Garry Kasparov Plans to Become the FIDE President in 2014

Thursday, 14.06.2012 23:53

Garry Kasparov confirmed his firm will to replace FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov on his "throne" in today's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The 13th World Champion doesn't rule out that he will run for FIDE President himself at the next presidential elections in 2014, otherwise he will support another candidate. 

The newspaper quotes Kasparov: "Ilyumzhinov is bringing serious harm to the chess world. No international company wants to be involved with chess, as long as its President is good friends with people like Assad, Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein."

During the presidential elections in 2006 and 2010, Kasparov was supporting Bessel Kok and his former rival at the chess board, Anatoli Karpov respectively. According to the newspaper Kasparov is already working on his election compaign. Kasparov considers his worldwide efforts to bring chess into schools as a major part of his strategy and as a lead for FIDE to not just focus on chess as a sport but also to establish chess in the education system.

 

  


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