Thursday, October 05, 2006

World Chess Championship Resumes But Toiletgate Row Rumbles on

Vladmir Kramnik

Veselin Topalov
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"There was a cursory handshake, then a push of a pawn, followed by a huge sigh of relief across the chess world. For after three days of conflict, delay and intense negotiations, the 12-match world championship finally restarted today - despite the Toiletgate controversy rumbling on.

But the Russian Vladmir Kramnik, who was effectively accused of cheating by using a computer in his toilet by his opponent Veselin Topalov, was clearly still deeply unhappy. Before game six he accused Topalov of 'unsportsmanlike behaviour' and 'dirty tricks'.

'I deeply regret the unsportsmanlike and unequalled behaviour of my opponent whom Fide donated a victory outside of the board by using dirty tricks,' Kramnik explained. 'But I had to assess between personal interests and those of the entire chess world.' "

[Event "WCC Match 2006"]
[Site "Elista"]
[Date "2006/10/5"]
[Round "08"]
[White "Vladimir Kramnik"]
[Black "Veselin Topalov"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Board "08"]
[Input "DGT3880"]
[Owner "World Chess Federation FIDE"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Be2
Bb7 9. O-O b4 10. Na4 c5 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. Bb5+ Ncd7 13. Ne5 Qc7 14. Qd4 Rd8
15. Bd2 Qa5 16. Bc6 Be7 17. Rfc1 Bxc6 18. Nxc6 Qxa4 19. Nxd8 Bxd8 20. Qxb4 Qxb4
21. Bxb4 Nd5 22. Bd6 f5 23. Rc8 N5b6 24. Rc6 Be7 25. Rd1 Kf7 26. Rc7 Ra8 27.
Rb7 Ke8 28. Bxe7 Kxe7 29. Rc1 a5 30. Rc6 Nd5 31. h4 h6 32. a4 g5 33. hxg5 hxg5
34. Kf1 g4 35. Ke2 N5f6 36. b3 Ne8 37. f3 g3 38. Rc1 Nef6 39. f4 Kd6 40. Kf3
Nd5 41. Kxg3 Nc5 42. Rg7 Rb8 43. Ra7 Rg8+ 44. Kf3 Ne4 45. Ra6+ Ke7 46. Rxa5
Rg3+ 47. Ke2 Rxe3+ 48. Kf1 Rxb3 49. Ra7+ Kf6 50. Ra8 Nxf4 51. Ra1 Rb2 52. a5
Rf2+ 0-1


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