As previously reported, Garry Kasparov is going to take part in a chess tournament in St. Louis in August of this year.
In an interview with «R-Sport» the President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov recalled that the 13th world champion in 2015, was suspended for two years and can not participate in tournaments under the auspices of the organization. However, he stressed that to solve the question should the ethics Commission of FIDE.
«The fact that Kasparov returned to chess, it’s good. He has accomplished a lot in chess and became world champion. On the other hand, he dismissed FIDE until October of this year. After all, two years ago, the ethics Commission FIDE removed him from chess and chess activities for corruption, for bribing the President of the Chess Federation of Singapore’s Ignatius Leong in the election of the FIDE President. Therefore, it violates the decision of the ethics Commission of FIDE.
The ethics Commission is an independent body which reports only to the General Assembly of FIDE, said by phone Yuminov. And she will make the decision. This is a private tournament and Kasparov, apparently, consulted with lawyers. Although the ratings of participants in this tournament will count for the FIDE. Their decision should make the ethics Commission — that this is a private tournament, will or will not count towards the rating (Kasparov). This is a legal question. If he made this statement, I, as the President of FIDE, the decision support. And on the other hand, it is a question of the ethics Commission», — quotes words of the head of the International chess Federation «R-Sport».
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov stressed that the Rating of Harry Kasparov is not zeroed.
Garry Kasparov was the world chess champion in the years 1985-1993. In 1993-2000 he was the world champion under the version of Professional chess Association.
In 2005 Garry Kasparov announced the termination of the chess activities.