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Chess: Fide election race turns bitter after Nigel Short makes pact

Short has made a pact with Arkady Dvorkovich, while Georgios Makropoulos has asked Fide to ban his Russian opponent

The bitterly fought election campaign for the presidency of the global chess body Fide will be decided on 3 October by the votes of 186 national delegates during the Fide congress at Batumi, Georgia. The issues were discussed in this column on 15 June and in Andrew Roth’s article on 2 September – but who will win?

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