Monday, April 26, 2010

Karpov for FIDE President

Anatoly Karpov, one of the greatest players of all time is running for the office of the President of the International Chess Federation.

He was World Championship from 1975 to 1985 and his Tournament successes include 160 first place finishes. He had a peak ELO rating of 2780 and for several decades has been amongst the top elite of the chess world.

After 1995, he has seriously limited his classical tournament play and he has involved himself in the politics of his home country of Russia.

He has been a member of the Supreme Soviet Commission for Foreign Affairs and the President of the Soviet Peace Fund before the Soviet Union dissolved. Since 2005, he has been a member of the Public Chamber of Russia (a state institution created to analyze draft legislation and monitor the activities of the parliament, government and other government bodies).

He has also involved himself in several humanitarian causes.

The election for FIDE President will take place at the 39th Chess Olympiad which is scheduled this year at Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Karpov’s mission statement

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