9/5/2005 - I got a press release from Kramnik's manager Carsten Hensel. Kramnik must be
feeling left out. He declined to play in the FIDE world championship
tournament in San Luis. Recently Kramnik expressed a willingness to play the winner of San
Luis. Such a match would unify the chess world. However, based on the Anand
interview by Fred Wilson on ChessFm, this may not be up to the players
competing at San Luis. This decision might be up to FIDE. IF that is the
case, then we will proabably not see the winner of San Luis play Kramnik. I am
wondering if Kramnik now regrets not giving Garry Kasparov a rematch. A few
years back Kramnik
said he had a two million dollar match with Kasparov any time he wanted.
If the winner of San Luis does not play Kramnik, who will? Because of
poor form, Kramnik is not in the driver's seat. In order to get back
into the driver's seat, Kramnik must break out of his
Online simultaneous display with Classic Chess World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik
Chess21 team - 19/08/2005
It is a great pleasure for us to announce that next Thursday, September 15th at 18:00 h. (+1 GMT) an incredible event will be held at in Chess21 www.chess21.com. The Classical Chess World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik, will play an eight-board (8) live online simultaneous display. Any Chess21 VIP Member can apply for participation. Four (4) places in the simul will be raffled among the pre-registered members.
After the simul exhibition, GM Miguel Illescas –Kramnik’s personal assistant at the NAO Chess Club in Paris- will chair a debate between Kramnik and Chess21 Members. Questions can be asked through a special Forum named: "Ask your question to World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik".
Although participation is restricted (only VIP allowed), the event can be followed by all Chess21 Members. You only need to download and install the Software VIP 5.21 beta3.
Finally, we want to thank NAO Chess Club - and specially Jaume Solé - for his kindness and interest offering Vladimir Kramnik and Miguel Illescas the playing facilities.
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