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Monday, 12 May 2008 18:37
After the request and the letter below of Mr Alexander Chernenko, manager of GM Gata Kamsky, the FIDE President has agreed to give an extension of three more days as deadline for receiving alternative bids on the Kamsky - Topalov WCC semi-final match.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov considers this decision as a last resource to achieve improved financial conditions for both players.

Below is the letter of Mr Alexander Chernenko, manager of GM Gata Kamsky:

Manager of GM Gata Kamsky  

Postal Address: Kovpaka str. 17, app. 131. Kiev, Ukraine, 03150.

Phone: +380445694162; Fax: +380445694163.

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Date: 12 May, 2008.

To: FIDE President, Mr. Kirsan ILYUMZHINOV 

Re: BID to hold match Kamsky-Topalov


I would like to inform you because of bank technical reasons BID amount USD 935,000.00 will be designated on FIDE bank account May 15, 2008.

Kindly ask you for understanding.

With Kindest Regards,

Oleksandr Chernenko, Manager of GM Gata Kamsky