27 ( +1 | -1 ) ponois crying because he doesn't get draw odds. he is probably right and deserves the same treatment as past champions.. but in this case I think it may be better to throw that rule aside since ponomariov doesn't really deserve the title he has anyways.
6 ( +1 | -1 ) olympiodidnt read you correctly sorry. disregard my post!
10 ( +1 | -1 ) radjabovradjabov is incredible for his age. by the time he's 20 kasparov and kramnik will be cryin' their eyes out i think
12 ( +1 | -1 ) Radjabov vs KasparovI'd pay to see that match! Don't think there's much interest in the Pono Match. I don't really care who wins that one.
98 ( +1 | -1 ) Ponomariov matchThe Ponomariov match is not taking place as Ponomariov has declined to play Kasparov, which is probably lucky for Ponomariov !
Instead there is to be a hastily arranged FIDE World Championship involving 120 top players held in November or December and a new World Champion for 2003 will be declared. The FIDE World Champion will then play Kasparov in 2004 and the winner of that match will play the winner of Kramnik-Leko for the title of unified World Champion.
My thoughts are thus. Will Ponomariov be allowed to enter the new 2003 World Championship, and, if so, what happens if he wins ? Also the name Anand does not seem to feature in the new 2003 World Championship match. Looks like it will be held under the shortened timing, which no one seems to like, but could prove good for speedplayers like Michael Adams (and maybe Zsusza Polgar ?)
No one has yet explained where the Funding is due to come from.
5 ( +1 | -1 ) andthe new timing is very good for pono as well