Pictures from the press conference

2/21/2003 – We told you about it when the story broke: that FIDE is staging the match between Garry Kasparov and Ruslan Ponomariov in Buenos Aires from June 19 to July 7. Now we have received received pictures from the press conference in which This was announced by FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Garry Kasparov announced the plans in Moscow on Tuesday. More

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The "press center" of the Interfax news agency

The match between Kasparov and Ponomariov is being held as part of the Prague unity plan, by which the winner will play the winner of a second match between Vladimir Kramnik and Peter Leko. In the press conference Kirsan Ilyumzhinov revealed details of the game plan for the reunification. Both the preliminary matches are to be held in the early summer period, the final is planned for November 2003.


Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Garry Kasparov at the press conference

The members of the press corps listen attentively

...while the photo journalists have a field day

Kirsan and Garry in a great mood

President Ilyumzhinov talks about FIDE's plans

In the press conference Garry Kasparov also spoke about his recent match against Deep Junior in New York. FIDE intends to stage such man-machine encounters at regular intervals in the future.