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Police Report Filed in Batumi 2389 3016 FIDE Forward

Police Report Filed in Batumi

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…

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First legal win for FIDE forward team 7104 4670 FIDE Forward

First legal win for FIDE forward team

An important first legal win for our FIDE forward team on ETH case 5/2018 against the methods used by our rivals: Cogoljevic is sanctioned and excluded as delegate of the Serbian Chess Federation from the  FIDE elections. Case 6/2018 examines now the other delegates in question.

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Visit our FIDE Forward stand 1200 900 FIDE Forward

Visit our FIDE Forward stand

If you are in the Batumi Chess Olympiad venue, don’t forget to visit our lively FIDE forward stand in the EXPO area. Our team and I are always happy to discuss with you any issue regarding the FIDE elections 2018 and we can exchange ideas on how to move FIDE –> Forward together

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FIDE Ethics Commission unanimously decides to dismiss the application 347 95 FIDE Forward

FIDE Ethics Commission unanimously decides to dismiss the application

The FIDE Ethics Commission (EC) rejected unanimously the absurd request of Mr. Dvorkovich for provisional measures against me. The EC stressed, among others, “the absence of a real and imminent risk of any abuse of FIDE funds and resources”. Full PDF file:   http://fide.com/images/stories/NEWS_2018/FIDE_NEWS/ETH_Decision_Provisional_measures.pdf

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FIDE must and will move to a new era! 4572 3096 FIDE Forward

FIDE must and will move to a new era!

The 43rd Chess Olympiad was opened with a solemn but highly entertaining ceremony, held at the Black Sea Arena, attended by the players, captains and officials of the 185 participating countries. Mr Makropoulos delivered an impressive speech, stressing the need for a new era of politically and financially independent FIDE and presenting a very positive…

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Open Reply to Arkady Dvorkovich 690 460 FIDE Forward

Open Reply to Arkady Dvorkovich

Dear chess friends, We were not surprised at all by the reply of our competitor for the FIDE Presidency, Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich, to the shocking revelations and outrageous pre-election methods documented by our legal team in the cases of Serbia and Israel. Mr. Dvorkovich of course “refrains from delving into the details of the complaints”,…

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Legal proceedings and complaints to FIDE and IOC 752 411 FIDE Forward

Legal proceedings and complaints to FIDE and IOC

As the FIDE election day on 3 October is approaching, our rivals have become increasingly aggressive in trying to “buy dreams” (sic) for FIDE delegates. Their hope is that by unethical means of “gifts” and fraudulent “sponsorships” they could cover the huge difference of more than 40 votes that we have today in our favor.…

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PANAMA, Analysis of a disastrous Meeting 640 473 FIDE Forward

PANAMA, Analysis of a disastrous Meeting

Jorge Vega playing chess with his Chief watching (© from the valuable archive of Jorge Vega) Due to the very low participation in two meetings held in Lima and Jamaica in which only Presidents from Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Jamaica assisted on, a new meeting was called at Panama, on September 8-9th, by…

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Africa resists, Short can’t! 1600 777 FIDE Forward

Africa resists, Short can’t!

Africa resists!  The new trip of Mr. Makropoulos in Africa was met with great success once again, this time in Senegal, where representatives from 16 federations where invited and 14 attended. The chess world in Africa seems to be courageously resisting to the powerful political pressures and gives a fight along with FIDE Forward for…

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Decisive support for FIDE Forward 653 578 FIDE Forward

Decisive support for FIDE Forward

Presidents of Arab Chess Federation and ASEAN Chess Confederation announce support to Mr. Makropoulos and FIDE Forward The Presidents of the Arab Chess Federation (ACF) and of the ASEAN Chess Confederation (ACC) have sent their letters of support to Georgios Makropoulos, establishing with stronger proof than ever the frequently reported lead of the FIDE Forward…

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