30 May 2010

Grandmaster Flash Karpov

Anatoly Karpov, chess grandmaster, former world champion and diligently a-political public figure, has found himself on a collision course with the Kremlin over the future of world chess. By standing for the Russian nomination for World Chess Federation (FIDE) president he has challenged the incumbent, President of the Republic of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, and clashed with his ally, the high-ranking Kremlin aide Arkady Dvorkovich.
For newsroom editors across the world, the idea of Karpov “battling with the Kremlin” for the future of world chess was too good a headline to miss. But this struggle seems to be less about politics than about personal prestige, allegiances and somewhat opaque business relationships.The scandal – by now well documented in the Russian and Western press – erupted on May 14, when the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) met in Moscow to elect its candidate for president of FIDE – the sport’s governing body.

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I've enjoyed editing these two images. I would like Karpov to be the next President of FIDE. Karpov is now visiting various countries to gain support. The "queen" in the first image and the 2 characters in the second image represent the other countries to support Karpov.

1 comment:

  1. Diligently " apolitical " Karpov ... joke !!! never heard of him clashing ?? with the Kremlin when he was world Champ !! Much as i enjoyed the clash between Karpov and Kasparov ( i liked to see Karpov win !! ) ...he was always a pawn of the Cold War Kremlin...now its gone ...he speaks freely ??does he ?? ......more than one face springs to mind !! .