Many were wondering if there even was a press conference after game six. I'd heard there was, but the translation lagged more than usual this time. It's up here at the official site. Topalov said he "has nothing to be proud of" regarding his statement he wouldn't shake hands. An apology would have been nice. Two interesting bits back to back:
V.K.: It was a very tough choice. To be honest, for a long time I intended to ignore this game, which would mean the end of the match. However, after lengthy consideration I decided against abandoning the match, feeling uncomfortable in the face of chess community. I still hope for positive result of my appeal.
– Will you keep playing, if you appeal is declined?
V.K.: The only thing I know for certain is that I will sue FIDE in this case. I will have to consult my lawyers to decide whether I should continue the match.
From what I heard from Elista, the decision to play game six went down to the final half hour before the game. As his next answer shows, part of this decision was keeping a protest in hand, as it were. The new appeals committee just let us know that they have no power to overrule decisions made by the old committee (?), so we can assume lawyers are being consulted. Obviously Kramnik can walk away at any time, he doesn't need to say this. He's not there under guard, to my knowledge. (Though with Zhukov breathing down his neck anything is possible.) So the dynamic will change one final time if he plays tomorrow with his appeal having been definitively rejected. After that there's really no way back. I.e., if he goes on to lose game eleven and then quits most of the substantial goodwill and support he's garnered by playing at 3:2 will dissipate in a heartbeat.
But that's too hypothetical and negative and I certainly count myself among the many who were surprised and impressed by Kramnik's decision to play. Interestingly, among the many GM letters of support popping up, there are a few about how Kramnik must have been pressured by Russian political forces, etc. (See Sune Berg Hansen, second from top here.) Others seem to believe he was offered cash, and "insurance" in case he lost, or was pressured and bribed. This is one of those "we'll never know so why bother?" situations. He's playing and deserves credit for doing so.
Peter Svidler's fabulous notes on games 3 and 4 are up in English at Chesspro. URL may change. Rusty gives us a link to an item on the scandal on the Sports Illustrated website. Mostly a pastiche of copy-paste from web sources and dumb jokes. Of course we wouldn't have anything like that around here.