Statement on behalf of the English Chess Federation

From FIDE’s President and Deputy-President, there have come completely contradictory accounts of the nature of discussions at the recent meeting of its Presidential Board. In order that all affiliated national federations can know the truth– both about what the President said, and what recent developments caused other board members to lose confidence in him — we call upon FIDE to release the full transcript of the recording of the meeting.

— Dominic Lawson, ECF President; Mike Truran, ECF Chief Executive; and Malcolm Pein, ECF Director of International Chess and ECF Delegate to FIDE

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