Anand and Gelfand Told About Their Audience with Putin at the Final Press Conference of the World Championship Match

Время публикации: 31.05.2012 18:32 | Последнее обновление: 31.05.2012 18:34

The final press conference of the World Championship match between the World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand who couldn't win the title, was broadcasted live on the official website of the event. Except the participants of the match, the journalist had a chance to ask questions the sponsor of the match Andrei Filatov and the Chairman of the Management Board of the Russian Chess Federation Ilya Levitov. 

Our Twitter-impressions:

Gelfand: Despite the dominant opinion, computers haven't changed the high level chess that much

Gelfand: The ability just to press the button [during the computer preparations? CN] doesn't lead to the greatest achievements. 

Filatov: "The last day was the most interesting one." Later he told about the plans regarding the Alekhine Memorial

Levitov said he's 75-80% satisfied with the work done during the match. He then spoke about the Tal Memorial and other plans.  

Anand: India applied for holding the World Championship match, but... it's a very complicated procedure.  

Anand on their audience with the President Putin: He showed that he is aware оf the match. Gelfand is pleasantly surprised by this fact. 

Anand likes the tie-break system, it's better than other systems, for instance, the ones that allowed the Champion to keep the title in the case of draw. Gelfand: Nobody offered anything better.  

An inevitable question about EURO - Anand will support Spain. Gelfand will do so if the palyers of Barcelona will participate. In general, he supports the Netherlands. 

Levitov on the organization of the next WCh. in Russia: it's most likely we won't, but if the challenger will be Russian, anything can happen.  

The final press conference of the World Championship match Anand - Gelfand has finished. (Anand: I'm going home to see my son). The recording:


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