Ilyumzhinov: "My lawsuit against the US Treasury will not affect the holding of the match in New York"

"My relationship with the US Treasury in no way would affect the holding of the match in New York," said Kirsan Ilyumzhinov at a press conference with Interfax. "There have been proposals to reallocate the match, but I categorically refused. Depriving citizens of the United States of the chess holiday would be unreasonable. I'm sure that this game will allow reviving chess boom in America, as in the days of Bobby Fischer."

"I wrote to Barack Obama that I wanted to introduce chess in schools in the United States. I hope that this match would contribute to the positive decision," said the President of FIDE.
It is worth reminding that the match will be held from 11 to 30 November in New York, and will consist of 12 games. In case of a draw, there would be a tiebreak. The Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin and Norwegian Magnus Carlsen will fight for the title of the World Champion.