Monday, 3 May 2010

Campomanes pass away

Former FIDE President Florencio Campomanes passed away earlier today in Baguio City, The Philippines. He was 83 years old.
Although his ultimate legacy will be debated in the years to come, it is fair to say that he had both his fans an detractors. The first FIDE President from Asia, he was widely praised in Africa and Asia for making chess more accessible in the third world. Nonetheless some of the significant decisions he made as FIDE President, especially in regards the 1984 Karpov v Kasparov World Championship Match, resulted in a fire storm of criticism.
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