Dear chess presidents, delegates, politicians, and lovers of the game,
FIDE World Cadets Championship 2016 started in Batumi (Georgia).
We would like to draw your attention to the person who is, as you probably already know, organizing this event – Zurab Azmaiparashvili, whose moral portrait we would like to shed some light on, this being our duty.
There are some very interesting facts from the secret life of Azmaiparashvili, which are known to very few people in the world and which should not remain hidden from the public eye any longer. As he is the biggest fighter against corruption in chess at present, we think people ought to know him better.
It is a big shame that the FIDE, knowing the moral record of Azmaiparashvili, have granted this children’s event to such a person.
In the 80s Azmaiparashvili was an average GM, nothing special, around Top 50-100 in the world, max, but never even close to the Top 10 or anything similar.
His real career started when Garry Kasparov, for some unknown reason, employed him as a second for his WCC match vs Karpov in Seville in 1987. After a few more matches, in the spring of 1995 Azmaiparashvili received the news that Kasparov was going to fire him. He was mad at Garry, but also extremely worried about his future and that of his family.