Garry Kasparov, the 13th world champion, will be a guest of honour at the world chess championship match on 18 May. Garry Kimovich will answer questions from journalists and comment on the match, and will also play a simultaneous exhibition game for young chess players.

A press conference with the 13th champion will take place at 15:15 in the Match press centre, which is operating in the Engineering Building of the Tretyakov Gallery (Lavrushinsky Lane, 12).

When the press conference ends at 16:00 Garry Kasparov will visit the match commentators and will join Alexander Grischuk (in Russian) and Peter Svidler (in English) to discuss the sixth game in the match. Garry Kasparov’s comments will be available not only to the spectators but also to visitors to the official website for the match:
At 17:00 the famous grandmaster will play a simultaneous exhibition game for young chess players who are taking part in the children’s programme at the match. Prize winners and winners in the world, Russian and European children’s championships will be taking part in the game.

Access to all events at the FIDE world chess championship match is by accredited pass. If you are not accredited to the match, you can send an application for accreditation to the press conference to: or you can obtain accreditation by calling +7 (905) 506-26-04.


The FIDE World Chess Championship match between the world champion Viswanathan Anand (India) and the challenger Boris Gelfand (Israel) will take place from 10 to 31 May 2012 in the Engineering Building of the State Tretyakov Gallery. Chess championship match will be taking place in one of the world’s biggest museums for the first time.

Organisers of the match are FIDE (the World Chess Federation) and the RCF (the Russian Chess Federation). Initiator of the idea of holding the match in Moscow and its sponsor is the Russian entrepreneur Andrei Filatov (joint owner of the N-Trans Group). Other sponsors of the contest include businessman Gennady Timchenko and the Ladoga charitable foundation, and also the NVisionGroup, Novatek and Almaz-Antei companies.

Contact information for journalists:
Mark Glukhovsky
Press Attaché for the Russian Chess Federation

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