Veselin Topalov won’t play any official FIDE or ECU event until the criminal gang of Makro&friends is ruling FIDE
To all members of the Chess Community worldwide:
Since 2014, the criminal gang of Makro&friends, who has been ruling FIDE from 1995 onwards, has been attacking the Bulgarian Chess Federation in a very ugly and disgraceful way. The Bulgarian Chess Federation is regarded one of the most active and successful federations worldwide, with enormous contribution to the world of chess over the last two decades. Officially FIDE and ECU have spent more then 200.000€ in legal expenses to fight against our federation. At the same time, FIDE is close to bankruptcy as a result of the actions of the same useless and incompetent people. All this is completely unacceptable and must be put an end to.
Enough is enough.
In consideration of the above, we officially announce that the former FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov won’t play any official FIDE or ECU events until the criminal gang of Makro&friends is gone from FIDE and ECU once and forever.