Anatoly Karpov: "Ilyumzhinov's opponents are leading an unscrupulous struggle for power"

The opponents of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov are fighting for power with questionable methods. This opinion was expressed by the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, the 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov.

Recall that last Monday the official website of FIDE published an announcement about the resignation of Ilyumzhinov as President following the meeting of the Presidential Council of the organization. Ilyumzhinov called this information false.

"He temporarily resigned when the sanction list was published and Kirsan was included into it. And now they started to make great play with this fact. This is some kind of power struggle, which is not very fair," Karpov said.