Appeals Committee of the Topalov-Kramnik match

Presidential Board Statement

There have been continuing accusations in interviews, articles and letters that the original members of the Appeals Committee of the World Championship Match between GM V. Topalov and GM V. Kramnik in Elista in 2006 abused the match regulations as well as the contract with players.

The Presidential Board and the FIDE President want to stress once again that the decisions of the Appeals Committee in the match were in accordance with the match regulations as well as the contracts and were meant to ensure equal playing conditions for both players. The resignation of the members of the Appeals Committee that time was made to ease the atmosphere and ensure that the match continued.

Source: FIDE.com

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