Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Receiving Congratulations on Re-election as FIDE President

Kirsan wins

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is receiving congratulations on his re-election as FIDE President. President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin was one of the first to congratulate Ilyumzhinov. According to the Head of State’s Press-Attaché Dmitry Peskov, “The [Russian] President has expressed hope that Ilyumzhinov’s further activity will promote the game of chess around the world, including in […]

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FIDE President’s Statement


Dear Friends, Dear Chess Enthusiasts!  Yesterday, I was re-elected as President of FIDE. 110 countries voted for me and I am grateful for their support. Now we have a lot of work ahead of us, and it will affect not only federations and professional chess players, because chess is more than federations: it’s over 500 […]

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Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Wins the Election by a Decisive Margin


Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been re-elected as FIDE President. As many as 110 delegates have voted for the incumbent at the FIDE General Assembly. We note that his opponent Garry Kasparov garnered the votes of only 61 delegates. The Campaign HQ congratulates Kirsan Nikolaevich Ilyumzhinov on winning the election!

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