The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed Karpov's Claims
An important win for FIDE and Ilyumzhinov
Court of arbitration for sport (CAS) issued its decision in the arbitration opposing FIDE to Karpov 2010 Inc. and to five national federations (Federation Française Des Echecs, Deutscher Schachbund, Schweizerischer Schachbund, Federatsiya Shakiv Ukrainy and United States Chess Federation). It has dismissed the case of Anatoly Karpov and has confirmed Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's candidature for FIDE President is valid.
The first day of the hearing of the FIDE Presidential elections case in the CAS sports court in Lausanne was held last week and seems to have been the key to the final decision as well. As it is usual in such proceedings day 1 was about jurisdiction. Karpov Inc., the entity filing the lawsuit and backed by several federations, was not given jurisdiction, as it is not part of FIDE, but a private one.
This did not end the case, but put it in rather strange situation - no jurisdiction to Karpov Inc, and all the costs for the case were to be transferred to the national federations that continued the dispute, something that until then was supposed to be covered by Karpov Inc.
The case continued with hearings of both sides, after which the claims filed by Federation Française Des Echecs, Deutscher Schachbund, Schweizerischer Schachbund, Federatsiya Shakiv Ukrainy and United States Chess Federation are dismissed. "For the sake of completeness, the Panel added that the withdrawal by the Argentinian of its endorsement of the Ilymuzhinov ticket does not affect the nomination filed by it prior to the applicable deadline," comments FIDE.com official report.
Read the details by the Court of arbitration for sport (CAS)
Full details can be found here
Kirsan have made the peace offer before the CAS final judgment as it could not be appealed upon but the olives leaves are not accepted now to face the financial burden, Karpov team were expected to win war without going to battle but got checkmated in opening moves.
Hopefully Malaysia will not be billed to cover costs as Malaysia supports Karpov, now it is only hours away for FIDE Congress to elect a President. Go for Kirsan Team.