As a leader, it is always very hard to please and accommodate everyone. But I guess no matter what people might think of him, negatively, it was Campo who breach the borders that separates nations of different cultures, specially countries from Asia, making it possible to have GM Eugene Torre and GM Vishwanathan Anand.
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Florencio Campomanes. Fortunately I had always very correct and friendly relationship with Florencio. I think that in the period of political opposition between West and East he saved the chess world from splitting. He showed his outstanding diplomatic talent – Baguio 1978 – and his further presidentship was evidence of that.
Tenth World Champion