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BBC reports on Ukraine vs Russia in FIDE Chess Elections 2022

The FIDE Congress will be held in Chennai, India between 31 July 2022 and 09 August 2022 as part of the Chess Olympiad 2022 (see all Olympiad news here). Part of it is the FIDE General Assembly, where on the agenda are the FIDE elections featuring a different kind of Ukraine vs Russia fight (Read more – Ukraine vs Russia in FIDE Chess Elections 2022).

It has been more than four months since Russia invaded Ukraine, setting off global shockwaves. Since then, Moscow has been sidelined by several global forums, but Dvorkovich’s camp is counting on two factors to see them through: the boom chess saw during the pandemic and FIDE’s efforts to keep the tournament calendar ticking through difficult months. His opponents, on the other hand, argue that Russia has controlled chess’s administration for too long.reported BBC News on a different Russia-Ukraine battle in India.

FIDE Electoral Commission confirmed four valid Presidential ticket candidacies: Arkady Dvorkovich (current president of FIDE, with Viswanathan Anand on board), Inal Sheripov (with Lewis Ncube as deputy), Andrii Baryshpolets (with deputy Peter Heine Nielsen), Bachar Kouatly (with deputy Ian Wilkinson). With a bit more than one month to go, the 2022 FIDE Elections are seeing known names joining the elections and campaigns: Georgios Makropoulos returns to chess politics as a candidate for FIDE Vice President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov supporting Inal Sheripov’s ticket, 2018 FIDE Presidential candidate Nigel Short announcing his resignation as FIDE Vice-President with immediate effect, reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen called to action for the Baryshpolets/Nielsen FIDE election bid.

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