Some of you rooted for Kramnik. Some of you rooted for Topalov. But in spite of all the ugliness off the chess board, we have witnessed a very exciting chess match between 2 very different champions. Their vastly contrasting styles and their willingness to battle in every game gave us fans big thrills.
Let’s celebrate a unified champion for the first time in 13 years. The new unified World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and the former FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov deserve our appreciation for putting on quite a show. Please give both of them the proper respect. Let’s unite for the sake of chess no matter who you rooted for.
Congratulations to Vladimir Kramnik and thank you Veselin Topalov for an incredible fighting spirit.
I am looking forward to Mexico City in 2007 and more exciting chess!