Boris Gelfand Told Why Garry Kasparov Offered Friendship Against Anand

Время публикации: 04.11.2012 20:36 | Последнее обновление: 04.11.2012 20:36

Boris Gelfand told about Garry Kasparov's offer to help in the preparations for the World Championship Match against Vishy Anand in the interview given to Whychess: 

"Well, it is a question of your life priorities. I am used to being friendly with people, not enemies with them. Opposing someone is a political thing. It is clear that Kasparov had an absolutely bad attitude to me all his life, he just had some problems with Anand and wanted to help fight against him. I have not spoken to him since he left chess, and I saw him again for the first time only for about a minute and a half in the press centre at the Tal Memorial. He continued to be against me, and even after I won in Kazan, he had only negative things to say. In other words, it was a suggestion directed against Anand, and I even know why it was made. As far as I know, Anand refused to help support him and Karpov in the battle for the FIDE Presidency. That is, he thought that after he had helped Anand against Topalov, Anand would now support him. Now this is in the public domain, although I was aware of it even when he made his suggestion. "



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