Archive for Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:49
Chess.com has obtained a document that suggests that Agon, Andrew Paulson's company that holds the rights to organize chess events in the World Championship cycle, is secretly run by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov himself. According to the contract, which is signed by both the FIDE President and Mr Paulson, it is Mr Ilyumzhinov who owns 51% of the shares....
Garry Kasparov: "Making the difference" – exclusive interview
Friday, October 11, 2013 14:27
Earlier this week we posted the news that Garry Kasparov is going to run for FIDE President. The 2014 elections will be held during the FIDE Congress, at the Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. Kasparov announced his candidacy during this week's FIDE Congress in Tallinn, Estonia. We traveled to Estonia to record an exclusive interview with Kasparov, which...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:28
On Monday night in Tallinn (Estonia) Garry Kasparov announced his candidacy for the 2014 FIDE Presidential Elections. The 13th World Champion aims to "revitalize FIDE with a focus on serving the national federations and raising the commercial profile of chess worldwide." Among Kasparov's team members are the current FIDE General Secretary Ignatius...
Friday, May 31, 2013 16:25
This week representatives of the World Chess Federation were in Saint Petersburg, attending the 2013 SportAccord Convention. On Wednesday a chess presentation was given by local grandmasters Nikita Vitiugov & Maxim Matlakov, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was elected President of the International Mind Sports Association and the FIDE people...
Sunday, May 05, 2013 23:08
On the first day of the Presidential Board meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan the World Chess Federation officially granted the World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen to Chennai, India. This was tweeted by several FIDE officials on Sunday, and later confirmed by a press release by the All Indian Chess Federation. After the...
Thursday, February 14, 2013 14:46
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov wants to launch a "chess party". The head of FIDE and former President of Kalmykia wants the party to be an international movement and plans to invite the United Russia Party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) and even the opposition to join. This was reported by several Russian media. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov talking to Anatoly...
London Grand Prix officially opened
Friday, September 21, 2012 1:38
With a modest drawing of lots followed by a big party, the London FIDE Grand Prix tournament was officially opened on Thursday night at the Somerset House, on the south side of the Strand in central London, England. The first round will be played tomorrow at 14:00 local time (15:00 CET), with the following pairings: Kasimdzhanov-Leko, Nakamura-...
New FIDE Statutes approved; Kasparov friends with FIDE again!?
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 21:45
As is tradition, alongside the Olympiad in Istanbul the FIDE Congress was held. For a week officials and delegates got together to discuss chess related matters and vote on important projects and proposals. This week we look back and summarize the most important events of the 83rd FIDE Congress. In the first article, today we focus on the FIDE...
No "Gens Una Sumus" for Russian chess journalist?
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 23:30
Evgeny Surov, the editor-in-chief of the popular Russian news site Chess-news, is not allowed to work at the Olympiad in Istanbul. Last week Surov received an email from the Turkish organizers in which it was said that he wouldn't receive press accreditation, but Surov travelled to Istanbul anyway. Today the Russian journalist was not allowed to...
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:32
Last night the 40th Chess Olympiad was officially opened at the WOW Convention center in Istanbul, Turkey. The drawing of lots resulted in the black pieces for top seed Russia in round 1 of the Open section while China will start with the white pieces in their first match in the Women's section. The opening ceremony seen from the audience | All...

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