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Money to Federations, Not FIDE

FIDE has very little to do with a huge majority of chess activity in the world today, and this represents a huge failure of the current administration and a huge opportunity for the next one. For most federations, FIDE today is…
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Kirsan’s FIDE Versus the Federations

JUST THE FACTS Teams from Afghanistan and Gabon still cannot play in Tromsø because Ilyumzhinov’s administration illegally removed the legitimate federation heads to take votes from Kasparov. Kirsan’s administration fought with the Tromsø organizers only to serve the interests of the…
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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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