The head of the International chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov may miss the match for the title of world champion between Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and Russia’s Sergey Karjakin in new York.
Because of the lack of Ilyumzhinov us visa Chapter of this prestigious organization for the first time in history risks not to attend the match for the chess crown.
Although the official did not lose hope on getting admission in the USA, he already has a backup option, allowing you to save face in this situation.
“Now it’s hard to say, because the US visa, I still was not given. I’m still waiting. But I want to open this match. I am sure that will do it – if not a personal presence in new York, then at least via Skype. This to me is the US authorities do not interfere,” – said Ilyumzhinov newspaper “Izvestia”.
Earlier, the head of FIDE wrote a letter to President Barack Obama with a request to allow him to U.S. jurisdiction to challenge the decision on imposing sanctionsto achieve their withdrawal and an apology and compensation for moral damages.
While Ilyumzhinov is ready to obtain U.S. citizenship, as foreign citizens are allowed to sue the U.S. government.