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

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 22:00

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 in Batumi, Georgia. The FIDE Elections And The Fight Against Corruption

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 20:45

Three weeks after the three candidates for the FIDE presidential elections are known, the key word for some of the candidates seems to be "corruption." An anti-corruption committee has been established, and Makropoulos ticket members have accused Dvorkovich of bribery.

Africa Chess Media: GM Nigel Short Launches FIDE Presidential Campaign Website

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 20:00

English Grand Master Nigel Short became the first FIDE presidential candidate to launch an official election campaign website on Sunday, eleven weeks before votes are due to be cast in Batumi, Georgia.

Announcing the launch on social media, the 53-year-old professional player also informed his followers that the website’s content would be translated into French, Spanish and Russian in due course.

ChessBase: "FIDE should be encouraging chess, not discouraging it"

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 21:45

by Macauley Peterson

 6/19/2018 – Nigel Short is in a four-way race for President of FIDE, to be decided in an election in Batumi at the Chess Olympiad on October 3rd. Until a few days ago, it was a three-way race with one of those being the incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. But now the Russian Chess Federation is poised to nominate someone else: Russian economist and politician Arkady Dvorkovich. Macauley Peterson spoke to Nigel for an hour in Leuven, during the first stop of Grand Chess Tour, to get his current thoughts on the race. | Photo: Lennart Ootes / Grand Chess Tour "FIDE Presidential Elections Now Officially 3-Horse Race"

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 21:30

It's official: the FIDE presidential elections will be a three-horse race between Arkady DvorkovichGeorgios Makropoulos and Nigel Short

Africa Chess Media: "Nigel Short: The 2018 FIDE Presidential Candidate"

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 20:15

Firstly, I would like to thank you for agreeing to an interview on such short notice. (From the initial request for an interview to the start of the interview was less than 40 minutes. I was surprised by how readily Nigel Short agreed to this interview. Within minutes I was setting up).

Nigel Short: Thank you for the interview. I have been a veteran of 3 campaigns in previous FIDE elections, but I have never actually been on anyone’s ticket. This is the first time I am on a ticket, and not only that, but actually heading it. I am choosing my own team.