"Our fight is for FIDE, not against FIDE" Another Statement by Kasparov and His Team

Время публикации: 05.02.2014 20:22 | Последнее обновление: 05.02.2014 20:22

In a new statement published on kasparov2014.com Garry Kasparov once again emphesizes the issues he mentione during his recent press conference in Wijk aan Zee:

"I am very clear in my criticism to distinguish between the organization and its leaders and between the office and the office-holder. This is a crucial point. Our fight is for FIDE, not against FIDE. Our goal is to reform and improve FIDE for the benefit of the federations and the chess community. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, though he is yet to declare, is my opponent, not FIDE. These actions taken against my campaign using FIDE resources are little more than theft from the organization and the federations it represents. FIDE and the federations are paying to send Ilyumzhinov’s people on campaign trips. FIDE and the federations are paying the salaries of the people writing these attacks on my team and paying for the website they use to publish them. The powers of FIDE and of FIDE office-holders cannot be used in any way for campaign purposes. If Ilyumzhinov or his officials wish to slander us, they must at least set up their own private website and hire a private staff for the purpose instead of further abusing FIDE resources and powers. If they wish to campaign they must raise private funds to do so, as we have."

The statement at full


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