21 March 2022

CFR to Appeal FIDE EDC's Decision to Disqualify Sergey Karjakin

CFR President Andrey Filatov's statement.

The FIDE Ethics and Disciplinary Commission (EDC) has reached a verdict on the case 2/2022, relating to public statements by the Russian grandmasters Sergey Karjakin  and Sergei Shipov.

The EDC First Instance Chamber, formed by Yolander Persaud (Guyana), Ravindra Dongre (India), and Johan Sigeman (Sweden) as Chairperson, unanimously decided as follows:

Sergey Karjakin is found guilty of breach of article 2.2.10 of the FIDE Code of Ethics, and is sanctioned to a worldwide ban of six months from participating as a player in any FIDE rated chess competition, taking effect from the date of this decision, 21 March 2022.

Sergei Shipov is found not guilty of breach of article 2.2.10 of the FIDE Code of Ethics. 

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Statement by the CFR President Andrey Filatov:

“Chess Federation of Russia will examine the FIDE EDC's decision regarding Sergey Karjakin and Sergei Shipov.  

We will file an appeal in the near future and lodge a complaint against the decision to ban Sergey Karjakin from participating in the FIDE events for six months. Chess Federation of Russia is against discrimination of athletes on any criteria and will fight for their rights.  

We address a request to FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich to take the matter under personal control

CFR President 
Andrey Filatov”