Dvorkovich wins FIDE election

by Frederic Friedel
10/4/2018 – A Russian politician is the new FIDE President. Arkady Dvorkovich defeated incumbent Georgios Makropoulos by 103 votes to 78, after the third candidate Nigel Short withdrew his application. The election was held during the 89th FIDE general assembly in Batumi – where the Chess Olympiad is currently under way. Dvorkovich has announced an annual budget of three million Euros for developing countries. Read the international news reports. Full report and analysis on the FIDE election.

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Full report in the Financial Times


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Full story on the RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty news page.


Full report and analysis on the FIDE election



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