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FIDE ethics commission hearing

Danailov – Topalov case to be covered

FIDE ethics commission organizes hearing on the Danailov/Topalov case. It will take place on Saturday 28th July 2007 at 16.30, in the Royal
Olympic Hotel, “Abbey Hall” conference room, 28-34 Ath. Diakou Str. Athens,
Greece.
The hearing shall be public.
The parties will have the right, but not the duty to be present, and will be
responsible for all the costs directly or indirectly associated with their presence.
The parties shall anticipate their intention to be present to the FIDE Secretariat.

Here are the points to be covered:

Concerning Veselin Topalov


1. During the World Championship held in Elista from 21st September to 13th
October 2006, to have accused Mr. Vladimir Kramnik of cheating, presenting
this accusation not only to the competent FIDE organs but even to the
medias, giving interviews and press conferences, writing and verbalizing
opinions about the facts, personally and by your manager Silvio Danailov,
well aware that this accusation was not supported by evidence, thus aiming
at affecting Mr. Kramnik’s psychological state, in order to obtain an
illegitimate advantage.


2. Giving various and different interviews to many journalists in the months
following the World Championship in Elista, and in particular giving an
interview to Mr. Federico Marin Bellon, published on the Spanish ABC
platform on 18th December 2006, to have defamed Mr. Vladimir Kramnik, the
organizers of the World Championship in Elista, the FIDE and his President
Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, damaging their honor and reputation.

Concerning Silvio Danailov


1. Acting as manager of Mr. Veselin Topalov, during the World Championship held
in Elista from 21st September to 13th October 2006, to have accused Mr.
Vladimir Kramnik of cheating, presenting this accusation not only to the
competent FIDE organs but even to the medias, giving interviews and press
conferences, writing and verbalizing opinions about the facts, well aware that
this accusation was not supported by evidence, thus aiming at affecting Mr.
Kramnik’s psychological state, in order to obtain an illegitimate advantage for
Mr. Topalov.


2. Giving various and different interviews to many journalists in the months
following the World Championship in Elista, to have defamed Mr. Vladimir
Kramnik, the organizers of the World Championship in Elista, the FIDE and
his President Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, damaging their honor and
reputation.

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