January 21, 2008
@ 12:55 PM
Cheparinov,I The Corus press officer has just confirmed that the tournament committee have received Ivan Cheparinov’s written apologies. At the moment it’s not yet clear whether the game Short-Cheparinov will indeed be played.

To the Organizing Committee Corus chess tournament CC :

Dear All, I accept the decision of the Appeal Committee and on the name of chess, the chess fans and showing respect to the opinion of my colleagues would like to state the following: I apologize officially to Mr. Short, to the Organizing Committee and the sponsors of Corus chess tournament. I am ready to play the game today at 13:30 and will shake hands with Mr.Short according to the decision of the Appeal Committee. Best regards, Ivan Cheparinov.