Do you support the re-election of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as FIDE president?

Do you support the re-election of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as FIDE president?

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  • What is a FIDE president?

Created on October 7, 2010 | 3876 Votes | 20 Comments


  • 3 years ago


    Do not know that much about the Fide Pres. Heard things that is not positives.

  • 4 years ago


    FIDE, GM, IM ABCDEFG... so confusing all of these titles.

  • 4 years ago


    the current presedent of fide is an idoit and is sorta corrupt fide is a bad place and organisation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 years ago


    what is a FIDE president. and who is this kirsan


  • 5 years ago


    OMG 1/4 dont know what FIDE president is?!

    kidding me! such a shame.....

  • 5 years ago


    Based my answer simply on the guy's name. Call it biased call it what you want. But for some reason I find that a lot of Russian names just sound evil to me.

  • 5 years ago


    The current FIDE President is delusional (abducted by space aliens), corrupt, a thief, a repressive dictator and completely ineffective for international chess.  The 2010 FIDE election had all the legitimacy of a Soviet or Iranian election (or the US presidential election of 2000).  Chess will grow despite FIDE.

  • 5 years ago


    What gets me is, i'm not sure how you pronounce his surname??

  • 5 years ago


    In my opinion Karpov should be president!

  • 5 years ago


    Shouldn't someone start a breakaway chess organisation? Oh wait, didn't they try that?

  • 5 years ago


    Why do we need an insane men to decide important things in the chess world?

    He even dosen't have a chess titleFrown

  • 5 years ago


    Ilyumzhinov is a total nut case. He actually believes he was abducted by aliens. I'm not joking. Secondly, he is a pathetic organiser (remember his lousy handling of Toiletgate?) And then he is always trying to organize high profile tournaments in totalitarian states; one FIDE world championship in Bagdad under Sadaam, another in Libya, and I believe there were even plans for one in Myanmar. Seriously, what next? North Korea?

    Bird of a feather folk together. Ilyumzhinov is a mentally disturbed dictator so of course he is partial to dictatorships.

    He may have a lot of money but personally I think he's the worst thing that happen to chess, ever.

  • 5 years ago


    AFAIK Ilyumzhinov was a national master in USSR.

  • 5 years ago


    on the already existing comments or discussion points we can have a like/unlike vote section so you can keep track of a point. we can't add  an existing comment.

  • 5 years ago


    It really is a shame that Karpov didn't get it. More people know his name and he's more personable. As was stated previously, I and most of the chess players I know don't really associate the name Ilyumzhinov with chess. We associate it with nothing because we've never heard of it before!

  • 5 years ago


    I think the fourth choice should have been: "Who's Kirsan Ilyumzhinov?"

  • 5 years ago


    Chess could be huge someday if we could get more organized.  Look at what poker has become in the last decade.  Poker back in the 70's and 80's used to have a minimal following and now it is massive.  Karpov was the man that could have united the chess community.  Ilyumzhinov has had his chance and his results are not impressive.

  • 5 years ago


    Easy to understand the result .Ilyumzhinov has a lot of money .

  • 5 years ago

    NM ih8sens

    It's unbelievable.  Karpov could easily be the face of chess.  Most chess players I talk to don't even know who Ilyumzhinov is.  Another... I don't even know how many years... with no money in chess.  Lovely :P


  • 5 years ago


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