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Kasparov and ECU President Danailov on Tromso – FIDE Controversy

[ Below and for download are letters from Garry Kasparov and European Chess Union President Silvio Danailov on the controversy around the teams excluded from the Tromso Olympiad. ] Garry Kasparov: I do not intend to allow Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s plan…
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FIDE vs the Federations, Abuse of Power for Votes

As reported at Chess.com by FM Mike Klein, FIDE’s Electoral Commission (ELE) has been unusually busy lately. It just saw six cases in Athens related to the presidential election, in effect deciding six votes. In each case, despite overwhelming evidence in…
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Letter from Ukrainian to Canadian Federation

We have been asked to help disseminate this open letter from the president of the Ukrainian Chess Federation, Viktor Kapustin, to the board of the Canadian Chess Federation. OPEN LETTER TO THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE CANADIAN CHESS FEDERATION Dear…
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Garry Kasparov on the Threat to Tromsø

[ Garry was asked by ChessBase for a response FIDE VP Israel Gelfer's comments regarding the Tromso Olympiad organizers' statement confirming that teams that missed the June 1 team list registration deadline would not be allowed to participate. The list…
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Open Letter from Grigoriy Yavlinskiy

We believe you should support Team Kasparov for the future of chess. We have limited our commentary on Ilyumzhinov’s scandals to the most recent ones and to those that directly relate to his abuses as FIDE president. We could not, however,…
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Real Numbers: Kasparov Leads in Asia

After our recent visits to Mr. Ilyumzhinov’s websites to expose their lies, it is pleasant to return to real information and real numbers. Last week we demonstrated proof of Team Kasparov’s lead in Africa. Today it is Asia’s turn to…
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Kirsan News Agency: Truth Dashed in Nigeria

The campaign website of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has little information to defend his 19 years as FIDE president and even less about what he would do for the next four years. It has no policy, only vague promises that are the same as…
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