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FIDE Ethics Commission sanctions Kasparov and Leong with two years ban

Official FIDE logoAt the FIDE Congress in Abu Dhabi the FIDE Ethics Commission found that Garry Kasparov and Ignatius Leong were guilty for breaching par 2.1 of FIDE Code of Ethics.

The complaint related to agreements for cooperation in the FIDE elections and the payment of consideration in exchange for written pledges or proxies.

Upon due consideration by the Ethics Commission of the factors relevant to the sanction, including the gravity of the offence and the presence of aggravating and mitigating circumstances, the Ethics Commission imposes the following sanction:

Mr Kasparov and Mr Leong are both banned for a period of two (2) years from holding any office or position within FIDE, including its member federations, continental associations or any other affiliated international organisations, as well as participating in any FIDE meeting as delegate, proxy-holder or other representative of a FIDE member.

This ban will be effective from the period 21 October 2015 until 20 October 2017.

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