Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kirsan did it again!

FIDE President - Kirsan Ilyumzhinov meet Libyan 'Persona non grata' - Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoly last Sunday.
Kirsan(left) playing chess with Gaddafi.

This is not a surprise 'move' by Kirsan because he had meet President of Iraq- the late Saddam Hussein wayback in 1996. Read about the visit here
Kirsan (left) meet the late Saddam Hussein way back in 1996. Photo from anusha.com

In 1996, Kirsan announced that the FIDE World Chess Championship match would be played in Baghdad. However, Kirsan backed down in the face of international protests.

Read about it here

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