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    04.10.2018 /
    With the election of Russian Arkady Dvorkovich over Georgios Makropoulos, international chess could be cutting ties with the Ilyumzhinov era.
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    28.09.2018 /
    Chess takes on the sports governance agenda with a one-day conference leading up to FIDE’s 89th Congress where three candidates are vying for the post as president of the federation. Play the Game will give a keynote at the conference.
  • 29.09.2006 /
    The president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, has plans to stand as president of the IOC in order to attract more attention to chess as a sport. And the ploy might work. Ilyumzhinov is an eccentric who is also president of the Russian republic of Kalmykia and claims he was once abducted by aliens.

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