Many of the fans feel that the complaint may be a psychological ploy by the Topalov team to unnerve Kramnik, who is known to suffer from a variety of health issues. There have been references to Bobby Fischer's demands in his match versus Boris Spassky. The compliant ends with a threat to withdraw from the match if certain conditions to secure the facilities are not met. This includes a ban on using the resting room and the unsecured bathrooms. He also requested the release of videos to the press to affirm his accusations.
There is no telling what impact this will have on the match, but it has certainly added a twist. If Kramnik goes on to lose the match, then many may accuse the Topalov team of unsportsman like tactics. Topalov has many supporters, but the latest episode in an already shaky unification effort is sure to change the mood of the event… and maybe win Kramnik fans.
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