On September 30, 2018, Georgios Makropoulos’ team filed a police report in Batumi regarding a case of alleged violence against his team.
The incident, described in the statement above, goes against principles encouraged by FIDE and good sporting behavior. Makropoulos team takes this issue very seriously and will react very strongly to any violence and inappropriate behavior.
Should further incidents occur, they will also be escalated to all appropriate authorities.
FIDE is undergoing an important reform and is achieving a new level of transparency, and Makropoulos team is demanding from all Presidential Candidates and team members, including Dvorkovich team, responsible for the incident, to act accordingly.