81 National Federations now support the “One World. One Vision.” Team!
Anatoly Karpov, Nigel Short and Gary Kasparov had insistently put pressure on board members of the Cypriot Federation in order not to support Kirsan. To such a point that someone could wonder if the Cypriot vote would by itself determine the election result for Karpov…
The truth is that the former world champion lacks more than 60 votes to even hope for a tie!
The only aim of Karpov’s team was to divide the Greeks between Greece and Cyprus because the president of the Greek Chess Federation Mr Georgios Makropoulos is elected with the ticket of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
The policy of dissension and the continuous undermining of the chess world’s unity, which Karpov’s team has been promoting from the first day of his campaign, produced no results in Cyprus!
We attach the letter of support to Kirsan by the President of the Chess Federation of Cyprus Mr Christoforos Tornaritis: