Showing posts from February, 2014

Who is Kirsan Ilyumzhinov?

When you are a famous player, top sports star, world champion, etc., then everyone would know about you, and also have an opinion. That's how it works. In chess there is of course today no one better known and written about than Garry Kasparov. Early this month, shocked by some of what was published on the FIDE website, I wrote about dirty election campaign tactics  and while that has stopped, worst has emerged in poison pen emails to Federations and Delegates referring to completely one sided defamatory stories and opinions posted on an absolutely disgusting Blog without even admission of authorship. Well, even I was surprised at the depths that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and his equally desperate cohorts were apparently prepared to descend to until I came across the following . Then everything became clear! (In contra