FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s resignation which was announced on the eve of the official website of the organization, said that not going to go anywhere called «the organizers of the coup.»
He said FIDE Executive Director Nigel Freeman and Vice President George Makropoulos «tried to organize a coup.»
FIDE has started an internal investigation.
«I demanded Nigel Freeman, Executive Director, to deliver a rebuttal when the FIDE website has information about my resignation. Wrote him letters, called. But he disconnected the phone. Did the same and Makropoulos, although I know that he was at this time in the FIDE office in Athens. Apparently, he wanted to make a small revolution. The coup wanted to do. As Telegraf previously captured. Apparently, they are afraid of losing their cushy seats. I can’t dismiss, even though I trust them», — TASS quotes Ilyumzhinov.