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Friday, May 21, 2010 1:54
While Karpov basks in the limelight of his New York fundraiser, Ilyumzhinov and Dvorkovich find themselves in a tough situation. Given the personalities ranged against him, how can Dvorkovich fight back? An analysis of the Russian media on the matter may clarify some things. By Colin McGourty The Russian Chess Federation website dutifully reports...
Saturday, May 15, 2010 18:17
Updates: Sosonko comments, open letter Ilyumzhinov, RCF press release Yesterday, in a bizarre series of events, the Russian Chess Federation nominated Anatoly Karpov as candidate for the FIDE presidential elections, contrary to the earlier endorsement of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. The result, according to the current FIDE President, is a "schism" in the...
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, April 15, 2010 18:02
After a lifetime dedicated to playing and promoting the game of chess, 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov is running for the office of President of the International Chess Federation. He has released his main goals and themes of his campaign. A CHAMPION OF CHANGE Anatoly Karpov Launches Global Campaign for FIDE PresidentAfter a lifetime dedicated...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 18:32
We haven't given much attention to the upcoming FIDE presidential elections in Khanty-Mansiysk yet, but the recent news that the United States Chess Federation and the German Chess Federation have given their support to Anatoly Karpov, there's no escaping the facts: the campaigns have started, and the political games have begun. In this article,...
Monday, March 15, 2010 20:23
Photo: Adolivio Capece 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov and Silvio Danailov, executive director of the Grand Slam Chess Association and manager of Veselin Topalov and Ivan Cheparinov, at a reception in Rijeka, Croatia. Karpov has announced his candidacy for the upcoming FIDE Presidential elections; Danailov is running for President of the...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 17:01
Besides round reports, currently the website of the European Championship in Rijeka has two interesting news items. It's reported that Silvio Danailov is running for President of the European Chess Union, and that 110 participants have protested against the zero-tolerance rule. At the European Championship website we're informed of the following...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 22:04
We received a letter from Ali Nihat Yazici, the President of the Turkish Chess Federation, concerning a recent arbitration in the court of Lausanne about an organizing dispute between the European Chess Union and the Turkish Chess Federation. Yazici's letter speaks of justice, but to us, it seems only chaos prevails. A down-to-earth perspective is...
Saturday, January 10, 2009 22:21
As far as can be judged from the comments, most of our readers agreed with my critical "review" of Chessbase's interview with Vladimir Kramnik. However, as Alexei Shirov yesterday pointed out in a comment, we've been missing a few details, which he later explained a bit more in an email. In my column of last Wednesday I commented on both Henrik/...

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