Monday, April 19, 2010

WCH Organizers does not agree to postponement

It was reported in Chessdom that the organizers of the world championship have rejected Anand's request for a three day postponement.

In a letter to the Deputy President of FIDE, Georgios Makropoulos, the organizers writes:

Unfortunately we can not postpone the opening ceremony scheduled on April 21st at 6 pm. according to the contract. The invitations to all the official guests, sponsors, politicians, TV stations and all the media was already sent long time ago. We have signed a lot of commercial contracts with serious penalties for us in case of some changes.

As for the first round, they are considering postponing it by one day from Saturday, 23rd April to Sunday 24th April.

What if Anand is unable to make it to the opening ceremony? Will there still be an opening ceremony without the defending world champion? If his postponement request (very reasonable given the circumstances) is denied, will Anand even start the match?


Ilham said...

Anand will play ...and Anand will win!

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