Ilyumzhinov: "Karjakin will play against Carlsen on an equal footing"

The Russian Sergey Karjakin is not inferior in skill to the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, according to the President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

"Sincere congratulations to Sergey Karjakin. He proved to be a chess player of the highest level. Now, he will have to fight with Magnus Carlsen in November. With such a character, which he showed at the Candidates Tournament Karjakin will play with the champion on equal terms", said Ilyumzhinov.

Recall that Karjakin became the winner of the Candidates Tournament, which ended in Moscow last Monday. The match for the World Championship will be held in the United States in November 2016.