Invitation to our press conference

Ladies and Gentlemen,

herewith we would sincerely like to invite you to come to the opening press conference of the Chess Classic Mainz 2009, followed by the drawing of colours for the first game. World Champion Vishy Anand, the 11 times winner of the GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship and the participants of the Chess960 Rapid World Championship as well as the patron of the event, the Lord Mayor of Mainz Jens Beutel will be available for your questions. Afterwards Levon Aronian will play a simultaneous exhibition on 40 boards.

Opening press conference

Chess Classic / Monday, 27 July 2009 / 2 pm
Hilton Mainz, Goldsaal B / Rheinstr. 68

List of attendees:

Viswanathan Anand (India), World Champion, 11 times winner of the Chess Classic
Levon Aronian (Armenien), Chess960 World Champion and No.4 of the world
Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Winner of the FiNet Open 2008
Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russland), Winner of the Ordix Open 2008
Viktor Bologan (Moldawien), Winner of the FiNet Open 2007
Sergei Movsesian (Slovakei), second-placed of the FiNet Open 2008

City of Mainz : Lord Mayor Jens Beutel
Organizer : Chess Tigers President Hans-Walter Schmitt
Homepage of the organisation: www.chesstigers.de

Press contact: Harry Schaack, email harry_schaack@t-online.de, tel 0049-(0)176-23825379

We wish you a safe journey to Mainz. You will be surprised by the technical finesse during
the live broadcast on the spot and on the Internet, as well as the special service for the
viewers.

Your Chess Tigers Team / Mainz, 25 July 2009

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