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Nigel Short announces candidacy for FIDE President 2018-2022

Nigel Short during the Indonesia open

Nigel Short during the Indonesia open

The English Grandmaster Nigel Short has announced his candidacy for FIDE President at the upcoming elections during the Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018. Nigel Short chose a Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten, to break the news. In an interview he says that he “believes the chess world deserves a better alternative”. The full details of Nigel Short’s campaign will be announced by the end of May.

This candidacy comes amid huge battle between Makropoulos and Ilyumzhinov, the other two candidates for FIDE President.

More on the topic: The FIDE elections so far / Ongoing “Glen Stark” affair

This is a rolling article and soon will be updated. Stay tuned for updates

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