he also failed to understand why they had refused to financially compensate him for the material and emotional damage suffered. In the press release no amount was mentioned, but but allegedly he had demanded $100,000. When I later asked Rajbadov if this amount was correct, he didn't deny it, but preferred not to be specific. Given the information that was stolen he and his father found the amount reasonable.I am still hopeful that the organisers will see sense and accept responsibility, thereby setting a precedent for other claims: and with this in mind I have composed the following press release which I propose to issue shortly.
On the weekend of 5-7 May I played in the Four Nations Chess League at Wokefield Park in Berkshire, which entailed on two of these days a train journey from London Paddington to Mortimer via Reading.
Unaccountably the organisers failed to inform me that engineering works were likely to take place on the Sunday, meaning that the train from Reading to Mortimer would be replaced by a bus: or that trains leaving Paddington are subject to delays which may (and did) result in the train arriving late at Reading and the replacement bus having already departed.
I am therefore submitting a claim to the 4NCL Management Board for, in the first instance, the sum of ₤3, this being the amount which I was obliged to pay for the local bus to Mortimer village from Reading: and in the second instance, for the emotional distress which I underwent as a result of missing the replacement bus.
I estimate the appropriate compensation for this distress to be ₤97 and I am therefore invoicing the Four Nations Chess League for the total sum of ₤100 which I anticipate will be paid without delay or demur.