Chess: Fide election race turns bitter after Nigel Short makes pact



The bitterly fought election campaign for the presidency of the global chess body Fide will be decided on 3 October by the votes of 186 national delegates during the Fide congress at Batumi, Georgia. The issues were discussed in this column on 15 June and in Andrew Roth’s article on 2 September – but who will win?
A basic difficulty for election pundits is that Greece’s Georgios Makropoulos, the establishment candidate and current Fide deputy president, claims to have 114 votes in the bag. Russia’s Arkady Dvorkovich, who comes to Fide fresh from his success as chief organiser for the Fifa... read more

 
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