Update of 8 February: Campo Leaves ICU for Private Room Print
Monday, 05 February 2007 00:00
On 8 February, FIDE Honorary President Florencio Campomanes moved out of the Intensive Care Unit into a Private Room. Campo figured in a serious car accident when the car he was in turned turtle 2nd February on his way to the airport in Antalya, Turkey after the FIDE Presidential Board meeting there. We ask for your well wishes for Campo whose condition is stable after a 7-1/2 hour operation on 2nd February. He shall celebrate his 80th birthday on 22nd February. Click here to send him This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >get well emails. Goto Chessbase for more news. from Turkish Chess Federation president Ali Yazici. On 8 February, FIDE Honorary President Florencio Campomanes moved out of the Intensive Care Unit into a Private Room.

7 February 2007 - Update from Turkish Chess Federation president Ali Nihay Yazici.

Finally very good information. Campo is leaving the intensive care unit today and going to a special room. His son Florencio II (Renci) visited him yesterday and gave us good news. He is very good and recovering very fast. Everything is going well with him. I think that he has got great moral support with all the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >`get well messages` coming from every corner of the big chess world. His son Florencio III (Cio) is coming today to Antalya to accompany him.

5 February 2007 - New information from the hospital relayed to Turkish Chess Federation President Ali Nihat Yazici.

Campo`s son Florencio II (Renci), visited him today. Campo is beter and sitting up. His breathing is better, respiration is good. He does not have any more fever which is a very good sign. Tomorrow he will get a new cast and in two days will leave the Intensive Care Unit for a regular room. There are no broken ribs, and he is getting better and better every day.

He wants to play chess!

4 February 2007: Official Statement about The Condition of Honorary President Florencio Campomanes

On February 4 in the morning, Turkish Chess Federation President Ali Nihat Yazici visited FIDE Honoraray President Florencio Campomanes in Antalya Anadolu Hospital together with Campo`s eldest son whose name is also Florencio Campomanes or Renci.

He received information from the doctors. The condition of Campo is good and there is no fatal risk, however, he is still under intensive care in order to accelerate the treatment. He should not be visited for long durations so Yazici met him for 1 to 2 minutes.

The Honorary President is conscious, talked to President Yazici and told him he would like to play chess. He also has a sore feeling in his chest due to his broken rib. There is no risk with his nervous system and he can completely feel his body. His ribbed groin has been treated.

The condition of intensive care will last for another 3-4 days but after then he will have to rest in the hospital for some time. The treatment will take time also because of his blood sugar level. The doctors are treating him vigorously and carefully.

He is definitely going to celebrate his 80th birthday on Feburary 22 in Antalya and the preparations have begun.

His two sons Florencio `Renci` Campomanes II arrived from Spain in Antalya today and Florencio `Cio` Campomanes III is flying from Iceland to Antalya on Tuesday. As far as we learned the Honorary President does have four sons all named after him as Florencio II (Renci), Florencio III (Cio), Florencio IV (Floren) and Florencio V (Encio). His two daughters are named Florencia and Florence.

Turkish Chess Federation

News of 2 February 2007

FIDE Honorary President Florencio Campomanes has figured in a serious car accident when the car he was in turned turtle on his way yesterday to the airport in Antalya, Turkey after the FIDE Presidential Board meeting there. We ask for your well wishes for Campo (at foreground in photo during the ceremonies in Antalya) whose condition is stable after a 7-1/2 hour operation. He shall celebrate his 80th birthday on 22nd February. Click here to send him This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >get well emails.

Goto Chessbase for more news.

A Clarification for FIDE about the Condition of Honorary President Florencio Campomanes

On February 2, 2007 Friday morning at around 9.30, Honorary President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes left Limra Hotel with a ceremony. At around 9.45, due to the unfavorable weather conditions, an accident occurred. In the accident, Mr. Campomanes flew out of the car. Within 4 minutes an ambulance arrived and got him to the hospital, Kemer Anadolu Hospital. After the first medical examinations, it was seen that there had not been fatal consequences but in order to provide a better service, he was brought to Antalya Anadolu Hospital. It was diagnosed that some bones (as far as we learnt two bones on the neck) were broken. He was immediately taken into an operation, which does not normally carry fatal risks, however, due to Mr.Campomanes` age there is a possibility that unwanted consequences may arise. The operation is still going on and we would like to inform the Board of FIDE and the world of chess that the Turkish Chess Federation, Governor of Antalya and Mayor of Kemer will take care of our Honorary President.

The Honorary President is under the treatment of the best doctors of Antalya, Turkish Chess Federation is taking care and the best treatment will be made.

Ali Nihat YAZICI
President
 
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