Lausanne, 9 January 2001
FIDE AND KARPOV SETTLE
At the instance of the Court of Arbitration for
Sport at its hearing of the case of Karpov vs. FIDE, on Tuesday, 9
January 2001, an agreement was reached by both parties to withdraw
their respective claims.
The terms which formed the basis of the Arbitration
award by the three-man Arbitration Panel chaired by Mr. Jan
Paulsson, were as follows:
"In the interest of chess, the parties
unreservedly agree to withdraw all claims and counterclaims made
in this arbitration with prejudice.
Both parties acknowledge the effectiveness of the
decision of FIDE to change the World Championship cycle from a
two-year to a single year.
Mr. Anatoly Karpov has no objection, and
undertakes not to object, to FIDE's conferring of its World
Championship title to Alexander Khalifman in 1999 and Viswanathan
Anand in 2000.
Both FIDE and its officials and Mr. Anatoly
Karpov undertake to cease all forms of criticism against each
other through any medium, including but not limited to print and
electronic media, in respect of any of the allegations or claims
made in this arbitration.
In the interest of goodwill and in order to
correct the misunderstanding arising out of the agreement which
led to this dispute, FIDE shall make a single payment to Mr.
Anatoly Karpov of US$ 50, 000 (fifty thousand United States
dollars) within 14 days of the date of this Consent Award.
Each party shall bear its own expenses, and will
share equally the costs of CAS."