$1.2 Million for Kasparov – Kasimdzhanov match in Dubai. Print
Wednesday, 13 October 2004 00:00
The World Championship Match between World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan and the world`s highest rated player, Garry Kasparov of Russia shall be held 14th to 31st January 2005 in Dubai.
This was announced by FIDE President H.E. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov at a press conference on 13th October at the Interfax News Agency in Moscow.
The World Championship Match between World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan and the world`s highest rated player, Garry Kasparov of Russia shall be held 14th to 31st January 2005 in Dubai. This was announced by FIDE President H.E. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov at a press conference on 13th October at the Interfax News Agency in Moscow.
The match will be held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with a prize fund of USD 1 200 000.
President Ilyumzhinov said that this is one of the steps of the Prague Agreement signed two years ago in the Czech Republic.
The winner of the Kasparov – Kazimdzhanov match will play against the winner of the Kramnik – Leko match, GM Kramnik of Russia.
The FIDE President assured the journalists that the match will take place and said that players have agreed the schedule. Kasimdzhanov proposed and Kasparov agreed to a rest day after three games. Players’ contracts with FIDE will be sighed in a few days.
The two players are doing their utmost to comply with FIDE regulations, Kirsan Ilyumdzhinov said. Players will be billeted at the plush 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel. Playing venue shall be announced later. Total organizational budget is $2.5 Million.


 
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