Tuesday 28 March 2017

Stop me if you've heard this one before

It seems that the FIDE Executive have found a way of replacing their troubled President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. The front page of fide.com has states that he has announced his resignation, and that an extraordinary board meeting will be held in April. While this seems pretty straightforward, according to Kirsan himself, this news is false, and has no intention of standing down.
This has all occurred in the last few hours, so for later updates I suggest you catch the whole story at chess.com.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Freeman now posts that Kirsan many times threatened to resign during the meeting, and at its end said "I resign" three times. Certainly not valid as a matter of law, but somehow an Extraordinary Presidential Board meeting is being called in 2 weeks to discuss it? Filatov still seems on Kirsan's side, which could be a heavyweight.