Karpov hits back
By mishanp on September 8, 2010
Today, in his Echo of Moscow blog, Anatoly Karpov responded fiercely both to FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s explanation for stepping down as Head of Kalmykia, and his statement attacking the “political” actions of the Karpov campaign, and especially Gary Kasparov.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Dvorkovich, FIDE election, Ilyumzhinov, Kalmykia, Karpov, Kasparov, RCF | 2 Responses
Candidates Matches once more in turmoil
By mishanp on July 24, 2010
In a bolt from the blue, the Kommersant newspaper reports that the Russian Chess Federation is lobbying to have the 2011 Candidates Matches switched from Baku, in Azerbaijan, to Kazan, in Russia. Veselin Topalov has joined the fray by refusing to play in Russia.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Armenia, Aronian, Azerbaijan, Baku, Candidates Matches, Dvorkovich, Extra Time, Ilyumzhinov, Kazan, Kommersant, Kosteniuk, Mair Mamedov, RCF, Selivanov, Sutovsky, Topalov, UEP | 5 Responses