Zurab Azmaiparashvili: „Nobody wants for the head of FIDE to be someone who got there by means of dirty ways“
Just two months are left until the start of the 43rd Chess Olympiad: Batumi will welcome the strongest players on the planet from September 23 to October 5, Georgia will be visited by approximately 4 000 guests from 189 countries. The World Chess Federation – FIDE - and the Continental presidential elections will be held during the Olympiad days. The FIDE presidential elections are in the spotlight: It is known that after Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s 23-year rule, FIDE will have a new leader. There are three candidates: Deputy President, Greek Georgios Makropoulos, Russian Arkady Dvorkovich and English Nigel Short.
The FIDE Presidential Board recently had a meeting in Bucharest, Romania. The European Chess Union president (who is the only candidate for the European Chess Union presidential elections), the director of the NNLE “the Organizing Committee of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad” Zurab Azmaiparashvili talks about the topic and different Olympiad related subjects.