Inal Sheripov has withdrawn from the FIDE presidential election due to health reasons. The news was announced in Twitter by Peter Heine Nielsen. Back in May, Inal Sheripov announced his intention to run for FIDE President. His ticket has already been officially submitted to the FIDE office, with supporting letters from the federations of Ukraine, Zambia, Sierra-Leone, Barbados, and Timor Leste. The ticket includes Lewis Ncube (Zambia), current President of the African Chess Confederation, as a Candidate for the position of FIDE Deputy President.
With Sheripov out of the FIDE Elections race that will take place during the Chess Olympiad 2022, three candidates remain:
- Arkadij Dvorkovich, current president of FIDE, with Viswanathan Anand on board (see the ticket here)
- Andrii Baryshpolets, with deputy Peter Heine Nielsen (see presentation + interview)
- Bachar Kouatly, with deputy Ian Wilkinson (see more information)
More on the FIDE Presidential campaign: Dvorkovich announces his team with Anand on board / Dvorkovich #SayChess hashtag controversy / Interview with Andrii Baryshpolets / Andrii Baryshpolets announces his candidacy / Andrii Baryshpolets on Twitter / All articles on Andrii Baryshpolets here / All FIDE election news
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