Sergey Karyakin

According to the grandmaster, he did not believe in the possibility of winning the FIDE appeal, but in sports arbitration he has “a little more” chances

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Sergey Karyakin

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Russian grandmaster Sergey Karyakin declared “Match TV”, which did not hope for the success of the appeal to the commission of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and sees more chances to challenge the suspension in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

FIDE reported on May 6 that the Ethics and Discipline Commission’s Appeals Chamber dismissed Karjakin’s appeal to a six-month suspension for supporting a special operation in Ukraine.

“Absolutely expected decision. I wouldn’t bet a penny that they will grant the appeal. On the other hand, we had to do this procedure, this formality. Now, with this paper in hand, we can go to court. Still, in CAS there are a little more chances, although there are no illusions either. In any case, there are more of them. It depends on what kind of lawyers we have, what kind of lawyers they have. A lot will depend on lawyers here,” Karyakin said.

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Sergey Karyakin

On March 21, the FIDE Commission on Ethics and Discipline suspended Karjakin for six months because of his open letter addressed to Vladimir Putin, in which he supported the conduct of a special operation in Ukraine. In response, the grandmaster announced that he would create a new organization as an alternative to FIDE.

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