The sixth day of the 88th FIDE Congress in Antalya, Turkey was devoted to the meeting of the Executive Board.
The President of the Turkish Chess Federation Gulkiz Tulay welcomed all participants of the Executive Board meeting.
FIDE President Kirsan Iluymzhinov briefed the Board about his projects and trips made over the last year.
FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos reported to the Board about several issues, including organization of the FIDE World Championship Match in New York, the FIDE World Women Championship in Tehran and some other events.
FIDE Deputy Mr. Makropoulos deplored the fact that the Presidential Board and Executive team of FIDE had been defamed, threatened and insulted by an election campaign that Mr. Ilyumzhinov had initiated. Mr. Makropoulos mentioned that Mr. Ilyumzhinov is abusing the name of Russia and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, in order to hide himself and excuse his team’s insults and threats to FIDE officers. Mr Makropoulos said that Mr Ilyumzhinov should stop doing this.
FIDE Treasurer Professor Siegel proposed the following motion: “quote motion”. The members voted 37-20 in favour of the motion with 2 abstentions. This decision is not mandatory and Mr. Ilyumzhinov can decide whether to stand or not.
Professor Siegel gave an explanation of the present situation regarding FIDE finances, which showed a surplus in 2016 of over Euro 800,000.
Ilya Merenzon gave a presentation on Agon, which was followed by a discussion on the subject of FIDE’s contract with the company. FIDE Vice-President Israel Gelfer informed that he had signed a revised agreement with Agon on behalf of FIDE and advised the terms.
Many Commissions presented their reports which were the approved.