Russian grandmaster Alexander Grischuk was quoted by Sports.ru on the decision of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) to ban Sergey Karyakin for six months.
“Although I personally disagree with Sergey, I think that a person should have the right to express his opinion. […] When they first started talking about a possible disqualification, I thought it was unlikely. But lately, I’ve begun to think that this is likely to be the case. Therefore, I cannot say that now I am somehow overly surprised. Will an appeal help? To be honest, I think that Sergey has virtually no chance of playing in the Candidates Tournament.” said Grischuk.