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News from Ukraine about Kamsky – Topalov

FIDE will visit Lviv next week

Literally every day news is coming about the match Kamsky – Topalov. This time the information came from Ukraine, from the online edition of Newsukraine. Here is the text of the article.

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On Thursday, June 19, the Crimean city Foros will see the decisive 11th round of Aerosvit 2008. The arrival of the Norwegian star Magnus Carlsen guaranteed 19th category of the tournament, and also increased the positions of Ukraine in the GM world.

Now our country is expecting an unique chess event, the semi final match for the world championship between the ex world champion Topalov and the winner from the World Cup, Kamsky. Th big encounter will take place in Lviv.

Initially the match was planned to be played in Bulgaria, but Kamsky protested and wanted to meet his opponent on neutral territory. As a result of that the manager of Kamski, Alexander Chernenko decided to visit the cultural capital of Ukraine. At what stage is the preparation shares the President of the Ukranian Chess Federation Viktor Petrov.

On what stage are the negotiations for Kamsky – Topalov?

The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov gave his personal guarantees for the match to take place in Ukraine. Besides, Mr. Chernenko wants very much the match to happen here in Lvov, so everything goes according to the plan. About 20th of June we are expecting representatives of FIDE. They will check the place where the match will be played. So the chances of Lviv are high.

Is it possible the challengers match not to be in Ukraine?

Until now there are no obstacles. But in life there is always that opportunity for something unexpected to happen. Until now we are 100% convinced that the match will take place here.

What is the total prize fund?

The organization of such a match does not require only fund for the prizes. Money is needed for the organizers, for FIDE, for arbiters, etc. The total prize fund though will exceed 700 000 dollars.

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