Round 2, Game 4. Organizer of the Mexico World Chess Championship tournament visits Elista Print
Sunday, 10 June 2007 00:00
Game 4 of the second round started as usual. Candidates looked ready to struggle their ways to Mexico. Three draws in pairs Aronian-Shirov, Leko-Bareev, Kamsky-Gelfand. Sergey Rublevsky won Alexander Grischuk to make a balance 2-2. An honored guest of the Candidates matches Mr. Jorge Saggiante, the Organizer of the World Chess Championship tournament which will be held in Mexico City in September this year arrived to Elista to witness the qualification tournament for Mexico Championship. Read Mr. Saggiante's first impressions and see pictures.

Game 4 of the second round started as usual. Candidates looked ready to struggle their ways to Mexico. Three draws in pairs Aronian-Shirov, Leko-Bareev, Kamsky-Gelfand. Sergey Rublevsky won Alexander Grischuk to make a balance 2-2.

Photos by Kema Goryaeva. Charts from Chessbase.

 Player
Rating
1
2
3
4
5
6
TB
 Tot. 
 Perf. 
 Levon Aronian
2759
1
½
½
½
     
2.5
 
 Alexei Shirov
2699
0
½
½
½
     
1.5
 
 
 Peter Leko
2738
1
½
1
½
     
3.0
 
 Evgeny Bareev
2635
0
½
0
½
     
1.0
 
 
 Alexander Grischuk
2717
1
½
½
0
     
2.0
 
 Sergei Rublevsky
2680
0
½
½
1
     
2.0
 
 
 Gata Kamsky 
2705
½
½
0
½
     
1.5
 
 Boris Gelfand
2733
½
½
1
½
     
2.5
 













An honored guest of the Candidates matches Mr. Jorge Saggiante, the Organizer of the World Chess Championship tournament which will be held in Mexico City in September this year arrived to Elista to witness the qualification tournament for Mexico Championship.

Mr. Jorge Saggiante was invited by the Organizers of the Candidates Matches to visit Elista during the events. Mr. Saggiante accepted the invitation with pleasure and today, 10 June, he arrived by the regular flight Moscow-Elista.

The first thing Mr. Saggiante did after his arrival was visiting the Playing venue of the matches. Mr. Bovaev, the Organizing Committee Chairman showed the facilities, aquainted with the conditions of play. Mr. Bovaev also shared with his experience to organize top FIDE chess events, underlining some important points of the preparations and organization in general.



Mr. Saggiante expressed his admiration of the organization of the matches. He also mentioned in his conversation with Mr. Bovaev that Elista is the best place to organize chess events. The support of the government is one of the most important conditions for an event to be successful. It is very hard to get the support of the government in any other country, as chess is not so famous in the field of sports.

FIDE Deputy President Mr. Makropoulos met with Mr. Saggiante to discuss the issues of the forthcoming World Chess Championship tournament in Mexico City. Mr. Saggiante assured Mr. Makropoulos that the organization for the Mexico goes smoothly. Mexico city is ready for the qualifiers. The Official site of the Mexico championship gives information on World Chess Championships, including the Candidates matches in Elista. Mr. Saggiante pointed out that during only three days in May the Official site had more than 700 000 hits. Many chess lovers visit the site to know more about the Candidates matches.

Mr. Saggiante spoke with the Arbiters of the Candidates Matches. Mr. Filipowicz, the Chief Arbiter of the Candidates matches was very pleased to inform Mr. Saggiante on the details that Mr. Saggiante was interested in, in respect of the field of play, conditions of play, etc. The Deputy Arbiter Mr. Nikolopoulos took part in the conversation, he showed the rest rooms for Mr. Saggiante. The Mexico organizer was surprised by the luxury conditions players have when they find time to rest during their games. "Everything is really perfect", said Mr. Saggiante, after getting aquainted with Playing venue.

Mr. Frederic Friedel from Chessbase was glad to see Mr. Saggiante. They chatted before the start of the 4 Game.

 
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