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by Angus French
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18155

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

The Makropoulos slate has a new candidate to replace the corrupt and disgraced Dr. Aguinaldo Jaime. Makro's announcement, HERE , offers fulsome praise for Jaime, but alas... :roll: Poor old Jaime is stepping aside, he says, "for personal reasons". Yep, that's understood: there are only so many hour...
by Angus French
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 85
Views: 6495

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Was there a suggestion that the ECF Board had two potential candidates in mind for the vacancy? Yes there was. If the other candidate was who I think it was, then I am very pleased that Chris Fegan has been preferred. Was the other candidate Sue Dunham? (Of course, another option would have been to...
by Angus French
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 85
Views: 6495

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Bob Kane wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:41 am
Chris Fegan has been appointed
I wonder if, given the opportunity, ECF Council would approve Chris's appointment?
by Angus French
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18155

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

The Russian Chess Federation has reported that Arkady Dvorkovich will run for the post of FIDE President. (Kevin Spraggett had said yesterday there were rumours Ilyumzhinov's ticket could be replaced by another from the Russian Chess Federation.)
by Angus French
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British championship grading sections in the main event
Replies: 84
Views: 4712

Re: British championship grading sections in the main event

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Angus French wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Are there *any* evening leagues in England which are FIDE-rated?
I think Coulsdon run some internal competitions structured as team events, and those are FIDE-rated. That's all I know of.
Oh yes, I knew that was true but had forgotten.
by Angus French
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British championship grading sections in the main event
Replies: 84
Views: 4712

Re: British championship grading sections in the main event

... The rate of play issues, especially the first time control of 40 moves and the enjoyment of adjudications, limit the conversion of evening league chess to the FIDE structure... Are there *any* evening leagues in England which are FIDE-rated? While adjudications may be an impediment to rating an...
by Angus French
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18155

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Even though Aguinaldo Jaime was a member of the winning ticket four years ago, I know nothing about him He's mentioned briefly in this document... https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/FOREIGNCORRUPTIONREPORTFINAL710.pdf Good find. It makes alarming reading: "Dr Aguinaldo Jaime, a senior Angol...
by Angus French
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18155

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

The excellent "New in Chess" , 2018 4, gives Nigel Short two pages on "Why am I running for FIDE President" which concludes with " federations can choose either 1) Kirsan-the man who has brought FIDE to the brink of oblivion 2} Makro-the Kirsan continuity candidate 3)me". Am I alone in thinking the...
by Angus French
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18155

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

So are we suggesting he's not an improvement on Kirsan?! I'm not sure what metrics might be used for assessing kleptocrats - weight of bullion? proportion of GDP? suitcases of cash? Prof Adrian Siegel will be able to guide Dr Aguinaldo Jaime in handling insolent questions from Nigel Short on the ma...
by Angus French
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18155

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Not sure what Malcolm Pein is doing in this company. Holding his nose, I imagine There's been quite a bit of action on twitter re: MP these past 24 hours. Not entirely sure why it all suddenly kicked off given that Malc's involvement with Makro has been in public domain for a while Niggled Nigel
by Angus French
Fri May 25, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18155

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Overruled. Overruled. By pluckily he stuck in there. Ah yes, such integrity. Such dedication to financial probity that he stuck it out. A real FIDE trooper! Frankly, an empty crisp packet could do a better job as Treasurer After the latest letter from the FIDE Treasurer dated 24 May 2018 I am persu...
by Angus French
Tue May 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18155

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Wasn't Dr. Siegel (at least) new in 2014 (2014 rather than 2012)? There had been two previous elections and two previous non-elections, so he should have been well aware what he was signing up to be part of. Well, he wasn't part of a previously-supporting administration as stated. The first time Dr...
by Angus French
Tue May 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18155

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 10:20 am
... the current FIDE Administration supported the re-election of Kirsan in 2012 and the two previous elections.
Wasn't Dr. Siegel (at least) new in 2014 (2014 rather than 2012)?
by Angus French
Thu May 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18155

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Last time the Board decided (instructing the FIDE Delegate - then Nigel Short - to vote for Kasparov's ticket and also to vote for Danailov's ticket in the ECU election).
by Angus French
Tue May 08, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18155

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

The vote splitting might not matter (though it might): Correction: an earlier version of this article stated that with three candidates instead of two a majority isn't needed anymore to win. However, FIDE's electoral regulations state: For all elections a majority of the votes cast, not counting ab...