Vladimir Kramnik's press-conference, October 16th in Moscow
A press-conference with the World Champion
October 16th in Moscow in the Central Chess Player's House. The President of Russian Chess
Federation, vice-prime minister of Russia
has taken part in it.
Vladimir Kramnik has expressed an opinion that the system of World chess crown draw in a
match between the World Champion and a pretender to the title has a 120-years history, and
successfully has recommended itself for this time. Alexander Zhukov has supported World
Champion declaring that the refusal of carrying out of a final match is pernicious for chess.