A re-unification WC match Veselin Topalov vs Vladimir Kramnik , Elista, September 23d - October 12th
VladimirKramnik Vladimir Kramnik is all-round World Chess Champion. Our congratulations!
Veselin Topalov Veselin Topalov and Vladimir Kramnik played a re-unification match for the title of all-round World Chess Champion in Elista September 23d - October 12th. They played 12 games under classical time control (120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 61). Possible tiebreak: 4 games of rapid chess (25min+10sec), then 2 blitz games (5min+10sec), then sudden death (6min/5min) with white to win.
Vladimir Kramnik
Each player receive 500,000 USD from FIDE and in addition certain revenues from possible commercial sponsorships. The winner goes to the WCC tournament 2007, the loser has to wait for the next cycle.
13 October took place the tie-break under regulations described above.
Tie-break :
Game 1 Topalov - Kramnik 1/2
Game 2 Kramnik - Topalov 1-0
Game 3 Topalov - Kramnik 1-0
Game 4 Kramnik - Topalov 1-0
The score of the match is 8.5:7.5
Two Statements we received:
Official Statement of the Bulgarian Chess Federation
ACP Statement on Topalov-Kramnik Unification Match crisis
The match goes on with the score: 3:2.
Now both opponents are ready to continue the match but still there are discords in the score: 3:1 or 3:2.
Vladimir Kramnik has refused to play the match on the conditions accepted by Appeals Committee. The arbiter has fixed time over.
The decision of the Appeals Committee which we received today from FIDE Secretariat.
We give live GM's annotations of games.
27th September Ruslan Ponomariov commented live the 4th game.
26th September World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov commented live the 3rd game.
World Champion Susan Polgar is doing LIVE commentary and analysis on www.SusanPolgar.blogspot.com
Games in PGN
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