4th Kolkata Grandmaster Open 2009 (Concluded)
Tkachiev Statement on Kolkata
Vlad Tkachiev - Wednesday 16th September 2009
Vladislav Tkachiev comments on publicity on his recent problems in Kolkata.
I would like to explain the recent incident at the Calcutta tournament in which I was involved. From the very beginning of the event I experienced problems with health and acclimatization, and had to take strong medications, which obviously affected my ability to play.
I wish to express my gratitude to the Alekhine Chess Club for their hospitality and a high level of organization of the event. I thank all media who have published this letter.