Kasparov leaves chess future uncertain
Refuses to accept responsibility for loss
Garry Kasparov this morning made public an eloquently written letter, formally putting an end to his FIDE campaign that culminated in bitter defeat on Monday, 11th of August, when the FIDE delegates voted overwhelmingly (110–61) for the incumbent president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
Although recognizing the challenges that lay infront of him before he entered the FIDE race, ”I hoped that there was still a chance for a coalition of reform-minded federation leaders and others tired of broken promises and stagnation to reach a winning number of votes. The fact is that we fell far short…”