne7 24. Rd3 b4 25. Rf3 Qe8 26. g4 hxg4 27. hxg4 Bb5 28. Re1 Qd8 29. g5 Qb6 30. Bh3 Rcd8 31. Be6 Be8 32. Nd5 Nxd5 33. Bxd5 1-0 


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