Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the “One World. One Vision.” Team Wins the 2010 FIDE Elections!

A Staggering 95 National Federations Voted for Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and his Team! A GLORIOUS VICTORY FOR KIRSAN! We would like to thank ALL OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATIONS WHO SUPPORTED US and helped us WIN THIS ELECTION! The "One World. One Vision." Team … Read More

A Staggering 102 National Federations Openly Support Kirsan and His Team!

The "One World. One Vision." family grows again to a staggering 102 National Federations openly expressing their support for Kirsan and his team! Countries who believe in the future of FIDE based on concrete proposals and successful past experience rather … Read More

We Won – Case Dismissed!

The lawsuit filed by the Presidential Campaign of Anatoly Karpov and several National Federations (United States, France, Germany, Switzerland and Ukraine) in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland - HAS BEEN DISMISSED, thereby confirming … Read More

“Order Versus Chaos”: Revealing Article in Rossiskaya Gazeta

The Russian Federation supports only Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's Ticket as do 93 other National Federations. Karpov and his team continue to wreak havoc on the global chess community. They seem to revel in the destruction of the chess community when it benefits … Read More

FIDE President, in Khanty-Mansiysk

Currently, the FIDE President is in Khanty-Mansiysk which is hosting the 39th World Chess Olympiad. Ilyumzhinov is of a great popularity: Every day the FIDE President is surrounded by numerous fans wishing to take photos with the President and … Read More

Kirsan Pleased That The FIDE Presidential Elections Will Be Held In A Friendly Atmosphere.

Ilyumzhinov May Withdraw His Claim Against Karpov FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is ready to withdraw the claim he filed in defense of his honor and dignity against Anatoly Karpov since the latter admitted that he "did not express any kind of information … Read More

Chess champions José Raúl Capablanca (left) and Emanuel Lasker.

Cuba Makes It 94!

We Are Pleased to Welcome Cuba to the "One World. One Vision." Family! 94 National Federations Now Support the "One World. One Vision." Team! Cuba has a rich tradition in chess and is one of the strongest chess nations in the Americas. Undoubtedly, … Read More

“Kasparov said…in case of victory he would be the actual President of FIDE and Karpov will be his PUPPET.”

During his lobbying in Sarajevo, Kasparov tells of his plans for Karpov... DNEVNI AVAZ (Bosnia’s Biggest Daily Newspaper) Reports: "Former World Champions Ask for the Disqualification of Ilyumzhinov" "Elections for the new president of FIDE will … Read More

FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Opens the 39th World Chess Olympiad!

The Official Opening of the Olympiad took place on Monday, September 20th, 2010, in Khanty-Mansiysk. In his welcoming speech FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov,  emphasized that Ugra has a very rich experience with holding events and competitions … Read More

FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Proposes Chess Center Near Ground Zero Site (New York)

Making chess relevant not only as a sport but as means to communications between cultures is one of FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's primary focuses. The President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, has offered to buy a controversial … Read More

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Inside the Campaign

President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

KIRSAN ILYUMZHINOV President of World Chess Federation (Since November 1995) President and Head of Republic of Kalmykia (from Oct. 2005) Born: April 5, 1962. Ethnic background: Kalmyk Education: Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations (MGIMO) Degrees … [Read More...]

FIDE Deputy President, Georgios Makropoulos

GEORGIOS MAKROPOULOS FIDE Deputy President Born: September, 29, 1953 Ethnic background: Greek Degrees and Titles: International Master (IM), Grandmaster (GM) norm in Banco di Roma 1980 Career history Since 1976: journalist for the Athens-based … [Read More...]

FIDE General Secretary, Ignatius Leong

General Secretary: IGNATIUS LEONG Titles: Commonwealth Chess Association President Asean Chess Confederation President Commonwealth Chess Association President Singapore Chess Federation President Biography Facts organized his first local open … [Read More...]

Treasurer, Nigel Freeman

Treasurer: Nigel Freeman President of the Bermuda Chess Association FIDE Treasurer Since 2006 Born: Aylesbury, UK, in 1954. Education: Harrow School, Cambridge University, M.A. in History. Career History From university, he joined the Hong Kong … [Read More...]

Candidate for FIDE Vice President, Beatriz Marinello

Beatriz Marinello Candidate for FIDE Vice President General Secretary FIDE Americas Woman International Master (WIM) Born: May 14, 1964 Ethnic background: Latin American (Born in Chile, Based in the United States) Degrees and Titles Woman International … [Read More...]

Vice President, Lewis Ncube

Vice President: Lewis Ncube Born: February, 22, 1958 in the Zambian Capital City of Lusaka. Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (U.M.I.S.T) in the United … [Read More...]

Press Room

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Re-elected as World Chess Federation President – New York Times

September 29, 2010, 9:21 am Find the Original Article Here: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Re-elected as World Chess Federation President By DYLAN LOEB MCCLAIN Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was re-elected as president of the World Chess Federation on Wednesday, according to Chessdom, a chess news Web site. Mr. Ilyumzhinov reportedly defeated Anatoly Karpov, the former world champion, by a vote of 95 … Read More

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Wins the Voting 95-55 –

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov re-elected for FIDE President! Kirsan Ilyumzhinov wins the voting 95-55 Find the original article here: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is re-elected for FIDE President! As per 14:30 CET on September 29th, the results are in. Ilyumzhinov wins with 95-55. Thus Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will be President of FIDE in the period 2010 - 2014. The election day started in Khanty Mansyisk early in the morning. In a hall … Read More

Karpov pledges “$4 Million for Chess, but With a Catch” (NY Times Article)

Below is part of a recently published article in the New York Times.  You can read the entire article at the New York Times website. Link included below. New York Times July 18, 2010 $4 Million for Chess, but With a Catch By DYLAN LOEB MCCLAIN As the election for the top positions in the World Chess Federation nears, both of the campaigns have promised money to finance chess programs and tournaments around the world. Kirsan Ilyzumzhinov, the incumbent president, was the first to make … Read More