Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Is Karpov Gaining Momentum in the Upcoming FIDE Elections?

German Chess Federation nominates Karpov for FIDE Presidency

One month ago Anatoly Karpov announced his candidacy for President of the World Chess Federation (elections in September). The former World Champion was nominated by the French and Swiss Federations. Now the President of the German Chess Federation, Robert von Weizsäcker, has come forward with a nomination and unanimous support. Press release and information.
Press statement:

At the beginning of October FIDE will conduct elections in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. A few weeks ago former World Champion Anatoly Karpov announced his intention to run for the FIDE Presidency. The President of the German Chess Federation Robert von Weizsäcker has warmly welcomed this decision and has officially nominated Anatoly Karpov as a candidate. This is possible according to the laws of FIDE, since the former World Champion has been a member of the [German chess club] Schachvereinigung 1930 Hockenheim since 1994, which automatically makes him a member of the German Chess federation.
The question of the FIDE elections was discussed at the last meeting of the Presidential Board of the German Chess Federation, on March 25 in Berlin, and decided unanimously to support Anatoly Karpov.

Horst Metzing,

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