"This Is Not against Silvio." Zurab Azmaiparashvili Might Run for ECU President

Время публикации: 28.10.2013 22:19 | Последнее обновление: 28.10.2013 22:36

The famous GM and chess official, at the moment Deputy Minister of Sports and Youth of Georgia Zurab Azmaiparashvili might run for ECU president in 2014. He noted that in his recent interview to Chessdom.  

According to Azmaiparashvili he supported Silvio Danailov's candidacy in 2010, but since then he doesn't see what has Danailov done as a president.

"If somebody says that I always please FIDE, he is wrong," Zurab Azmaiparashvili said. "During Khanty-Mansiysk, I made a point and fought against FIDE defending my personal position – and my federation’s -, and even ended up going to court. I made my declaration and not even one Western delegate supported me. Honestly, I did not ask for their support because, as you know, in Europe and within FIDE, when you want something, you ask your friends that are angry against FIDE to support you. But what’s important is that I do not want to fight without a point."

Azmaiparaashvili critisized frequent appearance in Twitter instead of real work, "I was invited by Armenia and Azerbaijan to be part of FIDE’s Presidential Board, and if you want to fight for a subject, you take it to the Presidential Board and defend your point. The people at the PB are smart, and if they feel that you are right, someone will speak up and support you.

However, in Baku, Silvio did not say more than half a word. All he did was to write something on his Ipad, and later I found out that he was criticizing FIDE on social networks, but if he wanted to say something, that was the place to do it! If I criticize something, I do it regarding a point, not because I like or dislike someone."

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Meanwhile, Azmaiparashvili has published his photo with Girorgi Margvelashvili, the newly elected president of Georgia on his Facebook page. 

Ilja Levitov, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Russian Chess Federation, commented on Azmaiparashvili's possible campaign to run for ECU president:

"Quietly, step by step Zurab Azmaiparashvili returned to chess. There was a chance to avoit this. He had to be elected as a Georgian president. There was no luck."  


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