Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Karpov For FIDE President

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20 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur – The press conference for the Karpov’s Presidential campaign was held on the 28th Floor of the G Tower, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Kuala Lumpur at 6 pm today. The ASTRO News team (top left) were on hand to provide news coverage for the campaign trail of the Karpov’s Presidential team which includes Malaysia’s Abdul Hamid b Majid (standing pix top right), as a General Secretary candidate. Also in the picture are Dato’ Tan Chin Nam (right) and Richard Conn (third from right)
The new Karpov Presidential candidate for FIDE has several new proposals as part of its campaign. Among others they will try to achieve the following:
  • Return FIDE to Its Federalist Origins;
  • Development of a New Financial Foundation;
  • Chess Education and Training;
  • Protecting and Upholding the Traditions of Chess
Right after the press conference, a blitz exhibition was held between GM Karpov and Dato’ Tan Chin Nam (pix left), followed by two more blitz between GM Karpov and Yeoh Li Tian and GM Karpov and IM Mas Hafizulhelmi. All three games was won by GM Karpov.
The third person in the picture is Richard Conn, USA, Vice Presidential hopeful on the Karpov’s team.
In the bottom picture left is the blitz game between GM Karpov (hidden) and IM Mas. Fireyrook also had an opportunity to get a souvenir photo with the 12th World Chess Champion GM Anatoly Karpov in the dining area of the G Hotel, G Tower (bottom pix right).
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  Pix. Bloggers Hairulov and Khairunnisa.   Pix. GM Karpov giving dinner speech.

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