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Monday, August 02, 2010 4:57
In the increasingly tense FIDE Presidential election, Anatoly Karpov has now chosen to launch a full frontal attack on Kirsan Ilyumzhinov with two exceptionally sharp articles. Update: another critical article was added. In the two articles on the Karpov2010 campaign site (which now includes an 'Essential Reading' box, making it harder for...
Friday, July 30, 2010 19:39
Contrary to what was expressed in an open letter last week, Veselin Topalov is, after all, willing to play Candidates Matches in Russia. However, he is "refusing to play a match with a Russian player in Russia, if that match is connected to the title struggle," his manager Silvio Danailov said in an interview with Sport Express this week. Last...
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 15:58
According to a report in Sport Express by chess journalist Yuri Vasiliev, the FIDE Presidential Board in Tromso decided that the Candidates will be moved from Baku in Azerbaijan to Kazan in Russia. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov retains his position in the Candidates as the Azerbaijani representative. Last week we reported that FIDE was intending to move...
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Sunday, July 04, 2010 19:49
New developments on the legal front have turned the fight for FIDE presidency between challenger Anatoly Karpov and current President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov into an even tougher battle. Threatening legal action, the Karpov2010 team has demanded removal of 'false statements' on the FIDE website and disclosure of the documents that Ilyumzhinov has...
Thursday, July 01, 2010 18:50
The gap between Magnus Carlsen (2826) and Veselin Topalov (2803) has increased to 23 points on the July 1 FIDE rating list. The Norwegian won 13 points whereas the Bulgarian dropped 9. Third is World Champion Viswanathan Anand, now with 2800 points exactly. Wang Yue dropped from 8th to 28th. FIDE has published its July 1st rating list and since...
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Thursday, July 01, 2010 3:26
After weeks of speculation and uncertainty we now know that the 2010 FIDE Presidential Election will be contested between the incumbent, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, and former World Chess Champion, Anatoly Karpov. The deadline for nominations passed on 28 June, though not, as we’ve come to expect, without controversy. By Colin McGourty There were two...
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Saturday, June 05, 2010 18:47
The battle for the FIDE Presidency took another lurch towards chaos on Thursday when FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced he was suing Presidential Candidate Anatoly Karpov. Meanwhile, the Ilyumzhinov campaign has just declared its ticket and claimed the support of 35 countries, including... Russia. An update on the latest political...
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Monday, May 24, 2010 18:09
Remember the heavy debates about ratings and K-factors, about a year ago? In the end FIDE didn't change anything, and would study further "to clarify all aspects and consequences of a possible change". An important conference on the subject will take place June 1-4. GM Bartlomiej Macieja informed us the following: FIDE Rating Conference 2010 Dear...
Friday, May 14, 2010 4:50
It's been a while since we reported on the FIDE presidential elections in a serious way. However, in the past weeks, the election race knew some important (and sometimes curious) developments both from current President Kirsan Ilumzhinov's side as from Anatoly Karpov's campaign team. As you will recall, Karpov responded furiously to the...
Thursday, May 06, 2010 17:32
We received a few complaints at ChessVibes headquarters for reporting in a biased way about the upcoming FIDE presidential elections. We were accused of favouring Anatoly Karpov and ridiculing Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. A news item that appeared yesterday on the BCC website shows we should have taken our current president more seriously indeed. Okay, we...

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