Chess and boxing champions

by ChessBase
7/10/2004 – 77 days to go for the classical chess world championship between Vladimir Kramnik and Peter Leko (Sept. 25 to Oct 18 2004 in Brissago). The sponsors, the Swiss tobacco manufacturer Dannemann, have announced that the boxing champs Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko will be visiting the match. Press release.

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Boxing Stars Meet Chess Champions: Klitschko Brothers are Looking Forward to the World Chess Championship at Centro Dannemann

Brissago. The match for the World Chess Championship between titleholder Vladimir Kramnik from Russia and his challenger Peter Leko from Hungary is already arousing widespread interest. The battle for the title will take place from 25 September to 18 October at the Centro Dannemann (Brissago/Switzerland).

The brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko took the chance to meet the chess stars for a game. Small wonder, because the Ukrainian boxing stars love chess and admire the performances of the top players. The Klitschko brothers intend visiting the World Chess Championship at Centro Dannemann and to share the excitement of all the games live on the official homepage.

Vitali Klitschko, Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Leko and Wladimir Klitschko

The chess and boxing professionals play a game of tandem chess

About the Centro Dannemann SA – Brissago, Switzerland

Inspired by the success of the Centro Cultural Dannemann (Bahia, Brazil) at the start of 2002, the Centro Dannemann was founded in Brissago. It is a place where ideas, dreams and thoughts are found. The guests of the Centro Dannemann include among other things: the Locarno Film Festival, the Ruggero Leoncavalo Opera Festival and Miss Switzerland 2003.

The "Salao Dannemann" in Brissago

The "Salao Geraldo"

The "Centro Dannemann Humidor" (tobacco product display)


Rosanna Pierantognetti
Via R. Leoncavallo 55
Casella Postale 364
CH - 6614 Brissago
T +41 91 7868133
F +41 91 7868149
M +41 76 4995807

Rolf Behovits
Press Officer of the World Chess Championship


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