Karjakin Supports Ilyumzhinov: "Kasparov Hasn't Showed Himself As a Good Organizer"

Время публикации: 30.07.2014 23:28 | Последнее обновление: 30.07.2014 23:28

"I will support Kirsan Ilyumzhinov because he did a lot for the development and popularization of chess," Itar-Tass quotes Sergey Karjakin. "A lot of strong competitions have been introduced thanks to him, World Cup, FIDE Grand Prix, World Rapid and Blitz championships among those."

According to Karjakin another FIDE presidential candidate Garry Kasparov hasn't showed himself as a good organizer. "If mentioning the opponent of the reigning president, the undoubtedly great player Garry Kasparov, he didn't show his organizing skills. All the projects under his patronage were closed, while some of his views may be characterized as ultra-radical and that is exactly why my choice is obvious."

"Ilyumzhinov is able to organize a tournament in practically any country, his work is definitely effetive," GM added. "Two situations could be used as examples to prove this - the search of the host for the World title match 2014 and the attempt of the organizers to exclude the Olympiad nine teams including Russian women's national team. What did Ilyumzhinov do? He settled both issues in shortest possible time. What has Kasparov done? He only criticized Ilyumzhinov and FIDE. This is the difference now between the reigning FIDE president and his challenger on this post."

Let us remind you the elections will be held during the Tromso Olympiad which will be opened in several days. chess-News will be covering the events closely.  


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