Ilyumzhinov Announces his Withdrawal from FIDE Elections

06.29.18 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced today that he is no longer in contention for the president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). He threw his support behind the Russian candidate Arkaday Dvorkovich. The field is therefore narrowed to three candidates: Dvorkovich, FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos, and Nigel Short. Ilyumzhinov held the position for twenty-three years the second longest tenure of any FIDE president. The federation's first president, Alexander Rueb, was in office for two years longer.



Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced today that he has withdrawn his candidacy for the president of the World Chess Federation.

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