Moscow: Kasparov Will Visit the Tretyakov Gallery. Journalists Are Expecting the Special Police Force

Время публикации: 17.05.2012 23:59 | Последнее обновление: 18.05.2012 00:00

The thirteenth king of chess Garry Kasparov will be a guest of honour at the World Championship Match on Friday, 18 May. There's a joke going around the press centre in relation to this, "Will the Special Police Force (OMON) be there?" But then, these days there is enough security personnel at the Tretyakov Gallery even without "the extra powerful resources".

Garry Kimovich will answer journalists' questions, commentate the match live on the official site and give a simultaneous display for young chess players. Prize winners of the Russian, European and World Junior Championships will participate in the simultaneous.


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  • The penultimate classical game of the World Championship Match between Boris Gelfand and Viswanathan Anand has started at 15.00 Moscow time at the Tretyakov Gallery. The Candidate will try to use his first move advantage for the last time in the main part of the match. Follow the game live and the news on our site and on our Twitter page. You can also listen to the live radio (in Russian) with the World Ex-champion of FIDE Ruslan Ponomariov as a guest.