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Monday, September 27, 2010 17:32
Chess politics is back - in just three days, after a long and memorable election race, we'll finally know if Anatoly Karpov will be the next FIDE President. In truth, politics has always played an important role in the chess world, especially in Russia and the former Soviet Union. The KGB Plays Chess by Boris Gulko, Viktor Korchnoi and others,...
Monday, August 16, 2010 22:35
"What I see are two of the candidates becoming victims of political games, tying themselves and the future of European chess with the choice of one or another personality for FIDE President", says Silvio Danailov in his official statement for running for President of the European Chess Union (ECU) which was sent to chess media this morning. Are we...
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Monday, August 09, 2010 19:13
Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates might seem unlikely flashpoints in the current campaign for the FIDE Presidency, but in the last few days the two candidates have fought a fierce PR battle over their support. Meanwhile, Karpov has proposed moving the Candidates Matches to Kiev and Ilyumzhinov has claimed victory already. Update: something fishy...
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...
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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...
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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...
Saturday, June 12, 2010 18:11
This week Silvio Danailov and Robert von Weizsäcker, who are both running for the European Union presidency, presented their teams. Von Weizsäcker is joined by three chess grandmasters. Not only will the new FIDE President be chosen during the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, but also the new President of the European Chess Union. As...
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010 16:58
While FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Presidential Candidate Anatoly Karpov are involved in a political skirmish that will last until the day of election, the latter has a famous and active supporter. Garry Kasparov visited Nicaragua, one of the early supporters of the Karpov bid, and was welcomed as a superstar. Kasparov visited Nicaragua...
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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...
Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:55
President of the German Chess Federation (DSB) Robert von Weizsäcker has been nominated by the DSB as candidate for the presidency of the European Chess Union. His nomination is endorsed by both Garry Kasparov and FIDE-presidential candidate Anatoly Karpov, who travelled to Berlin to support Von Weizsäcker. Photo: Frank Hoppe | courtesy of the...

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