Thursday, February 17, 2011
Kirsan-Karpov : There is no permanent friends and permanent enemies!
On February 12, in Moscow, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with the former World Chess Champion, FIDE Ambassador to international organizations - Anatoly Karpov. The president and the ambassador discussed at the meeting the outcome of negotiations between FIDE leadership and the heads of international organizations, UNESCO, as well as the implementation of FIDE programme "Chess in Schools. Click here for the full news.
For non chess player, the photo above may look like a reunion between good friends that have not meet for years. However, only chess community knows that for about 9 months before the 2010 FIDE election, both Karpov's and Kirsan's team fight vigioursly against each other. The election however was eventually won by the incumbent - Kirsan Ilyumzhinov..
There's a famous quote - In politic, there is no permanent friends and permanent enemies!
Gen Una Sumus (We are all one family)
News and photo from FIDE.com