Kramnik Wedding Photos

File this one under, “It’s my blog and I’ll post what I want to post!” Late last year world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik got married in Paris. Some photos of the wedding have now been posted at Kramnik’s website. No real news here, but one of the pictures includes former world number one Boris Spassky, who is apparently close friends with Kramnik. Spassky, of course, was the fellow who lost the world championship, in pretty humiliating style, to Bobby Fischer in 1972.


  1. #1 Dave S.
    March 6, 2007

    These photos were from the church ceremony held on February 4th. The civil ceremony took place on Dec 30 (or 31st, depending on the source). Some photos of the civil ceremony. They had a cake with the final position from his Elista win on it. Pretty cool.

    P.S.: Looks like he may have to tangle with Topalov again in the next world championship cycle. If he wins Mexico City, then he has to play Topalov. If he does not win Mexico, he then plays the winner of Mexico, which may be Topalov.

    Ilyumzhinov has spoken!

  2. #2 Jason Rosenhouse
    March 6, 2007

    Dave S.-

    Thanks for the clarifications. Things were a little confusing over at Karmnik’s site.

    Topalov isn’t doing so well in Linares right now. And neither is Leko, who also lost to Kramnik in a match. Topalov is so uneven, brilliant one day fishy the next, that I wouldn’t bet a lot of money on him winning Mexico City.

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